Before all of our Power Breakfast events, we bring the panelists to the
Business Record for a pre-event meeting on the topic and banter through
We always leave that meeting wishing we could have invited our entire audience
into the room with us to hear the informal discussion.
So, we decided this year to host a series of what we are calling Power
Roundtables, and we invited members from a variety of industries to have
discussions about the trends, opportunities and challenges they are facing as
we head into 2014. We recorded each conversation on video, and all four
(manufacturing, culture, commercial real estate and STEM) will be released in
the coming weeks on our website.
Not only did we get a variety of story ideas for 2014 and beyond, but we also
had our reporters pull out some key takeaways and observations from the
First Power Roundtable:
For our first Power Roundtable, reporter Kyle Oppenhuizen gathered five
business leaders who are working as part of the Governor's STEM Advisory
Council to make sure your business has access to a skilled workforce. It's a
critical issue for Iowa and one that truly impacts all businesses. In fact,
access to skilled workers was a common thread that ran through all four of our Power
Roundtables. We hope you enjoy this inside look at STEM education in Iowa.
Kyle's Takeaways | Watch