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The Small Business Administration named Ben Puck, founder and president of Puck Customer Enterprises in Manning, as the "Iowa Small Business Person of the Year." Read more »

Audubon County Award Ben Puck Daily Times Herald Manning PCE Puck Custom Enterprises SBA Small Business Award

 

The Community Visioning Program in Scranton is underway, with a recent Transportation Assets and Barriers community input workshop taking place recently. Read more »

Community Visioning Program Iowa's Living Roadways Scranton The Scranton Journal Transportation

 

ISU Extension and Outreach hosted a STEM Fest at AC/GC High School to promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Read more »

ISU Extension STEM STEM FEST

 

Greene County Tourism hosted a visioning meeting to plan for the future. Read more »

Churdan Grand Junction Greene County Jefferson planning Rippey Scranton tourism visioning

 

Dr. Daryl Olsen of AMVC in Audubon spoke as the keynote at Midwest Partnership's Annual Dinner. In addition to sharing the history of the business and recounting its growth and success, Olsen made a point to share the difference between a good business and a great business, with the key being giving back to the community and industry as a priority. Read more »

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The spotlight was on Audubon County Thursday night, January 26, as more than 75 business representatives and local governmental officials gathered at the Lake Panorama Conference Center to review the past year of Midwest Partnership Economic Development. Both awards went to Audubon County businesses and the guest speaker was Dr. Daryl Olsen, one of the founders of AMVC. Read more »

AMVC Annual Dinner Audubon Audubon County Entrepreneur Award Guy Powell Award Midwest Partnership Moglea Puck Custom Enterprises

 

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes entrepreneurial spirit and the substantial growth of a small business venture in our region. This year’s award was presented to Meg and Chad Gleason, owners of Moglea in Audubon. Read more »

Annual Dinner Audubon Audubon County Entrepreneur Award entrepreneurship Midwest Partnership Moglea small business Unique Business

 

The Guy Powell Award recognizes excellence in leadership and passion for economic development in the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation region. It is awarded to superior leaders that strive to make our region a more economically vital place to live, work, and play. This year’s recipients of the Guy Powell Award are Ben and Kathy Puck of Puck Custom Enterprises, Inc. located in Manning in Audubon County. Read more »

Annual Award Annual Dinner Audubon Audubon County Guy Powell Award Leadership Award Midwest Partnership Puck Custom Enterprises

 

“Future Ready Iowa” is Governor Branstad’s and Lt. Governor Reynolds’ initiative to build Iowa’s talent pipeline for the careers of today and tomorrow. The “Future Ready Iowa” initiative was created after Iowa received a National Governors Association grant in 2014 for up to $170,000 to develop strategies to improve the educational and training attainment of its citizens and the alignment of those degrees and credentials with employer demand. The Future Ready Iowa website rolled out on January 23, 2017. Read more »

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Progress continues in Audubon on the Rose Theatre, mainly on the interior of the structure currently. In less than a year the building has been given a new roof and has been gutted down to the rafters, concrete floors and brick walls interiorly. Read more »

Audubon Audubon County Community Development Daily Times Herald Rose Theatre

 

The Casey Visitor Center has seen a lot of community support and investment over the past few years as the community takes great pride in preserving the space. Read more »

Adair News Casey community center community culture community development community support Guthrie County historic building renovation restoration

 

Jefferson's downtown square will see a successful succession of ownership of Fudges Flowers & Gifts, with Katie Richard selling the business to local resident Bonnie Silbaugh. Read more »

Business Spotlight business succession flower shop Fudges Flowers Greene County Jefferson Jefferson Herald local business New Owner small business

 

The former site of Country View Estates is scheduled to become Firefly Creek Ranch - an adult board and care facility - as a result of the December 20 public hearing. Read more »

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The Guthrie County Board of Supervisors voted four-to-one to sell the former County Home to Brenda Rose who plans to operate Firefly Creek Ranch. Read more »

Country View Estates County Property Firefly Creek Ranch Guthrie County Guthrie County Supervisors News Gazette

 

New video series details how locally-manufactured SoyChlor® keeps global dairy herds healthy and profitable
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Greene County Jefferson Landus Cooperative SoyChlor video series

 

Springbrook State Park in Guthrie County is one of 50 First Day Hikes on January 1 as adventurers ring in the New Year by connecting with nature. Read more »

First Day Hike Guthrie County Guthrie County Vedette Nature Springbrook Springbrook Conservation Education Center Springbrook State Park Tourism

 

Jefferson Matters: Main Street in Greene County was one of 14 communities selected to receive Main Street Iowa Challenge grants from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Read more »

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Scranton in Greene County is one of 10 Iowa communities that have been selected to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning program in 2017. Read more »

Community Visioning Program Greene County Greene County News Online Iowa's Living Roadways Scranton Scranton Journal

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