Economic Development & Tourism

Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award

Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award

Positive Impact Award Winner Announced

Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award Pictured above at the award presentation at the ACED Annual Meeting held at TJ Hunter's Banquet Center this year are:  Back Row (Left to Right) Christina Drahos, ACED Board Member; Larry Schellhammer, ACED Board Member; Hollee McCormick, new ACED Board Member; Matt Cole, ACED Board President; Mike Myers, ACED Board Secretary; Mike Kruckenberg, ACED Board Member; Bill Nation, ACED Board Vice President; Craig White, new ACED Board Member; Val Reinke, ACED Executive Director.  Front Row (Left to Right) Waukon Dental Employees: Michelle Wood, Registered Dental Assistant; Judy Kurth, Regional Manager; Dr. Jessica Wilke; and Deb Hertges, Marketing/PR Manager.

The Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) Board of Directors announced Waukon Dental as the 2016 Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award winner at the ACED Annual Meeting hosted in Lansing Thursday, October 13.  Waukon Dental now joins the list of annual award recipients that also includes Mike Ferring Construction of Waukon, TASC of Waukon, Wuennecke's Meat Market of New Albin, and Norplex-Micarta of Postville.

Waukon Dental participates in Dental Health Month, as well as, hosts Tooth Fairy Contest, Have a Heart Day, Office Tours, Halloween Buy Back, and School Presentations.  This past year, Waukon Dental celebrated 35 years in the business by performing 35 Random Acts of Kindness.  The Waukon Dental staff performed a number of Acts of Kindness such as washed & stained a MOSAIC resident's deck and ramp, sewed blankets for nursing homes and hospital, and made homemade goodies for firefighters, nursing home staff and medical staff.  The annual award was created to highlight and recognize a business that is making a positive impact in Allamakee County, as well as, to honor the memory of Cloy Kuhse and his vision.

This award was created to highlight and recognize a business that is making a positive impact in Allamakee County, as well as, to honor the memory of Cloy Kuhse and his vision.  The Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award is an annual designation that is announced at the ACED annual meeting each fall. 

The criteria for this award:

  •  Must be a business or entity
  •  Located in Allamakee County
  •  Self nominations are not accepted

Nomination forms are available at the ACED office located at 101 W. Main Street Waukon or on the ACED website: www.allamakeecounty.com.

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