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Warren County Mentoring for Women
9/29/2022
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Ribbon Cutting for Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center
10/1/2022
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NPECC Open House & Ribbon Cutting
10/6/2022
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GrowNorwalk Ambassadors Meeting
10/13/2022
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Norwalk Area YP - Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build
10/15/2022
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NACC October Membership Lunch
10/20/2022
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Norwalk Area YP - Happy Hour
11/2/2022
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NACC Holiday Lunch
12/15/2022
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2023 NACC Annual Awards Banquet
1/20/2023
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RUNorwalk 2023 5K Run/Walk
5/13/2023
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2023 NACC Golf Outing
6/21/2023
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Events in the next 30 days...
DateEvent
8/18/2022
 -12/9/2022
Warren County Leadership Institute (WCLI)

Warren County Leadership Institute (WCLI)
Application deadline: Friday, December 9, 2022
Begins January 12, 2023

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9/28/2022
Top Five Ways to Stay Positive in a Negative World with Michele Matt, CSP, CVP


Top Five Ways to Stay Positive in a Negative World with Michele Matt, CSP, CVP
Date: September 28, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT

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Event Description:
This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.

With the impact COVID-19 has had on our lives, both personally and professionally, it is understandable to feel confused, anxious and even isolated. Although we may not be able to control everything that happens to us, we can control our attitude. Now more than ever is it important to gain control of your life by gaining control of your attitude. This recently updated program has delighted and reenergized people around the world!

After participating in this dynamic program, you will be able to: • Appreciate and enjoy the benefits of a positive attitude • Analyze how good, bad, and ugly attitudes are communicated • Adjust your attitude using five “attitude adjustment” techniques • Maintain a positive attitude in a “negative” environment.

  Since 1989, Michele Matt has been sought after in healthcare for her unique ability to stimulate an entire organization to peak performance. As a dynamic and highly effective communicator, she brings a refreshing focus through a variety of practical solutions for positive change such as: • Culture Assessment Process • Customer Service Skills • Leadership Development Strategies • Onsite and Online Talent Development • Process Improvement • Strategic Planning • Team building Since 2005, Custom Learning Systems has contracted Michele to implement a Service Excellence Initiative™ within over 50 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience through process improvement and employee engagement. During the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, one of her hospital clients, Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois earned a 5-star status from CMS for consistently delivering an exceptional patient experience. Scan the QR Code to see the documentary of their journey. JERHRGroup.com | 515-326-1908 | Michele@jerhrgroup.com Michele is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP). Michele is appropriately recognized as “The Attitude Adjuster” because she has written several books and training resources on the topic, including the bestselling book Attitude: The Choice is Yours and awardwinning training video ATTITUDE!™ Resolving Difficult Situations in the Workplace. Her signature keynote Staying Positive in a Negative World continues to be the most requested program each year.

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9/29/2022
Warren County Mentoring for Women


Warren County Women's Mentoring Breakfast 

Location: St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr, Norwalk

Cost: $20

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 7:45 - 11:00 am

  • 7:45 am Registration and Networking | Breakfast Pastries by Savor the Rise, Indianola
  • 8:15 Welcome and panel Q & A 
  • 8:45 - 10:45 am Mentoring Breakouts 
  • 10:45 Wrap up and Takeaways

Topics on Balance

  • Confidence - Standing up for yourself in adversity
  • Mindfulness - Being intentional with your day
  • Service over the Sale - Selling with soul
  • Taking the leap - Risk Taking
  • Mental Health - Attending to your own well-being

 

Special Guest Moderator and Mentor:

Christina Moffatt, Purpose Bank

 

Mentors: 

  • Alicia Benson, AB Coaching - Carlisle 
  • Rachelle Hunt, Luana Bank - Norwalk
  • Jill Anderson, Norwalk Community Schools - Norwalk

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9/29/2022
Fall evening music class


Come join us as we sing songs, play instruments, use puppets and dramatic play, movement activities and sing-along time with the guitar and ukulele. This class is intended for parents (and grandparents) and their children ages birth-preK.

