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From the Grinnell Chamber Newsletter 10-09-2014



On Oct 9, 2014, at 4:19 PM, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce <> wrote:




October 9, 2014

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is open through December 7 at the Burling Gallery in the Burling Library.WORK FROM THE CERAMICS STUDIO, CEDAR RAPIDS is open Oct. 3-30 at Grinnell Arts Center.
PORTALS & PATHWAYS quilt exhibit is open in the lobby of Drake Community Library through November.
ANTIQUE & VINTAGE FANS exhibit is open in the lobby of Drake Community Library through Thanksgiving.

Employment Opportunities
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AVENTURE STAFFING: Manufacturing (Williamsburg- 2nd/3rd shift), Forklift Drivers, Call Center, Harvest Workers, Production (Brooklyn), Warehouse, FInal Finishers and Rollers


BIKES TO YOU: Part-time employees, weekend hours required.


BILL’S JEWELRY: Part-time Sales Associate.


BROWNELLS: Jr. Buyer, Temp Contact, Picker, Wholesale Inside Sales Rep., Network Engineer. Visit:


EXIT HULS REALTY: Agents & Brokers


GENESIS DEVELOPMENT: 1 full-time weekday position, 1 full-time evenings, 1 part-time every other weekend and one weekday day/week, 2 part-time every other weekend day shift positions
GIGGLES & BOWS sales associate


GRINNELL COLLEGE: Administrative Support Assistant, Assistant Director of Dining Services, Assistant Director of the Pioneer Fund for Reunion Giving, Associate Director of Academic Technology, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Case Manager, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, Information Technology Desktop Systems Specialist,  Information Technology and Audio Visual Support Specialist, Library Assistant IV, Instructional Technologist, Instructional Designer, Social Media Specialist and Media Relations Assistant, Staff Nurse, Technical Assistant I, Senior Web Systems Architect, Diving Coach, Pantry, Part-time Catering Staff, Temporary Presentation Cook, Call-In Cashier, Call-in Dispatcher, Call-in Campus Safety & Security Officer. Click here for more information on these positions.


GRINNELL COMMUNITY DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL: Part-time and full time teachers needed. Please contact Kathleen Barnes: 641-236-7214


GRINNELL HEALTH CARE CENTER:Activities Assistant, Assistant Director of Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Dietary Manager, RN/LPN


GRINNELL-NEWBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT: Substitute teachers, Substitute Paraeducators, Substitute Drivers (Bus and Van, Substitute Custodians, Substitute Cooks. Apply at the District Office


GRINNELL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: Full-time Clinic Nurse, Housekeeper, Home care Aide, Security Officer— Click Here for more information on these and other positions.


HARDEE’S: Crew & Shift Leaders
HY-VEE: Full time certified Pharmacy Technician


JACOBSON STAFFING: Administrative assistant,  Bilingual or English Customer Service Openings,Forklift/Warehouse, Production, Harvest
KEY COOPERATIVE: Feed Mixer/ Pellet Mill Operator- 2nd shift (Grinnell Feed Mill), Grain/Agronomy Admin. Assistant (New Sharon), Grain Semi-Driver (NW Region), Compliance Officer- Roland Trnasport (Story City), Diesel Tech.-NAPA (Sully), Marketing Specialist (Company wide), Custom Applicator/Operations (Newton/Sully)
Grain Support Attendant (Nevada)
Maintenance/Operations (Roland)
Email for more info.


MANATTS: Equpment Operators (Dozeer, Excavator, Motor Grader, Subgrader(Trimmer), Milling Machine), Truck Drivers (Dump Truck, Ready Mix Truck, Crew Truck), Mechanics (Heavy Duty Truck), Salesperson (Ready Mix)


MAYFLOWER COMMUNITY: Nurse (LPN or RN), Certified Nurses Aide/Certified Medical Assistant


MESKWAKI CASINOCheck here for job listings.


MICA: Office Assistant (Ames), Bilinguals Data Coordinator 2 (Ames), Bilingual Assistant Teacher (Marshalltown), Head Start Combination Lead Teacher (Marshalltown)



OAKLAND ACRES: Full or Part Time Bartenders/Servers (Days, evenings, or weekends needed) Age 18+ to apply.


