Saylorville opens Marine Store4/30/2014
Saylorville Lake Marina, a Suntex Marinas property, announced last week its grand opening and Spring Fling celebration for a new Marine Store and Service Center, May 2-4 at 6170 N.W. Polk City Drive in Polk City. With the support of West Marine, it will carry all necessary marine products. The grand opening offers BBQ, prizes and a meet-and-greet with vendors. Check out www.saylorvillelakemarina.com for details.
Sorriso Grille opens with a smile
Melinda Strable recently opened a home-style restaurant named after the Brazilian word for “smile,” Sorriso, serving breakfast and lunch with daily specials, Monday-Saturday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m., in Ankeny at 7015 N.E. 14th St. She’s currently looking to hire a part-time grill cook. Call her at 289-9113 to learn more.
Eatery A opens in old Blockbuster
Eatery A, at 2932 Ingersoll Ave., offers a big patio for dining and drinks, and features a wood-fired pizza. Eatery A is one of many Ingersoll buildings to be re-purposed, as the corridor continues to transform into a grand entrance into downtown.
Husband/wife owners settle pet salon in Urbandale
Missy and Dave Williams recently opened Three Waggin Tails LLC, a pet boutique and grooming salon at 2741 100th St., offering all breeds of dog and cat grooming, a large selection of healthy holistic foods — bakery treats, bones, chews and prepackaged training treats, grain- and gluten-free — as well as apparel, beds, toys and home grooming supplies. Learn more at www.Threewaggintails.com.
Make way for IP Pathways
IP Pathways, specializing in data center related technologies, which plans to remodel its existing facility in Urbandale, is now $240,000 closer to its $825,000 project goal, with the help of a recent Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) award. The project is set to create 53 jobs.
Delta Dental wins funding for growth
Delta Dental of Iowa plans to construct an addition to its current office in Urbandale to accommodate growth in the market. Backed by a $9.3 million IEDA capital investment, the project will double the existing space and should create 15 jobs at that location.
Dickten Masch Plastics to create 30 jobs
The IEDA board also awarded Dickten Masch Plastics of Ankeny tax benefits toward its creation of 30 jobs. The manufacturer of custom engineered thermo-plastic and thermo-set molded components did not seek the Partnership’s help in its application toward the planned $4.4 million capital investment, but the IEDA chose it as a worthy investments to benefit the region’s economic vitality.
Info Dog Security owners engage peers in Business Horizons scholarship fund
Owners of information destruction company, Info Dog Security, have launched Business Horizons 5-5-5. Eligible students attend Business Horizons’ weeklong summer immersion program, learning about entrepreneurship, leadership and aspects of business. For the next five years, 5 percent of Info Dog Security revenue earned through doing business with fellow American Business Institute members will go toward five scholarships — about $5,000 each. Nomination and application forms are available on the Business Horizons website, www.businesshorizonsiowa.org.
Knoxville Raceway poised for upgrades
Knoxville Raceway is poised to receive $2 million over the next 10 years in tax rebates to build a four-story building on the southeast corner of the track, an entry plaza and skywalk to the existing stands, additional skyboxes, a rooftop terrace, raceway offices and retail space. Early cost estimates for the expansion project range from $6 to $8 million dollars.
Capital Corridor unveils new vision
The Capital Corridor unveiled a new brand and vision last week for Iowa as a Cultivation Corridor as a world-class agri-business, agbioscience, biotechnology, biorenewable and related advanced manufacturing thriving on the lifestyle, labor and environmental conditions, in hopes to attract and retain quality talent, maximize the impact of localized economic development efforts and expand job and wealth creation and create a positive ripple effect statewide. For more information, visit www.cultivationcorridor.org. CV
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