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Iowa Economic Development Authority and Grinnell Chamber | Unlocking Success Together

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We strongly believe in regional collaboration and we also believe in tapping into resources outside of our own community, when possible. We were proud to...

Grinnell Chamber Ambassadors Visit Grinnell’s New EMS Service

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Ambassadors learned about the new City EMS service and toured the Fire side of the Public Safety Building today. Grinnell Fire Department Chief Dan...

St. Francis Manor, Seeland Park & Hammond Center Announce a “Fish Fry” Open to...

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(Grinnell, IA – February 23, 2024)  St. Francis Manor, Seeland Park and the Hammond Center for Assisted Living are inviting the public to a...

Drake Library Dedication: Honoring the Legacy of George Drake

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Grinnell, Iowa — The Ladies Education Society (LES), Grinnell College's campus organization founded in 1862, invites the community to commemorate the cherished memory of...

Grinnell Mutual Group Foundation Provides $60,000 Grant for Youth Summer Enrichment Programs.

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The Grinnell Mutual Group (GMG) Foundation has approved a 3-year, $60,000 grant to support AmeriCorps members serving in five Grinnell youth summer enrichment programs...

Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration Guest Speaker Announced

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GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Christina Moffatt will be the guest speaker at this year’s Annual...

Grinnell School of Music Receives $40,000 Gift to Create the Roger & Lisa Henderson...

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The Claude W. Ahrens Charitable Trust, Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, and the Michael and Susan Witt Foundation have pledged a combined $40,000...

February Bucket Course“Memory and Self-Discovery,” taught by Dan Weeks, will meet on three consecutive...

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In February, the Bucket Courses will offer a 3-week series of classes taught by Dan Weeks and entitled “Memory and Self-Discovery.”  The course will...

Grinnell College’s Fall 2023 Mini-Grant Recipients

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Kevin Hosbond, Chad Nath, Finley, Maxwell Mintle, Ethan Walker, and Carson Penyich One of the ways Grinnell College  supports community projects within Grinnell is through...

Grinnell Crossroads Sculpture to Be Moved

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Grinnell, Iowa - The Grinnell Crossroads sculpture, which has welcomed visitors and residents at the intersection of Highways 6 and 146 since its installation...

Grinnell State Bank announces Officer Promotions

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Grinnell, Iowa – Grinnell State Bank is pleased to announce two officers of the bank who have been promoted: Cigi Muckler – Senior Vice...

Bucket Course 2024 #1 “Becoming Edith Renfrow:  Snapshots of an Affirmed Early 20th Century...

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The first Bucket Course of 2024 welcomes Grinnell College Professor Tamara Beauboeuf and her presentation “Becoming Edith Renfrow:  Snapshots of an Affirmed Early 20th...

Grinnell College’s Fall 2023 Mini-Grant Recipients: Enhancing Education, Parks, and Fire Safety in the...

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L.R.; Kevin Hosbond, Chad Nath, Finley, Maxwell Mintle, Ethan Walker, and Carson Penyich GRINNELL, Iowa — One of the ways Grinnell College  supports community projects...

Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Announces its 2024 Annual Celebration, Opens Business Award Nominations

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GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2024 Annual Celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 6....

Bite Sized Learning Returns with 3 interactive programming sessions

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GRINNELL - The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Bite Sized Learning sessions again in 2024. Bite Sized Learning is an...

Chamber Ambassadors Visit She Shed Day Spa

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Ambassadors welcomed new member and new business She Shed Day Spa today! Regene Kata and Mandy are bringing a full spa experience to downtown...

Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education Provides Update on Superintendent Hiring Process

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January 11, 2024 GRINNELL, IA — The Grinnell-Newburg Community School District Board of Education would like to provide an update on the superintendent hiring process....

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Hosts Blood Drive, January 24, 2024

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Donations today can save lives tomorrow.  (GRINNELL, Iowa – December 27, 2023) – UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is partnering with LifeServe Blood...

Local Author Lisa M. Lucero Publishes Her 4th Novel

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Dark fantasy thriller Night Shadow is now available on Amazon. NEWTON, IOWA (January 2024) Lisa M. Lucero’s fourth novel “Night Shadow” is her first endeavor...

