Pella, IA Business

Grand Reopening of Katy-Did’s General Store

Katy-Did’s General Store is having a grand reopening Sunday the 17h. This past July 4, an unattended vehicle parked at the intersection of 5th and Merrill in Bussey rolled into another vehicle, then crossed Merrill, striking the store. The entrance of the store was destroyed. No one was injured. Repairs...
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Oskaloosa Herald

DeRonde reinstated as hospital CEO

OSKALOOSA — Kevin DeRonde has been reinstated as CEO of the Mahaska Health Partnership. DeRonde had resigned on Oct. 7, as the board was preparing to have a closed session review during a special meeting. The board appointed CFO Gene Williamson as the interim CEO, but didn't disclose the reasons behind the decision.
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Iowa Business Council Hosts Pella Forum

The Iowa Business Council held a Vision to Vitality forum with Pella area business leaders on Friday at the New Horizon Academy. The forum was co-hosted by Director of the Iowa Business Council Joe Murphy, and President & CEO of Pella Corporation Tim Yaggi. A panel also included Executive Director of Iowa Economic Development Authority Debi Durham, President of Central College Mark Putnam, and Vermeer Vice President of Human Resources Kate Guess. Murphy says the purpose of the meeting was to share challenges and successes as it relates to cultivating a workforce pipeline and proactive steps leaders can take to grow thriving communities that attract and retain talent. Yaggi also gave an update about Pella Corporation and an overview of the New Horizon Academy, located at the PRC and Fitness Building. The Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance helped organize the local event.

Successes celebrated by Perry Economic Development Inc.

Members of the Perry Industries Inc. investment group and the nonprofit Perry Economic Development Inc. (PEDI) gathered at the Hotel Pattee Thursday night for their annual meeting, honoring their outgoing board members and welcoming the new members. Some 50 people attended this year’s meeting, which featured a keynote address by...

Second CO2 pipeline to run through Midwest states receives initial phase approval

DALLAS (KCAU) — A second company proposing a carbon pipeline announced they received initial approval for their project which spreads through many states. According to the release from the company, Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC out of Dallas said they received board approvals for the Heartland Greenway project, a proposed pipeline that would run through several Midwest states, including Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Part of the approval includes the development and construction.

Several labor unions stand in support of strike at Omaha Kellogg cereal plant

With a sign that read “Shame on Kellogg” in his hands and his 5-year-old son on his shoulders, Jeffrey Jens stood outside the Kellogg cereal plant in Omaha Wednesday. The second generation, 24-year employee of the Omaha plant was among upward of 60 employees and local union members to rally near 96th and F streets in support of a worker’s strike that started Oct. 5.

Iowa Business Council Hosting Forum in Pella

The Iowa Business Council will hold a Vision to Vitality forum with Pella area business leaders on Friday from 8a.m.– 9a.m. at the New Horizon Academy. The forum will be co hosted by the Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance and President & CEO of Pella Corporation Tim Yaggi. The...
Oskaloosa Herald

Brett Hamlin hired as Bank Iowa’s relationship manager for the Pella area

PELLA – Bank Iowa has appointed Brett Hamlin as a vice president, relationship manager for the Pella community. Hamlin has dedicated more than nine years of service to the financial and banking industry. “Brett brings valuable leadership and lending skills to Bank Iowa,” said James Feudner, Bank Iowa regional president....

Idea Spin Morning Networking

Idea Spin's Morning Networking is a weekly meetup to connect around entrepreneurial, investor, and small business experiences. Our goal is to amplify Newton's entrepreneurial spirit, accelerate and invest in each other's ideas, and provide a place to learn from each other.

In learning construction skills, prisoners building houses for Iowans

NEWTON — The African-American proverb “each one, teach one” goes back to the 1800s in America when an enslaved person who learned to read or write was duty-bound to teach someone else. Dominique Roberson, 32, said he feels that duty today as a team leader at Homes for Iowa, a...

STARTUP CONVERSATIONS: Idea Spin launches weekly networking meet-up

Entrepreneurs, creatives and investors can now meet up every week in Newton to amplify, accelerate and invest in each other’s ideas. Idea Spin’s Morning Networking begins at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at Muse Wine Bar, 109 N. Second Ave. E., in downtown Newton. The organization launched its first networking event Oct. 5 with special guest speaker David Tominsky, chief relationship officer of New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative.

Top homes for sale in Oskaloosa

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: This beautifully updated ranch home is tucked away along a paved culdesac. It's been exceptionally maintained and offers plenty of space: the main level

Kellogg's strikers stand in solidarity amidst company's divisive tactics

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) - Kellogg's strikers are sending a clear message to corporate leaders, they will fight for equality among their workforce. "Here's the thing with the strike, it's not so much about the senior people who have been there a while," said first shift worker John McDevitt. "It’s about the new people because they [Kellogg's] want to create this divide. They want to create a two-tier system where the younger people can’t have what we have.”

Mahaska Health CEO resigns

OSKALOOSA, Iowa (KYOU) - Kevin DeRonde has resigned as CEO of Oskaloosa, Iowa-based Mahaska Health. According to a press release, Mr. DeRonde joined Mahaska Health as CEO in February 2018 after serving at the helm of Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons, since 2012. CFO Gene Williamson will serve as interim CEO...