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This Week in the Corridor
Miller named Top 50 Economic Developers of 2019

r President and CEO Kiley Miller has been named one of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers this year by Consultant Connect.
Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants announced its 2019 list of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community for excellent practices, innovation and success in building the communities they serve.
Each top 50 economic developer will be individually featured in Consultant Connect's social media starting on May 20th. Each award winner will share leadership insights and wisdom for other practitioners in the profession, and each recipient is invited to receive their award at Consultant Connect's ECONOMIX event in Charleston, South Carolina this December.

"This annual list recognizing North America's Top 50 Economic Developers is designed to acknowledge the hard work of the top leaders in this field and elevate the conversation around economic development and job creation," said Ron Kitchens, managing partner of Consultant Connect. "Each of the leaders represented on this year's list are beyond deserving of this recognition for their efforts in building our communities."

News to Know
Finally flingin' dirt

The official ground breaking on the new Okoboji Middle School occurred last Friday. The group effort is to expand capacity for expected enrollment in coming years, as the current Okoboji Middle School is at capacity. "The reality is here, and it's just exciting for the Okoboji community," said Todd Abrahamson, Okoboji School Superintendent.

Read more about the groundbreaking.

Storm Lake Lighthouse Concert Series

Storm Lake United is presenting the Lighthouse Summer Concert Series: a total of four unique and diverse concerts that are free to attend and a great reason to stay in town and enjoy some family-friendly fun. All four concerts will be held on the Great Lawn overlooking the lake and adjacent to King's Pointe Water Park and Resort.

Weasy's expansion 1st Retail Kickstarter project

The Retail Kickstarter program in Spencer selected the first recipient: the Weasy's Lounge & Grille expansion. Construction is ongoing to expand Weasy's facility adding additional seating, a bar and a party room. Weasy's was awarded $35,000 for the project.

Read about the Retail Kickstarter program.

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 !
H&N Chevrolet Buick
Sector:  Business Services/Other
Location: Spencer
Description:  H&N Chevrolet Buick has been treating the car-buying needs of Iowa Chevrolet Buick customers with honesty and integrity for more than 80 years. Those eight decades of stellar service have allowed them to perfect their craft: delivering superior customer service to each and every individual who visits the dealership whether you're from Storm Lake, Spirit Lake, Emmetsburg or Spencer.
Henningsen Construction
Sector: Engineering/Design & Construction
Location: Spencer
Description Henningsen Construction has the equipment, experience, and manpower to get your project done on time and within budget. With 9 fully equipped concrete crews and metal building construction crews they are capable of handling projects of any size. Henningsen Const. Inc. has been in business since 1949.


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Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
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Job Title Employer Date
Bus Aide Camp Autumn 5/14/2019
Therapy Scribe Camp Autumn 5/14/2019
Summer Lifeguard Camp Autumn 5/14/2019
ACT Mental Health Therapist Seasons Center for Behavioral Health 5/14/2019
Accountant Ranco Fertiservice 5/14/2019
CCBHC Care Coordinator Seasons Center for Behavioral Health 5/14/2019
Family Peer Support Seasons Center for Behavioral Health 5/14/2019
On-Call Cirsis Staff Seasons Center for Behavioral Health 5/14/2019
County Youth Coordinator ISU Extension and Outreach - Emmet County 5/16/2019

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