Discover Business Resources

Explore our comprehensive Business Resources hub, where you can find resources to grow your network, promote your business, and access tools that can help propel your business to new heights.

Networking Events

We typically host 150+ events each year. Our network of over 800 businesses allows us to effectively connect you with the influencers you need. The mix & mingle time is a welcoming space to meet other members and learn their upcoming projects. Visit our calendar often to register for events and up your networking game!

Let’s connect you to the greater Iowa City business community!​

Referral Groups

Our Referral Groups connect non-competing members for the sole purpose of sharing leads, referrals, tips, information and advice that directly support their ability to drive business.

Current Referral Groups:

  • AM Group: 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • PM Group: 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Our Ambassadors are the face of Greater Iowa City, Inc! With their blue blazers and welcoming smiles, they are easy to recognize at all our community events. They welcome new businesses to the community and celebrate anniversaries and milestones of longstanding businesses. They connect and support our businesses. The Ambassadors, each from a different member business, truly carry out our mission of building community – one connection at a time!

Thank you to West Bank for sponsoring our 2023 Ambassador team.

Ambassador sponsor - west bank


Be seen. Make an impact.
Strategically promote your brand to the key decision-makers and leaders in our community. Select the events or programs that align with your company’s values and goals. 

Ribbon Cuttings

We’ll bring the giant scissors or the golden shovels! Our Ambassadors wil help you celebrate your new, remodeled, or expanded business with a ribbon-cutting or groundbreaking ceremony. Photos from your event will be promoted online and Greater IC Ambassadors will share your business story.


  • Any business: $500
  • Investor (Business Builder): $250
  • Investor (Business Leader and above): Complimentary


We are the go-to organization in Johnson County for all things business-related. Our phone rings daily with questions about business contacts. Greater Iowa City, Inc. averages 800 referrals annually for each of our members through numerous phone calls, daily email inquiries, and interactions with members of the business community. We also consistently refer media to our members for newsworthy public relations opportunities.

Publish your Event

Promoting your event on our public event calendar is an exclusive, complimentary perk for our investors. Your event will be visible to our 800+ members and leaders in the greater Iowa City community.
Learn how to post to our event calendar through your InfoHub Account in this quick tutorial.

Optimize your Directory Listing

As an investor of Greater IC, your organization has a complimentary profile on our investor directory. This directory is public. Community members use this page to find locally-based businesses that are invested in creating a strong, healthy community.


Although simply listing your website to our investor directory gives your website an SEO boost, you can also optimize your profile through your InfoHub account. This helps people find your business and encourages them to visit your website and location. We created a short step-by-step tutorial for you. You’ll learn how to easily add photos and a custom bio to your profile!

Offer a B2B Discount

Promote your products/services by sharing a Business-2-Business Discount on our website. This is an exclusive, complimentary perk for our investors. Your special offer will be visible to our 1,000+ members and leaders in the greater Iowa City community.


Learn how to post your B2B discount through your InfoHub Account in this quick tutorial.

Share your Story through our Investor Spotlight

An exclusive benefit for investors, this campaign gives us the opportunity to tell your story and introduce you to the business community.

Featured articles are approximately 250 words, including the business logo and up to two additional photos. They are featured on our website and shared across our social media platforms.

Host Greater IC's Event

Our City Connection or Business PM events are a great way to promote your brick & mortar location to the greater Iowa City business community and get people in your doors! Contact us to see if your space fits one of our events.

Certificates of Origin

Greater Iowa City, Inc. offers online Certificates of Origin through an affiliation with the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce. A Certificate of Origin is an international trade document attesting that goods in an export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured, or processed in a particular country. Completing your Certificate of Origin online through Greater Iowa City, Inc. helps eliminate the likelihood of errors and reduces the cost. Also, key information is stored, allowing for repeat certificates to be created without the need for repetitive form filling.


Exporters and freight forwarders must register to access the Certificate of Origin program through a dedicated Greater Iowa City, Inc. Web portal. Once the registration form is received, login credentials will be provided by Greater Iowa City, Inc. Documents will bear the seal of AWTCC, which is registered with customs authorities worldwide.


Click here to view helpful terminology pertaining to international exports.


  • New users: Complete the registration form to request Greater Iowa City, Inc. login credentials.
  • Registered users: Log in and begin the Certificate of Origin process.
  • Online document pricing: Greater Iowa City, Inc. investors: $25 per stamp; Non-investors: $50 per stamp. Become an investor now and save $25 per document processed!


Learn more about the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce Certificate of Origin program.


For information or to request a renewal form for expired registrations, contact:


DEI Resource Library

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are no longer just buzzwords! Whether you work in a small business, a non-profit, or a large corporation, DEI initiatives will benefit your organization. We invite you to explore the DEI resources and tools – curated by Inclusive ICR – that can help get you and your team started on your DEI journey.
  • CEO Commitment
  • Community Outreach
  • Diverse People
  • Diverse Suppliers
  • Internal Policy

Member Portal

Members and investors can update their directory profile, promote their events, list B2B discounts, make online payments, register for events, and engage directly with other Greater IC members and investors.
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