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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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10 States with Best Quality of Life

Posted: Tue, October 7, 2014
Iowa is ranked the 4th best state for quality of life!  The OECD rated Iowa better than all but a few states for its jobs climate and safety. Just 5.2% of the workforce was unemployed last year, and the homicide rate — 1.4 per 100,000 — was lower than every state except New Hampshire. Iowa residents also had the benefit of a productive renewable energy sector, with greater production of renewable energy than all but two other states as of 2012. The majority of renewable energy output came from 476 trillion BTUs of biodiesel produced that year, which was more than any other state.

To read the whole article, click on the following link:

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/10/06/the-10-states-with-the-best-quality-of-life/3/
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Grants Available

Posted: Tue, September 30, 2014
Tomorrow, October 1 will be the opening date for three grants affecting New Hampton & Chickasaw County. 

The LMI Grant will be available for New Hampton residents (see http://www.newhamptonia.com/news/lowmoderate-income-housing-grant-2014-09-17.html for more information).

The Hotel-Motel Grant will be available for New Hampton & Chickasaw County tax-exempt, non-profit entities (see http://www.newhamptonia.com/hotel-motel-grant-application.html for more information).

Chickasaw County Community Foundation grant will be available for Chickasaw County tax-exempt, non-profit entities (see http://www.cfneia.org/affiliates/ChickasawCounty/grants for more information).
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Now accepting credit & debit card payments

Posted: Mon, September 22, 2014
The City of New Hampton will be accepting credit and debit card payments as of September 25th!
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Low-Moderate Income Housing Grant

Posted: Wed, September 17, 2014
The City of New Hampton is taking applications for a Housing Repair Program that will be administered by the City. Common repairs may include roofs, a furnace, windows, doors, electrical upgrade, water heaters and other plumbing repairs. Approved projects must have a minimum cost estimate of $1,000, but no project shall receive more than $7,500 from the City.

The deadline to submit applications to City Hall is December 1, 2014. Homeowners must meet certain requirements to be eligible to participate in the grant program. In general, applicants must own or be buying the home, be current on their property tax and utility payments and the gross household income cannot exceed an established income ceiling based on household size. Contact the City Clerk's office, 112 E Spring St, 641-394-5906, for an application and the income limits.
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Notice: Tree Trimming

Posted: Wed, September 3, 2014
NOTICE:

The City Code of the City of New Hampton states that the owner or occupant of the abutting property shall keep the trees on, or overhanging the street trimmed so that all branches will be at least 12 feet about the surface of the street and eight feet above the sidewalks. If the abutting property owner fails to trim or maintain trees within a prescribed period of time, the City will trim the trees.

If you have trees that are in violation of the City Code, please have them trimmed by September 21, 2014 so the City will not have to take action.
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A Students Perspective

Posted: Fri, August 29, 2014
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School Facility Tour

Posted: Wed, August 27, 2014
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. If you are not able to tour the current elementary and middle school on Thursday evening, here is a video.
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Community Meeting

Posted: Wed, August 20, 2014
Get your questions about the school building project answered at the next community meeting to be held on August 28th at 6:30 in the middle school auditorium.  There will be a tour of the building at 6:00 and the meeting will start with a short presentation and then time will be provided to answer any questions that still may exist.
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Treasure Chest Addition

Posted: Tue, August 19, 2014
Exciting things are happening at New Hampton Comprehensive Systems (Treasure Chest)!  They are in the process of adding a 80' x 46' addition to their existing building.  Comprehensive Systems is a non-profit business.  Their goal for this project is to raise $250,000.  The funds received for this project will go towards building costs.  This expansion will help them have more space in the donation area & give them a larger processing area.  Day Habilitation Services support individuals in developing or maintaining life skills or skills for community integration.  The added space will allow additional room for Day Hab individuals.  So far Comprehensive Systems has raised $64,717 of their $250,000 goal and they need your help to raise the rest! 

Comprehensive Systems is having a Grain Raffle.  They are raffling a grain wagon with approximately 400 bushel of corn, valued at approximately $2,000 (market value as of 10/1/14).  The drawing will be held October 1, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Sleep Inn in Charles City.  You can purchase raffle tickets at the Treasure Chest in New Hampton or Charles City.  1 raffle ticket for $5 or 7 raffle tickets for $20.

