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A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who`s dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans. Saint Peter addresses this guy, “Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?” The guy […]

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Big Tipper

A college pizza delivery boy arrived at the house of Mr. Thomas. He knocked on the door and handed him the pizza. After receiving it, Mr. Thomas asked: “What is the usual tip?” “Well,” replied the youth, “this is my first trip here, but the other guys say if I get a quarter out of […]

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Get Off the Porch

A guy is sitting in his house, minding his own business when the doorbell rings. He answers and sees an attractive blonde in his doorway. “Hi!” she says. “I’m reeeeaaalllly broke and need money bad. I’ll do anything you want for $100!” “Anything?” “Anything at all!” “Alright, fine. Paint my porch.” Surprisingly, the girl agrees. […]

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Taxi Ride

A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window. For a few moments everything was silent in the […]

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Use Your Wits

A lady takes her tiny little pet Chihuahua named Sammy with her on an African safari (hidden away in her purse). The dog gets very uncomfortable on the long hot bus ride and escapes the purse. As he leaves, the bus pulls off leaving him alone, lost in the dangerous African bush. It didn’t take […]

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Where is the Ship?

A magician worked on a cruise ship. The audience was different each week so the magician did the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem: The captain’s parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick. Once he understood, he started shouting in the […]

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A Lesson From One Frog

Once upon a time there were a group of tree frogs who arranged a competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants. As the race began, no one in the crowd really believed […]

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Cocoon

A man found a cocoon for a butterfly and placed it on his windowsill by his desk. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole. Then it seemed to stop making progress. It appeared stuck. The man […]

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Strategy Update: Would you rather add [20] $10/hour jobs, or [10] $20/hour jobs to our economy tomorrow?

Henry Ford made the joke, if he asked the community in the 1900’s what do you need to be more productive in the 2000’s, they would have answered: “faster horses.” We know today that we can’t grow the economy by just doing more of the same of what we did 10, 20, 30 years ago. […]

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Beyond the Politics: Is our Economy really your priority?

“61% of Americans say the Economy or Jobs is their top priority” Gallup, September 2010 Presently, the economy and jobs are being called the most important issue by most Americans. Tama County Economic Development Commission serves this vision day-in and day-out as we engage thousands of partnerships to increase capital investment, fair market living wage […]

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