Innovation Opportunity

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This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

As we re-imagine economic development, government, health care, education and community life in the age of invention, we can all use new tools and techniques to enhance our ability to innovate.

The Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Corridor Business Alliance will host a regional event – Igniting Innovation in Communities Today, presented by Sarah Miller Caldicott on Tuesday, February 22nd at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

“In order to compete in the global, knowledge-based economy we must have an innovative culture,” stated Chuck Peters, Cedar Rapids Area Chamber Board Chair. “Sarah brings great experience, with proven tools and techniques, to accelerate the development of our culture of innovation.”

The great grandniece of Thomas Edison, Sarah Miller Caldicott, has been engaged in creativity and innovation throughout her life. An award-winning speaker, Caldicott will excite with her combination of substantive content and dynamic audience interaction. The audience will learn how they can use Edison’s time-tested methods to create innovation literacy in their organizations and community to develop innovation success.

Caldicott shares her unique legacy of innovation in her book, Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America’s Greatest Inventor. Based on years of research, Caldicott offers an in-depth view of Edison’s comprehensive innovation approach – an analysis which has never before been documented.

Igniting Innovation in Communities Today is a luncheon event from Noon-1:30 p.m., on February 22.  Tickets are $40 per person or $400 for a table of 10. Those interested in attending can get more information or register on-line at More information on Sarah Caldicott can be found at

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