January Newsletter
Annual Dinner Recap
Midwest Partnership 2020 Annual Dinner
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend! Midwest Partnerships Annual Dinner was held on January 23rd at the Casey Community Building. Midwest Partnership EDC recognized Colleen and Corey Conrad, of Casey, with the Economic Impact Award for their contributions to the community and organizations they support. The Economic Impact Award recognizes Recognizing outstanding businesses and individuals for making a positive impact on economic growth and prosperity in the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation region. The Conrads were nominated for their leadership in several of Casey’s civic organizations, the restoration of six downtown buildings and new businesses opening on Main Street. 

What is Happening Near You
Future Ready Iowa Launches Webinar Series
Future Ready Iowa will launch its monthly webinar series this week! The webinars will cover a variety of topics about building a future ready workforce. Join them for an employer webinar about the opportunities available with hiring returning citizens on Jan. 31, from noon until 12:45 p.m.

National Mentoring Month
When you own a business, it’s up to you to set priorities and make decisions. Whether you’re new to business ownership or you’re a longtime entrepreneur, you may encounter situations you haven’t faced before and feel unsure about how to proceed. That's why finding a mentor who has been there before is key to growing your business. Allen Gutierrez, Associate Administrator of the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, explains how to find the right mentor for you with help from SBA resource partners.

What You Should Know Before Adopting New Technology
Technology is something business owners should always be thinking about. When it comes time to upgrade or update your tech, make sure you take the right steps to select and implement your new solutions properly.
New tools are a big undertaking, especially for small businesses, but investing in technology that works for you can move your company forward. Here’s what every business owner should know before adopting new tech.

Midwest Partnership Updates
25th Annual Golf Outing
Our Annual Golf Outing is coming soon! We want to remind you to mark your calendars for Thursday, June 11th, 2020! We are holding the Golf Outing at the Lake Panorama National Resort and Conference Center in Panora! Regstration will begin at 9:00 am and tee time will begin at 10:00 am. We hope to see you all there!

Become a Member
W e invite you to become a supporter of Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation! Over the past several years, we have provided technical expertise and staff support for economic development initiatives throughout the Adair and Guthrie County region.
We are incredibly excited about the outlook of our region and look forward to playing a significant role in its continued economic success. We have developed an extensive network of partners at all levels of the economic development community, and aim to work in a collaborative manner with them to attract and maintain growth and investment in our region.

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