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Grants Available

Posted: Thu, October 1, 2015
The New Hampton Hotel/Motel Grant and the Chickasaw County Community Foundation Grant are now taking applications!  If you are interested in applying for one and/or both of the grants, see the links below!  Application deadline for both grants is December 31, 2015.

New Hampton Hotel/Motel Grant - http://www.newhamptonia.com/hotel-motel-grant-application.html

Chickasaw County Community Foundation Grant - http://www.cfneia.org/affiliates/ChickasawCounty/grants
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Curbside Compost Dates

Posted: Wed, September 30, 2015
Compost will be picked up curbside on the following days:

Friday, October 23rd- Compost only
Friday, November 6th- Compost only
Friday, November 20th- Compost & Brush

NO CONTAINERS OVER 33 GALLONS WILL BE ACCEPTED


The compost site will close November 21, 2015 (depending on weather).
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NICC Small Business Consultant

Posted: Mon, September 28, 2015
Steve Horman from NICC's Small Business Development Center will be in New Hampton on Tuesday, November 10.

Steve provides free, one-on-one business counseling services to start up and existing businesses in almost every area imaginable (i.e. business planning, marketing, financing, personnel management, import/export assistance, and succession planning).

For an appointment with Steve on November 10, contact Tammy or Megan at the Economic Development office at 394-2437 or nheconomic@windstream.net
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Another New Welcome Sign!

Posted: Fri, September 18, 2015
Thank you New Hampton Metal Fab for your donation for the east welcome sign located in Mikkelson Park! 

Thank you to New Hampton Light Plant for putting it up for us! 
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NH Farmer's Market Kid's Night

Posted: Wed, August 12, 2015
New Hampton Farmer's Market Kid's Night is rescheduled for next Thursday, August 20 from 4-6 pm in the city parking lot north of Fareway.  Join us!

Face Painting ~ Carnival Games ~ Balloon Man ~ Prizes
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IDC/Chamber Golf Outing

Posted: Wed, August 12, 2015
Our 5th Annual IDC/Chamber Golf Outing is September 14, 2015.  This outing is a social mixer and a great way for business professionals and employees to meet new people!  See the registration form below for more information.
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Carnegie Cultural Center

Posted: Thu, July 23, 2015
The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is a local, non-profit, charitable affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.  Each year the Foundation committee hands out grants to local, non-profit organizations.  Throughout the year on our web site, www.newhamptonia.com,  we will try and feature the different organizations that received grants.   This month we visited Carnegie Cultural Center!

The mission of the Carnegie Cultural Center is to establish a vital presence of the arts, history, and cultural awareness for the benefit, enlightenment, and enjoyment of all Chickasaw County residents and visitors. The Carnegie Cultural Center is made possible through a public/private partnership between the City of New Hampton and the Carnegie Cultural Center, a private, non-profit corporation. It is governed by a ten member volunteer board of directors and currently managed by one volunteer administrator and one part-time paid staff assistant. The Carnegie Cultural Center is funded primarily by private donations and its activities are designed and implemented by volunteer committees.  Carnegie Cultural Center has been the recipient of many Chickasaw County Community Foundation grants and Hotel/Motel grants.

Carnegie Cultural Center is home to many different attractions & exhibits; history records of all sorts; and monthly temporary exhibits!  Visit http://www.carnegieculturalcenter.org/ for more information!

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Earn Your Free National Career Readiness Certificate!

Posted: Thu, June 25, 2015
Earn your free National Career Readiness Certificate in New Hampton

If you want to advance your career opportunities by making yourself more employable, you are encouraged to earn your National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
Iowa Workforce Development will be offering free testing for the NCRC on Tuesday, July 14th at , 8:30 a.m. at the New Hampton Economic Development office.  
 
The Skilled Iowa Initiative is a public/private partnership dedicated to connecting Iowa employers with highly skilled employees.  Connections are made when individuals take the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) assessment to measure crucial workplace skills in areas such as applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information.  To date, more than 35,000 Iowan have earned an NCRC.
 
