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Business awards event to focus on emerging leaders

Gazette Business Awards winners announced

Awards, including the award for Overall Excellence, at the third annual Gazette Business Awards at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Awards, including the award for Overall Excellence, at the third annual Gazette Business Awards at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
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Millennials make up more than half of today’s workforce — and many of them, along with Gen-Xers, have moved into management ranks.

The fourth-annual Gazette Business Awards banquet, set for Oct. 30 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, will feature a lively keynote panel of Corridor leaders to discuss how that generational shift influences workforce decisions and workplace culture.

Panelists will be Jason Anderson, Paramount Theatre’s general manager; Jaymie McGrath-Hobson, talent acquisition manager for the McGrath Family of Dealerships; and Josh Krakauer, founder and CEO of Sculpt, a social media and marketing company.

Networking for the event will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner to be served at 6:30.

The score of winners for this year’s awards will include a longtime business and community leader, a few real estate development, social services and tech companies, and an energy-solutions company.

The Gazette Business Award winners for 2018 are:

l Jack Evans, Cedar Rapids

l Aspect Architecture Design, Cedar Rapids

l Cedar Rapids Jaycees, Cedar Rapids

l Clickstop Inc., Urbana

l Dan and Debbie’s Creamery, Ely

l Diamond V, Cedar Rapids

l Frontier Co-op, Norway

l Higher Learning Technologies, Coralville

l IDx LLC, Coralville

l Moxie Solar, Cedar Rapids

l Nordstrom Direct, Cedar Rapids

l Peterson Contractors Inc., Reinbeck

l Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, Cedar Rapids

l Pivot Real Estate, Hiawatha

l Tanager Place, Cedar Rapids

l Tata Consultancy Services, Cedar Rapids

l UFG Insurance, Cedar Rapids

l Variety-the Children’s Charity, Hiawatha

l VIVED, Coralville

l Willis Dady Homeless Services, Cedar Rapids.

The Better Business Bureau again will present its Business of Excellence of Award. This year’s winner is Mercy Medical Center.

The BBB presentation will be made by Bobby Hansen, regional director.

This year’s event co-emcees will be Michael Chevy Castranova, business and Iowa Ideas magazine editor, and Alisabeth Von Presley, owner of TINT, a visual company, and performer. TrueNorth Companies will be the presenting sponsor.

To reserve tickets or a table, go to GazetteBusinessAwards.eventbrite.com or call (319) 398-8345.

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