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This Week in the Corridor
Corridor announces appointment of Interim CEO 
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (Corridor) announced today the appointment of Brian Dalziel to the position of Interim CEO effective February 2021.

The Corridor provides professional economic development services for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. Dalziel has been the Senior Vice President and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Corridor for over ten years. His appointment comes following the announcement of current President and CEO Kiley Miller’s departure from the Corridor.

“Dalziel has a strong record of organizational leadership and extensive experience working in the nonprofit economic development arena,” said Debra Satern, Chair of the Corridor Board of Directors. “The board is confident in his ability to guide the Corridor team through this transition and lead the organization on this path forward.”

During his time at the Corridor, Dalziel has served 257 entrepreneurial clients, assisting the start of 104 companies from scratch. He has led many Corridor programs including Prepare to Launch, Get A Lakes Life, Startup Skillup and Match-Learn-Launch.

"I am committed to working closely with our Chair Deb Satern and our Board to continue to drive results on behalf of our investors and the communities we serve,” said Brian Dalziel, Interim President and CEO. “We continue to believe the Corridor has a solid foundation from which to grow, with valuable service offerings and talented team members that work closely with our industrial partners. To best position our Corridor region for growth, my immediate priority will be to identify opportunities to facilitate manufacturing and technology clusters, particularly those driving innovation in ag tech."

Dalziel lives with Karen, his wife of 31 years, in Spirit Lake. They have two adult children. His professional experience includes founding three start-up technology companies and growing each from concept to market leadership; founding a non-profit business accelerator to serve entrepreneurs; founding a regional angel capital investment and mentor network; and winning the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center business plan competition.

The Corridor Board has begun the recruitment process for a permanent CEO. Outgoing CEO Kiley Miller will provide support for ongoing industrial attraction and expansion projects for a period following his departure.

“Our stakeholders will not see any reduction in the scope or quality of services,” Satern said. “The Corridor will continue to execute results-driven economic development programs during this transition.”
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News
A place where eager beavers can launch their businesses

Buena Vista University (BVU) is launching The Foundry in downtown Storm Lake. The Foundry will be a business incubator to cultivate local entrepreneurship. One business started by BVU Computer Science alumni, Levity Tech, is already using the space.

Read more about The Foundry.
Jones named to IACC board

The Iowa Association of Chambers of Commerce (IACC) recently announced the 2021 Board of Directors, including Spencer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheriffa Jones. The IACC primarily supports Iowa chambers and chamber membership across the state.

Read about the appointment.
Post named president, CEO of Northwest Financial Corp.

Greg Post has been named president and CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. in Arnolds Park. Post has been with Northwest Bank since 1989, working his way up from the mortgage lending department, to president of Northwest Bank, and now the president of Northwest Financial Corp and CEO of Northwest Bank.

High profile snowmobile racing event coming to the Iowa Great Lakes

The Dickinson County Snowhawks announced that the Okoboji 100 will be held on January 23rd and 24th on East Lake. The "NASCAR of snowmobiling" event will likely host racers from across the nation.

Read more about the event.
Investor Spotlight
Each week we want to feature and thank the businesses and individuals that have committed to economic development and growth in our communities. To learn more about these investors and others, visit our Business Directory!
Alliant Energy
Sector: Communications & Utilities
Investor Level: Gold
Location: Centerville, IA
Description: Alliant Energy is proud to be a Midwest energy company that provides electric and natural gas services to customers and communities throughout Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Arnold Motor Supply/The Merrill Company
Sector: Business Services/Other
Investor Level: Gold
Location: Spencer
Description: At The Merrill Company they realize there's more to the parts business than wiper blades and key chains. They specialize in providing customers with the products, knowledge, and promotional materials they need to cater to the demands of their marketplace. 
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