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Housing-Contractors Meeting

Posted: Thu, April 27, 2017
One of the big projects the Economic Development Office has been working on over the last several months is the shortage of single family housing available in our community.  We are working with many different groups of individuals from our community including realtors, bankers, IDC board members, and contractors.

We will be holding a housing meeting with area contractors on Tuesday, May 2 at 8 am in the Community Center Building.  This meeting is open to any contractors wanting to attend.  If you have any questions, contact Tammy or Megan at 641-394-2437.
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Lunch & Learn Opportunity

Posted: Thu, April 20, 2017
For any business, being able to connect with potential customers is an incredibly valuable tool. What's even more valuable is connecting with those customers at the exact moment they are searching for the products and services you offer on the internet.

VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber of Commerce are providing an exciting learning opportunity during Small Business Week to help you use techniques developed by Google to improve your online marketing initiatives to bring more customers to your business's front door. The education will center around three key objectives:

-Growing Your Business Online
-Promoting Your Business With Google Adwords
-How Brands Win in Moments that Matter

All education materials for this event have been prepared by Google. VGM Forbin will be on hand to present the materials, answer your questions, and lead discussions about best practices.

Event Details

Where: The New Hampton Community Center: 112 East Spring Street, New Hampton, IA 50659
Cost: $5 per attendee
When: Tuesday, May 2 at noon (lunch will be provided)
Who: Event will be hosted by VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber
What You'll Receive: Education on online branding techniques from industry experts and Google-branded merchandise

To reserve your spot, call the Chamber at 394-2021.
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New Hampton Farmer's Market

Posted: Mon, April 17, 2017
New Hampton's Farmer's Market will continue to be on Thursday evenings from 4-6 pm this summer.  The Farmer's Market will run from June through September and be located in the Car Quest parking lot.

There will be no fee for vendors to set up and spots will be first come, first serve.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan at 641-394-2437.
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New Regional Job Site is Up & Running!

Posted: Thu, March 23, 2017
New Hampton Economic Development is very pleased to announce the establishment of a new regional job board that covers the 6-county Cedar Valley Regional Partnership (CVRP). The CVRP area includes Chickasaw, Buchanan, Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler and Grundy counties.

New website: http://www.newhamptonia.com/employment-opportunities.html

Companies can easily post a job without having to register, get a password or pay any fees. 

•    Simply go to the site, click "submit a job" and enter your information.
•    You can select a time-frame for how long you would like the position to be posted.
•    Your posting will be reviewed by an administrator who will make it live.
•    That's it!

Job seekers will be able to search for jobs by county and category…no registrations or passwords.

We believe that this will enable companies to more easily post jobs and the site will make it easier for individuals looking for work to find local companies that are hiring.

Please contact Megan Baltes, Assistant Director, New Hampton Economic Development if you need additional information or have any questions. 641-394-2437; nheconomic@windstream.net

 




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IDC Lawn Mowing Bids

Posted: Mon, March 13, 2017
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is accepting bids for lawn care at the South Industrial Park through April 10.  This would include mowing & trimming both sides of Rusty Kennedy Road and the detention pond area.  Please contact the Economic Development Office for specifics.  394-2437

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Compost Site Information

Posted: Tue, March 7, 2017
The City of New Hampton compost site will open on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  It is located at 2130 Odessa Avenue (East on Highway 24).  The hours for the site will be:
     Tuesday -  3:00pm to 6:00pm
     Thursday - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
     Saturday -  9:00am to 1:00pm

Fees will be:  $2.00 per licensed vehicle or trailer
                      $5.00 per dump truck load

2017 Curbside Compost Pickup Dates
Friday, April 7: Compost Only
Friday, April 21: Compost & Brush
NO BARRELS WILL BE PICKED UP.
BRUSH CANNOT BE LONGER THAN 4 FEET.
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NHHS Annual Student Art Show

Posted: Tue, March 7, 2017
Fusion: NHHS Annual Student Art Show!

The Carnegie Cultural Center (CCC) of New Hampton will showcase nearly 100 works of art by almost 80 New Hampton High School Students as part of the biannual high school art show. This show begins a partnership with the CCC and the New Hampton Art Department, and is dedicated to the students and communities served by the New Hampton Schools.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.  It opens Saturday, March 11, and will run until April 17 at CCC, 7 N. Water Ave, New Hampton. The student art exhibit can be viewed during the center's business hours, which are Thursdays & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1p.m. to 4 p.m.

A reception celebrating the exhibit will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the center. Please join us to celebrate our students, our partnership with the community, and the Carnegie Cultural Center.

Fusion: NHHS Annual Student Art Show showcases the works of current New Hampton High School students and includes works from 3D Art, Fundamentals of Art, Clay Design, Digital Art, Painting, Jewelry and Independent Studio classes. All current NHHS Art students are represented in the show.

