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August 2010                                                                                                                                                          Vol. V, Issue 8

Calling all Chamber fans                                                                    FROM THE PRESIDENT
                                                                                                                                                 In This Edition ...
                                                                                            Better Business
                                                                                            Bureau holds                                      Join in a long-standing Chamber
                                                                                                                                              tradition ... page 2
                                                                                            consumers and
                                                                                            businesses                                        Online Marketing Series kicks off
                                                                                            accountable                                       this fall ... page 3

                                                                                                By NANCy QUellhoRST,
                                                                                                                                              Walden Place offers quality
                                                                                                   PReSIDeNT & Ceo
                                                                                                  nancy@iowacityarea.com
                                                                                                                                              independent retirement living ...
                                                                                                                                              page 5

                                                                                            Most Iowa companies honor their
Refer a Chamber member and we’ll sing your praises!                                         commitments and exhibit high standards            One-of-a-kind banking and tailgating
                                                                                            of business practices.                            at Freedom Security Bank ... page 5

  Are you a Chamber cheerleader?
                                                                                            Those     who     display
                                                                                            unethical conduct are
                                                                                            held accountable by the
                                                                                            Better Business Bureau.                               Submit your news releases or
    By NICole hARRINGToN                                                                                                                        story ideas for consideration to
     DIReCToR oF MeMBeR                                                                     The Better Business
                                                                                                                                                    kelly@iowacityarea.com.
             SeRvICeS                                                                       Bureau’s Standards for         Quellhorst,
       nicole@iowacityarea.com                                                              Trust public report President & Ceo
                                                                                            grades 15,000 Iowa
                                                                                            businesses each year with an algorithm
                                                                                                                                             Save These Dates
What do you value about your Chamber
                                                                                            based on 16 factors.
membership? The benefits include                                                                                                             August 5 - How Health Care
                                                                                              In addition to business reliability reports,
networking       at     Chamber     events,                                                                                                  Changes Affect You and Your
                                                                                            the Better Business Bureau offers valuable
professional      development     through
                                                                                            services:                                        Employees-Part 2, Hills Bank and
Chamber programming, exposure through
                                                                                              •	 Dispute resolution                          Trust Company, Coralville,
Chamber marketing opportunities and
                                                                                              •	 Truth-in-advertising reviews                7:30 a.m.
access to elected officials.
                                                                                              •	 Business self-regulation
  Chances are you know of other businesses                                                                                                   August 10 - Agribusiness/
                                                                                              •	 Consumer & business education
that could benefit from these services too.                                                                                                  Bioscience Tour, Various locations,
                                                                                              •	 Charity reviews
Why not refer them to the Chamber?                                                                                                           12:30 p.m.
Create a list of customers, businesses you                                                    Business owners can benefit from
frequent, vendors, friends and neighbors.                                                   accreditation by the Better Business             August 13 - New Teacher
Tell them how the Chamber enables you          Thank you to Bill Montgomery                 Bureau, which affirms their company’s            Luncheon, The Holiday Inn &
to establish new relationships, market to      of Copyworks for referring                   commitment to important standards:
                                                                                                                                             Conference Center, Coralville,
target audiences, access best practice and     Jonathan Sabin of Vortex                       •	 Upholding the principles and
                                                                                                                                             11:45 a.m.
have a voice on emerging issues.               Business Solutions.                                purposes of the BBB
  While each member has a unique                                                              •	 Truth in advertising                        August 19 - Congressional
                                               Contact Nicole Harrington
objective for joining the Chamber, there is                                                   •	 Promoting self-regulation within
                                               today at nicole@iowacityarea.                                                                 Roundtable with Congressman
a common theme shared by all. To belong                                                           their industry
                                               com or (319) 337-9637 to learn                                                                Loebsack, Chamber office, 4 p.m.
to an organization that actively fosters a                                                    •	 Abiding by local, state and federal
                                               more about the Chamber’s
better business environment.                                                                      laws                                       August 20 - Chamber Golf Classic,
                                               Member Referral Program.
                                                                                              •	 Resolving customer complaints
                                                                                                                                             Pleasant Valley Golf Course, Iowa
                                                                                              For more information on the Better             City, 11:45 a.m.
     “The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is a smart partner that can                    Business Bureau, contact Community
              help businesses and organizations thrive and grow.”                           Relations Representative Barbara Green           August 26 - Business PM:
                                                      -- Alex Taylor, assistant director,   in Cedar Rapids, (319) 365-1190.                 Freedom Security Bank, Coralville,
                                        University of Iowa executive MBA Programs                                                            5 p.m.
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a WORD FROM THE CHaIR

