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Councils are a great way to get involved, stay up to date on current events, and take advantage of your PACE Alliance Membership. Contact us today to learn more about our five working Councils and how you as a member can engage.

Business Development

GOAL: To provide connections, education, and advocacy opportunities geared towards strengthening small business operations and success.

WHO: Members who are small business owners, managers, or company representatives who have experience with small business start-ups, business growth, and additional resources; those who can provide mentorship or assistance to others.

WHAT: Networking opportunities (both business-to-business and peer-to-peer) through leadership development, tools, and strategies.

WHEN: Third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 AM

Downtown Development

GOAL: To ensure the vitality and sustainability of the downtown Pella area with diverse business culture and engaging aesthetics.

WHO: Members who take an interest in cultivating and fostering the environment in the downtown Pella area; business owners, building owners, real estate brokers, service businesses, additional members outside of the Central Business District area.

WHAT: Support business-friendly regulations, amenities, and atmosphere through oversight of regulations, zoning, ordinances, and the overall environment of the downtown Pella area.

WHEN: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 AM

Economic Development

GOAL: To create private and public partnerships that encourage economic growth.

WHO: Members (especially those from larger employers) or individuals with experience in financing, developing, and marketing of commercial, residential, and industrial projects.

WHAT: Create partnerships, between private and public entities, with a direct focus on housing, infrastructure, land availability, and the future expansion of Pella.

WHEN: First Thursday of the month at 7:00 am

Events Council

GOAL: To enhance the quality of life through social opportunities for residents and employees.

WHO: Members who share an interest in creating and implementing social events and experiences.

WHAT: Develop and host a wide variety of social experiences that appeal to Pella’s residents and workforce through social opportunities centered around family-friendly events, events for individuals 21+, and connections between business and employees; Thursdays in Pella, Golf Outing, Holiday Events, Pairings, etc.

WHEN: Times vary based on sub-committees

Workforce Development

GOAL: To attract and retain a quality workforce in the Pella area and serve as a resource for these new employees.

WHO: Members who work for employers, the education community, and other businesses in the Pella area interested in filling employment vacancies and attracting workforce.

WHAT: To serve as a resource to employers, residents, and future employees, diversity initiatives, and workforce retention.

WHEN: Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 am

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