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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.