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The contest, sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA), is designed to invest in economic development while supporting the dreams of entrepreneurs and small business owners. The University of Northern Iowa’s MyEntre.Net, Iowa’s online community for entrepreneurs and small businesses, announced the launch of the contest in June. Businesses and entrepreneurs can compete to win $1,000 to help bring their business concept to reality or help their business grow in Iowa. Read more »


The Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guart and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, has announced that Duane Sundo of Hawkeye Growth at Menlo has been honored with a Patriotic Employer in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee(s) who serve in Iowa National guard and Reserve. The award was presented on Monday, July 12. Read more »


The Business Improvement Committee of Greenfield Chamber/Main Street held its third session in a series offered for business start-ups or expansions on Monday, July 12 at Wayne's Gift and Appliance Store. The contect for the evening's presentation focussed on how to use marketing data for decision-making. Read more »


The Panora Area Development Group is sponsoring their 7th annual forum on July 29th. This event is great fun each year, and offers the opportunity to welcome visitors to the Panora area and Midwest Partnership EDC region. Read more »


Plans are being finalized for the annual Summer Fun Night in Scranton. The event has been scheduled for Saturday, July 31, with activities running from 4-8 p.m. in and around the Scranton school building. Folks are invited to come and enjoy the evening. Bring your lawn chair for guarenteed, comfortable seating. Read more »


SynGest Inc. announced that the Iowa Power Fund and Iowa Office of Energy Independence are in final negotiations for a contract in the amount of $2.5 million for the development and commercialization of SynGest’s bioammonia production technology in the state of Iowa. The award is subject to final contract negotiations, board approval, and contract execution. The contract would provide a grant in the amount of $2.5 million subject to the terms of the contract. Read more »


The Adair County Corn & Soybean Association and the Southern Iowa R&D invites the public to their Biomass Harvesting Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10:30 am at the George Shepard farm, 1219 Trenton Ave., approximately two miles south of Stuart. Read more »


Last minute preparations are underway for the 132nd annual Audubon County Fair, set for July 21-25 at the Audubon County Fairgrounds. Read more »


Staff and board members from Greene County Development Corporation (GCDC) and Midwest Partnership EDC will soon be visiting leading employers in Greene County. The two organizations collaborate every few years on this project, called ‘Business Connections’. Read more »


Dnaish Countryside Vines and Wines recevived 2 silver megal in the fourth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Areea Community College (DMACC) Ankeny, IA campus. Read more »


New Way of Scranton recently showcased at the Residential Recycling Conference in Chicago, IL. New Way and Scranton Manufacturing, its parent company, were among nearly 50 exhibitors to display at the two-day March conference. Read more »


Joe Hanner, executive director of the Guthrie County Conservation Board, reports frequent use of the Raccoon River Valley Trail by both area and out of state residents, in spite of the ongoing repaving project between Panora and Yale. Read more »


Need one more good training ride for RAGBRAI? Here are the details on "Tour de Greene," a new ride on Saturday, July 17, from Jefferson. It uses part of the Raccoon River Valley Trail and offers routes of 20, 40,75 and 100 miles around Greene County. Your $10 fee includes lunch at the county fair. You'll also be helping a new local bike club, Cyclists of Greene, launch its first major event. Read more »


Bauer Built Manufacturing, Paton, is constructing a 47 x 80 addition to the manufacturing plant in Paton. Read more »


Kimballton is the Northern community of the two “Danish Villages” in western Iowa, north of 1-80 between Des Moines and Omaha. Proud of their Danish heritage, the residents of Kimballton erected their “Little Mermaid” in tribute to author Hans Christian Andersen in 1978 and had it cast in bronze and re-dedicated during the town’s 125th anniversary in 2008. Read more »


One leader in the movement for water drainage management education is Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) member Agri Drain Corporation of Adair, Iowa. Agri Drain hopes to make agriculture more productive, drainage systems smarter, and life a little easier for farmers through better water management. Read more »


SUSSEX, WI , July 2, 2010 (Market Wire) - Quad/Graphics, Inc. is pleased to announce that its acquisition of World Color Press Inc. ("Worldcolor") is complete. The closing follows overwhelming approval by shareholders of both companies as well as final court approval. Quad Graphics is the parent company of CR/T in Greenfield, Iowa. Read more »


Owner Revolution Inc. has announced it has launched Schafer Solutions Inc., a comprehensive resource for the development, manufacturing and delivery of plastic solutions for point of purchase, OEM, food, beverage and other applications requiring high quality, turn-key solutions. Schafer Solutions will be headquartered in Adair. Read more »


Jeremy Puck of Puck Custom Enterprises lead tours of the new facility and explained the different products manufactured by the home grown, family run, Audubon County business, during the PCE open house, held June 12th. Read more »


Mary Millard, member of the Rippey Public Library Board of trustees, shows Rippey librarian Toni Roberts how to complete internet linkage of four new computers recently. Read more »

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