Survive & Thrive During Construction

posted in Chamber of Commerce on March 14, 2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) and City of Waverly are preparing for a spring 2017 ground-breaking for the Hwy. 3/Bremer Avenue Rebuild Project. Find out what things we as a business community can do now to “survive and thrive” during construction.”

A Main Street Iowa technical assistance visit presented by the Waverly Chamber of Commerce and Main Street program to forward our community’s plans to “survive and thrive” is set for March 21 & 22, 2017 at the Cobblestone Hotel (208 East Bremer Ave.) meeting room and you’re invited to join us. There are two ways to participate and benefit:

Open Roundtable Sessions

Tuesday, March 21 | 3:30 to 4:30 PM - West Bremer Avenue Businesses

Tuesday, March 21 | 5:00 to 6:00 PM - East Bremer Avenue Businesses

Wednesday, March 22 | 3:30 to 4:30 PM - West Bremer Avenue Businesses

Wednesday, March 22 | 5:00 to 6:00 PM - East Bremer Avenue Businesses

Roundtable sessions will be held at two different days and times at the Cobblestone Hotel meeting room : on Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22 at 3:30 PM for West Bremer Avenue businesses and 5:00 PM for East Bremer Avenue businesses on both days. Participation is open to everyone and is not limited to Waverly Chamber members. The interactive forum will provide a chance to learn what other communities and businesses have achieved to survive and thrive during construction, and to share ideas for ways that Waverly businesses can work together to overcome challenges presented by the construction project. 

Geographical Sessions

Wednesday, March 22 at the Cobblestone Hotel meeting room

Designed to mirror the different phasing of the project, these geographical sessions will focus on businesses located in these areas:

8:00 to 9:15 a.m.           Session 1: East & West Bremer Ave. – From Bremer Bridge to 2nd Streets on both sides

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.         Session 2: West Bremer Ave. – From 2nd Street to 7th Street

11:00 to 11:45 a.m.        Session 3: West Bremer Ave. – From 20th Street to Railroad Tracks

1:00 to 2:15 p.m.           Session 4: East Bremer Ave. – From 2nd Street to 8th Street

2:30 to 3:15 p.m.           Session 5: West Bremer Ave. – From 7th Street to 12th Street

Business owners will have a chance to ask questions and discuss specific challenges and ways for your business to “survive and thrive” during construction.

The Waverly Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Iowa have enlisted the services of Jay Schlinsog, principal with Downtown Professionals Network in Franklin, Tennessee. Jay has worked with several communities in Iowa and throughout the Midwest, sharing his first hand experiences and helping them to prepare for projects similar to the Bremer Avenue/Hwy. 3 Rebuild project. Learn more at www.downtownpros.com .

Businesses owners are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this rare and complimentary opportunity.

For more information please call the Waverly Chamber of Commerce/Main Street office at

(319) 352-4526 or email at waverly@waverlychamber.com

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