Task Forces

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber has many opportunities for you to impact the growth of the Cedar Valley economy and improve our civic life. Our task forces and committees work to achieve various goals related to business and educational events and programs.  Working on a task force is an effective way to get your business noticed and to contribute to the business environment in the Cedar Valley. The following task forces are seeking involvement from business people like you! 


Annual Celebration Task Force

  • Goal: To plan and conduct the annual celebration for the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber. This event is attended by over 600 people and recognizes Cedar Valley businesses with several different awards.

    Staff Representative(s): Bette Wubbena

Government Affairs Committee

  • Goal: The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is the One Voice for Cedar Valley business to work with local, state, and federal governments. The main focus of Government Relations activity is economic growth and business climate improvement. Throughout the year, the Alliance & Chamber tracks and brings to your attention issues that have an impact on your bottom line.

    Chair: Mike McCrary, Lincoln Savings Bank

    Staff Representative(s): Steve Firman

Golf Classic Task Force

  • Goal: To provide an opportunity for business exposure through sponsorships and networking with other Alliance & Chamber investors at the annual Golf event.

    Staff Representative(s): Kim Schleisman

Strictly Business Expo Task Force

  • Goal: The annual "Strictly Business Expo" event allows Alliance & Chamber investors to showcase their business to the community.

    Co-Chair: Grant Gubbrud, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo

    Co-Chair: Stef Niemann, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

    Staff Representative(s): Bette Wubbena

Investor Relations Committee

  • Goal: The Investor Relations Committee consists of members of the business community who are dedicated to continually improving the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber as an organization and listening to what are investors want and need to grow and strengthen our economy. The main focus of the Investor Relations Committee is to develop out-of-the box ideas to help promote the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber increasing investor return on investment, participation, and retention.

    Chair: Tom Nagle, Nagle Signs, Inc.

    Staff Representative(s): Sue Beach

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

  • Goal: The committee consists of members from The Cedar Valley business community who are dedicated to uncovering and realizing opportunities that promote the business case and the impact of diversity and inclusion in the Cedar Valley. The committee implements a variety of initiatives designed to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, such as diversity-focused publications, special events and educational seminars.

    If you would like to make an impact on the diverse workforces in The Cedar Valley of Iowa, and meet the above criteria, please contact us.

    Jean Trainor, Veridian Credit Union

    Staff Representative(s): Danny Laudick

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