What are the benefits of the NCRC initiative for those seeking to advance their career? The Certificate will highlight your strengths in math, reading comprehension and problem solving.  Over 30 Chickasaw County businesses have joined the Skilled Iowa initiative and will ask for your NCR Certificate when you apply for a job. Having the Certificate will help you land that job!
 
What are the benefits of the NCRC initiative for businesses? Ask job applicants to present a NCR Certificate and you immediately have an understanding of the skill levels of your potential employee.  The Skilled Iowa NCR Certificate will help you optimally connect your new hire with the position to be filled. Contact Megan Gleason, New Hampton Economic Development Assistant, to learn about becoming a Skilled Iowa Business.
 
Register to take the NCRC by calling Megan at 641-394-2437.   Visit www.skillediowa.org to learn more about the Skilled Iowa initiative and the benefits it provides for students, workers, employers and communities.
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Study Finds Chickasaw County Tax Burden Among Lowest in Iowa

Posted: Tue, June 23, 2015
Chickasaw County is ranked 5th lowest for tax burden in the State of Iowa.  To see the full article, click on the following link: https://smartasset.com/taxes/iowa-tax-calculator#us/tax
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NICC Summer Fun Classes

Posted: Tue, June 9, 2015
Add a little fun creativity to your summer and take these NICC classes!

NICC OFFERING "YOU'LL BE CHARMED: MAKING A BEADED CHARM BRACELET" COURSE

NEW HAMPTON—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering the class, "You'll Be Charmed: Making a Beaded Charm Bracelet", with instructor Melissa Nelson on Friday, June 26, from noon to 4 p.m. 

The class will be held at New Hampton High School, Room 206, at 710 West Main Street in New Hampton. In this class, participants will make a charm bracelet using beads, chain and other objects of their choice. NICC provides the tools, supplies and instruction, and students need only bring their creative ideas and enjoy a pleasant afternoon of creativity, conversation and charms. A $15 supply fee for one bracelet is due to the instructor at class. Additional bracelets are $10 each.

To register and pay online for "You'll Be Charmed: Making a Beaded Charm Bracelet"(#41872), or for more information, go to www.nicc.edu/solutions or call (800) 728-2256, ext. 399 (Calmar Area), or (888) 642-2338 (Dubuque Area).



NICC OFFERING "THE ART OF MOSAIC: MAKING A GARDEN STEPPING STONE" CLASS


NEW HAMPTON—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions is offering the class, "The Art of Mosaic: Making a Garden Stepping Stone", with instructor Becky Schoenfeld on Wednesday, July 8, and Wednesday July, 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

This class will be held at Becky Schoenfeld's home, located at 1053 South 4th Avenue in New Hampton. This two-session class provides the materials and teaches the basic skills needed to create simple mosaic stepping stones. Starting with a precast cement stone, participants learn to plan, arrange and finish a project using different types of adhesives and basic grouting and sealing techniques. In the course, stones may be customized with "Tessarae" china, stained glass, marbles and tiles - all materials provided - but students are welcome to bring jewelry parts, beads or even items of sentimental value, such as family-heirloom, antique china.

Students should bring an apron or smock to protect their clothing and pair of Playtex gloves to wear for grouting. A $30 supply fee is due to the instructor at class for materials and the use of the instructor's tools.

To register and pay online for "The Art of Mosaic:  Making a Garden Stepping Stone", or for more information, go to www.nicc.edu/solutions or call (800) 728-2256, ext. 399 (Calmar Area,) or (888) 642-2338 (Dubuque Area).
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Heartland Day's Schedule

Posted: Mon, May 18, 2015
Click on link below for all the details on Heartland Days!
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Business Consultant

Posted: Tue, April 21, 2015
Steve Horman from NICC's Small Business Development Center will be in New Hampton on Tuesday, April 28.

Steve provides free, one-on-one business counseling services to start up and existing businesses in almost every area imaginable (i.e. business planning, marketing, financing, personnel management, import/export assistance, and succession planning).

