Brian Crowe, of the Economic Alliance presented us with a very informative program on the task of the organization. The Economic Alliance works not only to get new businesses in the corridor ( focusing on 7 county region) but also helps businesses that already exist to continue to grow which is 80% of the Economic Alliance's efforts. They work with re-development of brown fields, scale up of start-up businesses, workforce, and public policy. They promote bringing in businesses (indicating we have shovel ready sites) and that we have 12,000 truck drivers, 10,000 engineers, spend 7.6 billion in research and development and our many advanced manufacturing companies, etc. Also, they promote the family friendly environment the area has to to the employees of businesses coming to our area. 70% of the Economic Alliance business membership has less than 20 employees.
This week's program May 24, 2017: Director Curt Nelson on the EDC
Curt Nelson will give us a presentation on EDC with one of our area's start-ups.
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Metro Memorial Day Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please attend this special meeting at the Doubletree Hotel Convention Center in honor of those who serve and have served our country. Hosted by the Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary Club. Featured speaker from the Greatest Generation: Asher Schroeder, World War II Veteran and POW. Hear this amazing story told first-hand by this humble patriot and fellow Rotarian. Join us for this exceptional tribute to all the people who have stood for peace and freedom. Please RSVP to Jim Coller at email@example.com if you are planning to attend and if you are bringing any guests. Thank you.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Celebrating Marcia Hughes' Many Roles and 21 years with the Cedar Rapids Community School District 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Vito's on 42nd.
John Zakrasek has organized the three documents, Rotary in One Page, Future Rotary Meetings and Prospective Rotary Members into a single folder. The link below allows full access to all three documents in the Rotary Membership folder. Members can use the Prospective Rotary Members document to identify potential new members and view potential new members identified by other members so as to work together to recruit new members who would be a good match for the club and its goals.
Please continue to attract new members to keep our club growing and vibrant and thank you John for your continued efforts as Membership chair. Please let's all do our best to attract new members by explaining the value Rotary provides to our members. Thank you.
On July 5, 2017 our club will not have a meeting because of the July 4th holiday.
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President - Cedar Rapids West Rotary
Rotary - Making a difference in our community and the world.