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4 Tech Rollout Lessons From the Iowa Caucuses Disaster

Associations Now

Whether it was a busted app or a lack of training, the Iowa caucuses ran into severe problems Monday night when the Democratic party used a mobile app for the first time to report results. All eyes were on the Iowa Democratic caucuses on Monday night. The saga offers lots of lessons on training, planning, and vendor management.

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How an Iowa Business Association Gets Members Prepped for the Caucus

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With candidates taking over the state in the months ahead of the Iowa Caucus, the Iowa Association of Business and Industry has offered resources to help the employees of members understand the process. After months and months of buildup, we’re finally in the midst of the 2020 primaries, starting with the Iowa caucus on February 3.

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Iowa Builders Group’s New Endowment Targets Industry Skills Gap

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A new endowment launched by Master Builders of Iowa will fund innovative solutions to close the industry’s skills gap and bring younger workers into the construction field. This week, Master Builders of Iowa announced the launch of MBI Works, a $5 million endowment to fund new resources for career education and workforce recruitment.

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Iowa Cattlemen Raise Money for Out-of-State Wildfire Victims

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The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will hold a charity auction to assist victims of wildfires that devastated a number of nearby states—hoping to supply ranchers with needed supplies as they work to rebuild. The association is planning an April charity auction in partnership with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation and DreamDirt.

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University of Iowa Eyes Plan to Combine Alumni Association, Foundation

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For years, the University of Iowa treated its foundation and its alumni association as separate entities. “After reviewing the committee’s recently provided report and recommendations, it is my intention to create one, new, unified organization,” Harreld wrote, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

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Renewable Fuel Groups: Ethanol Could Help Decide Iowa in 2016

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And as 2016 candidates go, Scott Walker , Jeb Bush , and Hillary Clinton have all come out in favor of the mandate—and Walker is currently leading polls for the Republican caucus in Iowa. Some associations are just gearing up for their 2016 advocacy pushes , but the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is already in third gear.

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Congratulations to the ACCE 2022 Chamber of the Year Finalists

GrowthZone

Mason City, Iowa. West Des Moines, Iowa. GrowthZone congratulates the following finalists in their respected categories and wishes them the best of luck at the ACCE Awards in July: Category One. Mason City Chamber of Commerce. North Tampa Bay Chamber. Zionsville Chamber of Commerce. Zionsville, Ind. Category Two. McDonough, Ga.

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