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Business

Pitch & Build in Tama County brings new ideas

New ideas from an organic meat processing plant to fudge topping flowed at the second Tama County Economic Development Pitch and Build quarterly event on Tuesday at the Reinig-Toledo Civic Center.Four concepts for new or expanded businesses were presented to a panel of judges made up of Dwayne ...

Economic strategy for region under development

Every five years, the Region 6 Planning Commission develops a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the region including Tama, Marshall, Poweshiek and Hardin counties. This strategy will be developed according to Economic Development Administration requirements and guidance provided ...

Steph’s Head to Toe Massage has a touch for promoting health

"Relaxation, helping with any physical needs and stress relief," are the key ingredients to Steph Kupka's new Toledo business, Steph's Head to Toe Massage. A graduate of Iowa School of Natural Health in Ankeny, she opened at 110 East High St. in mid-September.Business has been steady so far, ...

T-N-T Holiday Explosion kicks off this Sunday- Nov. 11

The holiday season gets underway in Toledo and Tama on Sunday, Nov. 11 with a second day of events on Nov. 25. with the T-N-T Holiday Explosion sponsored by the T-T Area Chamber of Commerce.Chamber Coordinator Cassie Sokol says there's a full line up of activities for all ages and she's sure ...

Tama Co. “Pitch and Build” is Tuesday night at Reinig Center

The next Tama County Economic Development Pitch and Build Competition will be held on Tuesday, Nov.13, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Reinig Center in Toledo. It features extraordinary Tama County entrepreneurs who will pitch their business idea to a group of business leaders and industry ...

AAUW Christmas garland sales begin

The Tama-Toledo Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will once again sell live holiday garland.The garland is available to local businesses and residents.AAUW will deliver your garland to your home or business during the week of Thanksgiving, November 19-22. AAUW ...

Wind turbine equipment on the move

Becoming a common site, a wind blade passes through the U.S. 63 - Business Route 30 junction in Toledo on a recent morning. Development of the Vienna Wind Energy Project by Mid-American Energy near Gladbrook and extending into Marshall County is porgressing with equipment moved through southern ...

Farmers need to report drought effects by Oct. 26

A lack of moisture, over an extended period of time, has caused producers in Tama County to suffer from the effects of severe drought conditions . Area farmers who experience a lack of moisture over an extended period of time, due to severe drought conditions should report this problem to the ...

Shopko to begin Toledo store conversion

Shopko announced Friday, Oct. 12, that the liquidation sale will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, and the store conversion process to Shopko Hometown will begin Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Toledo Pamida store. The store will be closed for one week until the first department, Consumables, is ...

Union Pacific invests $14 million for Iowa infrastructure improvements

Union Pacific Railroad is enhancing Iowa's transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $14 million in the rail line that runs between Grand Mound and Boone. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by mid November.The project includes replacing nearly 80,000 ties, ...