Tagged: Leadership

Make Your Mark 2014

Make Your Mark
In case you missed last year’s star-studded Make Your Mark event, you might not know what we have up our sleeve next Wednesday night for our Make Your Mark Siren Wednesday.  Each year we have a “suns out, guns out” party celebrating YOU, our members.  This year is no exception!

“Well…” you say, “all Siren Wednesdays are pretty awesome.  How is this different from any other Siren?”

This is the time of the year that we acknowledge the individuals that have been HUGE contributors to ImpactCR and our Service and Leadership committees and have made their mark throughout the last year.  At 6:00 p.m. we will have a short program to look back at all of our accomplishments over the last 10 months and share what is to come in 2015!

Join us on Wednesday, November 5th at White Star Ale House from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for some delicious food, great company and your first drink on us!  Boom.  You didn’t even see that coming!!  So we can plan accordingly, please RSVP to let us know you will be celebrating the awesomeness that was 2014 and welcome in the new year.  So, it’s kind of like a New Years Eve party in November!  Love it! 

This would not have been possible without some AMAZING sponsors!  Join us  in thanking Principal Financial Group, Farmers State Bank and University of Iowa – PM Program.  See you there!

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All aBoard


Have you ever wondered how people come to be on a board of local businesses or non-profits? We thought you might be interested in learning more about this kind of service, so drumroll please…

ImpactCR and Iowa State University Extension Office are pleased to announce the return of All aBoard: Leadership through Committees, Boards, Commissions, which is dedicated to educating individuals with a desire to serve the community through leadership.

All aBoard is a high-value, no-cost opportunity to advance the leadership skills of the next generation of community leaders in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor and is geared towards any young professional wanting to get more involved in local committees, boards or commissions.

Agenda topics will include networking opportunities, a keynote speaker and round table discussions from area experts that will discuss their own experience as well as address:
• Application Process
• Board Expectations
• Identifying Professional and Personal Skill Sets for Board Service
• Balancing Volunteer Commitments with Professional Obligations

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, there will be no cost to attend this event, however, registration will be limited to the first 40 participants. Register here, today and we’ll see you there!

Come Mingle with Us @ Fieldhouse Downtown

Chances are one, or a combination, of these next three thoughts have been yours…

  • Dude!  My boss keeps bugging me about getting involved in a young professionals group.  I don’t even know what’s out there.  Besides, I don’t want to go by myself, I’m not going to know anyone.
  • I just moved to Cedar Rapids and I don’t really know anyone other than the people I work with.  I’d really like to get involved, but I’m new, I’m not sure where to go.
  • I want to get more involved with my community, but I really want to get to know more people around my age.  I always see people at work, but I really want to expand outside of my work friends.

How many of you have had one or more of these thoughts?   I know I have!  I moved back after college and had no idea why I was here when I had always wanted to live in Chicago or Minneapolis.  It wasn’t until I became friends with one of our current board members that I was encouraged to get involved with ImpactCR.  I have to say, after over a year of being on the board, I’m so glad I did!

I’m sure you’re asking where I am going with this?  You love ImpactCR, we get it.  My point is, I may not have known how to get involved with ImpactCR, if I wasn’t encouraged to apply for the board by a friend.  I had my friends, I was meeting new people, but it wasn’t until someone told me I should, that I did.  So if your boss is encouraging you to get involved outside of work, or if you just moved to Cedar Rapids, or just want to get more involved in our community… join us at our Committee Mingle on Wednesday, October 10th at Fieldhouse Downtown from 5:30 – 6:30!  As always, ALL are welcome!

{Siren Wednesday - Members & Mixers}

{Siren Wednesday – Members & Mixers}

We’re always looking for new people to help bring creative ideas to the table.  So if you’re looking for a chance to get involved and want learn which committee suits your style, come mingle with us!  It’s super informal, open to everyone, and totally free!  (Need a refresher of our three committees?  Click here.)

There’s no obligation to sign up for a committee, but don’t be surprised if you do! 😉  There’s so much fun to be had!  If you have specific questions for our committee leaders before Wednesday, please feel free to send them an email directly at one of the emails below!   See you Wednesday!

Civic & Community Action | Mike Butterfield | civic@impactcr.org

Members & Mixers | Katie Johnson | social@impactcr.org

Leadership & Service | Amber Mussman | service@impactcr.org