ACED's Annual Meeting
5 - 7 Self-Guided Tour
October 13, 2016
Mt. Hosmer, River History Museum, and Driftless Area Education & Visitor Center
6 - 7 Dinner
TJ Hunter's Banquet Center
Dinner will be served buffet style. Cash bar available.
7 - 8:30 Annual Meeting
TJ Hunters Banquet Center
Annual Meeting invitations and ballots were mailed on September 26. RSVPs due October 7th. Ballots due October 10th.
October 7, 2016 is Manufacturing Day. October has been designated Manufacturing Month. ACED and NICC-Waukon have partnered to set up school tours of local manufacturers. ACED and NICC will also be visiting local manufacturers on Friday, October 7th.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Join us in helping to Fight Breast Cancer by Choosing Cleaner-Burning E15 for the entire month of October.
Waukon Feed Ranch has joined forces with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help combat breast cancer through the use of cleaner-burning E15.
Waukon Feed Ranch will donate 3-cents for every gallon of E15 purchased throughout the entire month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help fight breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.
E15 is approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles, and contains less toxins and carcinogens than straight petroleum gasoline. By choosing E15 at Waukon Feed Ranch, located on Old Highway 9, during the month of October, you’re not only supporting a cleaner-burning fuel, you’re helping to combat breast cancer!
To learn more about the ‘Pink at the Pump’ campaign, please visit www.IowaRFA.org/PinkatthePump
Yellow River Forestry Field Day
Thursday October 6th, 2016
This annual program provides an introduction to the Yellow River State Forest. The 1st general session this year will focus on Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer, Signs, Symptoms, and Iowa’s response to CWD in Allamakee County. There will be 3 concurrent sessions: Felling Large Trees (demo) - Prescribed Fire in a Thinned Timber Stand - The Nuts and Bolts with Basal Bark Treatment of Unwanted Trees/Shrubs. The 2nd general session will focus on Emerald Ash Borer Biological Control Releases in Allamakee, Gypsy moth controls and quarantines, and other invasive insects. Then there will be 2 concurrent sessions: Recreational Pond Maintenance and Management – A review of a YRSF Pond Renovation Project - Floodplain Tree Planting Do’s, Don’ts, and Concerns – Planting background, weed control, future management, dealing with over populations of cottonwood. Cost: $15 on the day of the event BUT you must RSVP to Allamakee County Extension (563-568-6345) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
) by October 3rd.
Instructors: Bruce Blair, Forester, Yellow River State Forest, Iowa DNR Dave Asche, District Forester, Iowa DNR, Jeff Seago, District Forester, Iowa DNR Joe Herring, District Forester, Iowa DNR Mike Siepker– IDNR Fisheries Biologist Robin Pruisner, IDALS State Entomologist Julie Blanchong, ISU Wildlife Associate Professor Jesse Randall, ISU Associate Professor & Extension Forester
Lodging Survey Coming Your Way...
To those who provide lodging, you will see a questionnaire in your mailbox very soon. We promise, it won't be complicated. We ask that you take a minute or two to complete the questionnaire and get it back to us. This is in your best interest, if you rent lodging. When our office receives inquiries for large events, we want to have the information at our fingertips.
Thank you in advance for your help!
ACED Membership Reminder
Thank you to those who have paid their membership dues and provided information on the questionnaire. We are working hard to make any changes requested. If you have not paid your dues and need a copy of your invoice, please call 563-568-2624.
Friends of Pool 9
Friends of Pool 9 is a community based, grassroots, non-profit organization comprised of individual, family, and business members who share a common mission to conserve the natural and cultural resources within Pool 9 of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, and to foster wise use and enjoyment of the Refuge and the Upper Mississippi River.
Goal: Inform the public about the benefits of Pool 9 and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
Provide opportunities for volunteers to help conserve the natural habitats found within Pool 9, and the wildlife and fish populations that depend upon those habitats.
Support the "Wildlife Comes First" management philosophy of the National Wildlife Refuge System and to help promote the following wildlife dependent recreational opportunities: hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife interpretation, environmental education and wildlife photography.
Secure funding for projects and activities within Pool 9 of the Upper Miss Refuge.
Inform elected officials, the public, and our members about Refuge issues.
You can visit their website: http://www.friendsofpool9.org/
Friends of Pool 9 host an annual event in the fall to help raise money for projects in Pool 9. Due to recent flooding, Big Slough in Pool 9 has a blockage of trash including campers, stoves, refrigerators, hay bales, propane tanks, logs, and more that measures 300 yards. Friends of Pool 9 has been busy working on solutions.
Photo Credit: Colin Brennan
ACED in Partnership with NICC Offers Class
A Roadmap for Talent Management and Succession Planning
The future success of an organization hinges on two primary factors. Recognizing the organizational culture, particularly as it relates to the hiring process, is critical to creating a succession plan, and a solid succession plan is dependent on the organization's current attention to attracting and retaining talented employees. It is the job of every member of the organization to contribute to this effort, but managers who supervise staff have an especially important role in the support and development of the next generation of leaders. We'll address talent management issures such as providing quality performance reviews and offer transition tools to implement a smooth succession process. Are you ready for your future?
Class #: Waukon #51351
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Instructor: Celina Peerman
Location: Students at the Calmer, Cresco, Oelwein, Manchester and Waukon Locations will be participating via web-based video conference transmitted from the host location in Dubuque.
“START-UP: AN INTRODUCTION TO STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS”
WAUKON—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), through a Growing Small Business in Northeast Iowa grant, is offering the class “Start-Up: An Introduction to Starting a Small Business”, in partnership with Allamakee County Economic Development.
