Economic Alliance members, Let's Get Down to Business! Join us for an engaging program the second Thursday of every month! Topics rotate between marketing, human resources and sales and will be presented by local professionals who are experts in their field.

Jen Neumann, de Novo Marketing

Thursday, January 13th
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Parlor City Pub & Eatery
1125 3rd St SE

If 2020 didn't already upset the apple cart, Apple Inc really turned it over in 2021. As the digital sands constantly shift under our feet, learn about how to better engage with you prospective clients and customers and how to track those efforts for informed insights that drive results. We'll cover changes in how we access and treat user data, tools that help you overcome challenges and give you better data.

3 things you will take away from this program:
  1. An understanding of changes in the digital marketing world that affect your efforts.
  2. How to reshape your approach to better reach your audience/s
  3. How to keep that data in one place and use it to increase conversions and sales
Cherrie Spurlin, MRA - The Management Association

Thursday, February 10th
12:00 - 1:00PM
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
501 First St SE

If you are hiring right now, you are not alone. A majority of organizations are wondering where have all the people gone? The talent shortage is real, not only skills but bodies, and it is crippling business growth. Yesterday’s recruitment and retention practices simply won’t work anymore! Employers have reached new levels of creativity and innovation in their search for talent and keep it.

3 things you will take away from this program:
  1. The numbers behind the talent shortage
  2. Effective approaches to a positive candidate experience
  3. Talent attraction strategies

Lunch will be served.
Thank You To Our Let's Get Down to Business Series Sponsor

Questions or suggestions for upcoming Business Support programming? Reach out to Erin Foley, Programs Specialist!

Erin Foley, Programs Specialist
The Economic Alliance's Business Support core function is dedicated to creating a strong business environment which supports all employers. We focus on small and locally-owned businesses to engage and connect them through networking, business and professional development programs.