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C-M-L Telephone Receives USDA and Ripple Effect Grants

C-M-L Telephone secures state and federal grants to assist the Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) with the purchase of new diagnostic equipment for the hospital and medical clinic.

WeLead Receives Ripple Effect Grant For Business and Workforce Attraction

Liberty Communications is the recipient of a $2,500 Ripple Effect planning grant for the creation of high-quality promotional materials including drone and video for the attraction of businesses and workforce to West Liberty.

Boone County Receives Planning Grant for Downtown Assessment

The Boone County Chamber of Commerce is the recipient of a $1,000 Ripple Effect planning grant for a community assessment to examine the market strength of Boone's downtown retail district.

Dysart Development Corporation Receives Ripple Effect and FCTC Grants

The Dysart Development Corporation (DDC) is the recipient of a $2,500 Ripple Effect planning grant to assist with a feasibility study for the development of an independent living facility.

Ripple Effect Supports Possible Bakery in Kalona

Aureon has announced that the city of Kalona is the recipient of a $1,500 Ripple Effect planning grant to assist with a building appraisal and business planning services in connection with the former Kalona Bakery building in downtown Kalona.

Cambridge City Center Benefits from Ripple Effect

Cambridge residents have been enjoying the new 9,750 sq. ft. city center. Huxley Communications applied for a Ripple Effect grant and matched Aureon's $5,000 to provide $10,000 for the project's architectural services.

Getting Creative in Rural Iowa

Public and private leaders in rural Iowa communities are reaping the benefits of place-based "creative placemaking." Since early 2017, telecommunication companies across the state have applied for Ripple Effect grants to fund planning initiatives for their communities.

Iowa Telecommunication Companies Support Planning Grants

Five communities have recently received a Ripple Effect grant, funded by Aureon, plus matching funds from their local independent telecommunications provider, to support individualized creative placemaking planning strategies for their respective communities.

State Dignitaries Join Perry Economic Development at Official Spec Building Unveiling

The Perry Economic Development welcomed state dignitaries, community partners, developers and media representatives to commemorate the completion of the new 30,000-square-foot speculative industrial warehouse shell with a ribbon cutting.

Twenty-One Independent Telecommunications Companies Honored with Impact Award

Twenty-one independent telecommunication companies have been awarded the 2018 Ripple Effect IMPACT Award by Aureon and Iowa Area Development Group for operating revolving loan funds (RLFs) that provide critical financing for business and community development in rural Iowa.