One of our favorite times of the year is here! ‘Tis the season to remind everybody that there are awesome Iowa-made products to give as gifts! Stay well-equipped on and off the road with a new Truck Topper from Black River. Celebrate your special moments with custom photos and printed home decor from Photosynthesis. Give … Continue reading 8th Annual CIRAS Holiday Gift List
The original content was generated from The Industry Iowa Podcast, recorded on June 30, 2022. Q: Can you share your background and how you became involved with Iowa State and CIRAS? A: I started around 2006 after working as a chemist and obtaining a degree in chemistry from Iowa State University (ISU). After that, I … Continue reading Q&A with CIRAS Project Manager Brian Muff
Most businesses receiving services from our CIRAS APEX Accelerator program are receiving a Bid Match service from us no cost. This service helps businesses find formally-posted opportunities related to their products and services. The majority of posts found by the Bid Match, however, are in the solicitation phase, in which government agencies are actively seeking … Continue reading What Does the Forecast Say?
Making relatively small changes to one aspect of your business operation can make a big impact on productivity, your bottom line, and your culture. That’s the lesson learned by Tri-City Electric, which saved an estimated $20,000 after spending just five hours with CIRAS project manager Emily Betz. She was called in to help the company … Continue reading Small Changes Lead to Big Wins
Members of the CyLaunch team were just months away from the competition they had been preparing for throughout the 2022-2023 school year when they learned their original plan to utilize tools from a local facility one of the members was interning at was not an option. The team was directed to CIRAS for assistance, still … Continue reading CIRAS Supports CyLaunch
In the competitive business landscape, building customer trust is paramount. To instill this confidence, businesses require visibility and a clear understanding of their offerings. Acknowledging this challenge, CIRAS is proactively addressing it. Our upcoming ‘Meet the Buyers’ event in Sioux City next month offers businesses and government entities a vital platform to connect. Government procurement … Continue reading Meet the Buyers Event Facilitates Business-Government Connections
Jayna Grauerholz has joined CIRAS as a government contracting specialist on the APEX team. Jayna brings a wealth of experience and expertise in government contracting. She is an experienced RFP writer and evaluator, contract drafter, negotiator, and manager, and is experienced in many other areas of government contracting. She previously worked for the Ames National … Continue reading CIRAS Staff News: Meet Jayna Grauerholz
Did you know…..Updating your capabilities narrative, seen in the SBA Dynamic Small Business Search tool, is of no cost.
A capability statement is a marketing statement about your business and its capabilities, past performance, company data and essentially showcases who you are and what you do when doing business with the Federal Government or Prime Contractors looking for subcontractors. If your business is registered in SAM.gov, you may have received marketing emails stating that … Continue reading Did you know…..Updating your capabilities narrative, seen in the SBA Dynamic Small Business Search tool, is of no cost.
Content was generated for: the Iowa Association of Business and Industry | Manufacturing packs punch in Iowa’s economy In 2020, the pandemic’s strain on supply chains served as a wake-up call to Americans, highlighting our dependence on imported products and an intricate web of global logistics. Public support for manufacturing noticeably shifted. Businesses across the country also … Continue reading Q and A: Is “Made in America” back?
Are you eager to find inspiration and keen to explore techniques to drive continuous improvement and growth for you and your company? If so, we invite you to secure your spot for the 2023 Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) Annual Conference on October 26 at the Meadows Conference Center in Altoona. This event will unite hundreds … Continue reading Are You Ready to Learn and Improve? Register Today for the ILC Annual Conference