Catch up on this week's Corridor news.

This Week in the Corridor
Demco Products first sponsor of upcoming diversity and inclusion training

A big thank you to Demco Products for becoming the first presenting sponsor for "Meet Diversity's Friends: Equity, Inclusion & Engagement."
Taught by Top Rank Staffing and Nikeya Diversity Consulting, and hosted by the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, this impactful training opportunity coming to the Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes Community College on June 12 will empower local businesses, organizations and communities to answer the needs of a changing workforce (See invitation below).

Three presenting sponsorships remain. The cost is just $2,500. Sponsors will receive:
  • 2 attendee spots for executive training session ($200 value)
  • 3 attendee spots for team training session ($150 value)
  • Logo featured prominently on all promotional material
  • Mentions in Corridor newsletter and social media
  • Recognition in earned media prior to the event
  • Recognition in paid advertising prior to the event
For more information, call Kiley Miller, 712.264.3474, or send an email to

News to Know
Local cities receiving catalyst funding grant

Iowa Economic Development awarded their 2019 Community Catalyst grants, and the Cities of Estherville and Spirit Lake each received a grant to encourage change and development in each city's downtown. Estherville will use the grant to renovate the building at 700 Central Avenue and Spirit Lake will convert a building on Lake Street into apartments.

 Learn about the Community Catalyst grants.

Land Mark officials announce major merger

Milford-based Land Mark Products announced a merger with Orion Food Systems. This merger will bring the competing brands together into a strategic partnership. Both companies distribute pizza and sandwich offerings to convenience stores across the country. Land Mark is currently planning an expansion at the Milford plant.

Read more about the merger and expansion.

Olympian Shannon Miller to keynote 15th Lakes Health Conference

"Going for the Gold," the 15th Annual Lakes Health Conference is proud to announce seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller as this year's keynote speaker. This conference gives attendees an opportunity to hear current events in the health care field as well as count toward continuing education credits.

Read about the speaker and the conference.
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 !
Farmers Savings Bank
Sector:  Insurance & Financial Services
Location: Fostoria & Milford
Description:  Farmers Savings Bank is committed to being passionate about serving customers, community and employees with integrity, respect and appreciation. Experience a friendly, locally-operated community bank that has been in operation for more than 90 years, assisting generations of customers in their financial goals.
Farmers Trust & Savings Bank
Sector: Insurance & Financial Services
Location: Spencer
DescriptionFarmers Bank has been serving the Spencer area - customers and community - since 1916 with a reputation for excellence in personal service. Much has changed since the bank was founded in that customers now have the option to do much of their banking electronically, making it easy and convenient to do your banking wherever you are, whenever you like.

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

See these and other current job openings here.

Job Title Employer Date
Manufacturing Engineer Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc. 4/11/2019
Camp Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Boys Town 4/12/2019
Tour Guide/Cashier (Part-Time Day Shift) Okoboji Classic Cars, LLC 4/14/2019
Patient Attendant Avera Holy Family Hospital 4/15/2019
Aquatics Coordinator Bedell Family YMCA 4/15/2019
Direct Support Professional Hope Haven, Inc. 4/15/2019
Manufacturing/Industrial Engineer Demco 4/16/2019
Purchasing Agent Demco 4/16/2019
Office & Patient Coordinator - LPN/CMA/CAN Avera Holy Family Hospital 4/16/2019
Computer Networking Sales Manager R & D Industries, Inc. 4/16/2019
RocketBroadband & Thinix B2B Sales Account Managers R & D Industries, Inc. 4/16/2019
Director of Audio-Lighting-Livestream Productions CrossWinds Church, EFCA 4/16/2019
Purchasing Manager Meridian Mfg. Inc. 4/17/2019
EHS Manager Meridian Mfg. Inc. 4/17/2019

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