REV Kickoff Event

REV kickoff event, special Kitchen Council tour announced

July 14, 2022

Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 13, 2022 - In conjunction with Startup Omaha Week, Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation, Kitchen Council and TS Bank a new, REV kickoff event is set for Wednesday, July 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center located at 1001 South 6th St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501.

The evening will kickoff with a welcome from Pottawattamie Arts Culture and Entertainment (PACE), CEO, Danna Kehm followed by a brief, motivational address from Rick Faber with Vistage. Attendees will also hear from a panel of past REV winners and a special behind the scenes look at Kitchen Council, a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen that provides educational resources, events, mentorship and more for food entrepreneurs.

Panel speakers include Alejandra Valdez, founder and owner of Viva Fit Kitchen, Alysia Hess, owner of The Occasional Collective, Spencer Robinson, Chief Technology Officer from Appsky and moderator, Rick Faber from Vistage. Each will share about their REV pitch competition experiences, where they are now and how new entrepreneurs can get started.

Drinks and light appetizers will be provided for attendees. This event is open to the public.

Reservations are not required, but encouraged. See more details on our TS Bank events page or Startup Omaha Week here.

About Startup Omaha Week: Startup Omaha Week is a weeklong celebration of events focused on building a stronger and more collaborative startup ecosystem within the Greater Omaha area. Entrepreneurs of all types are welcome to participate in this year’s startup week. Meet other fellow founders, shake hands with investors, and learn more about the resources available to you. This year’s events will range in topics, format, and settings to ensure a variety of ways to engage and experience all the startup ecosystem has to offer. Learn more at

About Advance Southwest Iowa: Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation is the economic development organization for Council Bluffs and all communities in Pottawattamie County.  Advance is a one-stop shop for economic development with a focus on business attraction, retention, entrepreneurship and site development.  The Advance staff are proud to work alongside our many community partners to enhance the image and increase the tax base to make Pottawattamie County a prosperous and desirable community to live and do business. For more information visit

About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $365 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $218 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning, Council Bluffs and Ames, Iowa. For more information visit