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August 2, 2017

CEO's Corner 
The 48th Annual Growth Alliance Golf Outing is being held tomorrow at the Fort Dodge Country Club. With 39 teams registered and  41 tee sponsors, we are going to have another very exciting event!

Tee sponsors will begin arriving at 10:00 a.m. according to their scheduled time. Team registration and lunch will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start for all teams at noon. We anticipate our social hour starting at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions about the schedule for tomorrow, please contact Kate Stucky at (515) 302-4575.

As a reminder, our office will be closing at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow to allow our staff to set up at the Fort Dodge Country Club.
 
 
Sincerely,
Dennis A. Plautz, CEO
Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance
ALLIANCE UPDATES
Fort Dodge Designated A Main Street Community 

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Director, Debi Durham, announced today that two Iowa communities were selected to join the Main Street Iowa program: Clarence and Fort Dodge.  The announcement was made during the opening session of the Iowa Downtown Conference in historic downtown Sioux City.

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MEMBER  BENEFIT
UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
308 Central Ave Tuesday, August 8th @ 1:30 p.m.
New Age Media Productions 12 N 10th Street Thursday, August 10th @ 4:00 p.m.
Community Health Center 126 N 10th Street Monday, August 14th @ 4:30 p.m.
Manpower 1408 5th Ave S Thursday, August 17th @ 4:30 p.m.
Misty Harbor 22770 Old Hwy 169 Wednesday, August 30th @ 4:00 p.m.
Fort Dodge Mini Storage & Greg's Custom Shop 2372 170th Street Thursday, August 31st @ 4:45 p.m.
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
FORT DODGE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
MEMBER TO MEMBER
Correction - Terry Allers Has Been Elected To Serve As Second V.P.
Architect Terry L. Allers, AIA, has been elected to serve as second vice president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Allers, owner and architect-of-record for Allers Associates Architects in Fort Dodge, which he founded in 1979, has served on NCARB committees since 2006. Most recently Allers served a term as NCARB's board secretary, and before that as director of NCARB's Mid-Central States Conference (Region 4), representing Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Steven Heddinger of Central Financial Receives Awards

Steve Heddinger, a partner with Central Financial Group in Fort Dodge, received the Central Financial Group Agent of the Year and the Securities Representative of the Year Award at the Central Financial Group's Awards luncheon held recently.
Heddinger has received both of these awards multiple times in the last several years.

In addition to Fort Dodge, the Central Financial Group has offices in Algona, Britt, Emmetsburg, Johnston, Kanawha, Roland, Spencer, Urbandale and Wesley.
Drzycimski Earns Mastership Award From Dentistry Academy
Dr. Nicholas Drzycimski, of Fort Dodge, received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry on July 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mastership Award is the highest honor available in the AGD and one of the most respected designations in the profession.
To accomplish this, Drzycimski completed 1,100 hours of continuing dental education.He is a member of the American Dental Association, Iowa Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Fort Dodge District Dental Society, and Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance.
SERVPRO recognizes SERVPRO of Fort Dodge

Jerry M. and Lori A. McMahon, of SERVPRO of Fort Dodge, joined a group of high-performing franchisees who were recognized during an Awards Extravaganza event at the recent SERVPRO annual convention in Seattle, Washington. SERVPRO of Fort Dodge received the Director's Gold award.

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events.
 LAKE DRAGON BOAT 
BASH AT  KENNEDY PARK
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


The 21st CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash at Kennedy Park is just around the corner and we need your help!
 
Volunteers are URGENTLY needed to help with several areas. The areas include, set up, entrance gates, concessions, merchandise boat loading, timing and clean up. Volunteers are needed both Friday evening, August 11th and all day Saturday August 12th.
 
For more information, visit the website. If you are willing to give a few hours, please contact Linda Donner at 515-571-9642 or Barb Michaels at 515-571-0174 or complete the attached volunteer form & email it to us.