Center for Business Growth and Innovation addresses business challenges presented by COVID-19

exterior of the building that houses CBGI

UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation (CBGI) program seeks to support the business community during the COVID-19 outbreak by launching a new video series, titled “Coping with COVID-19, Creative Solutions for your Business,” on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  

Topics will include resources available, workforce issues such as managing a virtual staff, unemployment law changes, flexibility and productivity, finance and strategy, marketing, mental health and more. Advance Iowa staff is partnering with numerous subject matter experts across the region and state to provide relevant information and innovative ideas. 

“UNI’s CBGI program has always been committed to supporting the important lifeblood of our communities - our businesses,” Paul Kinghorn, CBGI’s director. “During this unprecedented situation, we seek to continue this tradition with actionable guidance from some of the best resources in our state” 

This series will be available live through the Advance Iowa and Center for Business Growth and Innovation Facebook pages twice a day at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Each live stream will contain different information that will adapt to the rapidly changing environment. Videos will be archived and available online at and 

About Center for Business Growth and Innovation

The Center for Business Growth and Innovation’s team philosophy is to listen to the entrepreneurial community, imagine what they can do to fill gaps in their needs, then create shareable and collaboratively driven solutions leveraging technology and university assets. CBGI is located in the University of Northern Iowa’s Business and Community Services. For more information, visit


Ricki Alford, marketing and communications, UNI Business and Community Services, 319-273-6729 

Steve Schmadeke, UNI public relations manager, 319-273-6120,