Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 24

Economic Development Board approves awards to support over $89 million in capital investments in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to nine companies for job creation and expansion projects.

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Apr 24

Top 10 ways to prepare for retirement

From the U.S. Department of Labor: Financial security in retirement doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and commitment and, yes, money.

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Apr 21

Branstad, Reynolds unveil new State of Iowa website

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds unveiled a new website for the State of Iowa enabling citizens, visitors, and businesses to have greater access to information and services.

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Apr 20

Free Start Smart Workshop to be offered in Mason City

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business. 

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Apr 20

Fareway says everyday practices conserve natural resources, reduce carbon footprint

BOONE, IOWA – Fareway Stores, Inc.’s tradition of employing cost saving measures in order to pass along the savings to each customer, has been a common practice since 1938.

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Apr 14

Fareway unveils new digital coupon system

BOONE, IOWA – Fareway Stores, Inc. recently deployed a new digital coupon system that enables manufacturer and private-label coupons from a customer’s mobile device to be redeemed automatically at checkout. The new platform from Invisipon provides shoppers an alternative to clipping paper coupons or carrying a loyalty card. Coupons are unique to each user based …

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Apr 13

Iowa business receives certification from Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

MASON CITY – Legacy Logistics Freight, Inc. of Mason City was recently certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a woman-owned business enterprise.

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Apr 12

Be Wary of Tax Return Scams, Pay Your Federal Income Taxes On Time and In Full

CEDAR RAPIDS – Federal officials in Cedar Rapids are offering a public service announcement as this year’s tax season begins to wrap up. With April 18th (the federal tax filing date) just around the corner, now is a good time to talk about careful and timely filing of tax returns.

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Apr 11

Wells Fargo Bank to pay $1.2 billion penalty for lying about mortgages

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced last week that the United States has settled civil mortgage fraud claims against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Wells Fargo) and Wells Fargo executive Kurt Lofrano, stemming from Wells Fargo’s participation in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Direct Endorsement Lender Program.

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Apr 07

New CEO/General Manager at Five Star Co-op

NEW HAMPTON – Five Star Cooperative announced recently that its board of directors has named Ken Smith to succeed Ron Pumphrey as Chief Executive Officer/General Manager effective April 4, 2016.

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