 MidWestOne Bank reaps benefits                                                                         Let’s give a warm welcome to ...
    of Chamber membership                                                                                       new teachers!
       By ChARlIe F UNK,                         a better business climate. The Chamber                                                          humorous words of wisdom from a veteran
    ChAIR oF The ChAMBeR                         “wins” by offering a relevant program. The             By AlICIA STReeTeR
                                                                                                                                                 teacher and a high school student, claim
     BoARD oF DIReCToRS                          company wins by providing an employee                 DIReCToR oF FINANCe
                                                                                                                                                 door prizes and pick up goody bags filled
       cfunk@midwestone.com                      the opportunity to learn and grow. The                  alicia@iowacityarea.com
                                                                                                                                                 with small gifts from event sponsors. It’s
                                                 community wins each year by acquiring a                                                         always exciting to see them walk out the
My “assignment” for this month’s column is       group of persons ready to participate at a                                                      door with big smiles on their faces, relaxed
                                                 high level.                                      The Iowa City Area Chamber’s New
to discuss why my employer, MidWestone                                                                                                           and chatting with their new colleagues.
                                                   I am also a fan of the Chamber                 Teacher luncheon is a long standing
Bank, is a member of the Chamber of                                                                                                                one teacher wrote, “Thank you for the
                                                 Ambassadors. This group welcomes new             tradition. According to a 1965 news clip
Commerce as well as to explain some of                                                                                                           New Teacher luncheon. I have been
                                                 businesses to our community, celebrates          from the Press-Citizen, the tradition has
the benefits that our                                                                                                                            teaching for 23 years in seven school
                                                 grand openings and groundbreakings, and          been in place for at least 45 years. The
company derives from                                                                                                                             districts in three different states, and this
                                                 does exactly what one would expect an            event has changed over the decades, but the
its membership.                                                                                                                                  is the first time I have ever been welcomed
                                                 ambassador to do – spread good will and          intent remains the same: to provide a warm
  let’s begin with                                                                                                                               by a community.”
                                                 celebrate success. Again, our company has        welcome from the business community to
the       Iowa     City                                                                                                                            If you’d like to join premier sponsor
                                                 always had at least one person actively          newly-hired K-12 educators.
Area Chamber of                                                                                                                                  MidWestone Bank in welcoming new
                                                 involved in this program. over time,               each year, 60 to 90 new teachers, many
Commerce mission                                                                                                                                 teachers to Johnson County, plan to attend
                                                 ambassadors meet many persons in the             of them about to embark on their maiden
statement which is            Charlie Funk                                                                                                       the New Teacher luncheon at 11:45 on
                                                 business community, thereby expanding            voyage in the classroom, file quietly into
“to actively foster         2010 Board Chair                                                                                                     Friday, August 13, at the holiday Inn &
                                                 their personal network and, presumably,          the hotel banquet room. They’re not quite
a better business                                                                                                                                Conference Center in Coralville. RSvP to
                                                 becoming a better connected employee.            sure what’s in store for them, and are still
environment.” Any commercial banking                                                                                                             rsvp@iowacityarea.com or (319) 337-9637.
                                                   I could write many more paragraphs with        mulling over their district orientation
organization will naturally be supportive of                                                                                                     The event is complimentary to newly-hired
                                                 similar stories, but I think you get the idea!   meetings. lunch is served and they
organizations that adhere to this mission!                                                                                                       K-12 educators, $15 for Chamber members
                                                 Perhaps a theme to this article, then, may       network with each other and members
  one of the obvious benefits of our                                                                                                             and $25 for future members.
                                                 be that once we give, we are able to receive.    of the business community. They hear
affiliation with the Chamber is the many
opportunities we’ve had over the years to        We as Chamber members freely invest our
sponsor and support community events.            time and resources to help create a better
each year, there are many important and          business climate for Johnson County.
worthwhile events and programs that are          And, amazingly, the investment return is
facilitated and organized by the Chamber.        high as we watch our employees grow, our
These events are as diverse as the legislative   company grow and our business community
breakfasts, the New Teacher luncheon,            prosper. Consider how you might find a
the annual banquet, and the Community            new opportunity to be involved with your
leadership Program (ClP). It is a great          Chamber.
pleasure and privilege for our company to
sponsor these events and programs from            Interested in gaining
time to time. Not only do we benefit from
the public recognition of event sponsorship,
                                                  visibility for your
but the participation of many of our              brand?
employees is a benefit to the Chamber as
well as our company.                              •    Take advantage of effec-
  ClP is a perfect example of the “win-                tive, targeted marketing
win” types of opportunities created by the             opportunities during the
Chamber. each autumn, a small group                    Chamber’s Total Resource
begins a nine month program that exposes               Campaign September
them to all the sorts of things that make our          22-November 5
area “tick.” When graduation arrives each         •    Offer valuable concepts,
June, we have a class of persons who are               information and/or advice as
very well informed of the inner workings               a seminar presenter
of the community and ready to assume              •    Participate in a Chamber
a high level of community involvement                  committee to share your
and leadership. how does this help our                 industry expertise
company? MidWestone supports one                  •    Attend a Chamber roundta-
ClP applicant per year. An employee                    ble lunch or Business PM to
who completes the program is very likely               gain exposure among your
to be a better informed employee, a better
                                                       peers
community citizen, and ready to help create
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                                                   Presents
                                                    ONLINE MARKETING SERIES

