Corridor to host Workforce Lunch & Learn in partnership with the Estherville Chamber

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13 Jun 2024

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The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (Corridor) in partnership with the Estherville Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) and Estherville Area Growth Partnership (Partnership) will host a Lunch & Learn event at the Iowa Lakes Community College Performing Arts Center at noon on Thursday, June 27th with speaker Kathy Anderson from Iowa Workforce Development.

Kathy Anderson is the Division Administrator for the Business Engagement Division at Iowa Workforce Development. With over twenty years of marketing and program management experience, Anderson enjoys advocating for businesses and connecting them to workforce solutions. She will be presenting on the Business Engagement Division and the services available to employers. Employer best practices for apprenticeships, work-based learning and hiring those with disabilities will also be topics for discussion.

“We are excited to have Kathy Anderson come to talk to our businesses about workforce and give tips on recruitment and retention,” said Corridor President & CEO Curt Strouth. “Workforce is a major topic across not only our region, but the state, and the more we can work toward solutions to fill those gaps, growth and continued development will follow.”

“We know that our businesses are always looking for ways to develop and retain workforce, so I am excited to bring in Kathy and her expertise to the area,” shared Chamber and Partnership Director Lexie Ruter. “It will be exciting to learn more about how IowaWORKS supports our businesses and our workforce.”

The Corridor’s Lunch & Learn events are free to attend for all Corridor and Chamber investors, but RSVPs are required. RSVP for the event at or by calling the office at 712-264-3474.



The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is the regional economic development agency for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. The Iowa Lakes Corridor’s mission is to foster, encourage, promote, aid or otherwise assist in the economic development growth and development of the four-county region.