Tag Archives: Gladbrook

Tama County Q3 2014 Pitch & Build

On September 9, 2014, Tama County Economic Development hosted the Q3 2014 Pitch & Build competition which showcased Tama County business owners and entrepreneurs and their ideas for new businesses across the county.  We heard about unique specialty shops in Dysart and Gladbrook, and food and drink opportunities in Tama and Toledo. Barb Smith of […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Q1 2014 Tama County Pitch & Build

The Tama County Q1 2014 Pitch & Build occurred on January 21, 2014 with presentations on Tama County’s 2nd annual STEM Festival in Traer, the expansion of the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center’s Tama-Toledo Clinic in Toledo, and the opportunity to purchase Petty Livestock Equipment Manufacturing in Gladbrook. Lisa Chizek of North Tama School District […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Union Grove State Park receives grant for cabin

According to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Union Grove State Park has received a $15,000 grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association. The park includes a 110-acre lake and wooded land. Recreation opportunities include a beach, fishing, hiking trails, picnic areas, camping and a year-round cabin for rent. The campground has been renovated with […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Q3 2013 Tama County Pitch & Build

The Tama County Q3 2013 Pitch & Build occurred on August 27, 2013 with presentations on a health food restaurant in Toledo, a curbside recycling business in Tama-Toledo, a new specialty shop in Gladbrook, and a baseball training complex in Tama County.  Updates were made on the Oakridge Motocross Park in rural Garwin and RMA Supply Company […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Summer Fun in Tama County

The next few weeks will be a great time to visit Tama County as many communities are hosting fabulous events. The Tama County Fair runs from Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 in Gladbrook.  200 youth from 10 county 4-H club organizations and 3 local FFA chapters have prepared more than 1,500 exhibits for […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

2011 EDIES Story 23 of 24: Groundbreaking Utilities Partnership Still Tastes Great in Lincoln

In 1991 it was not common for small towns to also have sewer service. But the Lincoln civic leaders all changed that when it was the first town to work with Central Iowa Water Association and the city of Gladbrook to make this a reality of its citizens. Now 20 years later these types of […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

2011 EDIES Story 13 of 24: Tama County’s “The Other White Meat” spreads their marketing wings

It’s not really a party until the Tama County Pork Producers roll in with their pimped out trailer and crew of about 25 to grill for thousands of people. And if you have not seen them, it’s probably because you are not getting out enough. Apart from smaller hometown festivals they also appear at some big […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

2011 EDIES Story 5 of 24: Award winning Iowa grocery chain expands into Traer

For many small towns, local retail is the man-on-the-street’s measurement of economic health.  So when the 2010 Iowa Grocery Industry Association Retail award winning Hometown Foods chain of locally owned grocery stores moved into Traer in 2011, it breathed new life into downtown and the surrounding businesses. This Tama County expansion is in addition to six other […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

2011 EDIES Story 3 of 24: Community Banking partners help keep the steaks sizzling at the Uptown Lounge & Supper Club

In 2011 community banks and credit unions got a lot of new national attention for something many in Tama County had known all along, there are significant benefits from working with local banks. And especially in small towns of Tama County where the financing resources are different and continually change, John Shouse worked hand in hand […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Fun Update: Wheels are turning on the next Murder Mystery Dinner. Join us in Dysart, Jan 21.

The 1929 real world murder of Scott Rouse at Whiskey Bottom had never been solved. But last year over 120 people came together at Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center in rural Montour and assumed a unique character from the Tama County history books to piece together the originally scripted mystery with secrets to protect […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →