Education, Entrepreneurs, Monona County Economic Development

Online or Left Behind Workshops in November

By admin on October 21, 2020 0 Comments

Small business owners in the Siouxland area interested in creating an online presence to promote and sell their products are invited to attend a free workshop, “Online or Left Behind, 4 Steps to Prepare for Holiday Sales and Maximize Business in 2021”. Stacy Orndorff, Entrepreneurial Community Navigator for Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and owner of … Continue Reading

Education, Entrepreneurs, Monona County Economic Development, New Business

Successful First Business Blender with Iowa’s West Coast Initiative

By admin on October 8, 2020 0 Comments

The first of many business blenders in Monona County, hosted by Iowa’s West Coast Initiative (IWCI) in partnership with MCEDP took place October 7th at 6:30 pm at Carrier Coffee & Tea Company in Onawa. The meeting included a presentation by Williams and Company regarding Covid-19 financial resources, along with an exciting debut of Iron … Continue Reading

Agriculture Development, Monona County Economic Development, Workforce Development

Monona County’s Gateway To The World Market

By admin on September 24, 2020 0 Comments

NEW Cooperative breaks ground on Port of Blencoe On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, NEW Cooperative held a ground breaking ceremony for the Port of Blencoe along the Missouri River. Due to rainy conditions the ceremony was moved from the site of the new port to the shop at the nearby Blencoe location. The shipping and … Continue Reading

Community Development, Funding Opportunities, Monona County Economic Development

Monona County Couple Secures 2020 Community Catalyst Building Remediation Grant to Restore Downtown Mapleton Building.

By admin on August 31, 2020 0 Comments

September 1, 2020 (Monona County) – Samantha and Matthew Kelm recently purchased a beautiful downtown corner building with hopes of restoring it to its original glory providing much needed commercial retail space and housing to the community of Mapleton, IA. In the fall of 2019, they set out to apply for the $100,000 grant that both the … Continue Reading

Education, Entrepreneurs, Monona County Economic Development

MCEDP Creates “Rising Tide” Group in response to COVID-19 Business Disruption

By admin on August 24, 2020 1 Comment

Monona County Economic Development (MCEDP) has created a monthly group with area businesses to meet virtually to discuss marketing ideas and business pivoting. This group is called “Monona County’s Rising Tide.” The meetings are opened with top marketing guidelines and end in beneficial discussion amongst business owners. The first meeting took place August 17, 2020 … Continue Reading

Monona County Economic Development

2020 Business Spotlight: The Hoffman Agency

By admin on March 9, 2020 0 Comments

Founded In Charter Oak, IA in 1964 – The Hoffman Agency has been serving insurance consumers with old-fashioned customer service at multiple locations across Western Iowa. The Hoffman Agency’s traditional values combined with today’s technology to allow them to provide the high quality, professional, personal insurance services you deserve. Their business is based on the premise that … Continue Reading

Monona County Economic Development

2020 MCEDP Partner Spotlight: Great Southern Bank

By admin on March 2, 2020 0 Comments

In 1923, Great Southern Bank was started with a $5,000 investment and has since grown to the company it is today. Great Southern Bank serves more than 151,000 households by providing them with the most comprehensive line of products and services available. With nearly 1,200 dedicated associates they provide exceptional service to customers. Great Southern … Continue Reading