     Date:
                                             FIve ReASoNS GooGle DoeSN’T lIKe yoUR WeB SITe
     Second Tuesday of
     September, October
                                             September 14                                           Jeff McEachron
     and November
                                                       Senior Vice President and Director of Internet Operations
     Time:                                                                                    Henry Russell Bruce
     11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

     Location:                                   ARe yoUR SoCIAl MeDIA eFFoRTS PAyING oFF?
     Hills Bank and Trust
     Company, 1009 2nd St.,                  October 12                                             Maureen Osako
     Coralville                                                                      Founding member and Owner
                                                                                                 Informatics, Inc.
     Cost:
     Chamber members - $25
     per event or $70 for series                          AvoIDING The ClUTTeR ThRoUGh
     Future members - $35 per                               eFFeCTIve e-MAIl CAMPAIGNS
     event or $100 for series                November 9                                                    Alex Taylor
     Register by the Friday                                                                       assistant Director
                                                                        university of Iowa Executive MBa Program
     before each event to
     rsvp@iowacityarea.com
     or (319) 337-9637.                           Visit www.iowacityarea.com for additional details.
                                                  Visit www.iowacityarea.com for additional details.                            Did you know?
2010-11 Community Leadership Program class announced
                                                                                                                                The Chamber is actively lobbying
                                                                                                                                for passenger railroad service
                                                                                                                                from Iowa City to Chicago via the
                                             Paul      Arens        Pearson                                                     Quad Cities. The Iowa Department
The Community leadership Program             Kenya     Badgett      Procter & Gamble Mfg Co.                                    of Transportation will submit an
(ClP) of the Iowa City Area Chamber          Toby      Bral         MSI Mold Builders                                           application this week for the second
of Commerce motivates emerging               Josh      Busard       Johnson County Planning and Zoning                          round of federal funding.
leaders and develops their potential for     Jim       Conard       Freedom Security Bank
community leadership by acquainting          Patrick   Donnelly     US Bank                                                     The Iowa legislature designated
them with the issues, opportunities,         Amanda                                                                             $6.5 million for passenger rail for
                                                       Froese       Rohrbach Associates
strengths and challenges within the Iowa     Melisa
                                                                                                                                fiscal 2012 and took advantage of a
                                                       henley       MidWestone Bank
City Area. ClP has graduated more than                                                                                          unique opportunity to leverage this
                                             Robyn     hepker       Benson and hepker Design
450 individuals who hold/have held titles                                                                                       federal funding match.
                                             Bridget   hoffman      University of Iowa Foundation - College of Nursing
such as senator, representative, community   Pam       Jaben        Iowa City Area Association of Realtors                      Business development, increased
college president, city administrator,       David     Kieft        University of Iowa - Strategic Initiatives & Real estate    property values, job creation and
council member, mayor, police chief,                                Coordinator                                                 increased tourism are among the
president and Ceo, district attorney,        Mary     Mathew Wilson University of Iowa Community-Based learning Program         benefits Iowa will reap as a result of
school board member, commissioner            Tom      Maxwell       leff law Firm                                               the addition of passenger rail to our
and county supervisor. The Chamber is        Brenda Nations         City of Iowa City                                           state and local community.
delighted to announce the 2010-11 ClP        Ken      Nelson        Procter & Gamble Mfg Co. / oral-B laboratories
class.                                       Kelley   Putman        Johnson County Soil and Water                               Add your name to the growing
                                             Crystal Raiber         lynch, Greenleaf & Michael llP                              list of Chicago Flyer supporters at
                                             Joe      Sadewasser    Boy Scouts of America, hawkeye Area Council                 www.ICRailNow.com.
                                             Travis   Schroeder     Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman
                                             leighton Smith         hills Bank and Trust Company
                                             Carol    Sweeting      City of Iowa City
                                             Jason    Weeks         McGladrey
                                             Rod      Wittich       ActionCoACh
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  CarePro Home Medical congratulates these Chamber members on their milestones!
FOuR OakS IOWa CITy                                           TWO RIVERS BaNk aND TRuST IOWa
PlaygROuND                                                    CITy BRaNCH




Four Oaks Iowa City Playground ribbon cutting and open        Two Rivers Bank and Trust Iowa City Branch ribbon cutting,
house, 1916 Waterfront Drive, Iowa City, July 1.              551 Westbury Drive, Iowa City, July 13.


TWO RIVERS BaNk aND TRuST                                     PaTHWayS aDulT Day HEalTH
CORalVIllE BRaNCH                                             CENTER




Two Rivers Bank and Trust Coralville Branch ribbon cutting,   Pathways Adult Day Health Center ribbon cutting, 817
805 22nd Avenue, Coralville, July 14.                         Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City, July 15.



