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The Public House receives Challenge Grant

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded Jefferson Matters: Main Street a $75,000 grant for the The Public House. Owners Amanda Bills and Addi Meyer, JM:MS Executive Director Peg Raney, City Administrator Mike Palmer, House Representative Phil Thompson, and Linda Eighmy represented the Jefferson at the event held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical […]

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Main Street America CEO visits Jefferson

Patrice Frey, CEO of Main Street America spent the morning of Nov. 5 touring downtown Jefferson.  Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa Coordinator accompanied Patrice as she spent two days in five Main Street communities.  Patrice expressed interest in how we foster entrepreneurship so the tour sites reflected that. Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s executive director Peg […]

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Art on the Square – so cool!

The first Art on the Square event was so cool that plans are being made for next year’s.  Over 20 vendors from around Iowa displayed their beautiful artwork with many purchases made.  A wide variety of high quality visual art, photography, pottery, jewelry, illustrations, and creative art pieces were shared.  It was held on Saturday, […]

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Family Feud date set

Family Feud~Jefferson Edition 2020 planning has already begun!  This fundraising event for Jefferson Matters: Main Street is coordinated by the Organization committee.  Over 100 surveys have been completed with questions about Iowa in general.  These were asked of people at the Bell Tower Festival, Iowa State Fair, and other local events. The date of Saturday, […]