For more information about donating to this project, contact Peg Testroet at 641-394-3344 or pegtestroet@comprehensivesystems.org.
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KIDS Committee - Community Impact

Posted: Thu, August 14, 2014
Research indicates that quality public schools can help make states and localities more economically competitive.
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KIDS Committee - Safety Concerns

Posted: Tue, August 12, 2014
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KIDS Committee - Collaborative Learning

Posted: Mon, August 11, 2014
"It is the responsibility of every community to build a better future for our students." ~Margaret Mead
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KIDS Committee

Posted: Tue, August 5, 2014
KIDS - Keep Improving District Schools

As the September 9 voting date nears, stay tuned to our web site & the KIDS Committee Facebook page (www.facebook.com/newhamptonkids) for videos & information regarding the proposed school project.  We encourage you all to get informed and go to the polls to vote on September 9. 

"Education is the best investment we can make- one that pays off in countless dividends, for us, for our children, and for our society... If we hope to maintain or improve the quality of life in our communities, attract new industries, and continue to prosper as a nation, top-notch schools are essential." (American Association of School Administrators 1999)
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Required Employer Posters

Posted: Mon, July 28, 2014
If you are looking for the updated posters that are required to be hung at each place of business, please see the link below.  We (Economic Development) will no longer have these available out of our office, but you can print them off of the site below.  If you have any questions, please let us know!

http://www.iowaworks.org/reqposters.htm

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Mercy Medical - Top 20 Best Practices

Posted: Tue, July 22, 2014
Congratulations Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton!  We are grateful to have you in our community!

Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton has merited Top 20 Best Practices in Quality designation among all 1,332 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation. The National Rural Health Association considers Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton to be an exemplar in best practices in all of rural health care.

"We are truly honored to be named a Top 20 CAH for quality. Every day, our employees deliver quality care with leadership from our medical staff to assure the best outcomes for patients," stated Dr. Paul McQuillen.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Mercy-New Hampton, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength IndexTM for Quality. The Quality index is a rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures. The quality of care provided in Acute Myocardial Infraction (Heart Attack), Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Congestive Heart Failure, Surgical Care and Outpatient measures is indexed across the range of national performance for each measure. The index scores are averaged to produce a single composite score.

"The award recognizes the hard work and commitment to quality that every one of Mercy's staff members, medical staff providers and volunteers have," expressed Bruce Roesler, Mercy - New Hampton CEO. "It is a confirmation of the strides we've made turning Mercy - New Hampton into one of the best rural hospitals in northeast Iowa."

About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit www.RuralHealthWeb.org.

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.TM is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry. iVantage Health AnalyticsTM integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers' timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.
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Mercy Medical Center - Hearing Test

Posted: Thu, July 17, 2014
Mercy Medical Center-NH is pleased to announce they have implemented hearing (audiometric) testing.  This testing is designed to help preserve and protect the hearing of individuals.  These individuals range from farmers to those that work in manufacturing, truck drivers or anyone that could be at risk of hearing related complaints/symptoms.  This testing is designed to perform at baseline or on a regular basis to detect trends in hearing capability.
 
Brittany Rethamel and Jordan Anderson both recently obtained their Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) credential.  Many businesses depend upon certified clinicians who conduct audiometric testing as part of the hearing conservation team to help prevent hearing loss among workers.  Testing costs $42 per person.  Businesses and industries are encouraged to call for contracted pricing based on the number of annual tests.  For more information, please call Mercy's Therapy Department, 641-394-1616.
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Disaster Funds

Posted: Wed, July 16, 2014
News Release:  July 15, 2014

Individual Grant Assistance Funds for Chickasaw County Residents
 
(New Hampton) - Chickasaw County residents affected by the severe storms beginning June 26th may be eligible to apply for individual grant assistance to cover losses experienced due to the severe storms and associated flooding.  To qualify, households must be located within the disaster declaration area, and must meet income guidelines.
 
The program provides up to $5,000 per household to cover repairs, debris removal, furnace or water heater work, replacement of lost or spoiled food, and other household losses.
 
Households must have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline as shown below:
 
# in HH Maximum gross yearly income
1               $23,340
2               $31,460
3               $39,580
4               $47,700
 
Each additional household member add $8,120
 
Or the applicant must currently receive a benefit from the Iowa Department of Human Services, such as WIC, food assistance, Medicaid, FIP assistance, or child care assistance.
 
