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Career fair set in Independence

INDEPENDENCE — The Buchanan County Economic Development Commission, Sedona Staffing Services and Iowa Workforce Development will host a career fair from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Henderson Event Center, 2320 Iowa Ave., Independence.

The career fair is free for job seekers to attend, and many Buchanan County businesses will be on hand to take applications. Dress appropriately, bring a resume or employment history information.

Lunch and Learn planned Oct. 18

INDEPENDENCE — Buchanan County Economic Development Commission will offer a Lunch and Learn session from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bill’s Pizza and Smokehouse focusing on succession planning.

Dan Beenken and Jayne Kielman of UNI’s Advance Iowa will be the presenters. Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave, retire or die. Those who are considering retirement or selling their business in the next five to 10 years should attend the workshop.

Cost is $10 to attend. Contact BCEDC Director George Lake at or 334-7497 to sign up.

Lifeguard staff wins honor

WATERLOO — The lifeguard staff at Lost Island Waterparks was awarded the Silver International Aquatic Safety Award.

The award was handed down by Jeff Ellis & Associates, international aquatic safety and risk management consultants of Orlando, Fla. The award states the lifeguard staff at the waterpark exceeded criteria for aquatic safety certification.

New Perkins

is now open

WATERLOO — Construction of the new Perkins restaurant at the southeast corner of East San Marnan Drive and Hammond Avenue is nearly complete, and opened Saturday.

It will be located in the building once occupied by Lone Star Steakhouse.

The new Perkins is the 14th restaurant and bakery by Iowa native CyHawk Hospitality Inc.

Salon hosts hunger event

CEDAR FALLS — The Salon Professional Academy in Cedar Falls, formerly known as College of Hair Design, will participate in Trim Hunger, a nationwide fundraising effort to bring awareness to hunger in America.

The salon will donate all proceeds in the Oct. 22 Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The salon is located at 1350 College Square Mall. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funds will be raised through donations for the following services: haircuts, styles, eyebrow waxing, manicures, face/head shaves and beard trims. A $10 minimum is suggested.

Retirement seminar in CF

CEDAR FALLS — Dupaco Community Credit Union will join forces with First Community Trust to present a free seminar on retirement planning from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

It will be held at the Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St.

The seminar will discuss strategies regarding making retirement dollars last, current distribution rules and options for 401(k)s.

There is no cost or obligation to attend the seminar, and all are welcome. For reservations, contact Diane Derifield, First Community Trust at 859-3461.

Waterloo firm earns honor

URBANDALE – CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has honored Access Systems, which has a Waterloo and Decorah branch, with the 2017 Triple Crown Award.

Forty North American solution providers had the necessary revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on three of CRN’s pre-eminent solution provider lists, earning them the Triple Crown Award this year.

JA Hall of Fame reservations due

WATERLOO – Reservations for the 2017 Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame are due. The event will honor three area business leaders and three young entrepreneurs who exemplify business success and have established a legacy of leadership within their industries and community.

The 23rd annual Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame will be Oct. 26 at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis. For tickets or additional details, contact Heather Arnold at 274-0760 or The change in venue this year will include several modifications to the format of the evening, including an hors d’oeuvres reception and a dessert reception following the induction ceremony.

The 2017 honorees are: David A. Braton, formerly publisher of The Courier; Mark J. Hanawalt, president and chief executive of United Equipment Accessories Inc.; Daniel B. Watters, regional vice president with US Bank. The young entrepreneurs being honored are Adam C. Lewis, Marc J. Reifenrath and Cory W. Schmidt, all of Spinutech.


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