Leadership Washington Gets Moving!

WASHINGTON—The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership class dove into Health and Wellness on December 8, 2021. Leaders Casey Peck, Kelly Grout, Megan Hangartner, and Amy Kleese coordinated the group’s activities for the day. The class started the day with a delicious breakfast catered by Dodici’s at the UP home while Dr. Megan Hangartner discussed the…

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Child Care Market Analysis of Washington County – Key Findings.

The Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) commissioned a child care market analysis to better understand the supply and demand for child-care and to gain insight to challenges experienced by parents and employers in Washington County. Results of the market analysis and key findings were published in November 2021.  Thanks to all the parents, employees, and…

Tour of Homes Celebrates 30 Years With A Country Twist

Tour of Homes Celebrates 30 Years With A Country Twist Washington, Iowa  —  November 24th, 2021 The Tour of Homes has 30 years of holiday cheer to celebrate this year.   For this anniversary, the committee decided to do a special edition that features homes located in the country.  This year’s tour has both old and…

Iowa Wesleyan University Announces Gift to Strengthen Student Success Initiatives

Mount Pleasant, IA – November 9, 2021 — Iowa Wesleyan University announced a $240,000 gift from Steven ’83 and Jill Howe to fund initiatives to support the Student Success Center.  The Center will be named the Steven and Jill Howe Student Success Center in recognition of their generosity. The Student Success Center is a crucial component…

Leadership Washington Class Heads Back to School

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Washington class headed back to school on Wednesday, November 10 as they learned about the multiple educational facilities and opportunities in the Washington community. Leaders Nicole Peterson, Jordan Hesseltine and Jim Lester coordinated the group as they started their day at Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center where Director Tera…

Leadership Washington Class Learns About Economic Development

WASHINGTON—Economic development and finance were the topics discussed by the Leadership Washington class when it met Wednesday, October 13 for Economic Development and Finance Day. Leaders Mary Ann White, Joe Nichols and Melissa Wagler showed the class of 25 enrollees, sponsored by the Washington Chamber of Commerce, some of the ways economic development impacts Washington.…