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Free Webinar: COVID-19 Recovery,
Revenue and Safe at Work Planning

Northeast Iowa Community College, CIRAS and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, July 7, from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Meeting ID: 356 143 7910 

To RSVP and also to submit topics for discussion during the webinars, please email Wendy Mihm-Herold, NICC Vice President of Business and Community Solutions, at

1. Welcome/Introduction/Zoom Protocol – Q/A is included in this morning’s agenda.

Wendy Mihm-Herold, Northeast Iowa Community College

2. Safe at Work Practices and Greater Dubuque Development Corporation Updates

Kristin Dietzel, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation 

For the latest updates, bookmark and check our COVID-19 page daily for Safe at Work in Greater Dubuque and other important updates for area businesses. 

3. What to Do for COVID-19 Positive Cases, Testing Options and Best Practices

Stacey Killian, Director UnityPoint Health Visiting Nurse Association

Learn best practices to discern what to do when you have a positive case and also testing options that are available to you.

4. Culture/Safety Mindset 

Lisa Schafer, Northeast Iowa Community College Business Trainer

Lisa will discuss Leading through Crisis: Mental Health and Empathetic listening. The power of these elements can make the difference in your culture.


5. Unemployment Voluntary Shared Worker program and Other UI Updates 

Marla Loecke, IowaWORKS


6. Restoring Revenue in a Post-COVID, B2B Marketplace

CJ Osborn from Iowa State Universtiy/CIRAS will share a framework and growth options for restoring revenue.

Are you struggling to make sense of the new normal? COVID-19 has redrawn large portions of the Iowa economy, forcing many companies to rethink the ways they do businesses. The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) has a variety of services that can help Iowa companies restore lost revenue – from government contracting and market research to help understanding internet marketing and Customer Relationship Management software.


7. Topics for Future Zoom Meetings

8. Subscribe to Business Insight e-newsletter

9. Adjourn


Direct questions regarding the Business Insight newsletter to: Katie Bahl at IowaWORKS, or 563.556.5800, ext. 48130; or Doug Ropa at Northeast Iowa Community College, or 844.642.2338, ext. 2298.

   IowaWORKS, Region 1
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312 Winnebago St., Decorah, Iowa     |     866.520.8986

        Northeast Iowa Community College    
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8342 NICC Dr., Peosta, Iowa     |     844.642.2338