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City of Westside Receives Ripple Effect Grant For Eugene Koch Memorial Project

Aureon has announced that the Westside Economic Development Group (WE DO) is the recipient of a $500 Ripple Effect planning grant for the Eugene Koch monument project to be located in the city's Westside Veterans Park. WE DO will use the grant proceeds to help pay for engineering services provided by JEO Consulting Group out of their Carroll office. The Ripple Effect grant was applied for and matched by Western Iowa Networks, the full-service telecommunications provider in Westside, to make $1,000 available for the project. A check presentation will be held on Tuesday, August 30 at 10:00 am at the project site.

Minburn Communications Receives 2017 Ripple Effect IMPACT Award

Independent Telecom Recognized for its Leadership in Community and Economic Development

Fort Dodge Community Foundation Receives Ripple Effect Grant for Warden Plaza Hotel Project

Aureon has announced a $5,000 Ripple Effect grant award to the Fort Dodge Community Foundation for the Warden Plaza Hotel project. The Ripple Effect grant application was made by the Foundation to request financial assistance in connection with the architectural planning and feasibility study services for the renovation project. Other partners engaged in the planning phase include the Community Foundation, the city of Fort Dodge, the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association.

West Liberty Partners with Eastern Iowa Community College for a Creative Workspace

Liberty Communications of West Liberty, Iowa, inspired a $5,000 matching Ripple Effect grant for theWest Liberty Regional Learning and Cultural Center.

Sully Telephone Association Receives 2016 Ripple Effect IMPACT Award

Aureon, the new name for Iowa Network Services (INS), has named Sully Telephone Association as the recipient of the 2016 Ripple Effect IMPACT Award. This award recognizes economic development leadership and investment in the community and was awarded to Sully Telephone for its assistance with a USDA pass-through loan and DOT RISE grant for Sully's water and street improvements. These improvements were instrumental in helping facilitate Janco Industries' (Janco) expansion into the Sully Business Park in September of 2015.

Clayton County Development Group Receives Ripple Effect Grant

Iowa Network Services (INS), located in West Des Moines, Iowa, announced the award of a $2,500 Ripple Effect grant to the Clayton County Development Group (CCDG) in Elkader, Iowa. The INS grant was matched with another $2,500 by Alpine Communications, the city's full-service telecommunication provider. The grant will help fund the development group's efforts in completing a county-wide housing needs assessment.

Lamoni Development Corporation Receives Ripple Effect Loan

Iowa Network Services (INS), located in West Des Moines, Iowa, has partnered with GRM Networks (GRM), headquartered in Princeton, Missouri to provide loan assistance to the Lamoni Development Corporation (LDC). INS and GRM are teaming up to loan $140,000 to LDC for the development of a new headquarters for Freedom Racing, an e-commerce company specializing in the sale of new and refurbished automotive specialty tools and car parts.

City of Monona Receives Ripple Effect Grant

Iowa Network Services (INS), located in West Des Moines, Iowa, announced the award of a $5,000 Ripple Effect grant to the city of Monona, Iowa. The grant will assist the city's efforts in financial, geographic and infrastructure exploration, and planning for a business park development. The INS grant was applied for and matched with another $5,000 grant by Northeast Iowa Telephone Company, (NEIT), headquartered in Monona.

City of Woodward Receives Ripple Effect Grant for Eco-Business Park Project

Pilot site will be first of its kind in Iowa and US

StartUpCity Spencer Receives Ripple Effect Grant

Iowa Network Services (INS), located in West Des Moines, Iowa, announced the award of a Ripple Effect community planning grant to StartUpCity Spencer, a technology startup incubator and collaborative workspace located in Spencer, Iowa. A $5,000.00 grant was made to StartUpCity Spencer to support the incubator's technical assistance to entrepreneurs in Northwest Iowa. INS supports Spencer's efforts to prepare the community for the newest and most innovative technology jobs and startup businesses.