Some member benefits

Business and Community Referrals

 

Provide Promotional Materials in Welcome Packets

 

Invitation to Participate in Special Events

 

Social Media Exposure

 

Business relocation and/or expansion assistance

 

Our Committees

Vinton Unlimited has 6 committees dedicated to serving the community. Members are welcome to serve on any committee they find appealing, with seats on the Board of Directors being the only elected positions

If you like what we do and want to know more

Board of Directors
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month –
6:30am at Windsor Manor
The Board of Directors handles business operations and oversees the committees. Board members are elected by the members and serve a 3 year term. Any current member is welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Please contact the Director in advance to assure additional seating in made available. The agenda always includes a time for public input for members to share information with the Board.

Business Promotions
Meetings: First Friday of each month –
Noon at City Hall
The Business Promotions committee has historically consisted of business members who work to plan and promote seasonal and yearly events and promotions. Past projects include sidewalk sales, Christmas promotions and The Taste of Vinton.

Destination Vinton
Meetings: As needed at Iowa Land Management
Destination Vinton is the only committee that doesn’t follow a set meeting schedule. Meetings are held as needed. This newest committee is focused on tourism, marketing Vinton as a destination for day trips or longer visits. Members of Destination Vinton collaborate with all attractions in the VInton area to generate interest among tour groups, creating marketing materials and more.

Community Affairs
Meetings: Second Thursday of each month –
4:00pm at City Hall
The focus of this committee is to create, support and plan events involving the entire community. Events include Boomfest, the VU Golf Tournament and other special events.

Industry & Business Development
Also known as the Business Opportunity Group (BOG)
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month –
6:30pm at City Hall
BOG meets once a month to discuss what business prospects are looking at our community. The BOG members are invested individuals from all aspects of the community including banking, industry, business development, marketing and others. They share a common interest in bringing new business to town and helping current businesses find new opportunities for growth.

Membership
Meetings: Third Monday of each month –
4:00pm at City Hall
This committee is charged with promoting the organization as a whole, including attracting new members, retention of current members, visiting new and existing businesses, After Hours events, ribbon cuttings and Annual Meeting preparations.

We are proud of our community

Whether contemplating a visit or planning a move to our community we extend a warm and sincere welcome to our city and hope your stay will be relaxing and enjoyable.

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The wait is finally over! Our great big week of Sesquicentennial Celebration kicks-off TOMORROW!

WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

For a full list of events, visit www.vinton150.org
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Clue #4 is posted!

I know there has been some confusion about the clues. I've touched base with Medallion Hunt Officials and I can share the following:
- Keep track of your clue destinations
- There is only ONE medallion
- It has NOT been found yet
- Each clue is a hint to the location of the medallion

The clues are posted on www.vinton150.org (hover over “events” and click on “contests”), in the window of the Governor Sherman building (303 1st Avenue) and on the electronic signs at Farmers Savings Bank and the Vinton Palace Theater. We will post an announcement at the same locations once the medallion has been found!

Once you find the medallion, call the phone number with it to let us know it's been found!
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Here's the route for the BEST parade of the summer! To guarantee yourself the perfect spot, you may want to plan ahead and get there early.

For more Sesquicentennial event info, visit www.vinton150.org
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Upcoming Events

 

Aug
17
Sat
Vinton’s Sesquicentennial Celebration
Aug 17 – Aug 24 all-day

The Walldogs are scheduled to return to Vinton during this week to give our mural history a fresh coat of paint and add new murals as well. Other activities will include a parade, musical performances – both small and large, a tasty reminder of Sweet Corn Days and several other events you won’t want to miss. We hope to release a full schedule of events early in 2019.

Visit www.vinton150.org for up-to-date details!

Aug
19
Mon
Movie Monday! @ Riverside Park
Aug 19 all-day

Join us at dusk in Riverside Park for a free movie! Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and friends. Movies to be shown will be announced this summer.

Aug
21
Wed
Ambassador Ambush
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm

Each month, the Vinton Unlimited Ambassador Group will make a surprise visit to a local business just to say “thanks!”

Aug
22
Thu
Vinton Farmers Market @ Celebration Park
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the fun at our special “community celebration” every Thursday night. Music, entertainment, games and activities held each week. Hot sandwiches served at our outdoor cafe. This market showcases the best of Benton County producers of fruits, vegetables, jams and baked goods. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or would like more information, call the VPRD office at 472-4164.

Aug
24
Sat
Boom-Fest
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Boom-Fest is an annual Arts & Crafts Festival in downtown Vinton, Iowa, promoted by Vinton Unlimited, Vinton’s merged non-profit Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development group. Artisans and crafters, farmers market and food vendors are welcomed to the downtown streets of Vinton. Kids activities and live entertainment fill the time slot with a family-friendly street fair type atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Boom-Fest gets its name from the annual Boomtown Celebration held at the county fairgrounds on the South side of Vinton the same weekend. Boomtown is a celebration of fireworks, presented by the Iowa Pyrotechnic Association, and has been described as one of the best fireworks displays you will ever find in small-town USA.

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Vinton Unlimited

310 A Ave
Vinton, Iowa

(319) 472-3955