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Commercial Featuring Jefferson Hits Cable Network Channels

The tourism committee (a part of the Promotions Team), was instrumental in creating a tourism commercial that can be seen across Iowa, including those who subscribe to  Jefferson Telecom cable TV. Major networks such as Hallmark, History Channel, CNN, Fox, FX and the Food Network are some of the networks on which the Jefferson commercial […]

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The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program Helping small businesses respond and adapt to COVID-19

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. Applications are now open. They will continue to be accepted until 11:59pm PT Sunday, August 23 or […]

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Existing Business Growth Mini-Grant Application Matching up to $500

Local shopping has never been more important. Local retailers have gone above and beyond to meet the needs and wants of local consumers. New customers are being connected to local businesses, and existing customers are happy to be shopping and supporting local. Is there a product or service that is not easily available in our […]

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Information about ShopIowa.com and Travel Iowa Gift Card Program

Below is a handout about the new ShopIowa.com site for which we encourage retailers to register. This is a good opportunity to try out a small online store as the State of Iowa is paying for the monthly fee for the first year (July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2021).  Also, below is the link […]