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Formerly known as the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Business Partnership serves as the voice of business for Johnson County, Iowa, uniting businesses and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life.


Executive Podcast Solutions constructs platforms that allow you to reach your clients, customers, peers, prospects, members and the public. They do the building; you do the speaking, just as it should be.


Body by Dre is a fitness and nutrition company based out of Iowa City, IA that provides personal and online training, fitness nutrition, and health coaching.

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Anna Spooner is the founder of Rainbow’s Edge, formerly known as Point Content Marketing. She is a full-time professional blogger and copywriter specializing in finance and insurance topics. She can provide your business with fresh ideas that turn readers into leads and leads into clients.

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Storyline Multimedia was established in 2018 by John and Emily Choate. Storyline Multimedia offers a full range of video services for our business clients. They specialize in creating commercials, customer testimonials, and much more.

Tailored Tax & Accounting

Tailored Tax and Accounting is devoted to providing professional services to organizations with lasting legacies. They are dedicated to helping Non-Profits build a reputation of accountability, sustainability, and trust through transparent financial management.

UI Ventures

UI Ventures is a service provided to the faculty, staff, and graduate students at the University of Iowa. Their mission is to support commercialization of innovative University of Iowa technology through spinouts with the goal of enhancing economic development as an extension of research and scholarship.

MD Orthopaedics

MD Orthopaedics, Inc, the global leader in Ponseti Method clubfoot orthoses. MD Orthopaedics currently sells their Mitchell Ponseti® and Ponseti® brand products in over 120 countries and has changed the lives of over 300K children to date.


Protostudios is a state-of-the-art, rapid-prototyping facility housed here at MERGE. They work to develop fully functional prototypes of a customer’s product allowing you to test, redesign, determine manufacturing paths, and demonstrate usability to investors. 


Clockworks Analytics is an essential smart building intelligence platform that helps facilities professionals and their service providers gain visibility into the biggest issues affecting building energy consumption, indoor air quality and equipment health.


The Center for Industrial Research and Service, aka CIRAS, was created in 1963 to improve the quality of life in Iowa by helping businesses and their communities prosper and grow. Based out of Iowa State University, their Iowa City location is a great addition to our community! 

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Founded in 1999, Brightidea launched the first-ever online innovation platform in 2005. The platform was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of any organization’s innovation process. Today, Brightidea’s innovation program management software helps world class organizations by offering a complete suite of capabilities that cover the entire innovation journey.


Dr. Tracy Ksiazak is a Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in assessment and counseling. Her professional goal is to gather and synthesize data to help parents understand each child’s complex educational needs, strengths, and areas for growth.


Tomás Rodríguez is an attorney who is dedicated to provide the best legal representation to people in need at a reasonable price.

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Aesalon is a highly adaptable, lifelong learning, collaborative organization. They conduct critical infrastructure surveying using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) to conduct accurate 3D modeling to produce actionable data. They are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that has leadership experience in conducting high risk operations and solving complex problems to reduce risk while increasing efficiency.