NEDC Board Member Spotlight Q & A with Brett Barker

What is your hometown? Lecanto, FL / Geneseo, IL Occupation and company you work for? Pharmacist (VP of Operations / Compliance Officer with NuCara Pharmacy) What is a fun fact about your business or something you’re doing at your business that you’re excited about? It’s been a rewarding, but busy time coordinating our COVID response and vaccination efforts. Pharmacists are on the front …

NEDC Investor Spotlight Q & A with Mancave Estates, LLC

What is your name and position in the company/business? Dave Sly, co-owner with Brad Lenz What year was your company started/founded? 2011 Where was the business located when it started? Our first location was the old Cars-n-More building (Gunderson Motors) at 60754 West Lincoln Way. Where else is the business located? We also purchased the old Deere location on Nevada’s …

NEDC Board Member Spotlight Q & A with Jordan Cook

What is your hometown? Norfolk, Neb. Occupation and company you work for? City Administrator, City of Nevada What is a fun fact about your business or something you’re doing at your business that you’re excited about? I’m excited about the growth and collaboration we have with community partners. What is your role with the NEDC, and how long have you been involved? I have …

NEDC Board Member Spotlight Q & A with Jeff Harris

What is your hometown? Burlington, Iowa Occupation and company you work for? Principal at RMH Architects What is a fun fact about your business or something you’re doing at your business that you’re excited about? We are excited to celebrate our 35th year in business next year and to also be working on the Nevada Fieldhouse project for the city. What is your …

ALMACO to Expand in Nevada

July 16, 2021 (Ames, IA) – The Nevada Economic Development Council (NEDC) is pleased to announce ALMACO will be expanding their operations in Nevada. ALMACO currently manufactures leading precision agriculture machinery that is used in global research programs and seed production. ALMACO’s growth stems from their continued investment in the development and commercialization of products designed to increase crop production …

NEDC Board Member Spotlight with Randy Clary

What is your hometown? Geneseo, Illinois Occupation and company you work for? Availa Bank, serving as Market President What is a fun fact about your business or something you’re doing at your business that you’re excited about? We are looking forward to the return of the Story County Fair and being involved in the annual Ribbon Auction. Also, we LOVE to see our customers in …

NEDC Board Member Spotlight Q&A with Marc Olson

What is your hometown? Nevada, Iowa Occupation and company you work for? Broker/Owner RE/MAX Concepts What is a fun fact about your business or something you’re doing at your business that you’re excited about? We are excited about our new lot listings at the new housing development! It is located just south of town on 11th Street — South Glen Subdivision. It’s a …

Nevada’s Verbio plant will soon start production

Greg Faith, left, President of Verbio Nevada LLC, and Ron Dejongh, President of Verbio Farm Services, are ready to start producing renewable natural gas at the Nevada Verbio plant. (Photo Courtesy of Verbio) The public is welcome to attend an open house on July 13 at the Indian Creek Country Club from 5:30-6:30 to learn more about Verbio.  Over the …

NEDC Board Member Spotlight Q & A with Bridget Itzen

What is your hometown? Marshalltown/Grundy Center Occupation and company you work for? CEO/General Manager, Consumers Energy What is your role with the NEDC, and how long have you been involved? I Inherited my Board position from our previous GM here at Consumers Energy. I’ve been on the Board less than six months. What is the most interesting or incredible thing you have …

NEDC Board Member Spotlight Q & A with Dr. Kristian Dugger

What is your hometown? Manson, Iowa Occupation and company you work for? Optometrist, McFarland Clinic Nevada Iowa Army National Guard Soldier, State Surgeon/Commander, Iowa Medical Readiness Detachment, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa What is a fun fact about your business or something you’re doing at your business that you’re excited about? My optometry practice with McFarland Clinic in downtown Nevada is celebrating 23 years …