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Longtime Carroll businesswoman Kimberly Tiefenthaler, who also has served as a regional director for America’s Small Business Development Center across a wide swath of Iowa, will be the new executive director of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Area Development Corporation.

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More than $14 million in nonprofit donations and tax benefits tied to Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Jefferson has flowed to Greene County and its surrounding six counties in the six-plus years of operations, casino officials and local leaders told the Greene County Development Corporation…

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JEFFERSON: Greene County Development Corporation leaders have been ironing out an ambitious project with an Iowa Latino outreach firm to attract employees and shoppers from Iowa’s fastest-growing demographic to the county — which is facing an urgent labor shortage.

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Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent one year ago, according to the most figures available from Iowa Workforce Development.

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STORM LAKE: Buena Vista University (BVU) and Availa Bank have formed a Strategic Partnership, providing new opportunities that work to transform the communities they serve.

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NORTH BOSTON, NEW YORK: Taking delivery of two identical Toyne PRV™ XL Pumpers, the North Boston Volunteer Fire Company (NBVFC) expands its apparatus fleet to six emergency vehicles with the help of a Breda company.

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Retail Coach, the company collaborating with the city and Carroll Area Development Corporation to increase economic development in Carroll County, recently released its COVID-19 recovery data for the county, showing an impressive comeback for the rural community.

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SIOUX CITY: Union organizers are seeking to expand support beyond President Biden and U.S. House Democrats for what they say is their No. 1 legislative priority for working men and women — the so-called PRO Act that would make it easier for unions to gain members and collectively bargain, an…

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With more than 60 orders received already, Ben Grote and Anthony Ward have high hopes for the future of their Vamose Attachable Gym Bag creation.

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COON RAPIDS: As Coon Rapids Hardware Hank wraps up transition into its new building at 615 Main St., the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced it has awarded the City of Coon Rapids a $100,000 Community Catalyst Building Remediation grant to renovate the now-vacant hardware building …

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CORNING: When it comes to farm-to-plate dining, Primrose has made a name for itself throughout southwestern Iowa.

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RALSTON: With displays of crop-spraying drones and the opening of a Google office in Ralston, Landus on June 29 officially launched its new Innovation Center, a hive of agricultural entrepreneurship and modern features.

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BREDA: The lion’s share of business for Breda-based Trophies Plus comes from school-related activities, the trophies and ribbons and other trappings of sports success in Iowa to chess in Missouri to a huge contract with the New York City public schools.

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STORM LAKE: Buena Vista University (BVU) and Opportunity Living, of Lake City, Rockwell City, and Carroll, have become Strategic Partners, opening a variety of educational benefits now available to employees of Opportunity Living.

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LAKE CITY: Dobson Pipe Organ Builders is in the process of finding temporary workspaces in the area after a fire last week destroyed its downtown facility.

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JEFFERSON: Landus will be prepared to accept grain from area farmers and will boost safety measures in the wake of a May explosion and ongoing small, but contained, fires at its Jefferson operation, the cooperative’s president and CEO Matt Carstens said in an open community forum last week.

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ROCKWELL CITY: A groundbreaking ceremony took place June 3 to commemorate the beginning of construction on a new 115-acre business park being developed at the intersection of four-lane U.S. Highway 20 and Highway 4, just north of Rockwell City.

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GLIDDEN: At Glidden’s new Yellow Canary Health Spa, co-owners Tawney Dettman and Ashley Boggs are offering an array of services typically only available in larger-city settings.

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The Carroll Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Carroll Young Professionals have moved the first Live + Local event, featuring the band 2 ½ Guitars, back one week.

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Scranton Manufacturing has agreed to pay a fine of $50,208 because it failed to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it was producing significant quantities of ignitable hazardous waste over the course of several years.

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Drees Co., a family-owned company in Carroll since 1933, has utilized data for inventory expansion that was provided by the Carroll Area Development Corporation through its partnership with The Retail Coach.

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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA & WESTLAKE, TEXAS: Performance Food Group Company (PFG) (NYSE: PFGC) and Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (Core-Mark) (NASDAQ: CORE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which PFG will acquire Core-Mark in a stock and cash transaction.

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An exhaustive look at what can be done to boost Carroll’s Highway 30 corridor includes suggestions to site a walking/biking trail running from roughly Farner-Bocken in eastern Carroll to Walmart on its western edges as well the potential razing of the former JCPenney location to clear space …

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BOYER: Tending bar at the last business in a town with fewer than a dozen homes may seem like a hopeless endeavor, but when Margaret Gilmore looks at the half-dozen regulars at the New Country Pumpkin in Boyer on a Sunday afternoon, she sees people who aren’t going anywhere and are proud to …

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BREDA: Western Iowa Networks (WIN) recently was a recipient of a grant through the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program through the Office of the Chief Information Officer, which will aid in the construction of a fiber optic network in a large portion of southwestern Mills County.

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COON RAPIDS: Longtime pharmacist Dan Pomeroy, R.Ph., of Coon Rapids recently announced his retirement, effective May 1, at which time ownership of Coon Rapids Pharmacy will transfer to the Medicap Pharmacy in Jefferson.

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BREDA: Western Iowa Networks CEO Jeff Roiland recently was elected board president of the Iowa Communications Alliance for the upcoming year. As one of his first duties as president, Roiland spoke to ICA members as part of ICA’s Annual Meeting and Expo, which was held virtually in 2021.