Thinking about starting a business but not sure how to begin? There are so many questions that need to be answered. Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? How do I know if my business idea is a good one? Will I have enough money to start the business or what are my financing options. All of these concepts, and perhaps more that you haven’t even thought of yet, are discussed in this class. Entrepreneurs will learn what is necessary to build a firm foundation for a new venture, determine business feasibility, choose a legal form of business, register and license a business, and learn to make cash flow projections. Get prepared to the one out of five small business owners who actually succeed with a solid business plan to make it happen.
This class, instructed by business professional Steve Horman, is scheduled on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the NICC Waukon Center located at 1220 3rd Ave NW, Suite 102, Waukon.
Growing Small Business in Northeast Iowa grant partners include the Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN), Northeast Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). This solution is partially funded by a $35,500 grant to the Winneshiek County Development, Inc. from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
To register online for “Start-Up: An Introduction to Starting a Small Business” (#50588) or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at (800) 728-2256, ext. 399. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Cost is $15.
Northeast Iowa Clerk’s
Association meeting and workshop
Want to join us for a boring, detailed, and horrible meeting?! If so, let's talk about the Fair Labor Standard's Act as it relates to exempt and non-exempt employees. Do you use the t
erms "salaried and hourly" - if so, please STOP - and attend this meeting! Participants will be able to better understand the legal standards that relate to our employees and how they should be compensated. The correct classification of employees is not a decision your council or board can make - it either meets the standards or it doesn't - are you confident that your current classifications are correct? Please note that the statute of limitations with DOL claims is 2 years, plus potential fines - so join us to avoid potential liability.
The Fairy Labor Standards workshop will be given in accordance with the Northeast Iowa Clerk’s Association meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20th
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00
) at the Postville YMCA 313 W Post St, Postville, IA 52162.
The speaker will be Paul J. Greufe with PJ Greufe & Associates. Paul Greufe, SPHR has over 20 years of experience in all areas of Human Resources management. He is president of PJ Greufe & Associates, a business partner specializing in Human Resources. His experience and expertise range from small businesses to large corporations and from private sector to public sector organizations.
If you would like to attend the Clerk’s Association meeting to learn more, please rsvp with Rachelle Howe at email@example.com
or by calling 563-382-6171
Homebuyer Education Class
Northeast Iowa Community Action Corp. is hosting a Homebuyer Education Class on October 10th. If you're looking to buy a home in the future you may want to attend this class and gain the necessary information to become a knowledgeable and informed homebuyer. Please contact the Allamakee County Community Action at (563) 568-4224 to register and obtain class times.
BIG Pumpkins take over Lansing
The Driftless Area Big Pumpkin Contest was hosted by Lansing – Main Street. This was the 1st year for the event to be hosted in Lansing.
1st Place Marshall Kruse 758 lbs
2nd Place Becky Estebo 560 lbs
3rd Place Duane Estebo 420 lbs
1st Place Destiny Slager 377 lbs
Kudos to Marshall who donated his $500 cash prize to the Allamakee County Foodshelf.
Jeff and Wendy Morris taught a class early spring to get the pumpkin growers growing. Scott Berg and Wally Mahr provided the location for the event as well as the weigh in.
Pat Haefner provided ice cream and donated proceeds to the renovation of the Old School. By the way, the peanut butter cookie dough was delicious!
The Women of the United Methodist Church offered baked goods at the Farmer’s Market. Mrs. Papp hosted a pumpkin decorating opportunity for the kids.
Question: How many pies would a 758 lbs pumpkin make?
Please make plans to join the fun next year in Lansing – the last Saturday in September.
And the Winner Is
New Businesses/New Management
TNT Gymnastics to open in Waukon!
Opening Nov 2016
We need YOUR help! TNT is coming to Iowa and we are excited to hold a location in Waukon, IA!
Please contact Danielle Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for classes! We require a $20 deposit to hold your spot in class, but that will be credited towards your tuition for the fall session.
You can also visit their website at: http://tntgymnasticswi.com/waukon-ia
TNT Gymnastics is an enthusiastic environment with a passionate coaching staff committed to giving to, enhancing and enriching young lives through the sport of gymnastics. TNT is dedicated to helping all gymnasts reach their potential, both physically and mentally, by offering every child the best gymnastics instruction possible. Most importantly, TNT is a place where all participants can feel great about their accomplishments while seeking life-long benefits from their gymnastics experience.
VIP Travel Agency
Come see the world with us...
VIP Groups & Cruises LLC based in Waukon, IA and serving the Tri-State area. With over 25 years experience in the Leisure, Group, and Corporate travel markets VIP Travel stands ready to serve all of your travel needs.
Cathy Krupa, a MN native and an Iowa resident has been working with VIP Clients and Corporate Customer nationwide for over four decades. She knows the typical challenges and problems that can arise during even the most routine travel trips.
This is why she created the VIP Groups & Cruises "travel with Cathy" adventures!
When you travel with the VIP Groups & Cruises Team you can relax and enjoy knowing you have someone traveling with you that can help handle any challenges that may arise, and give you the "inside information" you need to make the most of your vacation.
As a full service travel agency VIP Groups & Cruises can handle all of your travel needs. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or an adventure of a lifetime, we stand ready to serve your travel needs.
Visit them on the web at: http://www.vipgnc.com/
Contact Cathy at 563-568-8938 or Patty at 507-450-4154 or use the contact form for more information!