                                                              VETERaNS aND FaMIly WEllNESS
REVISIT                                                       CHIROPRaCTIC




Revisit ribbon cutting and grand opening, 185 Highway 965,    Veterans and Family Wellness Chiropractic ribbon cutting,
Unit 3, North Liberty, July 16.                               426 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, July 19.
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HOST OF THE MONTH
Fill your days with what matters most at Walden Place
          SUBMITTeD By
                                                scratch in the community’s restaurant-         much more.
          WAlDeN PlACe
                                                style dining room, and Walden Place’s            Plus, all of these amenities and all
Since 1991, Walden Place, a holiday             professionally trained chefs provide a         utilities (except phone) are included
Retirement community, has provided the          wide range of options that meet diverse        in one convenient and affordable
Iowa City area with quality Independent         nutritional needs.                             monthly rent.
Retirement living. Walden Place offers            Walden Place offers the safety and             With Walden Place’s all-inclusive
independent seniors a rewarding and             security of live-in managers available         lifestyle, residents enjoy freedom from         Join Walden Place for any of its
enriching lifestyle through an affordable       around the clock, as well as 24/7 emergency    home maintenance and upkeep, the                upcoming events:
and all-inclusive monthly rent, plentiful       call systems in each private apartment.        uncertainty of rising utility costs, and the
                                                  other amenities include complimentary        responsibility of cooking, cleaning, and        August 14 - 3 p.m.
amenities, and a welcoming community to
                                                transportation, enriching programs daily,      driving. Instead, residents fill their days     Learn about the little-known VA Aid &
call home.
                                                fun activities, an exclusive resident travel   with what matters most to them.                 Attendance pension program, which
  Residents of Walden Place enjoy three
                                                program, weekly housekeeping, and so                                                           provides veterans and surviving
chef-prepared meals served daily from
                                                                                                                                               spouses with a significant monthly
                                                                                                                                               income. Thousands are eligible to
       Walden Place                                                                                                                            receive these benefits.
         Independent
                                                                                                                                               August 29 -11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      Retirement Living
                                                                                                                                               Enjoy a flag dedication from American
                                                                                                                                               Legion Post #17 Color & Honor
 • 2423 Walden Road,                                                                                                                           Guard, delicious BBQ, and musical
   Iowa City, IA 52246                                                                                                                         entertainment by the Munity Band at
                                                                                                                Independent seniors enjoy      our Freedom Festival. Take a tour and
 • (319) 337-7277                                                                                               chef-prepared meals, daily
                                                                                                                                               receive a Freedom Days scratch card
 • www.waldenplace.com                                                                                          programs and fun activities at
                                                                                                                                               for the chance to instantly win five
