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Vinton Popcorn: History, Mentoring, Commitment, and Creativity=Success

By Emily Upah, BDG · 2:16am May 25th, 2016
The story of Vinton Popcorn is one that details a great deal of community history, mentorship, commitment and creative minds that have led to today’s success. [VIDEO] Vinton Popcorn was started in the 1940s and was sold several times before the end of operation in 1998. Although there were several different owners there were some things that remained consistent: the name Vinton Popcorn; and the reputation of this widely known, tasty treat.

Vinton Hosts Downtown Forum in June 2016

By Vinton Unlimited · 6:15pm May 23rd, 2016
The Iowa Economic Development Authority's (IEDA) Downtown Resource Center assists communities around the state in revitalizing their downtowns or commercial districts. This summer, staff of the Iowa Downtown Resource Center will facilitate several downtown forums to bring together community leaders interested in engaging in a discussion about their downtowns.

Brad Geater Earns Rare Duel License

By Vinton Today · 12:35pm May 20th, 2016
Vinton native, Brad Geater of McClure Engineering Co. passed the Professional Engineering exam to become dual licensed as a Land Surveyor (LS) and Professional Engineer (PE). “Being dual licensed allows me to understand the unique aspects of conflicts encountered during project lifecycles, as well as improve the process and understand how projects effect individual land owners,” said Geater.

Grassroots Grazing Program for Young and Beginning Graziers Expands

By Patti Upmeyer, Benton County Extension · 10:58am May 12th, 2016
The first-ever Grassroots Grazing program for young and beginning graziers was such a success last year that Iowa State University extension beef program specialist Denise Schwab said the program is being expanded into east central Iowa this year. “This grazing management series is designed for young and beginning graziers, although anyone interested in basic grazing management is welcome to attend,” she said.

Action Academy, May 12th

By Emily Upah, BDG · 10:18am May 11th, 2016
Our next ACTION ACADEMY session is this THURSDAY from 7:30am-8:30am at the Vinton City Hall. Please enter the City Hall through the 3rd St. entrance (directly across the street from the Kirkwood Community College entrance). There are only a couple of sessions left! If you have been unable to attend that past couple of sessions but still want to get in on the ACTION, please attend this session.

A&W, Godfather's Pizza planned for new John's Qwik Stop building

By Dean Close · 12:56pm May 9th, 2016
John Ketchen hopes that a bear named Rooty and a Midwest pizza favorite will soon help Vinton residents feel as at home at John’s Qwik Stop in Vinton as he did when he walked into the Vinton Popcorn store as a kid more than a half century ago. Ketchen announced this week that when John’s opens its new building, it will include both an A & W and Godfather’s Pizza.

4th STREET DINER NEWS

By 4th St. Diner · 12:12pm May 6th, 2016
4th Street Diner HACAP North Benton Center 202 East Fourth St Vinton, IA 52349 319-472-4761 Serving Buffet from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Sunday thru Friday. Everyone is WELCOME! Suggested contribution for individuals 60 years old or older, and their accompanying spouse (regardless of age) is $3.

Local Financial Advisor Honored for Performance

By Vinton Today · 6:39pm May 4th, 2016
Dean Studer, financial advisors with Edward Jones in Vinton, attended the Edward Jones Managing Partner's Conference April 18 - 20 in St. Louis, MO. The prestigious annual event honors the top 350 of the firm's more than 14,000 financial advisors. The three-day meeting pools Edward Jones' most successful financial advisors for a discussion with Jim Weddle, Edward Jones' managing partner, on issues facing the firm and the financial services industry as a whole.

Celebrating Small Business in Benton County

By Emily Upah, BDG · 11:54am May 2nd, 2016
National Small Business Week is a movement happening in every state throughout the county that is recognizing the idea of “Dream Big, Start Small”. Benton County Development is joining the movement by celebrating the entrepreneurship, risk-taking, diversity, and innovation that is taking place in our community that makes contributions to our local, state and national prosperity.

Vinton selected as site for summer forum on downtown development

By Vinton Today · 10:30am April 25th, 2016
The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) Downtown Resource Center assists communities around the state in revitalizing their downtowns or commercial districts. This summer, staff of the Iowa Downtown Resource Center will facilitate several downtown forums to bring together community leaders interested in engaging in a discussion about their downtowns.

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