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September 19, 2018

CEO's Corner 
Fort Dodge has an excellent opportunity this Saturday (September 22nd) as Shellabration brings Granger Smith to headline the second annual Downtown Country Jam, located in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge. The lineup for the concert also includes Iowa country music artist Cody Hicks and Fort Dodge favorites, Salty View Acoustic Review. Downtown Country Jam is sure to be just as exciting as last year's event where more than 3,400 were in attendance.

You can purchase tickets online through TicketWeb or locally for $25 at the following locations: Fort Dodge Hyvee, Citizen's Community Credit Union, Availa Bank, Northwest Bank and Great Western Bank. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $30. Kids 12 & under are admitted free.
 

 
Sincerely,
Dennis A. Plautz, CEO
Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance
ALLIANCE UPDATES

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance will be closing at 4:00 p.m. this Friday, September 21st due to scheduling conflicts.



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Future Ready Iowa Summit

The  Future Ready Iowa Summit will be held on Monday, October 1st, 2018 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus,  2031 Quail Avenue, Fort Dodge, Iowa from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Businesses, Educators and Economic Developers are all a  Key to the success of our communities, please assist us in making a difference by attending this summit.  

We will have speakers on education, Future Ready Iowa plan, labor market information, underrepresented workforce, the changing workforce and registered apprenticeship.

Register here.

Please read the press release.
There is no cost to attend and a meal will be provided.

Please sign up at the link above.  Reserve your seat today! 
Pancake Breakfast

The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club will be hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 6th from 7:00am - 11:00am at the Lions Den, 731 Exposition Drive.

Menu:
Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs, Sausage, Coffee, Juice and Milk

Adults - $6
Children - $4
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PARTICIPATE IN MAIN STREET FORT DODGE MARKET SURVEY

Main Street Fort Dodge, in conjunction with Main Street Iowa, is currently conducting a Market Analysis for the 33-block Main Street District.  Main Street Fort Dodge is taking a proactive approach to planning for the future prosperity of the traditional downtown business district. 

"We have a short window to collect 384 intercept surveys, 227 business surveys and over 1,000 online surveys,' mentioned Patrick. "Main Street Iowa has challenged Fort Dodge to surpass the 1,000 surveys collected by the Ames team when they implemented the survey process. We will begin Thursday, September 6, 2018 and all data must be collected by Saturday, September 22." Click here for the online survey. 

Meals on Wheels Needs YOU!
Meals On Wheels Fort Dodge is looking for volunteers to deliver lunches to seniors in our community. Teams of 2 volunteers deliver 10 meals for one week, once every 8 weeks. Do you have an hour to spare? It will be the most rewarding hour you give. Please help us provide lunch to our Seniors. If you are interested in finding out more, email Barb Michaels or call at  515-570-0965 .

Build in Callender!

Commercial & Residential Lots Available

Contact the City Clerk's office for details
515.548.3859