Gorkow Joins Bankers Compliance Committee

Emily Gorkow, Loan Officer for Cedar Valley Bank & Trust, Vinton, Iowa, has been named to the Iowa Bankers Association's (IBA) Compliance Committee. Gorkow’s responsibilities as a committee member will include providing comments and feedback on state and federal regulatory initiatives, and recommending programs and products that enable banks to better manage their compliance needs.

HACAP in need of volunteers

HACAP Rural Senior Services is in great need of home delivered meal volunteers who can help get food to those who are not able to get outside of their homes. Volunteers typically volunteer from 10:45 am to 1:15 pm depending on the number of meals scheduled to be delivered anytime Monday – Friday. Benton County Transportation staff drive a bus and provide directions throughout the route.

Clipper Corner Seeks Hair Stylist

Share this with anyone you know that has the ability to work as a hair stylist and might be looking for a job in Vinton!

Reinvesting in Employees Fuels Companies Success

 Clickstop, a leader in e-commerce and great workplace culture, was recognized today as a 2023 Fastest Growing Company by the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ). This year marks the 15th year of the annual Fastest Growing Companies list which honors the region’s top 25 most dynamic companies making significant contributions to the strength of the local economy.

The Importance of Supporting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

by Mindy Brissey, Great Plains Regional Administrator,U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)The strength of any nation, in many respects, lies in the vibrancy of its economy, which in turn, is largely driven by the energy of its small businesses. As we navigate the complexities of a post-pandemic world, it is essential to recognize the crucial role that veteran-owned small businesses play in our economy.

New Veterans Business Outreach Center Opens to Empower Veteran Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of a new Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) in Omaha, Nebraska. This comprehensive center serves the veteran communities of Nebraska and Iowa, fostering small business growth and entrepreneurial success.This new VBOC stands as a testament to the SBA's commitment towards veteran entrepreneurship.

Wine Grape Field Day is Aug. 1 at the Horticulture Research Station

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University will host the 2023 Wine Grape Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station near Ames.The field day will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the morning in the vineyard at the Horticulture Research Station and the afternoon in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State.

Farmland Leasing Meetings to Address Topics Impacting Owners & Tenants

Meetings to focus on improved understanding and increased communication with farm leasesIowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting multiple farmland leasing meetings during July and August at various times and locations throughout the state. The annual meetings are offered to address questions that Iowa landowners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

Round up at your local Fareway in July to support Variety the Children’s Charity

 Fareway Stores, Inc. is partnering with Variety - the Children’s Charity to conduct the seventh annual Round Up at the register from July 3 - 22 at all 136 store locations. Customers will have the opportunity to round up to the next dollar or provide an additional donation on their grocery bill to help fund Variety’s mission. Dollars raised through the Round Up will provide mobility equipment to children living with special needs, as well as fund and deliver effective programs and grants to care for children who are underprivileged, at-risk, critically ill, or living with special needs.

Sec. Naig Encourages Farmers to Utilize, Update the Free Hay & Straw Directory

Free, searchable online listing connects Iowa sellers with in-state or out-of-state buyers The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship offers a free, searchable online directory to connect Iowa farmers who have hay or straw to sell with buyers who are interested in purchasing it.Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging farmers or those with hay or straw to sell to update their listing at least once per year or as they have new inventories to offer.
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