For an appointment with Steve on April 28, contact Tammy or Megan at the Economic Development office at 394-2437 or nheconomic@windstream.net
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Milkhouse Creamery

Posted: Tue, April 14, 2015
Milkhouse officials, Eric & Janet Sparrow, are busy getting the portion of the building (Soy Basics Manufacturing building) that they are leasing (40,000 sq. ft.) ready for manufacturing.  Zip's Truck Equipment owner Paul Rottinghaus is working with Milkhouse to accomplish this.  "We are working with a top notch guy and a great community," stated Eric Sparrow.  The new candle company will employ 30 people at their facility.  They have not started hiring at this point but hope to be hiring come this summer.  Governor Brandstad recently toured the facility when visiting New Hampton.
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Workplace Training

Posted: Thu, April 9, 2015
Pathways Behavioral Services will be providing a 2 hour Drug-Free Workplace Training for supervisors.  See the flyer on the right.
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2014 Statewide Laborshed Analysis

Posted: Tue, April 7, 2015
The 2014 Statewide Laborshed Analysis is complete and available online.  The full report, executive summary, trends analysis (2008-2014), and Iowa College Student Analysis can be accessed through the following links:

Full Report - http://www.iowaworkforce.org/lmi/labsur/2014statewideonlinereport.pdf

Executive Summary - http://www.iowaworkforce.org/lmi/labsur/2014statewideonlinesummary.pdf

Trend Analysis - http://www.iowaworkforce.org/lmi/labsur/statewidelaborshedtrendsanalysisonline.pdf

Iowa College Student Analysis - http://www.iowaworkforce.org/lmi/labsur/college_student_survey_2013.pdf
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Congressman King Visit

Posted: Wed, April 1, 2015
Thank you Congressman Steven King for visiting New Hampton yesterday!
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10 Best States to Retire In

Posted: Tue, March 24, 2015
Iowa made the list!  Iowa made the top 10 list, ranked 6th best state to retire in!  To see how we made it to this spot, click on the following link:

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/retirement/2015/03/23/best-states-retirement/6.html
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Resurfacing of Linn Ave

Posted: Mon, March 16, 2015
Tired of all the pot holes on Linn Ave?!  They will soon be gone!  On April 6, work on Linn Ave from Main Street to Milwaukee Street will begin.  Crews will begin with redoing all the sidewalks & crosswalks so they meet ADA requirements.  They will then start work on the resurfacing of Linn Ave from Main Street to Milwaukee Street.  The total project is expected to be done by the end of June.  As of now, there will be no rerouting of traffic as two lanes will be open at all times.
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Small Business Series

Posted: Fri, January 23, 2015
New Hampton Economic Development is partnering with NICC to offer a Small Business Series class.  Please see the flyer to the right for more information!  This class was held several years ago & the attendees had very good feedback about the class.  We encourage you to look through the classes being offered & take some and/or all of them!
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NOTICE

Posted: Fri, January 9, 2015
To prevent frozen water pipes, water lines must be kept at a minimum of 40 Degrees and you should keep your thermostat at 55 Degrees at all times.

Contact the City Clerk's Office (394-5906) if you are letting your water run during the winter months.
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New Hampton Ranked #19 for Safest Cities in Iowa

Posted: Tue, December 2, 2014
New Hampton is ranked #19 out of 30 for the safest cities in Iowa!  Click on the link below to read the full article:

http://www.safewise.com/blog/30-safest-cities-iowa/
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NICC Small Business Development Center

Posted: Tue, November 4, 2014
Steve Horman from NICC's Small Business Development Center will be in New Hampton on November 18.

Steve provides free, one-on-one business counseling services to start up and existing businesses in almost every area imaginable (i.e. business planning, marketing, financing, personnel management, import/export assistance, and succession planning).

For an appointment with Steve on November 18, contact Tammy or Megan at the Economic Development office at 394-2437 or nheconomic@windstream.net
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"Cozy Christmas Crafts" Class Offered

Posted: Tue, November 4, 2014
GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH "COZY CHRISTMAS CRAFTS" CLASS

     CALMAR—  Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community

Solutions is offering the class, "Cozy Christmas Crafts" (#31600) on Monday, December

1 from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 p.m. at the New Hampton City Hall, Community Room, located

at 112 East Spring Street in New Hampton.