                                                                                                                Walden Place Independent
                                                                                                                Retirement living.             years of free rent.


BuSINESS PM
Freedom Security Bank to host a “One-of-a-Kind” Tailgate Party
       SUBMITTeD By
                                                supplies and games. Also, a variety of         banking tools.
   FReeDoM SeCURITy BANK
                                                tailgating food, drink, music, tents, and        Please accept our invitation to join us
                                                other tailgating gear will help you get in     for this season’s first tailgate party at the
Planning is underway at Freedom Security        the football spirit…if you aren’t already!     Freedom Security Bank Business PM on
Bank in Coralville for a “one-of-a-Kind”          Freedom Security Bank’s “one-of-a-           August 26. look for the tents, flags, and
Business PM on Thursday, August 26, from        Kind Banking” approach has attracted           follow the aroma of great food and lots of
5 to 7 p.m.! With a new season about ready      a host of new customers recently. With         fun. We’re counting down the days. on
to kick off at Kinnick, the time has come       most banks offering the same products          Iowa, and Go hawks!
to practice your tailgating by enjoying some    year after year, Freedom Security Bank
great food, tailgating games, and socializing   is leading the market with innovative
with other football fans!                       product offerings such as the unique new          Freedom Security
  highlights of the “one-of-a-Kind”             Freedom CD (don’t invest in another CD                 Bank
Tailgate Party will include drawings for Pat    without calling), a new Green Checking
Angerer and Tony Moeaki autographed             account paying a very high interest rate,
                                                                                                    Business PM
footballs, hawkeye football tickets, black      a low-rate car loan program offering a
and gold t-shirts, and hawkeye tailgating       free GPS (yes we mean free!), and a new
                                                                                                • Thursday, August 26
                                                mortgage consulting program for home            • 5 - 7 p.m.
                                                buyers.                                         • 140 Holiday Road,
                                                  Freedom Security Bank is located at 140         Coralville
                                                holiday Road on the roundabout north
                                                                                                • (319) 688-9005
                                                of the interstate in Coralville, especially
                                                convenient for customers who travel 1st
                                                                                                • Heather.Rowlison@
                                                                                                  fs-bank.com                                                       Show your
                                                Avenue on their way to and from work.                                                                               hawkeye pride
                                                For customers who bank primarily online,        • www.fs-bank.com                                                   and kick off the
                                                                                                                                                                    season at the
                                                FSB’s website, www.fs-bank.com offers           • Complimentary for                                                 Freedom Security
                                                a “one-of-a-Kind” online mortgage                 Chamber members/ $8                                               Bank Business
Freedom Security Bank is leading the market     application, an advanced Bill Pay service,                                                                          PM on August 26.
with innovative product offerings.              and many other personal and business
                                                                                                  for future members
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                                                                  New Member Profiles


