7 Habits training set Nov. 28-29

CEDAR FALLS – Principles and practices will be taught during the 7 Habits Cedar Valley two-day leadership workshop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. on Nov. 28-29 at Cedar Falls Public Works, 2200 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls. Lunch and snacks are provided both days.

Participants will gain hands-on experience, applying principles that yield higher productivity, improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence and focus on critical priorities.

7 Habits Cedar Valley is sponsored by Leader Valley, a talent development initiative of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber. The workshop is based on Stephen Covey’s best-seller, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

Cost is $375 for one Alliance & Chamber investor or $1,875 for a table of six. Non-investors pay $450 for one participants or $2,700 for a table of six.

Reservation deadline is Nov. 15; go to cedarvalleyalliance.com or call 232-1156.

Sayer expands firm to Alaska

WATERLOO — The Sayer Law Group, PC, 924 E. Fourth St., is expanding its corporation by opening an office in Anchorage, Alaska.

Attorney Daniel Lord will serve as the lead attorney in Anchorage and throughout Alaska. Lord attended law school at the University of Iowa and holds professional memberships with the Alaska and American Bar Associations.

CF businesses earn awards

CEDAR FALLS — Two Cedar Falls businesses, Barn Happy and the BlackHawk Hotel, were honored with awards at the 2017 Iowa Tourism Conference.

Barn Happy was named Iowa’s Outstanding Retail Experience because of the quality of experience, local vendors and Iowa products and customer service.

The BlackHawk Hotel was chosen as Iowa’s Outstanding Lodging Property due to its historical significance, quality furnishings and renovation, customer service and connection to the community.

Rosemary Beach was honored as the Outstanding Individual Leader. Beach is a volunteer who has helped initiate several community events and other important tourism-related endeavors throughout a period of more than 40 years.

The awards were given at a ceremony in Sioux City recently during the Iowa Tourism Conference.

Water projects to be celebrated

LA PORTE CITY – The Benton/Tama and Miller Creek Water Quality Initiative Projects plan to hold a celebration of the 2017 harvest and farmer-led efforts towards improved water quality and soil health from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Lakeview Lodge, Hickory Hills Park, 3338 Hickory Hills Road.

Benton/Tama and Miller Creek are two of the initial eight projects funded through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Water Quality Initiative program in January 2014.

After demonstrating three years of successful outreach and conservation practice implementation, IDALS awarded the projects with three-year extensions through December 2019.

The projects support the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy goal of a 45 percent reduction in nitrogen and phosphorus leaving Iowa’s waterways.

The five watersheds included also make up the Middle Cedar Partnership Project led by the city of Cedar Rapids. This federally funded Regional Conservation Partnership Program project financially supports the implementation of conservation practices to reduce nutrient runoff and mitigate flooding.

The banquet will feature informal presentations from conservation staff with updates on the projects. A free meal will be available thanks to sponsorship from DuPont Pioneer-Dysart.

RSVPs are required. Call Shelby Williams at 472-2161, ext. 4045 or Shane Wulf at 296-3262, ext. 3868 to RSVP.

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