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Community Outreach

    CVSHRM is proud to be a part of such a strong community. In support of our mission, we support and promote community organizations, outreach, and events in the Cedar Valley. See below for upcoming opportunities for community outreach.  


    Cedar Valley Inclusion Toolkit

    The Inclusion Toolkit is an online collection of resources that can help your business develop or improve economic inclusion practices.  

    Check it out here:



    Cedar Valley Intern Outing 


    One of the strongest assets in the Cedar Valley related to population growth and workforce retention are the interns and students here pursuing education and experience. It is important to provide a bridge into the community for these young professionals and expose them to the lifestyle they can have in the Cedar Valley.


     This spurred a new program called the Cedar Valley Intern Outing, piloted in the Summer of 2020, designed to be a hard-sell approach to the Cedar Valley and connecting these young professionals with resources and information regarding life in the Cedar Valley. Learn more at


    Live the Valley is a Cedar Valley Recruiters’ Community Toolkit 


    This Cedar Valley website, social media brand and magazine serve to assist and support HR and recruiting professionals; sharing what life in the Cedar Valley looks like. There are tools such as community member profiles, a cost of living calculator and regularly updated blogs featuring local hotspots and events.


    Live the Valley Job Board


    Another asset of Live the Valley is the Cedar Valley regional job board. This job board is promoted on Social Media, having reached almost one million people across the country. The new positions are also shared through a weekly job updates newsletter, engaging with hundreds of job seekers every week who are both inside and outside of the Cedar Valley.


    Post your jobs today: Cedar Valley Job Board


    Representing the Cedar Valley in

    Denver, Colorado


    On October 28, Will Frost and Aaron Jarnagin of Grow Cedar Valley represented the Cedar Valley at the Iowan Project meetup in Denver, Colorado. The Iowan Project hosts meetups twice a year as an opportunity to connect with Iowa ex-pats. There were over 50 people in attendance and five one-on-one follow up meetings were organized for those that were looking to learn more about the Cedar Valley.


    Make sure to check out this great recap video they made!




    SHRM is leading the national effort to elevate the HR profession and empower leaders to shape healthy, inclusive workplace environments. As you heard from SHRM President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., the “Getting Talent Back to Work” national initiative has been launched.

    This initiative champions the hiring of individuals with criminal records, an untapped talent pool that has traditionally been shut out of the labor market. This initiative calls on business executives and association leaders to pledge to consider qualified individuals for job opportunities regardless of their criminal records, giving those that deserve it—a second chance. Already, over 450 business and industry leaders representing a variety of organizations have publicly signed on to the pledge, including the National Restaurant Association, the National Retail Federation, the National Staffing Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.

    The pledge follows from our work on the bipartisan First Step Act, which was signed into law in December, and improves re-entry opportunities for thousands of incarcerated men and women.

    At a time when unemployment is at a record low, and businesses are experiencing a human capital crisis, we can’t afford to continue shutting out this untapped pool of qualified people.

    How can you help?

    As an HR professional, we encourage you to personally take the pledge too!