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This Week in the Corridor
Internships...and a Corridor job opportunity

Young talent. High energy. New ideas. There's one way to find it all: Interns.
 
If you're company is looking to hire a high school or college intern this summer, let the Corridor know. We'll post the opportunity on our web site for all to see. (For an example, click here!) We also receive resumes now and then from students who just might be your perfect fit.
 
And since we're talking summertime gigs, the Corridor is hiring.
 
Our summer Office and Events Assistant is a 20-hour week position from mid to late May through August 9. The winning applicant will update social media feeds, write newsletter articles, call Corridor investors and business contacts, and tackle a variety of projects. The summer culminates with the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute, one of the coolest events on the calendar.
 
The Office and Events Assistant position is ideal for a recent high school graduate or college student with an unrelenting work ethic and great communication skills. To learn more, call Kiley Miller, 712.264.3474, or email a letter of interest and resume to kmiller@lakescorridor.com.
 
Job Description
Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation
Office & Events Assistant (part-time, temporary)
 
The Office & Events Assistant supports office services and communications, staffs events, assists with the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute, and exhibits exemplary customer service.
 
Requirements:
  • Great phone and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Knowledge of and comfort with social media, content management systems, and other forms of electronic communication
  • Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicle
Duties include:
  • Maintain and update organizational contact lists and databases
  • Assist with update and maintenance of organizational website
  • Assist with the development of communication materials including print materials, electronic newsletters, event promotional materials, and others
  • Assist in planning, organizing, promoting, and attending to details, including reservations, facilities, RSVP's, catering, etc., for all Corridor events
  • Answers telephone and greets clients and visitors
 
This position is approximately 20 hours per week through August 9, 2019.
 
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Kiley Miller, kmiller@lakescorridor.com.
 
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation exists to foster, encourage, promote, aid or otherwise assist in the economic growth and development of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties.

News to Know
BVU celebrates new Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The official opening of Buena Vista University's new Center for Diversity and Inclusion was held on Monday, in time to feature multiple public events to celebrate Black History Month. At the ribbon cutting and opening event, President Joshua Merchant presented a five-year plan for the Center.

Read more about the purpose and goals of the CDI.

IPTV to host 'Iowa Land and Sky' premiere in Spencer

Iowa Public Television's (IPTV) newest television program will be premiered at the Clay County Regional Events Center at 7:00 p.m. with a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. on February 21. 'Iowa Land and Sky' features the breathtaking views across Iowa from both the ground and the sky.

Learn more about the event or register now!

Spencer Hospital named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals

For the fourth consecutive year, the Spencer Hospital has been recognized in the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the country. The designation is based on the Hospital Strength Index developed by iVantage Health Analytics. The Spencer Hospital is one of only two Iowa hospitals to be recognized in all four years that mid-sized rural community hospitals have been included.

Read about the designation.

Two local publications gain state-wide recognition

The Dickinson County News placed fourth in the Iowa Newspaper Association's (INA) "Newspaper of the Year" category. In addition, the paper received an additional 35 awards throughout the INA Convention and Trade show. Check out the awards!

The Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune also received awards from the INA Better Newspaper Contests. The publication received 20 awards including Best News Story, Best News Series and many others. See the full list here!


Investor Spotlight
Each week, we want to feature and thank the businesses and individuals that have committed to economic development and growth in our communities. To learn more about these investors and others, visit our Business Directory !
Clay County
Sector:  Cities & Counties
County Seat: Spencer
Description:   There's so much to do in Clay County. Museums, theaters, sports, shopping, dining and each September we're home to the World's Greatest County Fair! Hunting, canoeing, fishing and pedaling on the bike trails are a few of the recreational opportunities that abound in Clay County.
Clay County Fair & Events Center
Sector: Business Services/Other
Location: Spencer
Description:  Today the Clay County Fair is accepted not only as one of the largest county fairs in America, but has the added honor of being considered as one of the most rural-oriented fairs still in operation. The enlargement of the agribusiness/farm machinery display area to thirty-five acres made it the largest such display of any fair in the United States or Canada.


Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
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Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking: lakescorridor.com

See these and other current job openings here.

Job Title Employer Date
Housekeeper Lakes Regional Healthcare 2/12/2019
Food Service Worker/Cook Lakes Regional Healthcare 2/12/2019
Aviation Program Chief Flight Instructor Iowa Lakes Community College 2/14/2019
Director of Nursing Education Iowa Lakes Community College 2/14/2019

Questions? Want to be featured in next week's newsletter?
Contact the Iowa Lakes Corridor at info@lakescorridor.com
or call us at 712-264-3474. 
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