Business 380 Excellence Awards winners announced
Specific awards to be presented at Sept. 8 banquet
Some two dozen companies and organizations will be honored Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Hotel at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids at The Gazette’s second-annual Business 380 Excellence Awards banquet.
Awards will be given in the categories of commercial real estate, corporate culture, education, health care, inclusion, innovation, manufacturing, not-for-profits, residential real estate, public-private partnerships and technology as well as the overall Excellence Award.
Finalists who will be honored are:
l Apache Inc.
l City of Cedar Rapids
l Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department
l City of Coralville
l Eco Lips
l Frond Design Studios
l Frontier Natural Products Co-op
l GO Cedar Rapids
l Hobart Historic Restoration Co.
l ImOn Communications
l Indian Creek Nature Center
l Innovative Software Engineering
l Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau
l Iowa Women Lead Change
l Kleiman Construction
l Maxwell Construction
l Mercy Medical Center
l C.J. Moyna & Sons Inc.
l Neumann Monson Architects
l New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative
l OPN Architects
l Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa
l Tanager Place
l UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital
l University of Iowa
Keynote speaker for the evening will be Mike Brown, vice president for marketing and communications for the Greater MSP — the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership.
The Greater MSP encompasses a 16-county metropolitan statistical area with a $200 billion gross metropolitan product, which makes it the world’s 44th largest economy, according to its website. Over a six-year period, the area is on schedule to add about 100,000 jobs by the end 2016.
Brown will talk about how the Greater MSP — Atlantic magazine deemed its achievements “the miracle of Minneapolis” — managed to build its successful collaborations and its economic-development strategies.
Tickets and corporate tables can be reserved at thegazette.com/tickets or by calling (319) 398-8345.
Networking and cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Brown will speak at 7.
Presentation of awards will start at 7:30.