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Summer Changes at Vinton Unlimited

By Vinton Unlimited · 1:36pm June 23rd, 2016
To kick off the summer, we welcomed Nick Hyland into the office as our Intern. I am excited to have Nick in the office as he will offer a fresh, young, new perspective on events and has already offered some great ideas. Please note Nick can be reached at vintoninfo@gmail.com and 472-3955. His presence will also be extremely valuable as I transition out of the office for maternity leave in the upcoming weeks.

4th Street Diner News

By 4th St. Diner · 8:12pm June 13th, 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.

Success in Prevention for Bars and Restaurants in Benton County

By Lindsey Ungs, CPS · 3:40pm June 8th, 2016
Over the last 2 years the Area Substance Abuse Council and the Above the Influence Coalition have been able to partner with bar owners, managers, and servers in Benton County on issues of responsible alcohol service. ASAC prevention staff has been meeting with the owners and managers of area bars and restaurants to discuss what responsible alcohol service is, and how to best achieve it for their business.

We want YOU to be at the next Action Academy!

By Emily Upah, BDG · 11:01am June 8th, 2016
The next and final regular session will be held on THURSDAY, June 9th from 7:30am-8:30am at the Belle Plaine Area Museum (901 Main St. Belle Plaine, IA). The topic for this session is NETWORKING WITH A PURPOSE. The focus of the session will be building your networking skills and developing your elevator pitch to have lucrative, meaningful networking engagements.

The new store at 117 East 4th Street in Vinton is a dream come true for a rural Vinton woman who has been making and selling craft items from her home. Leah Birker and her family have opened Birker's Bows and Iowa Crafters in the former Jessy's Gems location. Along with the variety of bows and other things made by Leah, there are several areas reserved for other area artists who make everything from cake to chairs.

On May 2, one of Vinton’s newest businesses, SpecWar Tactical, opened its doors at 511 ½ 1st Avenue. SpecWar Tactical has been in business for 9 years online and has recently moved to Vinton. Specializing in firearms accessories and modern sportsman gear, SpecWar Tactical carries a variety of holsters, rifle bags, and now features body armor.

We are excited to announce that Benton Development Group will be hosting a visit with Governor Branstad on June 30th from 8:30am-10:00am at the Van Horne Community Center. Please join us for a morning of conversation about economic development and networking with local, county and state elected officials as well as community change makers and industry professionals.

Donít let your Vinton Value Dollars EXPIRE!

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 5:21pm June 6th, 2016
Remember, Vinton Value Dollars expire after 180 days. If you received any during the winter holidays, they will be expiring soon! Don’t let them go to waste! Expiration date is printed near the bottom of the certificate. To view a complete list of participating businesses where you can redeem your Value Dollars, visithttp://vinton.

Spring Field Day Tour at ISU SE Iowa Research Farm on June 23

By Benton County Extension · 10:02am June 3rd, 2016
“Farmers and those who advise farmers about crops will want to attend the annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville on June 23 beginning at 1:00 p.m.,” said Meaghan Anderson, ISU Extension Field Agronomist. One of the features on the tour will be Antonio Mallarino’s presentation on “Soil Test Interpretations and Recommendations.

Nick Hyland to work as VU summer intern

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 11:54am June 2nd, 2016
The Vinton Unlimited office is excited to announce the addition of Intern, Nick Hyland to the office for the summer. Nick will have the opportunity to help out with the Annual Vinton Unlimited Golf Tournament, Boom-Fest, the numerous bus trips and various other projects throughout the summer. “I’m very excited to have Nick in the office this summer” Melissa Schwan, Director, commented.

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