     Kick off the holiday season with a fun night of crafting Christmas decor. Make

cute Santa-themed baskets out of simple bushel baskets and pretty, lit trees using

tomato cages. Enjoy the chance to be creative, have a 'night out' with friends or make

new friends, all while knocking a couple of gifts off your list.

     To register and pay online for "Cozy Christmas Crafts" (#31600), or for more

information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community

Solutions at (800) 728-2256, ext. 399.
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Export Trade Assistance

Posted: Mon, November 3, 2014
The International Office at the Iowa Economic Development Authority offers financial assistance to eligible Iowa small companies to help companies market their products and services to a global audience.

The Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP) may reimburse eligible Iowa companies for up to 75 percent of defined international marketing expenditures in a qualifying trade show or IEDA trade mission held outside the U.S., to explore new markets or provide support to expand current markets.

The Domestic Trade Assistance Program (DTAP) may reimburse eligible Iowa companies for up to 75 percent of defined international marketing expenditures in a qualifying international trade show held in the United States, to explore new international markets or provide support to expand current markets.

To learn more, please contact their office or go to the following link:  http://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/InternationalAssistance/ETAP
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FedEx Launches Seventh Annual Small Business Grant Contest

Posted: Wed, February 20, 2019

FedEx Launches Seventh Annual Small Business Grant Contest

$220,500 in Total Cash and Prizes Up for Grabs in 2019 Contest


MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 19, 2019—FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced the launch of its seventh annual Small Business Grant Contest. This year, the contest offers grants and services to ten U.S. based small businesses, distributing a collective prize pool of $220,500—the largest sum since the contest was established in 2012. In addition to the grants, winners will also receive an additional dollar amount in credit to use towards FedEx Office print and business services to help run their businesses, as well as packages designed to help them with website optimization, design thinking, social media, and print expertise. Specifically, the 2019 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest prize packages include:

       Grand prize: One (1) winner of $50,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services

       Silver prize: One (1) winner of $30,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office print and business services

       Bronze prize: Eight (8) winners of $15,000, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office print and business services

"We know it's difficult for even the most promising of small businesses to grow and scale, especially at the beginning of their lifecycle" said Scott Harkins, senior vice president, Customer Channel Marketing at FedEx. "That's why we are proud to offer our top ten winners so much more than just the funds to help them grow their businesses. This year, our winners will receive much needed expertise and advice on some of the most fundamental and critical aspects of building a viable and sustainable business - and we will stay on with them as a trusted advisor as they take their businesses to the next level."

The 2018 contest garnered nearly 665,000 votes and attracted more than 7,800 candidates from across the United States. Grand Prize winner Rumi Spice, a small Chicago-based business that sources and brings to market premier saffron from the fields of Afghanistan, was founded by former Army officer Keith Alaniz and two friends who, while serving in the war-torn country, realized the need to provide economic alternatives to opium farming for the Afghan people. In the year since they took home the grand prize in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, Rumi Spice has used their winnings to greatly improve their supply chain logistics, as they transport the saffron out of Afghanistan and bring it to Chicago where it is then packaged and sent to Michelin star restaurants and consumers all over the US.

 Over the past seven years, 24,000 businesses have entered the contest in the United States alone. The contest has now grown from one country to eleven countries and the grant pool for the US contest has grown from $50,000 to $220,500 in total cash prizes.

The 2019 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is open to U.S.-based for-profit small businesses that have less than 99 employees and have been operating for six months or more. To enter, participants must visit www.fedex.com/grantcontest and enter their contact information, write a short profile about their business and upload four photos of their business or product, including their logo. While not required, participants also have the option of submitting a 90-second "elevator speech" video to supplement their entry.

The contest entry period is open from February 19 to March 25, 2019, with voting to take place from February 27 to April 1, 2019.  Following a judging period, winners will be announced on April 29, 2019 at www.fedex.com/grantcontest.
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New Hampton Showcase of Homes

Posted: Mon, January 21, 2019

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Thanksgiving Garbage Pickup

Posted: Fri, November 16, 2018
Garbage pickup for the week of November 12th is as follows:
Tuesday's Residential will be normal (Nov. 20)
Thursday's Residential will be moved to Wednesday, Nov. 21st. Please have all materials out by 5:00am for collection. Happy Thanksgiving!
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