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From Idea to a Full-Fledged Successful Business – How Iowans Can Start their Own Mid-Sized Business from Home

From Idea to a Full-Fledged Successful Business – How Iowans Can Start their Own Mid-Sized Business from Home

While Iowa is traditionally known for its agriculture and food production industry, there are many other industries that Iowans are branching into, and with great success. In a report published…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/12/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 707.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 272.17…

3 Advertising Ideas For Small Businesses

3 Advertising Ideas For Small Businesses

There’s no prouder moment than launching a new business. For anybody that has spent months or even years to see a business idea come to life, once launched is when…

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

DETROIT – Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on…

Winnebago Industries to acquire premium RV manufacturer Newmar

Winnebago Industries to acquire premium RV manufacturer Newmar

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”), a leading…

Restaurant and sports bar under construction in Southbridge Mall

Restaurant and sports bar under construction in Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – A restaurant and sports bar venue is under construction in Southbridge Mall’s south entrance area and is seeking city dollars to help the project along. According to…

Plymouth to get new bus stop with help from University of Iowa students

Plymouth to get new bus stop with help from University of Iowa students

IOWA CITY – Students in Plymouth, Iowa, will soon be warmer, drier, and safer—as well as have their devices fully charged—while waiting for their buses thanks to a grant through…

Networking Tips To Help You Succeed In Business

Networking Tips To Help You Succeed In Business

Working in business means that you’re going to be meeting and interacting with a lot of different people throughout your days. You’re going to want to build a strong network…

Welfare available for farmers affected by natural disasters, feds announce, again

Welfare available for farmers affected by natural disasters, feds announce, again

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 5, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 5, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/5/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 470.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 350.37 ADAMS SHARPENING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 4.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPY…

Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm to break ground in Mason City on September 11

Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm to break ground in Mason City on September 11

MASON CITY – The highly-anticipated Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm will break ground in Mason City on September 11, 2019. Bushel Boy Farms will break ground on their new…

Walmart says no to handguns and ammo sales, tells customers to keep their guns out of stores

Walmart says no to handguns and ammo sales, tells customers to keep their guns out of stores

BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS – Walmart today said there will be no more handgun nor handgun ammunition sold in their stores and is telling customers to keep their guns out of their…

Alliant Energy implodes Sutherland coal-fired generating station

Alliant Energy implodes Sutherland coal-fired generating station

MARSHALLTOWN – Alliant Energy completed the implosion of the remaining structures of the company’s Sutherland Generating Station (SGS) on Friday. The demolition was carried out by Bierlein Companies from Midland,…

City of Mason City expense report for August 29, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 29, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report Aug 29, 2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 524.02 AHLERS AND COONEY PC GENERAL LIABILITY 1,035.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL OTHER…

Gov. Reynolds announces Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund recipients

Gov. Reynolds announces Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund recipients

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the first 13 recipients of the new Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant designed to help employers carry out…

Iowa Corn Farmers: “We’re fed up with Trump’s broken promises”

Iowa Corn Farmers: “We’re fed up with Trump’s broken promises”

DES MOINES – On Tuesday of this week, at the Iowa Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) Annual Grassroots Summit, delegates of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and members rallied to express…

Bruce and Connie Goddard recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center July Entrepreneurs of the Month

Bruce and Connie Goddard recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center July Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Bruce and Connie Goddard of EZ Manufacturing as the August 2019…

City of Mason City expense report for August 22, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 22, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/22/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 12.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 95.24 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,565.00 ALL STAR…

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor the President’s promise to America’s farmers

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor the President’s promise to America’s farmers

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the…

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant to be torn down in Mason City, replaced with tire store

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant to be torn down in Mason City, replaced with tire store

MASON CITY – The former Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant building in Mason City is being torn down and will be replaced with a tire store. Demolition of the former Carlos O’Kelly’s…

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds testified today at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA). Reynolds outlined…

City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/15/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 305.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 943.52 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES9.15 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND…

Alliant Energy releases 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

Alliant Energy releases 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

MADISON, WI – Alliant Energy released its Corporate Sustainability Report (alliantenergy.com/sustainability), highlighting the company’s broad sustainability efforts. The report outlines Alliant Energy’s continuing efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of…

Hy-Vee warns customers of data exposure

Hy-Vee warns customers of data exposure

WEST DES MOINES – Hy-Vee, Inc. is conducting an investigation into a data incident involving its payment processing systems, in which customer payment data may have been exposed. Hy-Vee takes…

City of Mason City expense report for August 8, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 8, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/8/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 16.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 66.95 AHLERS AND…

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to analyze the exchange rate policies of other countries. Under Section 3004 of…

City of Mason City expense report for August 1, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 1, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/1/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 610.00 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,036.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 51.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES…

Victims of Equifax data breach can claim settlement

Victims of Equifax data breach can claim settlement

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller announced that a coalition of 50 attorneys general has reached a proposed settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a…

Gov. Reynolds highlights employment opportunities in Iowa, 80,000+ job opportunities

Gov. Reynolds highlights employment opportunities in Iowa, 80,000+ job opportunities

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced more than 80,000 jobs available on IowaWORKS.gov during a press conference at the Kelley Conference Room at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Gov.…

State Farm awards Iowa State Patrol $40,000 to advance auto safety efforts

State Farm awards Iowa State Patrol $40,000 to advance auto safety efforts

DES MOINES – The Iowa State Patrol has received a $40,000 grant from State Farm for two Seatbelt Convincers which will be used statewide. The seatbelt convincers simulate roughly a…

Keith and Holly Messenger of SERVPRO – Mason City recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center July Entrepreneurs of the Month

Keith and Holly Messenger of SERVPRO – Mason City recognized  as NIACC Pappajohn Center July Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Keith and Holly Messenger of SERVPRO in Mason City as the…

Gov. Reynolds announces upcoming Future Ready Iowa Events

Gov. Reynolds announces upcoming Future Ready Iowa Events

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced 27 collaborative, public-private partnership events will be taking place to help Iowa build a skilled workforce for the future. From Sept. 4 to…

Dilapidated hotel near Mason City downtown sold and will be re-habbed

Dilapidated hotel near Mason City downtown sold and will be re-habbed

MASON CITY – A dilapidated hotel that devolved into a serious eyesore near downtown Mason City has been sold, and it will be under renovation immediately. The former Americas Best…

City of Mason City expense report for July 25, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for July 25, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/25/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 100.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 37,733.17 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 6,663.12 ARAMARK UNIFORM…

Valero of Lakota, Iowa recognized as “community-minded” company by volunteer organization

Valero of Lakota, Iowa recognized as “community-minded” company by volunteer organization

LAKOTA, IOWA — For a sixth consecutive time, Valero Energy Corporation has been named to The Civic 50, a list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States…

Feds slam Facebook with $5 billion penalty for deceiving users

Feds slam Facebook with $5 billion penalty for deceiving users

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Facebook, Inc. will pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty, and submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for the…

Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala

Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala

MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is now accepting nominations for the Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala Awards. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will take place on Tuesday, October…

City of Mason City expense report, July 18, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, July 18, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/18/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 4IMPRINT COMMUNITY POLICING 354.19 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 124.90 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 300.00 AMES…

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

ALBERT LEA, MN — An Albert Lea man was fired from his job and evidently returned to the scene with a shotgun to find his supervisor. On Tuesday, July 16,…

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

WAYLAND, IOWA – An Iowa businessman is being investigated for stealing employee wages, authorities say. In October of 2017, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Curtis Wagler and Walger…

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