Menner Appointed to USDA As Senior Advisor

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce   · Congratulations to member The Bill Menner Group on his recent appointment as Senior Advisor, working primarily with USDA...

Capturing a Year of Shared Stories, Growth, and Community Spirit

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A Visual Retrospective: Grinnell College and Community Connections in 2023 Published: December 14, 2023 As we reflect on the passing year, this photo essay offers a vivid...

Generous Matching Donation by Dennis and Dodi Reilly to Benefit Lois Ogan and Mary...

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December 19, 2023 Dennis and Dodi Reilly are pleased to announce an opportunity to double your gift to the Lois Ogan and Mary Ellen Binegar...

Grinnell College Museum of Art Provides Program for Neurodiverse Adults

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An estimated 15% of the world population is neurodiverse. Therefore, it’s important for museums to welcome neurodivergent individuals and provide learning opportunities tailored to...

No Time To Fail – A Free Film Screening For The Election Worker –...

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Election workers and volunteers are essential to upholding democracy in the United States. In 2020, amid a pandemic, election workers did their jobs without...

$30,000 Sponsorship from GreenState Credit Union will support Student Waiting Area at Grinnell School...

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GreenState Credit Union Vice President and Grinnell Manager Brad German (center) presents a $30,000 sponsorship for the Grinnell School of Music to Skip Lowe,...

Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Releases January-June 2024 Event & Programming Dates

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GRINNELL - The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a variety of programming and events in 2024. Please note that additional events...

Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation Launches 2024 Poweshiek County Alliance Grant Application

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Monday, December 11, 2023 Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) in partnership with the Poweshiek County Alliance (PCA) Grants Committee is pleased to announce that grant...

Drake Community Library announces Strategic Plan for 2024 to 2029

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Drake Community Library proudly announces the successful completion of its comprehensive Strategic Plan for 2024-2029, marking a pivotal milestone in steering the library's trajectory...

 Grinnell Mutual Supports the GRMC Foundation Campaign

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(GRINNELL, Iowa – December 7, 2023) In a time when rural Iowa obstetrics (OB) departments are closing, UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s...

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Awarded $600,000 in Funding for Labor & Delivery Unit

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Iowa Economic Development Authority Grant Helps Finance Obstetrics Department Renovations   (GRINNELL, Iowa – December 12, 2023) UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC)...

Breakfast With Santa at St. Francis Manor

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Breakfast with Santa at St. Francis Manor was a fun event for all ages! Over 170 people including four generations of the Madolyn Braley, Gary...

Noyce Memorial Video Resurfaces

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Recently the Poweshiek History Preservation Project from Drake Community Library posted a review of Robert N. Noyce '49. With that in mind I had...

The Chamber Ambassadors Recently Visited With The Local History Archives Team at Drake Community...

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On Tuesday the Chamber  Ambassadors visited with the Local History Archives team at Drake Community Library. Veronica Ruse, Library Assistant in the Archives, first...

Jingle Bell Holiday brings magical evening to Grinnell

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J.O. Parker             It was a beautiful evening with a slight chill in the air as families milled about downtown Grinnell checking out businesses, sipping...

Food Stories: Nourishing Minds and Hearts at the Grinnell Community Meal

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  Food-focused tutorial class prepares a meal for the local community Most Grinnell tutorials typically meet in a classroom, but there is one class that often...

Navigating Diabetes with Local Resources at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell

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(Grinnell, IA – November 7, 2023) November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 37 million Americans have...

We Welcome you to Join us for the Grinnell Community Meal, served at the...

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We are excited to announce that the Grinnell Community Meal will be serving dinner weekly on Thursdays from 5:30-6 PM at the Grinnell United...

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Clinics Offer Hereditary Genetic Testing

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(Grinnell, IA – November 7, 2023) UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell recognizes the number of diseases found to have a genetic cause is on the...

Grinnell High School Curtain Club and Thespians present ‘Sherwood,’ Nov. 2 – 5

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The Grinnell High School Curtain Club and Thespians present Ken Ludwig’s “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood,” Nov. 2 – 5. Performances will be...

Grinnell College Museum of Art Programs Support Local Community

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Grinnell College Museum of Art partners to provide summer arts, literacy, and food programs for local community. Published: November 02, 2023 In June and July, the Sparkle...