Sibley, Iowa — Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will be visiting northwest Iowa this week.
She’ll attend the Osceola County Home Base Iowa Designation ceremony, which will begin at 1 PM Wednesday, March 16th, at the Capital Armament Company Manufacturing facility north of Sibley. Osceola County Economic Development Director Mike Earll says Home Base Iowa is an initiative designed to provide a welcoming atmosphere to military veterans who are leaving the service, encouraging them to live and work in the Home Base Iowa communities.
He says they’re glad to receive the designation.
Earll says they have done a number of things working toward the designation, and he gives us a small sampling.
He says it’s a county-wide designation, and a county-wide honor.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Reynolds will also be in Hawarden and Rock Rapids this week. She’ll be in Hawarden to attend the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Foundation Annual Banquet this Tuesday night.
Reynolds will also meet with Lyon County women who are business owners at Simply Said in Rock Rapids on Wednesday afternoon at 4 PM. She’ll have a round-table discussion talking about the challenges women face running a business, what the state government can do to better assist small businesses, and what can be done to assist other women to start their own businesses. Lyon County Economic development director Steve Simons says these conversations help Reynolds to create an action plan for the state to increase the number of businesses led by women.
The Lieutenant Governor is also making stops in Cherokee, Estherville, Emmetsburg, Spencer, and Storm Lake this week.