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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 26, 2014

IWC named second winner of Community Pride award

Aug 12, 2013

The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday named Iowa Wesleyan College as the second winner of the Mt. Pleasant Community Pride Award for exceptional property upkeep.

Bob Vitale, Iowa Wesleyan College Director of Facilities, accepted the award from Chamber President Paul Dennison at the Chamber’s monthly Alive After Five networking event at Wausau Homes-Best Builders.

The Chamber board created the Community Pride Award to honor those businesses and organizations that maintain their properties with great care and to encourage other businesses to follow their lead. Winners are selected quarterly.

“The IWC campus is a beautiful park nestled within a wonderful community,” Vitale said. “Adding the little touches to enhance its ‘postcard’ beauty is the fun part for us. We truly appreciate the Chamber’s recognition of our efforts and we’re certainly honored with this award.”

Since Vitale’s arrival at IWC two years ago, the college campus has undergone a transformation, from recent residence hall enhancements along with the installation of energy efficient building equipment to an enhanced focus on campus “curb appeal”.

“Iowa Wesleyan College draws thousands of visitors every year,” Dennison said. “The effort there to maintain a clean, attractive campus reflects well on our entire city.”

Community Pride Award winners display a metal yard sign crafted by Mt. Pleasant business Signs and Designs for three months. Past winners will receive a window sticker to acknowledge their achievement permanently.

Chamber members wishing to nominate a business for future Community Pride Awards may do so by completing a form available at the Chamber Alliance offices. The same form can also be used to announce renovations and other facility improvements. This information will be shared with Chamber members and the local media.

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