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The Gazette Business Breakfast

  • Details

  • 6/20/19
  • 7 - 9 a.m.
  • $5.0
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Business/Networking

Event Description

The second in The Gazette’s Business Breakfast series will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30am at the Geonetric building in Cedar Rapids’ NewBo District.

How Do Cities Build Their Core? will be hosted by The Gazette, along with Community Partner NewBoCo-offering opportunities to connect, engage and stay up to date on issues affecting business. Tickets are $5 and available now at

The Topic. Businesses more easily can attract and retain workers to communities that are safe, clean and full of amenities. How do these benefits fare against possible increase in taxes, and other business challenges?

The Panel. The Gazette Business Editor Michael Chevy Castranova will moderate a panel of core district specialists. “A community’s core is its heart -- as a tax base, a gathering place, as its public face to attract new businesses and workers,” Castranova said. “Its health and future is everyone’s concern.”

Participants include:

  • Robin Bostrom, Main Street Iowa
  • Rick Dickinson, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
  • Scott Olson, Skogman Commercial and Cedar Rapids City Council
  • Phil Wasta, MedQuarter

The Format.   Attendee networking with a light breakfast, followed by a panel discussion with audience Q&A about the latest in workforce development, training and employee recruitment programs.

Tickets are available now at or by calling 319-398-8240.