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  • Nominate an Entrepreneur for the Indian Hills Vision Awards

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jul 21, 2016 | 0 comments
    Nominations are now being sought for the Indian Hills Vision Awards. The Vision Awards celebrate entrepreneurship in the 10-county region served by Indian Hills Community College, and will be held during the Southeast Iowa Entrepreneurship Conference on September 20th.
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  • From the Archive: Hiring Veterans

    Posted by Patrick Luensmann on Jul 07, 2016 | 0 comments
    From tax incentives and advantages, to the job skills already learned through service, hiring U.S. Armed Forces veterans is good for your business, good for veterans and good for the overall economy. Going through the IASourceLink archives, this is a topic that has been covered multiple times in the past. Check out these three archived posts about focused on hiring veterans.
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  • Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jul 07, 2016 | 0 comments
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  • 9 Resources for Veteran Small Business Owners

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jul 07, 2016 | 0 comments
    According to the 2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 23,000 veteran-owned businesses. And in that snapshot of time, those 23,000 businesses had almost 60,000 employees. It’s safe to say that the small business and employment landscape in Iowa would be very different without these businesses. And it’s no surprise so many veterans go on to be business owners after their service through the Armed Forces. The skills needed to own a business are tied very closely with the skills many veterans acquire throughout their military training - leadership, discipline and strong decision-making ability, just to name a few.
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  • Iowa Downtown Conference Coming to Mason City

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jul 06, 2016 | 0 comments
    The 30th annual Iowa Downtown Conference will be held August 2-4 in Mason City, Iowa. The event is the premier statewide annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in downtown revitalization in Iowa and neighboring states.
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  • Home Base Iowa

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jul 01, 2016 | 0 comments
    The Home Base Iowa program is a one-of-a-kind initiative aimed at recruiting transitioning and retiring service members for the many skilled jobs that employers all across Iowa are seeking to fill.
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  • Art and Economic Development? Learn How to Make it Work at the Iowa Arts Summit

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jun 30, 2016 | 0 comments
    In the seven years since the Pappajohn Sculpture Park was built in downtown Des Moines, the surrounding area has spiffed up in remarkable ways. Trendy restaurants replaced run-down auto shops. Shiny corporate offices lined up shoulder to shoulder. Just last weekend, the area hosted the Des Moines Arts Festival and more than 200,000 visitors. It’s a great example of creative development, right? Right. But what if your city doesn’t have the same resources? What if nobody in town has a $40 million of sculpture just lying around?
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  • Funding Available for Iowa Communities to Remove Nuisance Property

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jun 30, 2016 | 0 comments
    A new program has been launched by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to help communities clean up blighted properties and dilapidated or unsafe structures, and Iowa's smaller communities receive first priority to tap into the available funds.
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  • NewBoCo to Take Over EntreFEST

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jun 28, 2016 | 0 comments
    EntreFEST, the annual statewide gathering of entrepreneurs and business leaders, has a new home. The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, Inc. (NewBoCo), out of Cedar Rapids, has reached an agreement with the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation (CBGI) to assume responsibility of all aspects of this wildly popular event, effective immediately.
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  • Nominations Open for DMACC Small Business Awards

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jun 24, 2016 | 0 comments
    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Des Moines Area Community College Small Business Awards. But hurry! Application deadline is June 30.
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