Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Features

February 3, 2014

Chamber IMPACT award winners announced

Knoxville — The 54th Annual Knoxville Chamber of Commerce banquet was held Saturday night at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. 

Those in attendance viewed the annual report, which showed that the Chamber is 205 members strong, with 22 "Blue Jacket" Ambassadors. The Chamber lost 18 members over the past year, through death, business closures and non-renewals. Financially, the Chamber has $10,000 in reserves.

"The Chamber is healthy," Executive Director Larissa Van Donselaar said. 

Outgoing President Lori Bailey reviewed the accomplishments and goals of the past year. During a strategic planning retreat, the Chamber Board set five areas of focus for the coming years. They included membership, economic development, tourism, events and government relations. Subcommittees for each of these areas have been established as the Chamber moves in to 2014. 

Board members whose terms have expired were also recognized. They were Randy Chambers, Craig Mobley and Marilyn Miller. Brian Hatch will remain on the board in an ex-officio role as Mayor. 

Incoming President Mikol Sesker took over and thanked Bailey for her service as President. Sesker was complimentary to Bailey.

"Lori has a very unique set of skills," Sesker said. "In a word, I would say, 'leadership.'" 

After introducing the 2014 board members, the meeting was adjourned. Following a brief intermission, the evening shifted focus to the annual IMPACT Awards. Award winners included:

• HCI Care Services was awarded the Business IMPCAT of the Year Award. 

• Brian McNeill was awarded the Educator IMPACT of the Year Award.

• Brent Hanna was awarded the Agriculture IMPACT of the Year Award.

• The First United Methodist Women's Almost Free Shop was awarded the Volunteer IMPACT of the Year Award.

• Elsie Kemp was awarded the Matthew C. Job "Pride in Knoxville" award. 

 

1
Text Only
Features
  • Erik Therme.jpg Iowa Author Creates a mysterious read

    Erik Therme self-published his first book, Mortom in February 2014.  He initially started the book more than 20 years ago.  Recently, Erik shared his adventures in self-publishing his first novel that underwent more than three major revisions.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • large group.jpg Video: Celebrate packages 30,000 Meals from the Heartland

    Over 340 volunteers worked together Sunday morning to package 30,000 Meals from the Heartland at Celebrate Community Church. 

    March 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow 5 Videos

  • pre event setup.jpg Slideshow: Celebrate Church packages Meals from the Heartland Scenes from Celebrate Community Church's packaging of Meals from the Heartland on Sunday, March 23, 2014

    March 23, 2014

  • little firsherman on the rocks.jpg Spring arrives in Marion County in style

    The first day of spring, March 20, truly had the appropriate weather. Sunshine and a nice temperature sent many people into the outdoor of splendor of Lake Red Rock. 

    March 20, 2014 5 Photos

  • Wesley & Jessica.jpg One special prom date

    Prom night has long been a rite of passage for American high school students. Knoxville High School Prom 2014 will include one couple that no one ever expected to have the ability to take part. 

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dixie Gebhardt Plans underway for Iowa State Flag Day

    Details are still being finalized, but the Birthplace of the Iowa State Flag will celebrate the flag's special day on March 29. 

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • West jump rope pic.jpg West Elementary raises $4,800 for American Heart Association

    Students in grades KinderPrep through First at West Elementary have jumped their way to raising $4,800 for the American Heart Association. 

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • TC FFA 2.jpg TC FFA receives financial gift

    Rhonda Van Rheenen won a contest sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. As a result, the Twin Cedars FFA received a check for $2,500. 

    February 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • eye exam.jpg Video: Knoxville VA offers telemed services

    Medical services offered by the VA Central Iowa Health Care System have expanded to include the use of telemedicine. Benefits include home access to medical services and less time on the road for veterans to meet with care providers. 

    February 27, 2014 3 Photos 2 Videos

  • B&B3.jpg Cast, crew preparing for "Beauty and the Beast"

    Work continued behind the scenes of the Knoxville High School musical production of "Beauty and the Beast" on Saturday. Cast, crew, parents and supports alike have all come together to prepare for the first high school production inside the Knoxville Performing Arts Center. 

    February 22, 2014 7 Photos

Features
AP Video
Russell Simmons, LL Cool J Visit Youth at Jail Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian US, UN Announce Deal on Gaza Cease-Fire Despite Moratorium, Detroit Water Worries Remain Faith Leaders Arrested at DC Deportation Protest Family Dispute Cripples Northeast Grocery Chain CDC Warns Travelers Amid Ebola Outbreak US Stocks Plunge, Wiping Out July's Gains Demoted Worker Shoots CEO, Kills Self Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit Raw: 2 Hurt in NY Trench Collapse House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Visitors Feel Part of the Pack at Wolf Preserve 3 People Killed, Deputies Wounded in NC Shootout Suing Obama: GOP-led House Gives the Go-ahead Obama: 'Blood of Africa Runs Through My Veins'
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Upon completion and reopening of Third Street, should the City of Knoxville wait to start the next stage of the Streetscape and Infrastructure project until 2015?

Yes
No
     View Results