Why did the branding consultants consider Manning to be refreshing? Here is the brand statement as published on www.ManningIA.com:
We are Manning, Iowa and we are a proud progressive community.
From the cultivated rows of local agriculture to our brick-lined Main Street, we have a deep-rooted history of thinking ahead, stepping up to the plate, and getting things done…together. And that is refreshing.
Manning is a West Central Iowa community whose residents care for one another and welcome newcomers…it is a natural part of our DNA. Manning is not only something to see, but something to live…to breathe…to experience. Whether watching our Wolves compete, shopping at our locally-owned businesses, worshipping freely together, or coming together to support friends in need, Manning is a true community…where neighbors are family and a handshake is a promise…this is our way of life. And that is refreshing.
Manning is proud of our heritage...and of the people it has forged us to become. We are humble, with a considerable vision and the stubborn determination to accomplish what we set our minds to…whether supporting a new, modern, community-owned hospital or the transplant of a 400-year-old Hausbarn from a world away. This heritage thrives yet today in a 24-hour recreation center, lush community parks, a vibrant downtown, exceptional commercial expansion potential, and through the young families moving back to fill our neighborhoods. Manning is a terrific place to call home with a unique vision and innovative way of thinking. And that is refreshing.
We invite you to be our guest…visit…come live...and you'll see why we say, “Manning, Iowa…It’s Refreshing.”