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Positive Impact Award

Positive Impact Award

Seeking Nominations for 2020

Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) is seeking nominations for the 2020 "Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award". 

To be eligible, the recipient must be a business located in Allamakee County.  ACED will accept nominations until noon on Thursday, September 10, 2020.  Award winner will be announced during the Annual Meeting on October 8, 2020.  The Award Recipient will receive a plaque and will be added to the Award Plaque that is displayed at the ACED office.  WW Homestead Dairy in Waukon was the 2019 Cloy Kuhse Positive Impact Award winner, and ACED looks forward to announcing another business that is making a positive impact.

This Business Recognition award was created in 2011 to honor the late Cloy Kuhse whom was an ACED Board Director. "The 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 and his vision," ACED Executive Director Val Reinke stated.

To nominate a business, nomination forms can be picked up at the ACED office, 101 W. Main Street in Waukon and are available on the ACED website.

Contact Val Reinke at or (563) 419-0908 for more information. 

Allamakee County Economic Development (ACED) is our county's official business recruiter, business expansion and tourism organization.  ACED is a nonprofit, county-wide corporation. Its primary emphasis is to enhance existing economic development efforts through retention and expansion of existing business and industry, tourism marketing and coordination, housing need assessment and development, and the recruitment of new business and industry by providing assistance and referrals.

ACED is funded by contributions from the County and Communities of Allamakee and also through business memberships. ACED was formed in 1997 and is governed by a seven person Board of Directors. ACED has assisted many business, commercial and tourism enterprises in realizing the opportunities that exist in Northeast Iowa.

Nomination Form
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