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Jefferson – Technology Community of the Year

Jefferson, Iowa has won the award for Technology Community of the Year!  The finalists were named in early March with plans for a Gala event in April.  A virtual event was then planned for this week with each finalist asked to submit a short video. Thanks to all involved in this application and video – […]

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SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. “The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance […]

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The Forge honored as one of 14 Iowa historic preservation projects

A barn in Ogden, a courthouse in Decorah, a tiny cemetery chapel in Avoca and a sprawling military base on the south side of Des Moines – these are just four of the 14 historic preservation projects that were honored in a virtual ceremony Thursday during the annual Preserve Iowa Summit. “These outstanding properties give communities a […]

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BOOST Planning a Unique 3rd Event for Saturday, June 27, 2020

The 3rd Annual BOOST Bash will be proceeding on its rescheduled date of Saturday, June 27th but in an altered format: this year’s BOOST Bash will be completely virtual! The BOOST Steering Committee will be providing additional details in the upcoming weeks, but the revised event will still include an online auction and recognition of […]