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Thursday, December 03, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced the launch of an Iowa Arts & Cultural Recovery Program. The statewide grant program will provide short-term relief to arts venues, cultural organizations and creative workers who have lost significant business or income due to the pandemic.“Art, history, culture and creativity are vital to Iowa communities and further ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, December 03, 2020
 LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced it has been named to Newsweek Magazine's 2021 list of "America's Most Responsible Companies." This is the second time LyondellBasell appears on the list, which debuted in 2020 and recognizes companies for their performance in the areas of environmental, social and corporate ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has promoted Janessa Calderon as its new Executive Director, effective December 1, 2020. Janessa Calderon is the youngest Latina to lead the Hispanic Chamber. The Greater Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-driven organization that includes businesses, non-for-profit organizations, educational ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Five-year home appreciation in our region was between 13.62% and 19.86% with all of our regional Metropolitan Statistical Areas experiencing positive gains.    In the past year, home prices in our area have increased: +4.10% in Dubuque; +1.53% in Iowa City; +3.05% in Cedar Rapids; and +2.07% in the Quad Cities. This compares to other cities: Des Moines +2.19% and Chicago +2.23%. Of course, there ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The second campaign update for United Way of Clinton County Iowa showed gains toward their $650,000 goal, though falling behind last year’s fundraising numbers around the same time. Restrictions on in-person events has taken its toll on fundraising this year, along with the economic hardships of area residents and businesses who use Workplace Giving programs. This year our community residents ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, November 20, 2020
Featuring nearly twenty Christmas songs and holiday fun, the TLP cast of singers and musicians present an unforgettable virtual holiday experience with TLP’s flair for production.  This show is perfect for the whole family and every audience.  Last Christmas, TLP presented Christmas Kaleidoscope – TLP’s first ever on campus Christmas production.  Theatre goers were treated to a musical, comedy, ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Data analytics is one of today’s fastest-growing and highest-paid professions as organizations increasingly rely on data to drive strategic business decisions. With Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ new Data Analytics Advanced Certificate beginning this spring, working professionals can build their skills in this high-demand field.   The 18-credit program is designed to expand knowledge and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
NelsonCorp Tax Solutions in Clinton, IA is pleased to announce the Jacqueline A Rutledge CPA Firm, is now part of their rapidly growing business operation. This is the third acquisition in the past four years. NelsonCorp Tax Solutions purchased Montgomery Accounting Systems in 2016 and Lynn McGraw Accounting and Tax Services in 2017.   David Nelson, owner of NelsonCorp Tax Solutions and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, November 13, 2020
Citizens First Bank announces the closure of all lobbies, effective Friday, November 13, 2020.  Citizens First Bank remains open normal business hours, operating by phone, digital banking and drive thru for customer and staff safety.  CFB has provided expanded services at the Drive Thru at each of its three branches since March of this year.  In addition to deposits and withdrawals, the Expanded ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
For the second year in a row, RuhlHomes.com was honored with a national ranking. Judged against hundreds of other residential brokerages across the nation, RuhlHomes.com ranked number 4 for the second consecutive year for best overall website. It also earned fourth spot for best community and property detail pages, and fifth spot for overall design. ​View full information ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2020. To view a summary of enhanced mitigation ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, November 06, 2020
The Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition is underway for the 2020-2021 school year.  A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to ten Ascentra members to help offset the costs of attending a college or university or even trade school. Scholarships are awarded as follows:   Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students planning to enter collegeFive $1,000 ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Thursday, November 05, 2020
The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today announced a total of more than $1 million in funding through the federal HOME program to assist eligible renters impacted by the Aug. 10, 2020 derecho.  Iowans who resided in Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story or Tama County at the time of the natural disaster may be eligible for rental ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
With help of local businesses and residents, United Way of Clinton County, Iowa’s (UWCCI) annual campaign has made a strong start toward the $650,000 goal by the end of October. Among those pledging support through Workplace Giving payroll deductions are our local school teachers and staff, with over $14,000 in pledges made by employees of Clinton and Camanche Community Schools.  One in three ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, November 02, 2020
United Way of Clinton County, Iowa (UWCCI) has awarded prizes for its Winter Getaway Raffle at Citizens First Bank on Monday. With around 500 tickets sold this year and prizes valued at $2400, it’s one of their most important fundraisers of the year.The grand prize winner, Megan Burns of Citizens First Bank (CFB), had the choice of an eight day/seven night stay at the luxury Scottsdale Camelback ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Sunday, November 01, 2020
Time to let your hair down and tune up your air guitar! Wild Rose Casino & Resort’s New Year’s Eve entertainment will feature The HYPE! North America’s Ultimate Arena Rock Experience. The concert is scheduled Thursday, December 31, 2020 in the Oakwood Grand Ballroom. Doors will open at 8:00 p.m. with the show starting at 9:00 p.m. Must be 21 years or older to attend.   Be ready to take a trip ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Your thoughts on retirement may be among the many things in flux due to COVID-19. Some employers are offering early retirement incentives. Many Iowans are considering early retirement due to job challenges, health concerns, or other reasons. On top of that, temporary policy changes have made it easier for people to withdraw from their retirement accounts during 2020. You may have questions as ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Alan “Al” Tubbs is this year’s recipient of the Bruning Award for his leadership and longstanding dedication to providing financial guidance and support to farmers, agricultural businesses and small communities in rural America.  “It’s remarkable to have my past work in the agriculture and financial industries recognized,” said Tubbs. “Agriculture is where I’ve grown up and the largest segment of ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. financial institutions ranked in the American Bankers Association’s top 100 list for farm lenders by dollar volume. The institutions – First Central State Bank, Maquoketa State Bank and Ohnward Bank & Trust – ranked 90th in the country for agriculture lending by dollar volume in the second quarter of 2020. Ohnward’s roots were built through helping the eastern Iowa and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Certification is a great way to demonstrate your hard-won professional knowledge and experience. For people involved in project management and its related careers, gaining an accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an instant way of letting colleagues and prospective employers know you know what you're doing in project management.   Eastern Iowa Community Colleges regularly ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
First Central State Bank is donating a total of $5,500 to local school districts this fall to help offset extra costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those receiving monetary contributions include Central DeWitt, Clinton, Northeast, North Scott and Pleasant Valley school districts, and St. Joseph and Prince of Peace Catholic Schools.  “This is an unprecedented year for area school districts,” ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, February 10, 2020
First Central State Bank CEO Brigham Tubbs has announced four promotions.  Melisa Maher, John Jackson, Chris Sterbenz and Cynthia Kaczinski all recently earned promotions at First Central State Bank, which has several locations in eastern Iowa, including Clinton, DeWitt, Eldridge, Goose Lake and LeClaire.  All four have demonstrated an ability to go the extra mile in creating a great team ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A remodeling project at First Central State Bank’s Goose Lake branch is nearing completion.  To celebrate, First Central State Bank will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the bank’s location,  223 Main St. The DeWitt Chamber and Development Company and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting to begin the festivities.  First Central State Bank ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 10, 2020
As a volunteer firefighter, Tyler Vandendooren knows the feeling of lending a helping hand.  Now, he’s adding another way to help area residents by recently joining First Central State Bank as an Assistant Vice President in Commercial and Agriculture Lending. That doesn’t mean he’s giving up on the Thomson, Illinois, Fire Department. He’ll continue to be an Assistant Fire Chief and EMT for the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release