Gazette Business Breakfast February 21, 2023The Gazette's Business Breakfast series is an in person gathering of business and community leaders from across industries that come together to talk about important issues impacting workforce and other elements of our regional economy.
Cost:$5.00 – $5.50 per person
About this experience
The Gazette's Business Breakfast series is an in person gathering of business and community leaders from across industries that come together to talk about important issues impacting workforce and other elements of our regional economy.
After a two year digital format, this event will be back in person, hosted in the Geonetric Building from 7:30AM-9AM.
Registration is appreciated and ticket includes a light breakfast. Enjoy networking for the first half-hour.
Host: The Gazette's Marissa Payne.
Title: The Warehouse Boom
Looking at the increase in the number of warehouses opening across the region. What's driving the demand for this space? What's this going to mean for streets and how will trucks, rail and air freight work together? Will all of this warehouse space get used, and what's the risk of overbuilding?
Area experts will chat about this topic in a panel discussion, answer questions.
Being a reporter allows me to chase down interesting leads, ask questions, and learn something new every day. I cover the city of Cedar Rapids for The Gazette. My beat encompasses many facets of life in Iowa’s second-largest (but best) city – housing, economic development, public safety, infrastructure, and sometimes casinos as the city keeps dreaming of getting one. I love the people here and care deeply about sharing the facts residents need to stay informed about their community.
In my spare time, I coach young journalists to report on government and politics at The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa’s independent student-run newspaper. That’s where I got my start in journalism and navigated being the first in my family to graduate from college. I’m also a board member for CR Pride, helping to increase visibility of the local LGBTQ community. When I’m off the clock, I can typically be found cuddling with my cat Scout, re-watching The West Wing, or grabbing a cup of coffee or hazy IPA from somewhere local. Stay informed with our Daily News newsletter.