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PRO-KLEEN is hiring a part-time position


Assembly Tech, Patient Staff Representative, Scale Operator, Picker/Packer, Welder/Fabricator, General Labor, Machine Operator, Call Center, Warehouse & Packaging
STEVE LINK FORD-LINCOLN INC. Full-time sales consultant needed.
 ST. FRANCIS MANOR: Dietary Aide (3-7pm weekdays &weekend shifts available) Apply in Person.
TACO JOHN’S  is now hiring positions. Apply in person. 


TASSEL RIDGE WINERY: Sales Representative, Assistant Tasting Room Manager, Part-time Tasting Room Staff, Part-Time Wine Ambassadors
TEMP ASSOCIATES: Part-time Finance Dept. Position, Production/Assembly (all shifts), Grounds Keeper, General Labors/Outdoors. Apply:



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100th Birthday Party
Did you know the Merchants National Bank building, also known as the Jewel Box Bank, was built 100 years ago? It opened its doors as a bank on New Years Day of 1915, meaning we have a 100 year birthday to celebrate in 2015!
The Jewel Box Bank is a remarkable piece of architecture and we are very fortunate it has survived all these years. It has become a Grinnell icon and a landmark that attracts visitors to our community. We enjoy using the space as our office and Grinnell Visitor Center and are thankful to all of the docents who help us keep it open on the weekends. Here’s a bit of history on the building if you aren’t familiar.
Jewel Box Bank/Merchants National Bank Historic Tour - Grinnell, Iowa
Jewel Box Bank/Merchants National Bank Historic Tour – Grinnell, Iowa
How do you think we should celebrate the centennial? Ideas I’ve received so far include a New Year’s Eve cocktail party, concerts, lectures, guided tours, film showings, educational displays, and commemorative postcards or coins. We have already begun to meet with a small committee to plan a centennial celebration. If you are interested in being involved with that committee, please let me know.
If you have any ideas on how you think we should celebrate this beautiful building, send me an email. I’m also always looking for weekend docents for the building if you know anyone. It’s a beautiful space to spend a few hours and I promise it’s not a difficult job. Enjoy this gorgeous fall day!
-Emily Counts
P.S. Congratulations to Prairie Canary for being named to’s list as the best restaurant in the entire state of Iowa! Prairie Canary is one of 37 amazing restaurants here in Grinnell. How about we all forget about cooking tonight and eat out at a Grinnell restaurant?

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FARMERS MARKET is every Thursday from 3 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 to noon in Central Park.


GRINNELL REALTY OPEN HOUSE is Oct. 9 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at 610 14th Ave.-Grinnell.


FLAVORS OF FALL OPEN HOUSE WITH TASTEFULLY SIMPLE BY MINDY is Oct. 10-11 from 10am to 2pm at the Chamber of Commerce.
OPENING RECEPTION: DARK COMMANDER: THE ART OF JOHN SCOTT is Oct. 10 from 5pm to 6pm at Faulconer Gallery.  Artist John Scott will speak at 4:15pm.
RIVER TO RIVER RETRO ROAD TRIP will be traveling across Highway 6 with an overnight stay in Grinnell on Oct. 10. The classic cars will arrive from the east at approximately 5pm.


event is Oct. 11 at 9am at Iowa Valley Grinnell.


VINES OF LIFE-WALK FOR A CURE is Oct. 11 at Tassel Ridge Winery beginning at 9:00am.


TWO GRINNELL REALTY OPEN HOUSES are Oct. 11 in Grinnell from 10:00am to noon. Hosted by Karen Ashby and Sally Lovig.


THE NINGBO MUNICIPAL OPERA is Oct. 11 at 7:30pm at Grinnell Arts Center Loft Theatre.


THE LISTENING PATH: A SOUNDSCAPE WALK is Oct. 11 at Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. Transportation is available.


SEELAND PARK FALL TOUR OF HOMES is Oct. 12 from 1:30 to 4:30pm.



SPIRIT OF GIVING AWARD RECEPTION is Oct. 13 at Ahrens Foundation Building at 5:00pm. Please RSVP to the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation.


TIP NIGHT @ PIZZA RANCH is Oct. 13 at 5pm to 8pm at Pizza Ranch. 10% of the sales and dining room tips that evening will be donated to Central Iowa Christian School.


