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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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Theisen's is Expanding!

Posted: Wed, July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019
Media Release:  For immediate publication
For more information, contact:
Rod Kight, Theisen's Home Farm Auto
Email: rodk@theisens.com Phone: 563-556-4738


Theisen's Home Farm Auto is excited to announce we are moving.  In order to better serve our loyal New Hampton customers, we are moving from our current 16,200 sq ft building at 413 W Milwaukee St. to a larger 42,000 sq. ft former Shopko store at 660 W Milwaukee St. 

"We feel it is a great investment in a community that has welcomed and shopped at our company for the past 22 years.  We look forward to providing an expanded offering as well as continuing to give back to the community" Chris Theisen, Chief Facilities Officer, Theisen's Supply.

The new building will be more than twice the size of our current location which will enable us to provide an extensive expansion of products throughout all departments.  Specifically, in the areas of clothing, footwear, farm, pets, sporting goods and hardware. Customers will enjoy new automotive service bays, a Red Wing® footwear shop, expanded Wrangler, Carhartt, and Ariat offerings.  A full line of firearms and expanded hunting equipment will be added along with a Yeti shop in Sporting Goods.  An expanded line of DeWalt and Milwaukee power tools along with Hobart welding equipment in Hardware.  New brands of pet food and basic consumable offerings.  And much more.

We hope to be in our new location and open by the end of October, 2019.

Theisen's Home  Farm  Auto serves our customers by offering top quality brands at an excellent value, focusing keenly on exceptional customer service. Theisen's currently operates 24 stores across Iowa and Wisconsin. 

Opened in 1927 by the Theisen family, the Theisen's locations are supported by the corporate headquarters and distribution center located in Dubuque, IA

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Compost Site

Posted: Wed, June 26, 2019
Beginning July 1st the compost site fees and hours will be changing to the following:

Tuesday & Thursday: 3-7pm or Dusk
Saturday: 9am- 1pm

Fees:  $5 per vehicle or single axle trailer
         $10 per double axle trailer
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Jendro July 4th Collection

Posted: Fri, June 7, 2019
All Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday routes will run on regular schedule.

All Thursday, July 4th routes will be collected on Friday, July 5th.

All trash & recycling MUST be out by 5:00 AM or it will not be collected.
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