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Ohnward Bancshares gives employees $1,000 tax reform bonus

Ohnward Bancshares will pay a $1,000 tax relief, holiday bonus to every company employee following the signing of the tax reform bill this month.

Midland National offers consumers financial resolutions for 2018

From Wealth Management Wire

Midland National wants to make 2018 the year you’re finally able to stick to all your bold, new budget plans.

MARION CITY COUNCIL: Marion city officials seek input on liquor licensing ordinance

Marion city officials will host two public listening sessions to garner input from residents and members of the business community in regard to its liquor licensing guidelines.

DUBUQUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: McCoy Goldsmith & Jeweler donating $45K for 45th year

2018 marks the beginning of McCoy Goldsmith & Jeweler’s ‘$45k for 45 Years’ event which is aimed at giving back to the community that has kept the business alive over the years.

CITY OF AMES: Freedom Winds Air Force Ensemble to Perform at Ames City Auditorium on Feb. 7

City of Ames issued the following announcement on Jan. 11.The Freedom Winds Ensemble, one of nine ensembles with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m.

METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION OF JOHNSON COUNTY: Apply to be a resident representative to the East Central Iowa Council of Governments - Board of Directors

Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County issued the following announcement on Jan. 8.One Resident Representative Position – One Year Term Effective upon appointment – January 31, 2018 The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) is seeking a representative to participate on the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) - Board of Directors.

CITY OF ANKENY: Community Ice Rink Opens for Winter Season in Ankeny

City of Ankeny issued the following announcement on Dec. 27.The City of Ankeny is pleased to announce the Community Skating Rink is now open and ready for ice skating and hockey.


Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Jan. 16.Nominate a deserving woman for the 2018 ATHENA Awards® and a deserving man for the 2018 Male Champion of Change award. Nominations will remain open until February 20, 2018, with the announcement of nominees being made on March 1.

CITY OF IOWA CITY: Iowa City names Transportation Services Director

City of Iowa City issued the following announcement on Jan. 16.The City of Iowa City has a new Transportation Services Director.

CITY OF WATERLOO: Waterloo to be honored by Federal Agency

City of Waterloo issued the following announcement on Jan. 10.Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart today announced that the City will receive the 2018 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award from the National Community Development Association (NCDA) for its innovative use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on the Grand Crossing development project. The award will be presented during the NCDA’s Winter Conference Friday Jan. 26 in Washington.

UNITYPOINT HEALTH: Finley Nursing Scholarships Available

UnityPoint Health® Finley Health Foundation and the Finley Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association announce 2018 scholarship applications will be available on February 1, 2018 for individuals pursuing a degree in the nursing field.

2018 has already brought many changes to DirecTech sales team

The new year is shaping up as a memorable one for the DirecTech sales team.

OPINION: Next Step in Dismantling Obamacare: IPAB

Taxes are lower, ISIS is on the run, and the regulatory agencies are in a ceasefire with the US economy.

CITY OF AMES: Forums Scheduled to Educate Public on Community Development Block Grant Funding

The City of Ames will host two public forums to educate the public on the status and the future of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and to gather public feedback for its 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan projects.


2018 Chamber Bowl – February 6-8 It’s THREE nights of bowling, networking, and prizes!

CITY OF SIOUX CITY: Join Climb Strong Team

The Sioux City Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite participants from 4th grade through 12th grade to join Sioux City’s ONLY climbing team for the 2018 Top Rope Season.

2 Toys R Us stores set to close in Iowa

Toys R Us will begin going-out-of-business sales in February at two stores in Iowa slated to close in April.

CITY OF CEDAR RAPIDS: City Accepting Hotel-Motel Tax Fund Grant Program Applications

The City of Cedar Rapids is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2019-2021 Hotel-Motel Tax Revenue Funds.

CITY OF URBANDALE: Building permits in Urbandale increased for 4th year in a row

The City of Urbandale’s Community Development Department issued a total of 893 building permits in 2017, with a total valuation of almost $111 million.

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