IBC to Launch "Vision to Vitality" Community Forums

June 27, 2018

The forums will include a candid discussion with CEOs from some of Iowa’s largest employers about the state of Iowa’s economy, provide insight into the regional, state and local business climates, and examine how their local communities and industries are approaching today’s business challenges. The event will also offer an opportunity for the IBC to hear from attendees about what policies could help communities grow and thrive. The events will be free to attend and open to both the public and the media. 

The first Vision to Vitality forum will be hosted by Fareway Stores in Boone, where the company is headquartered. Fareway Stores CEO Reynolds Cramer will be the event’s featured chief executive. The forum will include a panel discussion on current workforce development efforts, like Boone EDGE, and discuss challenges to growth that the Boone area must address as a community. The panel will be followed by an open discussion period where the IBC will gather feedback from the attending community members regarding their workforce challenges and their best practices.  

The following Vision to Vitality forums have been scheduled, with details for the September and October forums to be announced at a later date.

July 17, 2018: Boone Vision to Vitality forum hosted by Fareway Stores, Inc.

September 11, 2018: Muscatine Vision to Vitality forum hosted by HNI Corporation and Kent Corporation

October 25, 2018: Le Mars Vision to Vitality forum hosted by Wells Enterprises, Inc.


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