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City of Grimes

By Madison Taiber | August 20, 2019 | Comments Off on City of Grimes

City of Grimes Website www.grimesiowa.gov City Staff www.grimesiowa.gov/OurCommunity/CityStaff.asp Mayor & City Council www.grimesiowa.gov/OurCommunity/MayorCityCouncil.asp Fire & Rescue www.grimesiowa.gov/OurCommunity/FireEMSHomelandSecurity.asp Law Enforcement www.grimesiowa.gov/OurCommunity/Police.asp Public Library www.grimes.lib.ia.us Services Directory www.grimesiowa.gov/OurCommunity/ServicesDirectory.aspx

The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees

By Madison Taiber | July 16, 2019 | Comments Off on The Ray Center announces 2019 Iowa Character Award honorees

DES MOINES:  The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University will recognize 12 Iowa individuals and groups with awards for exceptional character this month. The 2019 Iowa Character Awards ceremony will be held Friday, July 26, at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The Ray Center’s top award, the Robert…

Summer Is Here!

By Madison Taiber | May 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Summer Is Here!

We are almost there! We have been waiting for it. Summer! Schedules fill up fast with graduations, weddings, vacations and kids sports! Kids get a break from homework and school activities and we as parents try to fill their schedules with other activities to avoid the words ‘I’m bored!’ I myself look forward to summer break. We don’t have…

The Color Orange

By Madison Taiber | April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on The Color Orange

I read recently that the color orange “radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow”. It was suggested that orange is associated with gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reactions associated with the color red or the mental reactions associated with the color yellow. Supposedly, orange brings…

Nice to Meet You

By Madison Taiber | March 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Nice to Meet You

Hi my name is Andrea Sabus, I own the local State Farm Agency and I am thrilled to be the 2019 Chair for Grimes Chamber and Economic Development! I have been reflecting on my growing involvement in the chamber over the past five years and realized it might benefit others that have recently joined GCED…

You Have a Voice; Use it Wisely

By Madison Taiber | February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on You Have a Voice; Use it Wisely

In roughly one year (February 3rd, 2020) the Iowa Caucus will take place. In the coming months, Iowans will be afforded a rare opportunity to observe candidates running for the highest political office in the land first hand. Most serious candidates will visit Iowa in hopes of securing support here, because Iowa holds the designation of “first…

Appreciate the Now | Relish the Future

By Madison Taiber | January 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Appreciate the Now | Relish the Future

In late January members of Grimes Chamber & Economic Development will gather at their Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony. As a growing organization in a community that is flourishing, it is an opportunity to reflect on recent successes and honor businesses, organizations, and individuals who represent some of the best among us. At the event, attendees…

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