Coffeehouse and drinkery a finalist in statewide Open 4 Business contest
The Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery, 212 Jefferson St. will advance to the Open 4 Business state pitch competition.
As a finalist, the business will receive an $8,000 grant, and will need to add its own $2,000.
When awarded the funds, The Beancounter will introduce Boba Tea to their counter later this year.
Boba (also called Bubble Tea) is a tea based drink that originated in Taiwan in the early 1980s. This is another amazing drink option that the drinkery is bringing to the community.
The Downtown Conference will be held in Pella August 2-3. Pre-conference activities include the Open 4 Business Finals on Aug. 1.
The final round will consist of an in-person presentation.
There, Beancounter will compete with businesses from Le Mars, Dubuque, Greenfield and Keokuk.
The competition is sponsored by the Main Street Iowa Program and the Iowa Economic Development Authority to assist participating cities to improve the physical and economic health of their designated Main Street districts.
To learn more, contact Amy Moyner at (319) 208-0056
Burlington selected for branding technical services
Burlington is one of five Main Street Iowa communities selected to receive branding technical services.
The selection was based upon the application submitted by Downtown Partners, Inc. to Main Street Iowa.
This service, a value of $15,000 to the local community, is to bring Ben Muldrow of Arnett Muldrow & Associates and will include virtual and in-person components.
Muldrow is a talented graphic artist who has been designing for over 25 years with experience in a wide variety of marketing applications.
He provides community identity and branding services for communities across the United States.
He has worked on a number of projects specializing in the development of city and neighborhood identities, wayfinding strategies, and promotional marketing material.