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This Week in the Corridor
Corridor Quarterly Investor Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended Wednesday's Quarterly Investor Meeting at the beautiful new Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park! Turnout was great and the audience learned a lot from the No Boundaries team from GTRA, Okoboji, and Spencer schools.
No Boundaries is a project-based learning initiative that motivates students by empowering them to form teams and tackle real-world business and community problems. Businesses pitch projects to the students, who in turn choose the opportunities that best match their interests.
Facilitators from all three school districts presented on the program and the value of project-based learning at the Quarterly Investor Meeting. Three middle school students from Okoboji Middle School also discussed their experiences as part of a pilot this semester.

"I'm biased, since my wife is a teacher at Okoboji Middle School and she's helping launch this program," said Corridor CEO Kiley Miller, "but I'm legitimately jealous of kids these days. We didn't get opportunities like this.
"I also think there is great potential here for businesses. We hear all the time about the 'soft skills' problem. New hires don't know how to work in teams, resolve conflicts, manage extended projects or come up with strategies for solving nonlinear problems. With project-based learning, students will be called on to do all of that while meeting the academic requirements of the core curriculum."
Come Fall, No Boundaries will swell to more than 70 students from the three districts. That means 40 or more project ideas are needed from area businesses, nonprofits or communities.
Does your business have a project that's on your list of priorities , but there just never seems to be the time or human resources required to get it done? You're perfect for the No Boundaries program!
Contact the Corridor at 712-264-3474 for more information on how to get involved!

News to Know
ILCC to host job fairs at Emmetsburg & Estherville campuses

Anyone looking for part- or full-time employment can join Iowa Lakes Community College in either of their upcoming job fairs! Nearly 100 employers are expected to be at the two fairs.
Emmetsburg Job Fair
ILCC Emmetsburg Campus Cafeteria
Monday, March 4 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Estherville Job Fair
ILCC Estherville Campus SERT Center
Tuesday, March 5 from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Learn more about the job fairs and resources available at ILCC.

SL day care center project may open by June

Ready, Set, GROW! has been planning a new child day care center in a part of Methodist Manor. The group is working with an architect to determine necessary renovations with the hope that these changes can be made by June.

Read about the new center.

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 !
Community State Bank
Sector:  Financial & Insurance Services
Location: Spencer
Description:  Community State Bank is committed to providing the best in professional and knowledgeable service. You can discuss your business plans with a banker that provides confidential and prompt alternatives to all your banking needs.
Corn Belt Power Cooperative
Sector: Communications & Utilities
Location: Humboldt
Description:  Corn Belt Power Cooperative is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative owned by its member systems. Corn Belt Power supplies electricity to nine member cooperatives and one municipal cooperative that serve farms, rural residences, small towns, businesses and industries in 41 northern Iowa counties.

Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See these and other current job openings here.

Job Title Employer Date
Director of Groups/Conferences & Summer Program Operations Camp Foster YMCA 2/26/2019
Summer Day Camp Director Camp Foster YMCA 2/26/2019
Summer Head Cook Camp Foster YMCA 2/26/2019
Y-Kids Spirit Lake Help Bedell Family YMCA 2/26/2019
Planning Director - City of Spencer City of Spencer 2/26/2019
Summer Youth Educator Assistant Iowa State University Extension & Outreach 2/28/2019

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