Take the Party Bus to your next Event
Tyler and Delaney Annis operate a party bus business called T&D Party Wagon. The party bus/transporation service is based out of Urbana. "We have always wanted to start our own business and thought of the fun idea of party buses! We hope to meet a lot of new and fun people along the way and hope our buses can help people make memories that last a lifetime!" they said.
Kirkwood, IowaWORKS to Offer Career Consultants in Benton County
Select dates available for walk-in appointments over the next few months VINTON, Iowa (March 15, 2023)–Kirkwood Community College and IowaWORKS are partnering to make career consultants available to the people of Benton County to help them with their career and training goals. Members of the public will be able to take advantage of walk-in appointments on select dates over the next few months.
Las Lomitas Mexican Grill plans to reopen in new location
UpdatedLas Lomitas Mexican Grill released a short statement concerning the closing and possible reopening of their business in Vinton. The business had been located in the former Pizza Hut location and had been renting from the property owner. The business is looking at the possibility of relocating to 202 W. 4th St. the same location as the La Reyna restaurant.
Downstream Resto and Repair comes to Vinton
Vinton Unlimited welcomed Downstream Resto and Repair with a ribbon cutting on Saturday. Present for the ribbon cutting were (pictured left to right) Andrew Elwick of Elwick Electric, Shannon and Bryan Krough, Melody Snow of Vinton Unlimited, Cyanne Boggess and Phil Borlesky. As most small businesses do, Downstream Resto and Repair began as a hobby.
Fareway Honored with Independent Grocer Industry Awards
Fareway was recently recognized as a 2023 Outstanding Independents Award winner by Progressive Grocer, in addition to being named a 2023 Exceptional Independents Award winner by The Shelby Report. The two honors showcase Fareway’s commitment to community– bringing people together through foods that reflect the local area served. “We are humbled and honored to be recognized with these industry awards, serving as a leader in independent grocery,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W.
2 Area Locations Awarded Grants by Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program
Statewide program continues momentum for greater consumer access to lower cost Iowa grown biofuelsTwo Benton County locations were among 16 different counties in Iowa who were awarded more than $1.1 million in cost-share grants from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) during the latest quarterly application cycle.E15 Scheetz Group LLC in 101 1st St.
Ervin Motor Company become GMC Dealership Only
Ervin Motor Company has been your Buick dealer in Vinton since 1930. Buick has "announced they will change the franchise to build 100% electric vehicles by the year 2025". Uncertain of this new direction, the Ervin's dealership has elected to end its franchise with Buick for the first time in 93 years.Ervin Motor Company will continue to carry the GMC franchise, selling and servicing new Sierra 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD, plus the Canyon trucks and the Sports Utility lineup which includes GMC Terrain, Acadia, and Yukon SUVs.
Eastern Communications acquires RACOM
RACOM, the company that won a contract to construct an emergency radio communications service for Benton County, has been sold to Eastern Communications Ltd. In a press release Eastern Communications said, "Eastern Communications Ltd., a leading provider of mission critical communications and services in the Eastern US, announced today the acquisition of Marshalltown, Iowa based RACOM Corporation, a leading emergency communications service and technology provider in the Western US.