                                                                                                                                                  Connect Consulting and
                                                                                                                                                  Marketing
  Access 2 Independence                                                                          The Project Professional                         Alex hachtman, President
                                                  Veterans & Family Wellness
  Scott Gill, executive Director                                                                                                                  843 McCollister Court
                                                  (V.F.W ) Chiropractic, LLC                     Tracy K. Pierce, owner
  381 e. College Street                                                                                                                           Iowa City, IA 52240
                                                  Dr. Michael T. Ross, owner                     www.theProjectProfessional.com
  Iowa City, IA 52240                                                                                                                             (319) 853-8736
                                                  Chiropractor                                   theProjectProfessional@gmail.com
  (319) 338-3870                                                                                                                                  alex@connectconsultingandmarketing
                                                  426 highway 1 West                             (319) 400-0681
  scottg@access2independence.org                                                                                                                  com
                                                  Iowa City, Iowa 52246                                                                           www.connectconsultingandmarketing
  www.access2independence.org
                                                  (319) 354-0630                                The Project Professional provides service         com
                                                  Fax: (319) 354-0623                           for professional organizing and small
Access 2 Independence is a Center for
                                                  DrMTRoss@vfwchiro.com                         landscaping projects. We are committed          We want to help your business grow.
Independent living, which is a non-
                                                  Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - noon and              to providing each client with the increased     Connect Consulting and Marketing helps
profit, non-residential community-based
                                                  1p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday: by apointment       efficiency and enjoyment that comes with        customers and companies connect online
organization run by and for people with
                                                  only, Sunday & Federal holidays: closed       creating functional and beautiful spaces        through innovative Internet marketing
disabilities. We strive to advance the
                                                                                                in home, office and garden. Transforming        strategies including search engine
integration and self-determination of
                                                 located next to Paul’s Discount                spaces involves personal interaction with       optimization, pay per click management
people with disabilities through community
                                                 Store, veterans and Family Wellness            each client. No one system “fits all,” so       and social marketing to name a few.
services, education and opportunity
                                                 Chiropractic offers a wide range of safe,      together we will focus on your needs            We offer solutions to help companies
development in the eastern Iowa Corridor
                                                 conservative treatments for head, neck,        to develop an organizational setup or           increase sales, leads, improve your website
and the surrounding regions.We serve
                                                 thoracic, lumbar, pelvic and extremity pain.   landscape design that brings order to           conversion rate and much more.
Benton, Cedar, henry, Iowa, Johnson,
                                                 Unlike most medical treatments that treat      your space and more productivity to your          Contact Connect Consulting and
Jones, linn and Washington counties.
                                                 the symptoms of pain with medications          endeavors. our goal will be to create more      Marketing for a free Web site consultation
our core services are:
                                                 or surgery, we look for the cause of your      time for you to enjoy living by improving       to find out more. We want to help grow
  1.) Individual and Systems Advocacy:
                                                 pain and will work with your primary           your environment and developing effective       your business.
We train and assist individuals with
                                                 healthcare provider to give you the best       tools and procedures to help maintain that
disabilities to understand and exercise

                                                                                                                                                 Memberandum
                                                 healthcare possible.                           order.
their civil rights regarding government
                                                   We currently are the only chiropractic         Please call to setup a free initial consult
and other service providers.
                                                 office in the Iowa City / Coralville area to   or visit our Web site to learn more: www.
  2.) Independent living Skills: We teach                                                                                                       For the first time since 2004, the City
                                                 offer cervical and lumbar axial tractioning    theProjectProfessional.com.
individuals with disabilities the skills                                                                                                        of Iowa City’s Engineering Division
                                                 to help with the pain caused by bulging
necessary for acquiring, maintaining and                                                                                                        is offering aerial photos of Iowa
                                                 or mild to moderate disc herniations. We
increasing their independence.                                                                                                                  City. Taken this summer, the prints
                                                 also offer sports physicals for high school
  3.) Information and Referral: Provide                                                                                                         will be 3’ x 5’, and will be available for
                                                 athletes.
information about community resources                                                                                                           $250 each. To order, please contact
                                                   We accept cash, check, and most major
that can help people accomplish their                                                                                                           Barbara Meredith in the Engineering
                                                 insurance companies’ policies (Medicare/
personal goals.                                                                                                                                 Division at (319) 356-5146 or
                                                 Medicaid, hAWK-I, Blue Cross/Blue
  4.) Peer Support: our staff are individuals                                                                                                   barbara-meredith@iowa-cit y.org.
                                                 Shield, humana, and optumhealthcare).
with disabilities who can relate their
                                                   “Proudly serving veterans, families and
experiences to others coping with the                                                                                                           The Hawkeye Area Community Action
                                                 the community.”
effects of disability.                                                                                                                          Program, Inc. (HACAP) is offering a
                                                                                                                                                local course in LEAD Safe Renovator

