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December Business Spotlight: Amana General Store

November 30, 2022


This month’s Business Spotlight is on the Amana General Store. Built in 1858, the Amana General Store is a prominent historic landmark in the village of Amana. From the time it opened until 1932, the store served the community with all of its material needs that the communal society did not provide. Today, the store […]

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November Business Spotlight: Shelly’s Sweets

October 25, 2022


This month’s Business Spotlight is on Shelly’s Sweets. Shelly’s Sweets is a family-owned and run business located in Newhall. The bakery opened over 20 years ago when Shelly Dengler and her family came together to create baked goods to sell to locals. As demand grew, the business moved from a home kitchen to its own […]

October Business Spotlight: Millstream Brau Haus

September 20, 2022


This month’s Business Spotlight is on Millstream Brau Haus. The Millstream Brewing Company had a vision for many years of opening a German-inspired Bierhalle (Beer Hall) and, in August 2016, the Millstream Brau Haus was born!  The Brau Haus (Brewing House) brings a one-of-a-kind experience to locals and visitors offering German-inspired food, Millstream brews and […]

September Business Spotlight: Colony Acres

August 30, 2022


This month’s Business Spotlight is on Colony Acres. Colony Acres was planted in North Liberty 95 years ago and continues to live their promise to deliver wholesome fun and deep-rooted value to the community. Owners Dean and Katie Colony are third generation farmers who toiled the same soil they farm on today. Having raised their […]

August Business Spotlight: Iowa Baseball Museum of Norway

July 21, 2022


This month’s Business Spotlight is on the Iowa Baseball Museum of Norway. The Iowa Baseball Museum of Norway tells the story of how baseball came to the little town of Norway, shortly after the end of the Civil War, and culminated in 20 State High School Championships. Over the years, Norway produced a prolific number […]

How to Check South Slope Availability

July 14, 2022


  Wonder if you can get South Slope ridiculously reliable internet? Our Business Development Manager, Bre, has created a brief step-by-step video on how to easily use our website to find out if you can get South Slope service at your home or business. She also shares how realtors and developers can save or donate […]

Top Tips to Protect Yourself From Phishing

July 13, 2022


Not so fun fact: over 90% of ransomware attacks are delivered via malicious email. Phishing emails are becoming harder to spot, with well-written ones making it past even the most observant recipients. Follow these tips to protect yourself an your business. Phishing emails may look like they’re from a company you know or trust. Make […]

July Business Spotlight: Frond Design Studios

June 29, 2022


This month’s Business Spotlight is on Frond Design Studios. Frond Design Studios began in 2012 with a mission to put fine art into fabric design. Stephanie Brandenburg began hand-painting all of her fabric designs about five years before she started her own company. The fabric industry for quilting and sewing is driven by a diverse […]

Benefits of a Guest Network for your Business

June 13, 2022


When visiting a business, many customers want one thing – to connect to a free Wi-Fi service. Having access to free Wi-Fi improves relationships with customers. It also helps with your network security. Read below our top reasons how having a guest network can benefit your business. Improved network security: Allowing visitors to use a Wi-Fi […]

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Why Upload Speed Matters

June 7, 2022


When deciding on an internet plan, most people focus on the download speed without giving much thought to upload. That’s not surprising given that internet service providers often only advertise download speed because their upload speed is minimal in comparison. However, upload speed has become increasingly important for how you use the internet. First, let’s […]

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