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10/1/2022
Grand Opening for Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center


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10/1/2022
Ribbon Cutting for Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center


NACC Ribbon Cutting - Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center
Saturday, October 1 at 10 am
2201Sunset Dr, Norwalk, IA 50211

Join your fellow membership for an official GrowNorwalk Ambassadors Ribbon Cutting at Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center.

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10/6/2022
Fall evening music class


Come join us as we sing songs, play instruments, use puppets and dramatic play, movement activities and sing-along time with the guitar and ukulele. This class is intended for parents (and grandparents) and their children ages birth-preK.

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10/6/2022
NPECC Open House & Ribbon Cutting


NPECC Open House, Thursday, October 6th; 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Norwalk High School

The Norwalk Community School District is hosting an open house for the public to tour the new Norwalk Physical Education & Competition Center (NPECC).  The public is welcome to walk through the NPECC from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The Board will host a brief program at 6:30 pm along with a Norwalk Chamber Ribbon Cutting to follow.  


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10/12/2022
Warrior Giving Wednesday


Warrior Giving Wednesday
Household Paper
- toilet paper
- tissues
- paper towel
- napkins
Drive through drop off at Norwalk Christian Church (701 Main St)
October 12th
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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10/13/2022
ServSafe¬ģ Certified Food Protection Manager Course



Food Safety Certification Class
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is offering a food safety training for food service managers on October 13, 2022 at the Warren County Extension Office in Indianola.
“Certification in ServSafe® meets the Iowa Food Code requirements to have a certified food protection manager in all establishments,” said Cathy Drost, class instructor and ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in food and health. "We live in a time when food safety hazards and risks are prevalent. Serving safe food is mandatory. This eight-hour program aims to train food service professionals about food safety requirements and best practices to meet them.”
According to Drost, the program is based on the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® certification program and the Iowa Food Code. The class is beneficial for foodservice managers from all areas such as schools, restaurants, convenience stores, child care, senior meal sites and health care. Participants will receive a copy of the ServSafe® Manager training manual and will take the ServSafe® certification exam.

Intended audience: Food service managers and employees
Format: One 6-hour course plus certification exam
Certification: Upon successfully passing the exam, certified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation as a Food Protection Manager
Cost: $160 ($110 if a member of Iowa Restaurant Association)


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10/13/2022
GrowNorwalk Ambassadors Meeting


GrowNorwalk Ambassadors Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 13  |  11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: El Dorado Mexican Restaurant


New Members you are welcome to join us and see what being an ambassador is all about!

‚ÄčLunch on your own.

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10/13/2022
Fall evening music class


Come join us as we sing songs, play instruments, use puppets and dramatic play, movement activities and sing-along time with the guitar and ukulele. This class is intended for parents (and grandparents) and their children ages birth-preK.

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10/13/2022
Warren County Legislative Candidate Forum

Warren County Legislative Candidate Forum
Thursday, October 13, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wildcats Activity Center
430 School Street, Carlisle, IA
 
Hosted by Carlisle, Indianola and Norwalk Area Chambers
More info to come.

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10/15/2022
Norwalk Area YP - Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build


Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build

Hosted by Norwalk Area Young Professionals - Event open to everyone
Sat, Oct 15 - 8 am - noon
Sam Sorenson State Farm Parking Lot (501 North Ave, Norwalk, IA 50211)
30 volunteers are needed

Donations of new twin size sheets, new twin size comforters and new pillows or cash donations taken at: Norwalk Area Chamber office, Luana, ReMax, State Farm, City State Bank.