                                         Back by popular demand!
                                                                                                                                                certification. This certification is
                                                                                                                                                required by Iowa and EPA law for any

           How Health Care Changes Affect You and Your Employees                                                                                contractor or maintenance person who
                                                                                                                                                disturbs 1 sq. ft of paint in a residence
This timely, informative session is back after   Join us to:                                     Thursday, August 5                             or child-occupied facility built before
rave reviews of the initial seminar hosted       •	 learn the financial impact on                                                               1978. Information on the course,
                                                                                                 7:30 - 9 a.m.
in May by the Iowa City Area Chamber                 employer groups                                                                            schedules, and a registration form are
of Commerce. you won’t want to miss              •	 Understand key employer compliance           Hills Bank and Trust Company                   available online at www.hacap.org.
                                                                                                 1009 2nd Street, Coralville
your second chance to hear experts Scott             requirements
Fisher, McCrossen Consulting and Angela          •	 Avoid pitfalls and penalties                 RSVP by Tuesday, August 3 to rsvp@             Howard R. Green Company (HR Green)
villhauer, Mercer share implications of the      •	 Gain strategies to contribute to your        iowacityarea.com or call (319) 337-            received recognition from Public Works
                                                                                                 9637.
recent federal health care legislation.              organization’s response                                                                    magazine and the National Society
                                                 •	 explore grandfathering - what is it          $15 for Chamber members / $25 for              of Professional Engineers (NSPE).
                                                                                                 future members (Breakfast included)
                                                     and what does it mean to you?                                                              The firm was one of the Top 60 AEC
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  August                                  Options of Linn County encourages you to attend Chamber events!
                                                                                           For more information about Chamber events, visit www.iowacityarea.com.
  Sunday                      Monday                        Tuesday                         Wednesday                   Thursday                       Friday                        Saturday




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                                                          Legislative Council,
                          Coralville Roundtable,          Chamber office, 7:30 a.m.                                   How Health Care Changes Potentially Yours ribbon
                          River City Beefstro Bar &       Iowa City Roundtable,                                       Affect You and Your       cutting, Iowa City, 10 a.m.
                          Grill, Noon                     Featuring University of                                     Employees - Part 2, hills
                                                          Iowa Rowing Coach Mandi                                     Bank and Trust Company,
                                                          Kowal, P. Sue Beckwith,                                     Coralville, 7:30 a.m.
                                                          M.D. Boathouse, Noon
                      8                               9                             10                           11                            12                             13                    14
                          Coralville Roundtable,          Agribusiness/Bioscience          Education Committee,       North Liberty Steering        New Teacher Luncheon,
                          house of lords, Noon            Tour, various locations,         Chamber office, 7:30 a.m. Committee, 11:30 a.m.          holiday Inn and Conference
                                                          12:30 p.m.                       CLP Program Committee,                                   Center, Coralville, 11:45 a.m.
                                                          Heritage Christian School        Chamber office, 8 a.m.
                                                          ribbon cutting and open house,   Wilson’s Orchard ribbon
                                                          North liberty, 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                           cutting, Iowa City, 4 p.m.
                     15                             16                              17                           18                            19                            20                     21
                          Coralville Roundtable,   CLP Advisory Council,                   North Liberty Roundtable, Congressional Roundtable Chamber Golf Classic,
                          Buffalo Wild Wings, Noon Chamber office, 8 a.m.                  Brown Bottle, Noon        with Congressman          Pleasant valley Golf Course,
                                                          Iowa City Roundtable,                                      Loebsack, Chamber office, Iowa City, 11:45 a.m.
                                                          Kirkwood Room, Noon                                        4 p.m.



