Grinnell-Business/Manufacturing-New Businesses 1993-2002

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US-GCS DCL Arch Pamph-Grinnell-Business/Manufacturing-2.4

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Grinnell-Business/Manufacturing-New Businesses 1993-2002



Engineered Plastic Components (1996): newspaper clipping, Brooklyn based manufacturer, looking to move a plant in Grinnell, appealing City Council for Community Economic Betterment Account (CEBA) from Iowa Department of Economic Development. Looking for money for their manufacturing equipment, infrastructure/water/sewer funds, and job-training funds. Promised a 8.91 hourly wage. Building in Industrial Park to accommodate their business with Ford Motor Co, John Deere.
John & Gary's Gametime (includes 7/09 suspension): 1993 picture of Gary Gibson and John Light at their new bar with a TVs, games, foosball, etc.. 2009 newspaper article on their liquor license because of violations to their smoking ban. issues by the Department of Inspections and Appeals. Three citations led to the suspension, but Gibson files an appeal and complaints about the smoking ban itself. 827 West Street.
Stepping Stones: 2012 DMR article on Mindy Uitermarkt, Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore. Location in Marshalltown. Offer Bibles, books, greeting cards, etc. Located at 929 Broad St. Details about her business background and her goals.
Word Play (formerly Boklada): 1993 article, Robert E. Anderson sells bookstore Boklada to Gregory Johnson and Janet Carl, as well as the storefront itself. 901 Fourth Avenue. Renamed to Word Play. Cliff Wallace purchased all the religious merchandise and will sell it in other downtown businesses.

Subject terms: 1) Local businesses, storefronts, bars 2) Business owners 3) Smoking laws and enforcement

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