University of Northern Iowa




Thursday, August 17, 2023

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
  Introducing Advance Peer Group Roundtables: Unleash Your Business's Potential


Unlock unparalleled growth and performance for your business by joining Advance Peer Group Roundtables. In an ever-evolving business landscape, the power of collaborative learning and shared experiences cannot be underestimated. Backed by compelling statistics, the benefits of belonging to a peer group are crystal clear. As Dun & Bradstreet reports, "Peer Group members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while non-member businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%." This undeniable contrast underscores the transformative influence that peer groups can have on yo... Read More
Thursday, August 17, 2023
  Don't miss this opportunity to witness the power of our upgraded program. Enjoy networking with complimentary light appetizers on us with no strings attached.


» August 30th, 2023 – The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids, IA – 5:30-7:30pm


» September 20th, 2023 – Hawkeye Community College's Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center, Waterloo, IA – 5:30-7:30pm


Break free from conventional thinking and explore new possibilities. Our peer groups encourage critical thinking, helping you question assumptions, identify blind spots, and challenge the status quo. Membership is possible at any time. Click HERE to request an invitation allowing you to embark on y... Read More
Friday, July 14, 2023

Join Us for a Live Demonstration!

Are you at the helm of crucial decisions for your company? Are you in need of a confidential space to delve into business matters? Imagine having a dedicated advisory team,... Read More

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

We were thrilled to participate as exhibitors at the ABI Conference in Cedar Rapids, held from June 13th to 15th.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
ADVANCE IOWA is Taking Care of Business at the ABI Conference 2023! The Iowa Association of Business and Industry's, "Taking Care of Business" Conference is Iowa's premier business conference, bringing together industry leaders to learn, network and share ideas on how to grow and strengthen Iowa's business climate. If you are passionate about business in Iowa, you need to attend this conference. Visit OUR TEAM at BOOTH 30 from June 13 - 15, 2023 in Cedar Rapids!


Highlights include: » ADVANCE Peer Group launch, starting in September of 2023! » Conference Workshop - Achieve Enhanced Business Prosperity Through Shared Ownership in Room 310 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description: Sha... Read More
Monday, April 10, 2023
Are you a CEO or business owner looking for a way to move your business  to the next level?


Introducing our NEW Advance Peer Groups for C-Suite Executives. 


Advantages of Peer Groups Build leadership skills  Broaden perspectives Increase accountability Gain confidence  Challenge assumptions  Establish a trusted network of support in a confidential environment   Which Advance Peer Group is right for you? Advance CEO Peer Group Advance CxO Peer Group Advance ESOP Peer Group Advance IT Peer Group Advance Finance Peer Group Advance Women-Owned Peer Group


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Friday, March 10, 2023

In preparation for upcoming workshops, including our FOUNDRY 4.0 Evolution Workshop in Huntsville, Alabama, we are sending out this survey to assess the metal casting industry to understand their current capabilities, needs, and pain points.    

This survey and the entire assessment process are intended to gather information about current and planned Added Manufacturing (AM) capabilities, while respecting confidential and proprietary information.  

It takes less than 10 minutes to fill out the Foundry 4.0 Survey...

We look forward to your responses and thank you in advance for your participation and support.


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Friday, March 10, 2023
Fellow foundrymen, metal casters, and regional experts! 

Join us for the Foundry 4.0 Evolution Workshop, a 1-day event where participants will explore business tools and methods, and technological possibilities for strategic Industry 4.0 implementation, leading to long-term business profitability and success. 

Event Details!

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Meet & greet & networking Starting at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 Foundry 4.0 Evolution Workshop Begins at 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022


Apply Today! 10,000 Small Businesses program

As a valued ADVANCE IOWA partner, the 10,000 Small Businesses program is a great opportunity you may not want to miss! This program allows you to work on your business in a way you never have had before and it's absolutely free. What is the program about... The Goldman Sachs Foundation, along with all of Iowa’s community colleges, is excited to offer the 9th cohort of the 10,000 Small Businesses program in Iowa this spring. Fact is...

Listen and watch what program alumni, Jenny Steffensmeier of Steffensmeier Weld... Read More