Cranberry Stone Bakery

Cranberry Stone Bakery

For Cranberry Stone Bakery owner Sharesa Van Arendonk, being a baker had always been a childhood dream. But careers in real estate and education, including a two-yearministry program in Vienna, Austria, temporarily put that dream on hold. When the opportunity came for...
3 Outdoor Spots to Grab a Drink with a View

3 Outdoor Spots to Grab a Drink with a View

Pella is known for its charming streetscapes lined with historical buildings and Dutch architecture. Visitors are delighted and locals beam with pride over the town’s unique beauty. Whether you’ve lived here for 40 years or have come for your first visit, we can think...
Providing workforce housing in Pella

Providing workforce housing in Pella

Work has begun on a $36 million housing development that will add 94 new single-family houses to the Marion County community   BY KATHY A. BOLTEN, Senior Staff Writer Business Record Friday, August 14, 2020 [Note after print corrections designated in parenthesis...
WORK HARD. WORK SMART. WORK SAFE.

WORK HARD. WORK SMART. WORK SAFE.

As businesses begin to reopen, we know the amount of information to sift through can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve partnered with Visit Pella, Iowa and the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce to create the Work Hard. Work Smart. Work Safe. playbook. This...
A Very Successful Pay It Forward Pella Program Concludes

A Very Successful Pay It Forward Pella Program Concludes

THANK YOU, PELLA! The Pay It Forward Pella program was a great success. The PACE Alliance office received $354,680.97 in receipts over five and a half weeks from 491 residents who shopped, ate, or had services provided to them by 131 local businesses. As of Saturday,...
Pay It Forward Pella Program Is Paying Off

Pay It Forward Pella Program Is Paying Off

The Pay it Forward Pella program ended on April 25, 2020. Thank you for shopping local. Thank you for doing your part to pay it forward. Thank you for making a difference. Week 2 of the Pay It Forward Pella program is in the books. Get the drumroll going…we have...