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Expand you marketing plan without any cost!

Two grand prize winners will receive free billboards in any major metropolitan area of their choice. The contest is open all ACED members. Businesses and organizations may join ACED to enter contest but to be eligible, membership must be paid by February 28, 2015.

Category One: For profit businesses or entrepreneurs
Category Two: Municipality, utility or non-profit organization

Entries must be received at the ACED office by 4:30pm on Friday February, not a member– join today to participate!  For full rules and application go to our website:  ww
ruary 28, 2015.  Must be an ACED member to qualw.allamakeecounty.com.

Energy Funding Opportunity

Call for Proposal Guidelines

Iowa Energy Office

The Iowa Energy Office has a funding opportunity and is seeking proposals focused on :
  • Energy management and energy efficiency projects in commercial, multi-family, and/or industrial sectors.
  • Resources to promote energy improvements in the transportation sector (as scored by the ACEEE scorecard, available on the IowaGrants Funding Opportunity).
  • Efforts that will lessen the impacts of propane shortages in the state.
  • Collaborative projects developed through the federal E3 (Economy, Energy, and Environment) program.
  •  Projects aimed to improve the energy management and/or energy efficiency of wastewater treatment facilities.
The funding opportunity information and proposal guidelines can be found at www.iowagrants.gov, funding opportunity #100450 “Iowa Energy Office Funding Opportunity: Call for Proposals and Guidelines”, https://www.iowagrants.gov/insideLinkOpps.jsp?documentPk=1416848326734 .
IEDA will consider proposals submitted by any individual or organization. This includes governmental
organizations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and private entities. Please forward to other entities that may be interested in applying.
The deadline to apply is February 2, 2015.

Looking for Employees with a CDL?

ACED is partnering with NICC-Waukon to offer a course for individuals to obtain their Class A Commercial Driver's License. The process has begun, but If interested, please contact Laura at 563-568-2624.

 NAIL, a non-profit volunteer group focused on postive neighborhoods and events in New Albin, set up a comunity event where 265 people attended and signed in for door prizes on 12/6.  NAIL sold out of baked goods and soup lunches by 1 p.m.  The vendors/bakers/crafters at the center were pleased with the traffic/sales.  Mayor Stantic greeted attendees at the door and Santa visited with at least 50 kids.  The Iron Post Grill, Stone Quarry Hall, Meat Market and L&M were busy all day! 
Kudos to NAIL!

It's Time to be Proud . . . . .
The Eastern Allamakee Community School District was selected in a very competitive race to be named as a participant in a statewide Teacher Leadership Grant. A core group of teachers worked tirelessly to prepare the application.  It is a program established by the legislature to develop leadership teachers, to improve collaboration amongst teachers and to improve the salaries based on performance within the context of the program.  The state provides the funding to implement and operate it the program. Goggle "IA Teacher Leadership Grants" for more information.
          Check it out! www.waukonfeedranch.com    

Promote Your Events
Share your events with Heritage Area travelers on the Silos & Smokestacks Events Calendar. The calendar showcases cultural events throughout the region and is available to  CVB's and other community or cultural organizations located within the 37-county Heritage Area.

Some events will be featured on on the Silos & Smokestacks homepage, with agriculturally related events receiving priority.  

If you have any questions or to obtain login information, please contact:   events@silosandsmokestacks.org.
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