Monetary donations are also accepted online at Warren County Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
  • $5 Pillow
  • $10 Sheet Set
  • $25 Comforter
  • $100 Mattress
  • $250 Single Bed (1 child)
  • $500 Bunk Bed (2 children)
Learn more about Sleep in Heavenly Peace: https://shpbeds.org/about-sleep-heavenly-peace/

Volunteer Times:
1. 8 am - noon - Help cut wood and assemble
2. 9 am - noon - Assembly only

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10/20/2022
NACC October Membership Lunch


NACC October Membership Lunch
Networking  |  Local Speakers
Thursday, October 20  |  11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Crossroads Church (2601 Border St, Norwalk)

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10/20/2022
Warren County Business Awards & 30th Anniversary Event

Warren County Business Awards & 30th Anniversary Event
Thursday, October 20, 2022

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10/20/2022
Fall evening music class


Come join us as we sing songs, play instruments, use puppets and dramatic play, movement activities and sing-along time with the guitar and ukulele. This class is intended for parents (and grandparents) and their children ages birth-preK.

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10/24/2022
Greater Des Moines Partnership: Future World of Work Summit


The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host the inaugural Future World of Work Summit on Monday, Oct. 24. The purpose of the Future World of Work Summit is to inform, educate and inspire the business community in Greater Des Moines (DSM). This half-day event will highlight ways employers can adapt and thrive in the work and learning ecosystems of tomorrow. The summit will take place at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny from 1 – 5:30 p.m.
 
The Summit programming will include an interactive session to gather hyper-local perspectives on innovation, a panel discussion of local industry leaders, and conversations with nationally recognized thought leaders and futurists. Keynote speakers will include Kermit Kaleba, Strategy Director at Lumina Foundation, an Indianapolis-based foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all, and Casey Welch, CEO and Co-founder of Tallo, a student and professional recruitment platform.
 
“The Future World of Work Summit will help inspire attendees to think beyond the immediate future and begin to prepare for long-term talent development trends,” said Katherine Atkinson, Director of Workforce for The Partnership. “The summit will help attendees prepare and react to the future of the workforce by arming them with immediate and tangible solutions to keep a competitive advantage.”
 
Register for the event here. Stay tuned for more program details, including presenter and session information, in coming weeks.

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10/24/2022
Norwalk Candidate Forum


City of Norwalk
Meet-the-Candidates Forum
MONDAY, OCT. 24 at 7pm

HOSTED BY THE NORWALK AREA CHAMBER

Candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions from the moderators. Questions for candidates can be submitted in advance only.


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10/26/2022
Top Five: Tips for Developing the Art + Skill of Difficult Conversations with Dr. Lisa Hartman


Top Five Tips for Developing the Art + Skill of Difficult Conversations with Dr. Lisa Hartman
Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT

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Event Description:
This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.

“When we avoid difficult conversations, we trade short term discomfort for long term dysfunction.” - Peter Bromberg We can’t avoid hard conversations. We can, however, learn how to navigate them in a way that brings better outcomes for all parties. In this session, you will learn common errors, like softening the issue and storing up all of your frustrations. Together, we will learn the components of an effective opening statement. You will have the opportunity to create an action plan and develop an opening statement for a difficult conversation you need to have.

  Dr. Lisa Hartman has spent her career in education and is driven by supporting others in their learning and growth journeys. Lisa earned her doctorate in leadership at Creighton University. She also obtained her master’s in education from Creighton. Prior to these degrees, Lisa was named the Student of the Year at College of St. Mary, where she earned her master’s of arts in teaching. She also attended Iowa State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in English – Rhetoric & Professional Communication. After brief stints in technical writing and insurance, Lisa recognized that her passion and purpose was in education. She knew the day she stepped foot in a classroom that she would forever have a passion for education. Lisa has taught a variety of subjects to a variety of grade levels, including teaching English to adults. Lisa transitioned into school leadership and during her time as a school administrator, she has overseen every grade level from PK-12. Lisa currently serves as a Director of Educational Services for an Area Education Agency in Iowa. This career journey has inspired Lisa to continue to coach and support others.

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10/27/2022
Fall evening music class


Come join us as we sing songs, play instruments, use puppets and dramatic play, movement activities and sing-along time with the guitar and ukulele. This class is intended for parents (and grandparents) and their children ages birth-preK.

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