For more information about Fusion, contact Melissa Nelson, High School Visual Art Teacher, at m_nelson@new-hampton.k12.ia.us or Jill Eike at info@carnegieculturalcenter.org.  For more information regarding the Carnegie Cultural Center visit http://www.carnegieculturalcenter.org/.
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IPERS Retirement Planning Sessions

Posted: Mon, March 6, 2017
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Paul Herold Exhibit at Carnegie Center

Posted: Mon, February 20, 2017
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Airport Runway Resurfacing

Posted: Wed, February 8, 2017
Sealed proposals will be opened and tabulated at 10:00 A.M. on February 24, 2017, at City Hall for consideration by Council at its regular meeting at 7:00 P.M. on March 6, 2017.
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Morning Trail Ride

Posted: Mon, January 23, 2017
"Morning Trail Ride"
 
Original painting by New Hampton Artist:
 David Prehm

* All profits from prints sold will be donated to the New Hampton "Tribe Trail" fund.

* Framing options are available. (Proceeds will also be donated)

 
Large Prints ………  $80.00
(Recommended frame size 16 x 20")

Medium Prints ……..  60.00
(Recommended frame size 11 x 14")

 Order now to support our new trail!!
Call 641 394 4571 or 641 330 7475
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New Hampton Named Skilled Iowa Community

Posted: Tue, January 17, 2017
At the annual Industrial Development Corporation meeting on January 10, 2017, New Hampton was named and recognized as a Skilled Iowa Community.  Skilled Iowa is a state program that provides assurances to employers and potential employers that local workforces have the skills and abilities to fill job openings. The initiative promotes the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing to potential job seekers, encourages businesses to hire certified workers when applicable, and provides resources to those looking to improve their skills.  To become a Skilled Iowa Community, New Hampton had to meet certain metrics set by the state.
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Sidewalk Snow Removal

Posted: Wed, December 21, 2016
It is your responsibility to keep your sidewalks clean from snow, ice and accumulation.  (Sec. 43.6 City Code)

If a property owner does not remove snow within 48 hours, the city will do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.

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Grant Deadlines Closing In

Posted: Wed, December 7, 2016
The New Hampton Hotel/Motel Grant and the Chickasaw County Foundation grant application deadline is December 31, 2016.  If you wish to apply for either of these grants, please visit the following web sites:

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

Chickasaw County Community Foundation Grant - https://www.cfneia.org/affiliates/chickasaw-county
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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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New Hampton TRIBE Trail Receives Grant

Posted: Fri, October 14, 2016
New Hampton TRIBE Trail has been awarded a grant of $75,000 from Resource Enhancement and Protection commonly referred to as REAP.

REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect the Iowa's natural and cultural resources.  15% of REAP is set aside for grants to cities for projects that help establish natural areas, encourage outdoor recreation and resource management.

The grant money will be used for expanding the recreational trails in New Hampton.  The TRIBE trail committee is working on connecting the Mikkelson Park trail to the CWC trail.  This grant will help us get started on phase one of this project; which is getting the trail from Mikkelson Park through Garnant Park.

This money will not only benefit the community residents but also visitors to our community.  It will create pedestrian and bicycle connections so residents and visitors can safely and comfortably access the parks in our town; enhance recreational opportunities for campground users; expand routes for the New Hampton High School track & cross country teams; and provide residents and visitors the opportunities for physical activity and outdoor recreation.

In its 27 years, REAP has benefited every county in Iowa by supporting over 15,000 projects. REAP has funded these projects with $250 million in state investments, leveraging two to three times the amount in private, local and federal dollars.  Collectively, these projects have improved the quality of life for all Iowans with better soil and water quality; added outdoor recreation opportunities; sustained economic development; enhanced knowledge and understanding of our ecological and environmental assets, and preservation of our cultural and historic treasures.

Local Contact is:     Megan Baltes, 641-394-2437
                                Rick Kramer, 641-394-5464

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Quickbooks Class Offered

Posted: Tue, October 11, 2016
Growing Small Business in Northeast Iowa in Partnership with Winneshiek County Development, Inc., Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN), Northeast Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC)

QuickBooks Pro 2015 - Level 1 Class # 54435

Tuesday, November 29 & Thursday, December 1 (Individuals must attend both Sessions)
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Managing the financials of a small business can be confusing and time-consuming, but using QuickBooks® can make that task much more manageable. This 6-hour, hands-on class briefly touches on all aspects of the program to demonstrate the range of tools and functions available. You will work through a progression of exercises and real-world case studies that prepare you to be successful in today's business world. Soon, you will be streamlining invoicing, inventory tracking, budget and tax preparation, and strengthening your business financial profile with confidence!

Fee: $59
Location: NICC Calmar Campus I Wilder Business Center, Room 106 I 1625 Hwy 150 S I Calmar, Iowa

Instructor: Ellen Brown

Register & Learn More.
800.728.2256, ext.399
www.nicc.edu/solutions

** Class Size Limited! **
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Grants Available

Posted: Mon, October 3, 2016
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, 2016.

