Business Resources

Business Resources

Businesses located in New Hampton have access to a wide range of business resources and services.

Technical Assistance

The following business and industry technical assistance resources are located at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC):

  • Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership (IMEP)
    IMEP is the direct, single contact link to a diverse array of expertise and resources for more than 6,000 manufacturers in the state. IMEP account managers conduct assessments of manufacturing and business operations, help companies develop plans to address high priority needs, and then link client firms to appropriate public and private sources of technical assistance.
  • Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
    CIRAS is part of Iowa State University, the College of Engineering, and works hand-in-hand with the IMEP. CIRAS provides manufacturing and processing firms with technical and management information. Areas of expertise include finance, marketing, engineering, and facility planning.

For more information, contact Wendy Mihm-Herold, NICC's Vice President Economic Development, phone: 1-800-728-2256 ext 221, email: mihm-heroldw@nicc.edu.

Entrepreneurial/Small Business Assistance

New Hampton is a member of the MyEntreNet community-driven entrepreneurship facilitation program. The program is coupled with one of the most advanced interactive small business Web sites in the country. MyEntreNet features a variety of tools and resources for entrepreneurs including business research, community network for up-to-date business news in our community, access to online counselors and statewide entrepreneurial discussion groups.

The City of New Hampton/Chickasaw County has partnered with the University of Northern Iowa's Regional Business Center to provide entrepreneurs with one-on-one counseling including assistance with the creation of a business plan, cash flow analysis, loan packaging, and grants. The free counseling services are available right here in New Hampton.

For more information on this valuable resource available to New Hampton entrepreneurs and small business owners, visit MyEntreNet's website or contact Tammy Robinson, Director, Economic Development, City of New Hampton, 641.394.2437 or call the UNI Regional Business Center at 319.236.8123.

Click here for more information on entrepreneurial financial assistance programs.

Regulatory Assistance

New Hampton Economic Development can assist you with regulatory and permitting issues. We work closely with the state and local regulatory agencies of government including the Iowa Department of Economic Development's Business/Regulatory Assistance Team. For more information visit IEDA's website.

Research and Technology Development Assistance

Iowa State University
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, founded in 1858, is a land-grant Carnegie Foundation Research Institution. Historically, ISU has played a major role in scientific and technological advancements in agriculture, veterinary medicine, home economics, engineering and many of the basic sciences underlying these fields. Current areas of emphasis include genomics, bioinformatics, plant sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, food safety, alternative sources of energy and information sciences, including virtual. For any question related to research, technology transfer, technology development and/or business assistance, visit Iowa State University's website.

University of Iowa
The University of Iowa excels in the areas of biocatalysis, nutraceuticals, human health and pharmaceuticals, and engineering. The "Top American Research Universities" annual report lists the University of Iowa among the top 25 public research institutions in the country. For more information, visit University of Iowa's website or telephone 319.335.3631.

News

Locally Grown Winter Food Box Available

Posted: Mon, November 21, 2016
  The Iowa Food Hub is offering a Winter Food Box program to residents in Waukon, Elkader, Fayette, West Union, Oelwein and New Hampton.
 
The New Hampton dropsite will be the ISU Extension office.
 
Subscribers will receive five deliveries of locally-produced winter veggies delivered every other week, January 16-March 13. You will receive produce staples like potatoes, onions, beets, squash, apples, sweet potatoes, hot house tomatoes, dried beans and salad mix.
 
The Winter Box is a one-time payment of $150. If you sign-up by December 16, you can receive 10% off the rate. In addition, subscribers will have the opportunity to add meat, eggs, bread and dairy products by shopping their a la carte page and have those items delivered with your winter box. Reserve your box today! Dropsites with less than 5 orders will be refunded. Payment is accepted by Paypal or by check.

