Updated plans for the Annual CDC Business Appreciation Breakfast
(Denison, IA) – The annual CDC Business Appreciation Breakfast, hosted by the Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County (CDC), was originally scheduled to be held at a new venue this year-The Stables at Copper Ridge. However, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our area, the CDC Board of Directors has decided to hold this event virtually via Zoom on Thursday, October 15th beginning at 9:30am. The event will still include a brief CDC update and the presentation of the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award.
Instead of cancelling the meal portion of the event, the board decided to repurpose the food that Staley’s Catering will be providing and will be donating meals to residents who are in need and could use a hot meal. The breakfast will be a drive-through event held Thursday, October 15th from 7-8:30a.m.
CDC Board members and staff will also be doing a limited number of deliveries to people who can’t get out or don’t have a vehicle. The CDC will be sponsoring the cost of 100 meals and Quality Food Processors has generously offered to sponsor the cost of an additional 100 meals. Therefore, there will be 200 total meals available and individuals will need a ticket in order to pick up a meal at the event. Tickets for the food distribution will be distributed throughout the community and the CDC will be partnering with local nonprofit partners to get tickets to those individuals in need. Tickets will be given on the honor system and no proof of need is required. Interested individuals may also call the CDC office to request a ticket.
The Business Appreciation Breakfast is open to all CDC member businesses, free of charge. Those wishing to attend the virtual breakfast are asked to RSVP to the CDC office at 263-5621 no later than Monday, October 12th to receive a link to attend on Zoom.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors who make this event possible. Matching meal donation sponsor: Quality Food Processors. Premium event sponsor: Cobalt Credit Union. Platinum Level: Bank Iowa, Crawford County Memorial Hospital, Direct Mailer by Smart Shopper, KDSN Radio and The Hoffman Agency. Gold Level: Cobblestone Inn & Suites-Majestic Hills & Oak Ridge Locations, Broadway Dental, COUNSEL, TEAM Auto Group, Vision Care Clinic and WESCO Industries. Silver level: APC, Inc. and Black Hills Energy. Bronze Level: Computer Concepts of Iowa, Dairy Queen, Farmers Mutual Insurance Association, Healy Excavating, Hy-Vee, Lambert Family & Sports Chiropractic, Western Iowa Tech Community College and Westside State Bank.
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Evan Blakley, Executive Director
Rachel Desy, Office Manager
The mission of the CDC is to serve as the catalyst for economic vitality and sustainability. Our Vision Statement is to lead business retention, expansion and attraction strategies to enhance wealth and economic opportunity. We unite our communities and promote business innovation. We encourage infrastructure development and support revenue generating tourism throughout Crawford County.