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

Chickasaw County Community Foundation Grant - https://www.cfneia.org/affiliates/chickasaw-county
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2016 Curbside Compost Pickup Dates

Posted: Fri, September 16, 2016
Friday, October 21: Compost Only
Friday, November 4: Compost Only
Friday, November 18: Compost & Brush

NO CONTAINERS OVER 33 GALLONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
BRUSH CANNOT BE LONGER THAN 4 FEET

*The compost site will close November 19, 2016 (depending on weather)
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Second Fiber Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Posted: Thu, September 1, 2016
A second Fiber Town Hall Meeting to provide information about a possible community fiber broadband network in New Hampton has been scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the Community Room at New Hampton City Hall. The meeting is designed to discuss the concept of a community network with residents and answer any questions. The meeting is open to everyone and no RSVP is required.


Chamber Lunch and Learn
In addition to the Fiber Town Hall Meeting, a Chamber "Lunch and Learn" session will be held at noon on September 7th in the Community Room at City Hall. A light lunch will be provided for attendees. Persons planning to attend should RSVP to curtis@smartsourceconsulting.com by September 6th.


Online Resources

Residents can also learn more about the concept of a community fiber broadband network by visiting www.ourbroadbandfuture.com and clicking the New Hampton link. A Facebook page dedicated to the topic is also online at www.facebook.com/newhamptonbroadband


For more information, contact:

Curtis Dean, SmartSource Consulting
curtis@smartsourceconsulting.com
Phone: (515) 650-0251

or

Brian Quirk, New Hampton Municipal Light Plant
Phone: (641) 394-2196
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Proposed Golf Cart Ordinance

Posted: Wed, August 31, 2016
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IowaBIG North

Posted: Tue, August 30, 2016
The New Hampton IowaBig office provides a centralized affordable location for individuals and entrepreneurs to conduct and grow their business. While the space provides basic physical amenities such as a work space, high-speed internet access, a conference room, and private office space, it's also designed to encourage collaboration among similarly minded individuals and entrepreneurs.  For more information, please contact Tammy at 641-394-2437.
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Gov. Branstad Issues Disaster Proclamation for Two Counties

Posted: Tue, August 30, 2016
On Monday, August 29, Gov. Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Bremer and Chickasaw counties in response to recent severe storms and flash flooding.

The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of severe storms that significantly impacted those counties Aug. 23, 2016. In addition, the proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for residents of those counties.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the current federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $40,320, for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

Eligible residents in Bremer and Chickasaw counties have until Oct. 14, 2016, to apply for Iowa Individual Assistance as a result of these storms.

The Governor previously declared a proclamation of disaster emergency for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties in response to recent severe storms and flash flooding.  Eligible residents in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties have until Oct. 7, 2016, to apply for Iowa Individual Assistance as a result of these storms.
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Housing-Contractors Meeting

Posted: Thu, April 27, 2017
One of the big projects the Economic Development Office has been working on over the last several months is the shortage of single family housing available in our community.  We are working with many different groups of individuals from our community including realtors, bankers, IDC board members, and contractors.

We will be holding a housing meeting with area contractors on Tuesday, May 2 at 8 am in the Community Center Building.  This meeting is open to any contractors wanting to attend.  If you have any questions, contact Tammy or Megan at 641-394-2437.
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Lunch & Learn Opportunity

Posted: Thu, April 20, 2017
For any business, being able to connect with potential customers is an incredibly valuable tool. What's even more valuable is connecting with those customers at the exact moment they are searching for the products and services you offer on the internet.

VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber of Commerce are providing an exciting learning opportunity during Small Business Week to help you use techniques developed by Google to improve your online marketing initiatives to bring more customers to your business's front door. The education will center around three key objectives:

-Growing Your Business Online
-Promoting Your Business With Google Adwords
-How Brands Win in Moments that Matter

All education materials for this event have been prepared by Google. VGM Forbin will be on hand to present the materials, answer your questions, and lead discussions about best practices.

Event Details

Where: The New Hampton Community Center: 112 East Spring Street, New Hampton, IA 50659
Cost: $5 per attendee
When: Tuesday, May 2 at noon (lunch will be provided)
Who: Event will be hosted by VGM Forbin and New Horizons Chamber
What You'll Receive: Education on online branding techniques from industry experts and Google-branded merchandise

To reserve your spot, call the Chamber at 394-2021.
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New Hampton Farmer's Market

Posted: Mon, April 17, 2017
New Hampton's Farmer's Market will continue to be on Thursday evenings from 4-6 pm this summer.  The Farmer's Market will run from June through September and be located in the Car Quest parking lot.

There will be no fee for vendors to set up and spots will be first come, first serve.  If you have any questions, please contact Megan at 641-394-2437.
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