Click here to learn more: http://iowafoodhub.com/public/itemedit.aspx?itemid=9
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NH Projects Awarded Wellmark Foundation Grant

Posted: Wed, November 16, 2016
Community Kickstarter grants awarded to 30 organizations
 
DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 16, 2016) — The Wellmark Foundation awarded 30 Community Kickstarter grants totaling $277,654 for initiatives intended to make Iowa communities more active or improve access to healthy foods.
 
"All of these communities and organizations are committed to improving the health and well-being of their citizens," said Stephanie Perry, The Wellmark Foundation manager. "These grants fund projects that will have a community-wide impact now and for future generations."
 
These final projects were chosen out of 79 submissions, because they focused on providing longer-term opportunities to make community members more active or improve access to healthy foods. The 30 grant recipients are:
 
·         $5,000              Afton Community Basketball Court Resurfacing, Afton
·         $10,000             Ankeny Market Pavilion, Ankeny
·         $10,000             Clarksville Splash Pad, Clarksville
·         $4,254              Edible Landscaping, Clear Lake, Mason City and Plymouth
·         $10,000             Community Revitalization/Collins Activity Center, Collins
·         $10,000             Correctionville Area Aquatic Center, Correctionville
·         $10,000             Taylor Park Playground, Creston
·         $10,000             Dallas Center Depot Trailhead, Dallas Center
·         $9,500              Iowa Lutheran Hospital Edible Landscape, Des Moines
·         $10,000             Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Des Moines
·         $10,000             Outdoor Fitness Equipment at Evelyn K. Davis Park, Des Moines
·         $5,400              Multi Use Trail Fix-It-Station, Dubuque
·         $10,000             Fitness Equipment for Fort Dodge Trail System, Fort Dodge
·         $10,000             Fort Dodge NW River District Community Garden and Wayfinding
·         $10,000             Grand Junction Municipal Pool Repair  Fund, Grand Junction
·         $10,000             Harpers Ferry Family Splash Zones, Harpers Ferry
·         $10,000             Lone Tree Community School Wellness Center, Lone Tree
·         $3,500              Marengo Public Library Community Garden, Marengo
·         $10,000             Prairie Creek Pavilion, Maquoketa
·         $10,000             Monona City Park  Trailhead, Monona
·         $10,000             Dragoon Trace Nature Center, Mount Ayr
·     $10,000     New Hampton TRIBE Trail, New Hampton
·     $10,000     New Hampton School New Playground Equipment, New Hampton

·         $10,000             Newell's Park Walking and Biking Path, Newell
·         $10,000             Clarke Community Bike Share, Osceola
·         $10,000             Supporting and Sheltering the Farmers Market, Riceville
·         $10,000             Scranton City Park, Scranton
·         $10,000             City of Wall Lake Tennis Court Restoration Project, Wall Lake
·         $10,000             Kimpston's Crossing to Playscape, Waterloo
·         $10,000             Pedestrian Ramp Improvements, West Union
 
To learn more about these projects or The Wellmark Foundation, visit Wellmark.com/Foundation.
 
About The Wellmark Foundation
The Wellmark Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created by Wellmark, Inc., doing business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Please visit The Wellmark Foundation's Web site at www.wellmark.com/foundation to learn more about our grant program, as well as a list of previous grant recipients. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and The Wellmark Foundation are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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Night of Jazz

Posted: Tue, November 8, 2016
Remember the amazing piano concert put on by ArtShare and the Carnegie in May?

Well… get ready for a Night of Jazz with the University of Iowa Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Repertory Ensemble is a big band devoted to performing the works of the jazz mainstream. This ensemble ranges between early swing and progressive jazz ( Basie, Ellington, Thad Jones, Mingus, etc). Students learn the conventions of performance practice for each era and the skills for stylistic improvisations. Members of JRE are selected by audition in the fall of each academic year and are mostly younger undergraduates.

They are showcasing their talent in New Hampton Tuesday, November 15 from 8:00-9:00pm at the Middle School Auditorium-- performing for one night only. Come out and listen to a Night of Jazz. It's free … invite others to join you.
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