VANG: A DRAMA ABOUT RECENT IMMIGRANT FARMERS is Oct. 14 at Grinnell College in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, room 101. Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.


GRMC AUXILIARY FALL LUNCHEON is Oct. 15 in the Buckley Dining room at the Mayflower Community at noon. Tickets: $8



are Oct. 15 and Oct. 26 at Mayflower Community with Tastefully Simple by Mindy.
MALCOM LUMBER OPEN HOUSE is Oct. 17-18 from 11am to 1pm.
ART & VINO is Oct. 17 at 6pm at Van Wijk Winery.


H.O.T. TROT RUN/WALK is Oct. 18 at 8:30am at Grinnell Christian Church.


SATURDAY STORYTIME is Oct. 18 at 10:30am at Drake Community Library.


FALL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION is Oct. 18 at noon at Grinnell Health Care Center.


WITCHES NIGHT OUT is Oct. 23 at Flowers by D’Zyne at 5:30pm.


HALLOWEEN PARTY is Oct. 25 from 1 to 4pm at HyVee.


GRINNELL FRIGHT HIKE is Oct. 24 & Oct. 31 from 8 to 11pm at Arbor Lake.
KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST is Oct. 25 from 6am to noon at Elks Lodge.


THE GREAT PUMPKIN 5K RUN/WALK is Oct. 25 beginnning at 9am at Fairview Elementary. Register by Oct. 9 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
WINE DINNER & MURDER MYSTERY is October 25 at Tassel Ridge Winery. Make reservations by October 23    
GALLERY TALK: DANIEL STRONG ON DARK COMMANDER is Oct. 27 at 4:15pm at Faulconer Gallery.
PANEL DISCUSSION: WHO OWNS THE SYMBOL? is Oct. 30 at 4:15pm at Faulconer Gallery.  
FREE BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS are Oct. 30 from 9am to 1pm at Iowa Valley Grinnell.
HALLOWEEN BASH is Oct. 30 at Gamers from 5 to 8pm. 
TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT IN GRINNELL is Oct. 31 from 6 to 8pm.


GRINNELL FRIGHT HIKE is Oct. 24 & 31 from 8 to 11pm at Arbor Lake.




WINE AND CANVAS WORKSHOP is Nov. 1 at Flowers by D’Zyne from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

NEED A CHIROPRACTOR?Dr. Jennifer Rayburn is the only female chiropractor in Grinnell. She provides Activator and Thompson techniques as well as a soft tissue technique (Myokinesthetic) that is great at helping relieve headaches and low back pain. This technique helps reset the nervous system by working a specific nerve path.
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GREATER POWESHIEK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BIG GIVE WEEK  is From Oct. 13- Oct. 17, the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) will celebrate its annual Big GIVE Week in Poweshiek County. This is a one week opportunity to make a huge impact on the non-profit sector in Poweshiek County. Visit or call 641-236-5518 for more info.
NEW VIDEO GAME RELEASES. Gamers has this week’s newest titles including Tenkai Knights Brave Battle for the 3ds; Alien Isolation for XBox One, 360, PS3, and PS4; NBA 2k15 for Xbox One, 360, PS3, and PS4; Project Spark only on Xbox One; and Minecraft for PS4. Open 7 days a week!
BREAST CANCER BENEFIT PARTIES. Set a date for your Mary Kay part and a portion of proceeds plus a makeover will be donated to the Mary Kay Foundation. Contact Angie Taylor to book your party.
HARDEE’S NEWEST BURGER: Introducing the Mile High Bacon Thickburger. It’s stacked a mile high with thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon and the works.
OFFICE OF THE WEEK. Angie Taylor with Mary Kay is looking for an office that goes above and beyond what is expected. Email Angie with the name of a business/office/practice and they will be entered into a drawing for the office of the week. The winner will receive special spa hand treatment, hand facials and lunch provided by Angie herself.
PAGLIAI’S PIZZA: Offers Group Lunch Orders. Call 641-236-5331 to plan your next catered lunch. Dining room is also available for buffet-style lunch.
are Oct. 16-21, and Nov. 12-16. Reserve your seats immediately!
About Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 
Whether you are stopping by for an hour, a weekend or the rest of your life, Grinnell is truly the “Jewel of the Prairie.” We thank you for your support and continued interest in the town of Grinnell!
Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
833 Fourth Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
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