CCDC’s Bill Trickey Appointed to State Advisory Board

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Clarke County Development Corporation’s Executive Director, Bill Trickey, was recently appointed to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Advisory Board. The Iowa SBDC offers high quality assistance to current and future Iowa business owners. As a member, Trickey will influence decisions that benefit businesses and job

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4th of July Fish Fry Fundraiser & Big Help from CCDC

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CCDC significantly increased their annual contribution to the 4th of July Committee this year. The Committee, in their annual request to the CCDC, asked for an increase. Over all giving in the past years has slightly declined and the cost of entertainment has slowly increased. The CCDC

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“Tweet This?” CCDC Hosts Social Media Sessions for Business

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(OSCEOLA, IA – APRIL 21, 2016) The average social media platform is rolling up on a milestone anniversary this year. After 10 years of Tweeting, Posting, Pinning and more, has the business world seen a benefit to social media marketing? Or do business owners still think platforms

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Grow Your Business Idea into a Livelihood

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Clarke County Development Corporation hosted its CEO Luncheon at Lakeside Casino this month. The event attracted area CEOs, entrepreneurs and managers interested in economic growth and development in Osceola. Presenters spoke about the abundance of resources available to Clarke County residents who want to grow an idea

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CEO Luncheon March 9: Job Growth and Start-Up Forum

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Join Clarke County Development Corporation next Wednesday, March 9, for an informational “lunch & learn” opportunity to learn more about the 21st Century approach to economic development and job growth for the state of Iowa. Business members of CCDC are invited to attend the quarterly CEO Luncheon on March

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CCDC Board Sees Dedicated Leadership Change Hands

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Outgoing president Helen Kimes dedicated years to service in Clarke County and Osceola and is excited for the future opportunities in the capable hands of the board’s new president, Dr. Kimball. As acting president of the Clarke County Development Corporation Board for 2 non-consecutive terms, Helen was instrumental in

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New Year Sees New Career Opportunities in Clarke County

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The future for Osceola and Clarke County continues to grow brighter and brighter. The economic growth of this neck of the woods is evident with the growth and quality of job and career opportunities available. There are great resources for finding the right career for you in Clarke

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City of Osceola is Mapping a Better Future

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The City of Osceola, along with the Osceola Water Works department, is excited to begin utilization of a new mapping system that will streamline utility work and record keeping for Osceola, Iowa. Midland GIS, a geographical information system company, will work with the city of Osceola and

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IFA $5,000 Prize Handed To Osceola’s Amanda Blair

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Vicky Halvorsen, Real Estate Lender at Clarke County State Bank recently had the pleasure of participating in the presentation of a $5000 prize to Amanda Blair.  Amanda recently purchased a home in Ames and with Vicky’s assistance she participated in the Iowa Finance Authority program for first

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Join In Celebration & Promotion of Clarke County Non-Profit Organizations

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2015 has been a great year for Clarke County and Osceola’s community organizations. With the support from local businesses and help from our ever-involved citizens, the non-profit groups and organizations our community depends on most have flourished and provided services beyond expectation. In celebration of their achievements,

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CCRC’s Response to Oversight Committee

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By Sandy Kale – Clarke County Reservoir Commission chair As citizens of the city of Osceola and Clarke County, you have likely seen recent letters about the development of the new water supply for Osceola and Clarke County. On behalf of the Clarke County Reservoir Commission (CCRC),

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Osceola’s Manufacturing Impact Recognized By State and Local Officials

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(OSCEOLA, IA – OCTOBER 2, 2015) When you have the Governor and the Secretary of Agriculture from your State come to your community to discuss business growth and achievement, you may be doing something right. And for Osceola, the last month has seen just that. Over a

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Oversight Committee Letter Oversteps According to Some

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In a recent letter to the Editor of the Osceola Sentinel, The House Government Oversight Committee stated their position and perspective on the Clarke County Reservoir Project. The letter was published in the September 17, 2015 Sentinel and has quickly become a volatile talking point throughout the

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More Info As Clarke County Reservoir Project Proceeds

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Long-range planning for your future For over two decades, development efforts for the new Clarke County Reservoir have been a heated point of discussion. Where, when, why, and how much will it cost are all questions that predictably come up each time the project is discussed. And

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Iowa Ag Sec. Northey Sees Business Standing Strong In Soft Ag Market

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey made a stop at Salford USA in Osceola, Iowa Wednesday afternoon. Taking time from his busy schedule, Secretary Northey wanted to make sure he continued his discussions with agribusiness professionals and hear, firsthand, the issues they face during the downturn in

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