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April 1, 2020

CEO's Corner 
Dear Members,

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance will host a webinar with Stu Cochrane, attorney at the Johnson Law Firm, on Thursday, April 2 nd to learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's guidance on paid sick leave and expanded family & medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The webinar will begin at 1:00 pm. To submit questions in advance, please email to Jill at
You can access the meeting using the information below:
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The webinar will be recorded and shared to our website and social media.

Dennis A. Plautz, CEO
Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance

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