Performances, movies, visual arts and hands-on creativity take center stage in Washington! Come for the World’s Oldest Continually Operating Movie Theater and stay for the incredible performing arts spaces, art galleries and places to create!
Washington Wins the #IowansUnite Mural Contest(8/3/2022)-WASHINGTON, IA – The Washington Chamber’s Welcome Center is excited to announce that Washington was selected as the statewide 2022 #IowansUnite CommUNITY Contest winner financed by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority. With the persistent encouragement from their volunteer and partner, Isabella Santoro, a video was put together with the assistance…
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs designates Iowa Great Places & Cultural & Entertainment Districts(7/25/2022)-DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced that 13 Iowa communities will receive the state’s support through two creative placemaking programs that put the arts, culture and history at the center of creative community development. The department designated new Iowa Great Places in Jefferson, Oskaloosa, Washington and Woodbine, and re-designated Appanoose County/Vermillion…
Main Street Washington Board Seeking Executive Director(8/2/2022)-The search is open for a new Main Street Washington Director. The Board of Directors is seeking a full-time dynamic, outgoing team-player to serve as the next Executive Director in Washington, Iowa. The program has been in existence since 2008 and has spurred over $15 million in development in the restoration and rehabilitation of downtown…
Leadership Washington met Wednesday Jan 8th. They started off the morning at Jones Eden Funeral home. Marty Beenblossom, the funeral director explained the behind the scenes process and the history at the Jones Eden Funeral home. The entire group was engaged with plenty of questions and enjoyed getting the day started.
Next up we traveled to Engineered Builders. There, the entire group got a tour of the facility and got to see samples of trusses that they ship all over the Midwest. Zach Shepherd explained how much the company has grown and what a great asset they have been to the community adding several jobs over the years.
Next up was Washington Lumber and Home Center. The Redlinger family showed the group around and surprised many of them with all the things they can get local. The newly added cabinet area was a hit!
Greiner Buildings was the next host and the group learned about how another great local business is expanding! The office building showcased many of their projects and the group enjoyed hearing all about the newest craze in pole buildings!
After that fun morning it was time to feed the group! Nothing better than supporting the local men and woman that serve on our fire department! The group enjoyed the pancake lunch and got a sneak peek at the new building!
Our afternoon got started at Atlas Molded Products. The management gave us a tour and explained all the neat things they do. A lot of the members were excited they now have a place to drop off and recycle all that Christmas packaging!
Bazooka Farmstar was next up and the group enjoyed a tour of the facility and hearing about the local growth adding more employees.
AllenMitchell CPA’s brand new building was next up! The group got to see the brand new addition to Washington and hear all about the upcoming busy season for the CPA’s at the location!
We finished the day at KCII Radio! Joe Nichols explained all the things that happen at the radio station that most wouldn’t think about. The group enjoyed recording the lunch menus and seeing the behind the scenes rooms where the broadcasters work throughout the day.