                     22                             23                              24                           25                            26                             27                     28
                          Coralville Roundtable,          Ambassador Committee,        CLP Orientation,               Board of Directors meeting,
                          Boston’s Gourmet Pizza,         Quinton’s Bar and Deli, Iowa Chamber office, 6 p.m.         Chamber office, 7:30 a.m.
                          Noon                            City, Noon                                                  Business PM: Freedom
                                                                                                                      Security Bank, Coralville,
                                                                                                                      5 p.m.


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                          Coralville Roundtable,
                          Featuring Dr. Wally
                          Schaeffer of Schaeffer
                          Chiropractic, holiday Inn
                          and Conference Center,
                          Noon


Memberandum continued                                                                                                                                               BOaRD OF DIRECTORS
firms in an annual list published by           in education and a career that has                        ECONOMY! Workshop,” open to anyone
                                                                                                                                                                    John Balmer, Plumbers Supply
Public Works magazine. HR Green                taken her around the globe, she looks                     interested in learning more about                        Company; adam Bohr, McClure
also received NSPE’s Professional              forward to forming and strengthening                      economic resources. Led by U.S. Census                 Engineering Co.; Jonathan Carlson,
                                                                                                                                                                 university of Iowa; Stacey Cyphert,
Development Award for exceptional              Scattergood’s     connections       with                  Bureau staff based in Washington, D.C.,
                                                                                                                                                               university of Iowa Health Care; Charlie
career development initiatives and             surrounding communities while laying                      this free hands-on session will provide              Funk, MidWestOne Bank; Bruce guither,
employment practices that advance              the groundwork for the school’s future. In                a guided tour of just-released, easy-                 Carlson Hartsock & guither PlC; Mike
                                                                                                                                                               Hahn, McComas-lacina Construction;
the    engineering profession.      The        considering the position at Scattergood,                  to-use Iowa data. Learn to utilize 2007                 Pat Harney, Johnson County Board
award is given to a single firm annually       Ashley was impressed with the strong                      Economic Census statistics, reports, and               of Supervisors; kelly Hayworth, City of
following a competitive review process.        community of students and staff,                          local information, as well as free online               Coralville; Ryan Heiar, City of North
                                                                                                                                                                   liberty; Patricia Heiden, Oaknoll
The firm was also recently honored             along with the school’s commitment                        resources. The workshop will be held                   Retirement Residence; Dale Helling,
for its progressive people programs,           to nurturing independence, fostering                      Tuesday, August 3rd at the University of              City of Iowa City; Mike Hodge, Hodge
including an in-house Green University         collaboration, and embracing diversity.                   Iowa Main Library’s Information Arcade               Construction Co.; keith Jones, Hills Bank
                                                                                                                                                                 and Trust Company; kate Minette,
curriculum,    mentoring       programs        She and her family have recently                          Classroom, room 1015A. Morning (9                       Pearson; kevin Monson, Neumann
and career planning processes.                 relocated to Iowa from Maryland and                       a.m. – Noon) and afternoon (1 - 4 p.m.)             Monson PC architects; Monica Nadeau,
                                               will live on the Scattergood campus.                      sessions are available. To view the agenda             Coral Ridge Mall; Nancy Quellhorst,
                                                                                                                                                             Iowa City area Chamber of Commerce;
Christine Ashley began her new position                                                                  and register, visit www.census.gov/                  Joe Raso, Iowa City area Development
as the head of Scattergood Friends             The    UI   Libraries   (Government                       econ/census07/www/conferences.                      group; Faye Swift, Red’s alehouse; Craig
School on July 1. With a background            Information) is sponsoring “It’s the                                                                                  Willis, Security abstract Corp.

				
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