Because the eligibility process established for this program is complex, Chickasaw County residents who may benefit from this assistance are encouraged to contact the NEICAC Chickasaw County Family Service Office in New Hampton at (641) 394-2007 to begin the application process or they can contact NEICAC's Director of Community Outreach & Development directly at (563) 382-8436 (Decorah).
 
Applications will be accepted through August 28, 2014, or until all funding provided for this program has been expended.
 
For more information contact:
 
David P. Boss
Director of Community Outreach & Development
Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation
(563) 382-8436
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Public Schools & Economic Development

Posted: Tue, July 15, 2014
Below is a published study about public schools & their direct effect on economic development in your community.  With the school bond vote coming up in September, we thought this was a great article on the impact a new school would have on our community!

Research indicates that quality public schools can help make states & localities more economically competitive. 
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NH Farmer's Market Ice Cream Night!

Posted: Thu, July 3, 2014
Join us for FREE Soft Serve Ice Cream!
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News

DEB EL Food Products LLC

Posted: Tue, May 21, 2019
Great afternoon meeting the owners of DEB EL Food Products LLC.  DEB EL Food Products LLC is the new company taking ownership of the former Sparboe Foods facility.  Thank you for your investment in our community!  Stay tuned for more information to be released soon.
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TRIBE Trail Lands $100,000 Grant

Posted: Thu, May 9, 2019

The TRIBE Trail's second phase is definitely a go after committee members learned last week that the Wellmark Foundation has awarded the trail a $100,000 grant.

That means the TRIBE Trail Committee has enough money to go ahead with the bidding process for Phase II of the trail that will run from Logan Street to Linn Avenue and cost about $625,000 to build.

Committee member Megan Baltes said the committee had used the Wellmark grant in its preliminary calculations on how much money it had raised so "this is really big for us to have it secured and we're very appreciative of the Wellmark Foundation's belief in our project."

Along with grants from the Iowa Department of Transportation, the Black Hawk Gaming Association, the Chickasaw County Community Foundation and Wellmark, the committee has also received about $249,000 in private donations to help fund Phase II of the trail that will eventually connect trails in Mikkelson Park and the city's west-side Industrial Park.

Because the Iowa Department of Transportation's grant comes from its Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) that is funded by federal dollars, the committee must bid out Phase II of the project.

Baltes and fellow TRIBE Trail Committee member Rick Kramer expect to bid the project in June and work will begin sometime this August and be completed by the fall.

Phase I of the TRIBE Trail runs from Mikkelson Park through the Boy Scout Playground, down Fourth Avenue and through Garnant Park and was built in the fall of 2017.

Article courtesy of: Bob Fenske, editor@nhtrib.com
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Summer Employment Opportunities for College Students

Posted: Tue, May 7, 2019
Summer Employment Opportunities for College Students

Leisuretime Golf Cars -  Sales Representative.  This position would require a person with an outgoing personality that is engaging.  It would be a commission based part time position.  Please contact Nick Noehl at Leisuretime 641-394-3944.
 
Linn Haven Rehab & Healthcare - Housekeeping, Laundry, Dietary Department and Certified Nursing Assistants.  They will hire for summer help in all areas.  Please apply at Linn Haven (530 S. Linn Ave). 

New Hampton Transfer and Storage - Warehouse and office position.  Please apply at NH Transfer (1970 North Linn Ave) or email info@nhwarehouse.com and they can email you an application.

NH Nursing & Rehab - Part-time dietary aide.  Must be 16 years of age.  Email Lori Hanson (lhanson@nhnursingandrehabcenter.com) for more information or stop in at the Nursing home for an application.

NH Park and Rec - Job applications available at their office. Various positions. Please fill out an application and drop it off at the Park and Rec office or call 641-394-5464.

Milkhouse Candles - Full-time production floor positions available.  (Must be 18) Come work with an amazing team and go home smelling good everyday!  Hours are Monday-Friday, 7-3.  Please apply at:  http://www.milkhousecandles.com/team

Croell, Inc. - Dump Truck Drivers.  Full time position.  Requires a Class B CDL.  This position is a traveling position, typically Monday thru Friday.  To apply, please contact Jordan at 641-394-6789 or apply online at www.croell.com/careers/positions

Five Star Coop - Part-time help this summer at the Hardware Store.
The positions available are Warehouse Assistant and Retail Associate.  After school hours until 6:00 pm, and rotating Saturdays 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  More hours available during the summer.
Competitive wages; Candidates can apply in person at Five Star Cooperative Hardware, or online at https://www.fivestarcoop.com/Careers

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