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Happy Workiversary to Craig Barkley!

Happy 2 year Workiversary to DeltaV Code School Instructor Craig Barkley! Craig started with us as a student at DeltaV and then an apprentice before he accepted his current role on our Instructor team. Craig brings a diversity of experience as a veteran of the workforce and the US Air Force, which he shares to help students relate the concepts

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Planning for Now AND the Future

While many organizations adapt to the current situation, there is growing recognition that what served us pre-pandemic may not be what makes our organization stronger post-pandemic.  Consider the opportunities this mindset brings. Most of us are in this scenario: We had a plan.  It was a good one.  We had our 2020 and maybe even 2021 vision mapped out.  Then,

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Happy Workiversary to David Tominsky!

Six years ago today David Tominsky said yes to an opportunity to work for NewBoCo and we are so glad he did! As reigning champion of the “Dad Joke” competition at Whiskey Friday we can always count on him to make us laugh out loud. Hosting open coffees, having conversations with the curious, and working as entrepreneur in residence at

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Happy Workiversary to Jourdan McChesney!

On May 15th, our Events Coordinator Jourdan McChesney celebrated one year with NewBoCo. Jourdan has been an invaluable member of the NewBoCo team as we navigate the transition of our largest events to virtual environments. Jourdan’s efforts with ICR AGile, EntreFEST, 1MC Cedar Rapids, and support to various efforts and teams have proven invaluable! She makes even the toughest jobs

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Meet Alison Mohr and Andy Fiedler

NewBoCo is thrilled to welcome our newest New Bohemians to the team, Alison Mohr and Andy Fiedler. Alison Mohr has joined the Education team as the Assistant Director of K–12 Education. She is helping NewBoCo expand our impact on students throughout Iowa through our K–12 programs. “I am very excited to have Alison’s education experience on the team,” says Samantha

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A volunteer assembles protective face shields in March 2020

How to Build PPE Face Shields, with or without a 3D Printer

There’s a great deal of concern about shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, there are ways that all of us can contribute to lessening that shortage. Health professionals need face shields that can protect both themselves and their patients. There are two ways you can help build them. One method simply

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A collection of all necessary materials to make a hybrid face shield

Disclaimer for Hybrid Version Design for Face Shields

Hybrid Version Design for Face Shields Release, Waiver of Liability, Defense, Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement The person accessing this design (“You”) is either the individual recipient of the design if the individual recipient is an adult under the laws of the relevant jurisdiction or the parent or legal guardian of the child if the individual recipient is a child

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