Ivy Sales Innovation Summit to feature Principal CEO Dan Houston (Ames, Iowa) — Registration is now open for the second annual Ivy Sales Innovation Summit, which will take place on May 17 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. Designed for leaders seeking best practices in sales, the one-day conference will focus on strategies to … Continue reading Ivy Sales Innovation Summit to feature Principal CEO Dan Houston
Month: April 2023
In most government bid processes, you will see an Evaluation Criteria list in the bid document. The Evaluation Criteria guide the evaluator or evaluation team in scoring each bid response to assist in the award decision. Before submitting your bid response, review the evaluation criteria carefully and be prepared to ask questions. For example: If … Continue reading Did You Know….the value of the bid Evaluation Criteria?
Q: Tell me about your role at CIRAS and they type clients you work with? A: I lead our automation team of four, which includes myself, Eric Higgins, Kirk Haaland, and Ty Hill. We generally work with manufacturers, helping them understand what’s possible with automation and helping them prioritize and justify specific automation opportunities. We … Continue reading Q & A With CIRAS Automation Leader, Andrew Friend
Here is CIRAS’s quick look at major economic indicators for Iowa. For an introduction and a description of the indicators used, see our first post. Indicator Status Underlying Data Notes ISM Manufacturing PMI® Manufacturing contracted for the fifth consecutive month. All indicators on the national scale registered as contracting, although most were near neutral. Mid-American … Continue reading Watching Iowa’s Economy: April 2023
Not many small businesses have staff who can spare several hours a week pursuing government contracts. It can be time-consuming to determine which government agencies to contact, to research their needs and protocols, and to prepare a sales pitch. It’s even a challenge just to find the right person in the right department—and to get … Continue reading Meet the Buyer Events Lead to Immediate Results
This blog is part of a series for Women’s History Month to highlight women who are making an impact on the manufacturing industry. Tell us a little about yourself and your work. Hello, My name is Brenda (Vande Voort) Martin. I’m employed with the Iowa MEP (CIRAS) at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, … Continue reading Brenda Martin: Create a vision of what an industry’s future could become with you involved.