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  • Preparing Soldiers' Finances for Deployment

    posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

    As a servicemember, you must diligently prepare your mind and body for your deployments, but finances are also an important part of the preparation process. This Military Appreciation Month, take time to sit down and review what programs and benefits are available to you to avoid as much financial stress as possible while deployed.

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  • Small Business Spotlight: Bringing a Unique Taste to Marshalltown

    posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

    Tannin Wine Bar, which originally opened in 2018, was purchased by Gary and Megan Lanfier in January 2023. The small restaurant and bar serves wine, craft beer, and food options ranging from snacks to dinner. Since taking over the business, the Lanfiers have made it a priority to host many events, including live music, trivia, and music bingo. On top of all that, Tannin is also a rental space perfect for baby or bridal showers and anniversary, graduation, birthday, and work parties.

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  • Small Business Spotlight: Lifting Weights and Boosting Confidence

    posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

    In January 2023, Jake Reynolds opened Black Iron Barbell, a gym that caters to all fitness levels, from beginners to competitors. The gym houses equipment for a variety of different pursuits, including general fitness, weightlifting, powerlifting, strong man, bodybuilding, and even some CrossFit equipment.

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  • Small Business Spotlight: Rebuilding Marshalltown One Pane at a Time

    posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

    Marshall Glass, Marshalltown's only commercial glass shop, has been a staple in the community since it opened its doors in 1989. The store provides a variety of products and services, including the installation of commercial storefronts and doors, residential windows that have lost their seal to help repair the energy efficiency within the home, and automotive glass.

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  • Small Business Spotlight: Revitalizing Marshalltown One Shoppe at a Time

    posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Real Deals has provided a “premier destination for home décor and women's fashion” right here in Marshalltown since 2021. The shoppe's inventory changes weekly, and stocks many hand-picked items from around the world as well as many USA-made products. This makes Real Deals the perfect place to locally purchase anything from gifts to clothing to home décor.

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