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economic vitality

Crowd learns about Advanced Facebook Tips

A large group of 35 people attended the Advanced Facebook for Business workshop hosted by Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s Economic Vitality Team.  The workshop took place at The Forge Fellowship Hall and was facilitated by Darcy Swon with the Small Business Development Center out of Fort Dodge.  Darcy is a marketing consultant and well-versed in […]

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Jefferson’s Downtown Difference Maker

Jefferson’s Building Official, Nick Sorensen, is Jefferson’s Downtown Difference Maker and was highlighted in the recent Main Street Iowa publication of the Downtown Resource.  Main Street Iowa coordinator Michael Wagler wrote the article based on the many experiences he has had working with Nick on derelict buildings in Jefferson’s downtown that have turned around to […]

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Challenge Grant 2019 application submitted

The Economic Vitality committee submitted a Challenge Grant for The Public House for the 2019 funding.  The Ace Hardware location at 123 N Chestnut was purchased on Aug. 1 by Amanda Bills and Addi Meyer to open a tap room and restaurant.  A date has not been set for them to open. Renovation of the […]

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Story City Exchange Visit

A group of volunteers spent time in Story City as part of an exchange visit program through Main Street Iowa.  A survey was completed by each of them about impressions of the community, shopping, dining, etc.  It happened that on the same day, May 8, volunteers from Story City visited Jefferson and will complete the […]