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Iowa Pork Group Cuts Deal With College Football Players 

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Under a “name, image, and likeness” arrangement, four Iowa State football players are the star of an association’s clever new promotion. On September 2, a college football fan headed to X, formerly Twitter, to post a photo of two Iowa State University players standing next to each other with the names Hamann and Bacon.

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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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Congratulations to the ACCE 2022 Chamber of the Year Finalists

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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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If You Build It –and Communicate It– They Will Come

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In the film “Field of Dreams,” a voice in Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella’s cornfield convinces him to turn his acreage into a baseball diamond, and sure enough, once he’s done it, the ghosts of the 1919 Chicago White Sox do appear. “If you build it, they will come.” The First Step in the Technology Adoption. View Article.

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Congratulations to the 2022 ACCE Chamber of the Year Award Winners

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Mason City, Iowa. We are especially excited to recognize 2 of the 4 winners as they use our software! Congratulations to the following winners in their respective categories: Category One. Mason City Chamber of Commerce. Category Two. Henry County Chamber of Commerce. McDonough, Georgia.

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