Why do we say “Manning, Iowa…It’s Refreshing.”?? The many reasons include past and current generations who invested in Manning’s future. Their investments of money and time helped make Manning the vibrant community it is today.
WOW – 2012 is officially behind us. Main Street Manning (MSM), partnered with the city and the Chamber, had a year filled with accomplishments. We hope to keep the momentum in 2013. The new year brings change. Pam Kusel and DeEtte Grabill stepped down from their positions on the Board. We are fortunate that each will continue their contributions on an MSM committee. This month’s MSM newsletter includes “words of wisdom” from each. Please pick up a newsletter at the MSM office or other outlets that carry the free newsletter. Or better yet, provide your email address to Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will electronically send you this newsletter and future newsletters! We move into 2013 with lots of challenges but with three new board members who bring new energy: Jeff Blum, Jason Hoffman and Bob Stessman.
In 2012, you heard and read about the $500,000 grant to revitalize downtown Manning. In 2013, you will see the physical changes. The architectural firm has started its work. Construction will start in spring. Watch for progress! Also watch for the new branding banners that will be installed on Main Street in February. I hope you love them as much as I do. It will be exciting to see them!!!! Banners are still waiting to be sponsored. You can find additional details in the MSM newsletter or call Colleen at the MSM office.
Please visit the www.ManningIa.com website – it is excellent. Please advertise Manning by putting a Manning It’s Refreshing cling/sticker on your vehicle! They, along with Manning It’s Refreshing coozies, are all available free in the MSM office.
Why do we say “Manning, Iowa…It’s Refreshing.”?? It is due to our businesses, our volunteers and our entire surrounding area. The sense of community goes beyond the city limits. It includes our local farmers and all those who live in our rural areas. Are you interested in being an MSM volunteer? If so, please contact Colleen Nelson or myself. I am certain we have a role that fits you!!!!!