January 24, 2020
DATE: January 24, 2020 CONTACT: Sarah Gomez
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHONE: (515) 523-1262
Economic Impact Award Presented at MWP Annual Dinner
Midwest Partnership EDC recognized Colleen and Corey Conrad, of Casey, with the Economic Impact Award for their contributions to the community and organizations they support at their annual dinner meeting on January 23rd at the Casey Community Building.
The Economic Impact Award recognizes Recognizing outstanding businesses and individuals for making a positive impact on economic growth and prosperity in the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation region
The Conrads were nominated for their leadership in several of Casey’s civic organizations, the restoration of six downtown buildings and new businesses opening on Main Street. The Conrads ignored the rumblings around town of those who felt this effort was a “lost cause”. They then took on the task of restoring these structures and the town that came with it. Their first building renovation, Pioneers Pub and Grub, opened just in time for Casey’s 150th Celebration. The Conrads have not only invested in downtown properties, they have invested in the community and the people in it for years to come.
Other highlights from the annual dinner included recognizing outgoing board member Doug Burns representing Guthrie County for his dedication and service to the organization over the past four years. Jerry Sullivan representing Guthrie County was elected President of the organization for 2020. Sarah Gomez, Executive Director, provided a recap and highlights of the last year. David Maahs delivered a summary of the strategic regional marketing plans for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Those in attendance had the opportunity to hear from the evening’s guest speakers, Colleen Conrad and Kacey Peterson, who spoke about the revitalization of Casey.
Midwest Partnership is the region’s leading facilitator for the retention, expansion and attraction of business to create jobs and improve quality of life in Adair and Guthrie counties.