Leading the Way: Strong 2022 Builds Excitement for 2023

At the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, we are always trying to provide added value to our members and community. We do so by focusing on five key tenets that set the foundation for our mission and vision: advocacy, leadership, education, engagement, and workforce development.

Within those focus areas, there are many programmatic offerings that allow us to adhere to our mission, including:

– Advocacy
– CB Ambassadors
– Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
– Executive Women’s Partnership
– GrowCB: Recognizing Local Youth Employers
– Impact CB Young Professionals
– Leadership Council Bluffs
– L.I.F.T. Mentor Program
– Professional Development Workshops, Leaders of Integrity Program
– Southwest Iowa Advocacy Collaborative
– Total Resource Campaign
– Women Inspiring Women
– Workforce Power Hour
– UNbelievable Workplaces
– CB
– Youth Leadership Council Bluffs

When paired with our annual, monthly, and quarterly events, these programs provide an outstanding suite of services to our members.

What sets the CB Chamber apart, however, is our incredible team, board, and volunteers. We are fortunate to have 24 community leaders serving on our Board of Directors and their guidance and insight is invaluable to the organization. We also have hundreds of volunteers that allow our organization to have the reach and impact we do. Two key groups of volunteers are the CB Ambassadors, who are the goodwill arm of the Chamber and bring no less than two dozen individuals to every ribbon cutting, groundbreaking, anniversary, or celebratory event, and our TRC Volunteers, who volunteer their time and talents to help us fundraise and meet our annual sponsorship goals. It is truly the people that make the organization work, and we are fortunate to have some of the best at the CB Chamber.

The most critical service we can provide our members and community is that of a conduit and convener. As the voice of the Southwest Iowa business community, whenever there is a significant issue, the CB Chamber is there working to resolve it in the best way possible. With our amazing public, private, and nonprofit partners there is challenge too big and we thrive when working collaboratively to move the community forward in the most mutually beneficial manner possible.

Lastly, at the CB Chamber, we are always looking to innovate and grow. We are extremely flexible and nimble in our programming and will do whatever needs to be done to best serve our membership and community at large. We have resources and capabilities few others in the community do, so it is incumbent upon us to step up and take on opportunities that can transform the community for generations to come.

We are excited about the accomplishments our great community has already achieved and anxiously await the next chapter in what promises to be a bright future.

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Save These Dates:

February 28: Council Bluffs Industrial Foundation Annual Meeting
Celebrate CBIF’s 2022 accomplishments

February 28: Chamber Mixer
PowerTech hosts our monthly after hours networking event

March 08: 2023 UnBelievable Workplaces Celebration
Join us to recognize our best local employers!

March 14: Coffee and Contacts
Network with other Chamber members over coffee

March 15: Ice Cap Cold Storage Ribbon Cutting
Recognizing Ice Cap’s sizable investment in Council Bluffs

March 17: Impact CB Foodie Friday
Join area young professionals for a networking lunch

March 21: 2023 Women Inspiring Women Kick Off Event
Join local leaders to start our 2023 program

March 25: Legislative Roundtable
Monthly discussion with our local State Legislators

New Board of Directors

At our Annual Event on January 26th, we were pleased to celebrate some of our amazing volunteers as we presented our 2022 Annual Awards and recognitions.

Our members, volunteers, and community partners truly empower us to do the work we do every day and we thank them immensely.

Our 2022 Awardees include:
TRC Volunteers – John Dresher, Therese Hoff, Erin Johnson, Amy McDermott, Andrew Murray, and Terry Oldenberg
CB Ambassadors Outgoing Chair – Sara Porter
Barb Murphy CB Ambassador of the Year Award – Bridgette Watson
Community Impact Award – Lewis Central Community School District
Impact CB Young Professional of the Year – Jessica Duncan
Businessperson of the Year – Ron Tekippe
Chamber Champion – Steve Urlaub
CB Chamber Outgoing Board Chair – Evan Summy

Retiring Board Members: Jeannie Aldredge, Brooke Hubbard, and Dan Rutledge

New Board Members: John Dresher, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Dr. Brent Hoesing, Allie Hopkins, Kelli O’Brien, Hannah Smith, and Dave Wise

We celebrated each of these individuals at our Annual Event and look forward to continuing to recognize other amazing CB Chamber members for years to come.

Thank you to these awardees for their service and commitment to the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce!

Address: 149 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Contact Us: (712) 325-1000 | drew@councilbluffsiowa.com
Website: www.councilbluffsiowa.com
Social Media: www.facebook.com/CouncilBluffsChamber