• We are fire starters looking to ignite economic growth for every one of our members.


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    Our organization provides the spark and energy every business needs to ignite growth and prosperity through purposeful connections. Our brand promise is to provide effective resources, knowledge and passionate advocacy to local businesses. We work tirelessly for our members to generate dynamic business opportunities unlike those found anywhere in the city.


    Our culture is fueled by providing innovative solutions to the diverse range of businesses we serve. We are thought leaders. We are passionate and authentic. We are collaborators. We are fire starters looking to ignite economic growth for every one of our members.


    We are a community of business owners stimulated by providing explosive business growth opportunities forged from diversity, collaboration and authentic human interaction. We champion the success of our members with dignity and support one another with pride. Passionate integrity is fused into the very core of our community where hard work, inclusion and meaningful relationships define our past, present and future.



    Our organization thrives on creating networking solutions that are engaging and thoughtful.

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  • Meet Laura Gibson

    You work at Central Iowa Center for Independent Living. What is your role there and what is your favorite part of your job? I am the Director of Operations but I focus a lot on job development for clients. My favorite part is helping job seekers explore career opportunities they might never have thought of and working with businesses to hire job seekers they might not have considered.
    How can you help our members through your position at Central Iowa Center for Independent Living? I can help businesses with diversifying their workforce, providing qualified job seekers for potential openings, and consult on accommodations and support for employing people with disabilities.

    laura@cicil.org   (515) 243-1742


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  • Sadie Trytten
  • Sadie Trytten, IOM


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  • Matt Pick, West Bank

    Board Chair

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  • Trish Flaherty-Barnes

    Membership Director