Creston Chamber of Commerce works very hard to promote and showcase Creston, as well as being a leadership organization, which works to unify and map a course for Creston’s future development. With this in mind, I would like to continue sharing information on another committee within the chamber.
The Image Enhancement Committee, which meets monthly, is made up of chamber members, representatives of the city council and other concerned citizens that continually strive to enhance Creston. The goal of this committee is to create and maintain a positive image of Creston through beautification, restoration and enhancement activities. As you can see from the list below, this group has been quite active over the past several years.
In the past, this group has spurred many projects that are in place today or have taken place. These include the city wide commercial loan program; junk car ordinance; mowing ordinance; Gold Star and Hi-Five honors; junk houses awareness; Iowana refurbishing; garbage for renters; started the Welcome to Creston sign project with Trees Forever; assisted in the selection of new light heads in uptown Creston; flower pots in Creston; street cleaning and snow removal in uptown area with odd, even parking to make this possible; city wide community banners; Yards and Areas of the Month; Paint Creston Project in 2007 and 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, totaling 36 homes in that seven year period that were painted; and assisted in updating citywide Christmas decorations with the city.
On an ongoing basis the Image Enhancement Committee is:
• continuing the Paint Creston beautification project – details for 2017 Paint Creston will be available to the public later in March;
• continuing to collaborate and work with other groups and organizations in maintaining and improving the image of Creston;
• continuing to work with the city and others on buildings, yards and homes in disrepair and other nuisances;
• continuing Yards of the Month, Areas of the Month and flower pots of the month.
The Image Enhancement Committee is seeking input on areas that you think this group could assist with to make a difference in Creston. If you have an idea, call me at the chamber with your thoughts. I look forward to talking with you.
Upcoming Legislative Coffee
The next Legislative Coffee of this session will be held March 18. The coffee provides you with an excellent opportunity to ask your legislators questions you may have, or just listen to what your elected officials have to say. They begin at 8 a.m. in the mealsite at the restored Creston Depot, and last for an hour. The coffees are free and the public is invited to attend. Both Rep. Tom Moore and Sen. Tom Shipley are planning on attending.
The following individuals and business were honored with the Hi-Five Honor in March: Nicky Cooney of Harvey Law Office, Nichole Bierle of Ben Adamson State Farm Insurance, Terry Wallace of Casey’s North, Taryn Thompson of Medicap Pharmacy and J&A Flooring. Congratulations to you all.
The Hi-Five for service allows us to recognize those who make shopping and doing business in Creston a rewarding and positive experience. Please call the Chamber with your honoree.
Gold Star business honored
The chamber honored Ben Adamson of State Farm Insurance, 300 Russell St., as the March Gold Star Business in Creston. They were nominated by a fellow Crestonian because of the appearance both inside and out of their property. Congratulations.
Please call the Chamber to acknowledge a business property.
Remember, for a listing of activities in the Creston area, visit the Creston Chamber of Commerce website home page at www.crestoniowachamber.com.
Have a great month and remember: “Creston – a great place to visit, work and call home.”