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SSMID: Community Update

March 20, 2014 The Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District supported and was involved in a variety of projects and activities in 2013. more »»

Webster County Public Health

March 20, 2014 Q: When did your business start? A: Our department was established in 1908 as a Visiting Nurse Association and became the Webster County Health Department in 1975. more »»

Olde Boston’s Restaurant and Pub

March 20, 2014 Olde Boston’s Restaurant and Pub is Fort Dodge’s premiere downtown destination for delicious food and good times with friends and famil. more »»

Lilly’s Floral: Find them at their new location

March 20, 2014 Although Lilly’s Floral and Gifts opened in February of 2012, Alice Schmidt–who owns the business along with her husband, Don–came into the business with over a decade of prior experience in the... more »»

Frontier Credit Union

March 20, 2014 Q: What year did your business start?    A: The original Credit Union was established as the Fort Dodge School Employees Credit Union in 196. more »»

Moeller Furnace

March 20, 2014 Q: What year did your business start?    A: 1912 Q: What motivated the co. more »»

Central Perk

March 20, 2014 Q: What year did your business start?   A: 2010 Q: What motivated the company’s founders to start the business?  A: Fort Dodge need a full service coffee shop; with style! Q: How many full and... more »»

A-1 Home Healthcare

March 20, 2014 Q: What year did your business start? A: A-1 was started in 1979 by Rose Lind Q: What motivated the company's founders to start the business? A: At the time, Rose was a partner in IOWA MEDICAL... more »»

Crosstown Connector: A new link between First, Second avenues could be done this year

March 20, 2014 Construction of a downtown street realignment that’s a key element of the planned crosstown connector is expected to start this year in Fort Dodg. more »»

Small Businesses, Big Dreams:

December 8, 2013 Entrepreneurs Carve Their Niche Downtown In October of 2009, Renae Grogan-Hulsebus wanted to raise extra money for the upcoming holidays. more »»

Design Two

December 4, 2013 Q: When did your business start?   A: In 2003 Jan Dencklau purchased the business, which had two previous owners and originated in the shopping mall. more »»

McGreggors Furniture

December 4, 2013 Q: What year did your business start?    A: McGregors is Iowa’s oldest family-owned furniture store and began in 1896 in Oskaloosa. McGregors opened its downtown Fort Dodge store in 1974. more »»

Memories in Focus Expands Downtown

December 4, 2013 As a Fort Dodge native, Troy Schroeder has seen a lot of changes in his hometown’s downtown business district though the years. more »»

Access Audio

December 4, 2013 Q: When did your business start?   A: July of 2002. We are located at 500 1st Avenue South, just south of the city square. more »»

Cynde’s Custom Carpets & Interiors

December 4, 2013 Q: When did your business start? A: 1993 Q: What is Cynde's Custom Carpets’ niche?    A: We specialize in residential and commercial floor covering, including carpet, ceramic tile,... more »»

Did You Know?

December 4, 2013 Many business owners who have shops in downtown Fort Dodge’s historic buildings face the question of window restoration versus window replacement. more »»

Taste of Downtown

December 4, 2013 There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee or espresso and a homemade treat to bring a little comfort to daily living. more »»

Candies and More

December 4, 2013 Q: When did your business start? A: May of 2004 Q: What motivated you to start the business? A: The candy store at the shopping mall in Fort Dodge had closed, and Terry Rich decided this... more »»

New Signage Will Point the Way Downtown

December 4, 2013 In a world of GPS, signs can still offer a useful way to improve accessibility in downtown Fort Dodge and beyond. more »»

Meet the Catalysts of Kirchner Square

September 9, 2013 “Build it and they will come” isn’t just Hollywood fiction. It’s reality at Kirchner Square, which boasts seven unique, local businesses that are helping revitalize downtown Fort Dodge. more »»

LilyGrace on Central

September 9, 2013 Q: Where is your business located? A: 521 Central Ave. more »»



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