Vinton Unlimited

A merged chamber of commerce and economic development group.

Unlimited Possibilities in Vinton

Catch a glimpse of life through the eyes of a Vinton Unlimited board member as they share their views on a variety of topics.

April 2018: Teresa Meyer

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I have been able to take walks outside.  I always enjoy going to the bank, grocery store or one the many fine shops in Vinton during one of my work breaks.  What I enjoy most is being able to talk to store owners,...

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December 2017: Scott Geissinger

You hear it all the time, “Shop Local”. This is so much more than a simple statement that the local Chamber of Commerce ( Vinton Unlimited) promotes in their ads. The majority of us buy items online. The majority of us hit the malls occasionally. I do it, but almost...

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November 2017: Mona Garwood

Goodnewsness There’s a new kid (so to speak) in town, his name is Dustin Dawson, and we are happy to have him on our team as the sports editor here at Vinton Newspapers. Some of you have met him, hopefully you all will get to know him if by no other means than him...

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September 2017: Robin Martin

I Love VINTON AND VIRGINIA GAY HOSPITAL (VGH). Since 1923, the residents of Vinton have had access to quality healthcare close to home due to a generous donation of a forward thinking benefactor, Virginia Walcott Gay.  Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics is a privately...

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March 2017: Teresa Meyer

This column give me the opportunity to share with you anything interesting and/or important.  One item that has been in our local news lately is the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School situation.  Next week everyone is invited to attend a Community Idea and Input...

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January 2017: Melissa Schwan

Our ‘holiday lights’ punch card program has wrapped up and it has showed us that shopping in Vinton is full of unlimited possibilities. This was only the 2nd year for the promotion and it again, exceeded our expectations. I initially came across the idea sometime in...

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November 2016: Scott Geissinger

What a town……… Weather permitting, either of 2 bike/nature trails are a short distance away. The Cedar River provides miles of entertainment and the River Rats Cleanup Days help keep it safe. Snowmobile trails enter and exit from every direction with the help of the...

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September 2016: Bob Koenigsfeld

As a Vinton Unlimited Board member, we are required to write at least one article a year, so as I sit and struggle what to write about, I find myself thinking of only a few items. Custom Millwork & Finishing’s 10 year anniversary is this year.  When the year started...

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May 2016: Teresa Meyer

SOME PEOPLE SAY WHY AND I SAY WHY NOT! Many of you have heard the saying “shop local” or “support small businesses”.  Do we really understand what that means? In the past year my husband and I have purchased these goods or services:  groceries, clothes, jewelry,...

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April 2016: Matt Johnson

Spring is here! After a pretty easy going winter the warm weather took it’s time arriving.  Now that it’s finally here time will move pretty fast with all the activities around town. Vinton Parks and Recs Department kicks May off with Mother’s Day Mini Golf on the...

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March 2016: Melissa Schwan

In less than 6 shorts months, the 7th Annual Boom-Fest will be held in conjunction with 10th Annual Boomtown celebration. For all you planners out there – mark your calendars NOW for Saturday, August 27 from 10am to 3pm! As in years past, we promise to have plenty of...

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February 2016: Kristi Storey

In December of 2015, we lost a valuable board member of Vinton Unlimited when Jon Clingman decided not to run for an additional term.  Jon has served several terms on the Vinton Unlimited board and was President in 1994, 2002 and 2014.  He served on the Business...

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January 2016: Melissa Schwan

Vinton Unlimited’s Destination Vinton committee has been hard at work again for 2016. We are eager to share that we have over 10 tour groups lined up to visit Vinton throughout 2016. Possibly the highlight of the tour groups will be the folks travelling with Country...

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December 2015: Bob Koenigsfeld

What’s In Your Wallet (Backyard) When it’s time to do your shopping what is your standard practice? Do you automatically go north or south of Vinton to shop the chain stores? If so, then stop and consider what might be available local. How many times have you been...

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November 2015: Jon Clingman

Hi Roy!  What is nine times six? This was the start of a conversation that took place many years ago at the prescription counter of the original Clingman Pharmacy in Galena, Illinois.  I was in high school at the time and often found myself listening to dad and his...

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October 2015: Teresa Meyer

NONE OF US ARE AS GOOD AS ALL OF US How often have we heard complaints about our town, the school, the city council, county government or even Vinton Unlimited? Such are the frequent conversations over coffee, the break table and the after work cocktail. My mother...

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September 2015: Mona Garwood

I have been beating the streets in Vinton for so many years I have nearly lost track. What I haven’t lost track of though is the well-worn path I have traveled going door to door, store to store during that time. Nor have I forgotten the people I met along the way, so...

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August 2015: Ben Hyland

Whether you’re a regular or a first-timer, Boom-fest is waiting for you.  Stop by the historic Vinton downtown from 10am - 4pm Vinton on August 29th for the sixth annual street fair and repurposed art show.  This year is shaping up to be better than ever, with a...

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June 2015: Ben Hyland

School may have finished up for the year but life is by no means slowing down here in Vinton over the next few months.  With Vinton Unlimited’s jam-packed lineup of concerts, festivals, and entertainment, you’re sure to keep everyone in the family busy for the...

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May 2015: Kristi Storey

I had the opportunity to speak at the Benton County Above the Influence (BCATI) community meeting on April 11.  I told the story of my son, who is a drug user and how our lives were affected by drugs.  I have never spoken before about this, in fact only my closest...

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