#MemberMonday: Northwest AEA

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How many years has your business been in Siouxland? We have been in Siouxland since 1975.

What services do you offer? Northwest AEA is one of nine AEAs across Iowa that offer special education services to children from birth to 21 years of age; professional development for educators in school districts; and school improvement services.

How many years has your business been a member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce? We have been members of the Siouxland Chamber for 43 years!

What do you enjoy most about being a Chamber member? The legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of Siouxland organizations.

What is your favorite Chamber event/memory? We are appreciative of the assistance given by the Chamber for our 100-year commemoration of our Sioux City office building. We had an ice cream social and open house for community members.

What is a fun or surprising fact about your company/business? The Iowa AEA system was one of the first educational service agencies (ESAs) established in the nation. Much of the legislative language to create Iowa AEAS was written by Sioux City native Dr. E. Robert “Bob” Stephens. There are four national awards in his name bestowed by the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) for outstanding contributions to the field of education.

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