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2010 housing incentives for city of Preston


Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

The city of Preston is offering a housing incentive program that will help people who want to purchase either a new or existing single family home or remodel an existing home that is located within the corporate city limits of Preston. According to Cathy Enerson, Economic Development director, the purpose of this program is to act as a catalyst in helping eligible applicants achieve this goal and pointed out that the Preston Economic Development Authority (EDA) "realizes that adequate housing is a necessary tool to help foster a successful and growing community."

Eligible applicants include any individual or family who is a first-time residential homeowner in the city of Preston (unless the application is for new construction), and either (1) purchases an existing home, (2) builds a new home within city limits (3) or desires to make improvements on their home. Those improvements do not include decks or shingling and must be a minimum investment of $5,000.00.

The city is accepting three (3) applications in each of these categories. Application forms may be picked up at City Hall located at 210 Fillmore Street West, or on line at www.prestonmn.org beginning April 19. They will be dated and reviewed on a first come basis. According to Enerson a few applications have already been received but all programs do not expire until December 31, 2010.

Cathy remarked that this is a good economic tool that could not be offered without the partnership of other entities in the city. For example, applicants accepted who plan to construct a new home will receive the following incentives: waiver of building permit, waiver of utility hook-up fees per unit, city utility credit, Preston Public Utility rebates, $1,000 in Preston bucks (when construction is complete), a free one-year family golf membership at the Preston Golf Course and two free city trees. This is a total value of up to $3,285.00. Those who wish to purchase an existing home will also receive city utility credit, $300 in Preston bucks, city utilities energy audit rebates, free family pool pass, free family golf membership, two free city trees and Preston Public Utility Energy rebates. Total value of this incentive plan is up to $1,890.00. Finally, the individual or family who would like to make significant improvements to their homes will be eligible to receive a waiver of the building permit fee, city utilities energy audit rebate, Preston Public Utilities Energy credit, city utility re .....
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Kris new to Journal team

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

The Journal is proud to announce Kris Kalstabakken as our new sales representative for the Chatfield, Fountain, Spring Valley and Wykoff areas. She started at the Journal in November, adding to her experience with the introduction of SMG Web Design. ..... 
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Grundman joins SMG Computer Solutions

Fri, Apr 23rd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Tyler Grundman has recently joined SMG Web Design as well as facilitating the launch of a sister company, SMG Computer Solutions, an area of business focused on computer repair. Serving as a web developer and lead technician, Tyler has roots in Fill ..... 
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Thrivent Financial moves up 67 spots to 342nd on Fortune 500 list

Tue, Apr 20th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS (April 20, 2010) - For the 16th consecutive year, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has been named to Fortune magazine's Fortune 500 list based on annual revenues. The organization moved up 67 spots in the 2010 ranking to become the 342nd ..... 
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Davids Achieves Membership in Million Dollar Round Table

Fri, Apr 16th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Gregory Davids of Preston, MN, to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table - the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. ® Davids is a four-year ..... 
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County awarded funds

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

The National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has awarded $11,851 to Fillmore County. The money is used to provide emergency food and shelter to people in need of them. The local board is made up of Women's Resources, Workforce Develo ..... 
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Kari's: Scandinavian cuisine in Lanesboro

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

A desire to focus on local, seasonal, fresh foods with a varying menu, combined with a desire to expand a budding catering business, has resulted in Lanesboro's newest dining opportunity, Kari's Scandinavian Restaurant. Proprietors Scott and Angie T ..... 
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Kari's: Scandinavian cuisine in Lanesboro

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

A desire to focus on local, seasonal, fresh foods with a varying menu, combined with a desire to expand a budding catering business, has resulted in Lanesboro's newest dining opportunity, Kari's Scandinavian Restaurant. Proprietors Scott and Angie T ..... 
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Harmony Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods changing product line to IGA

Fri, Apr 9th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

By Jim Hoiness and Brad Hoiness, Owners of Harmony Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods

This past week we began the move back to IGA in our stores in Preston, Harmony and Rushford. This decision has been made after careful consideration an ..... 
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