24 year old takes over where Stier Welding left off. Dustin moves his welding and plasma cutting business to Spring Valley.

DRS: http://www.bluffcountrynews.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=42975&SectionID=11&SubSectionID=94&S=1

Lemons into Lemonade; nature forces a business to plan for the future: The Economic Development Authority contributed USDA grant funding for the design plan.  

Marzolf: http://www.bluffcountrynews.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=42461&SectionID=11&SubSectionID=94&S=1

The Economic Development Authority reaches out to assist 3 local business expansions with USDA funds. Representative Walz office tours Spring Valley.


What happens when a local bank takes over a commercial building: Through creative financing terms, Spring Valley property becomes the home of the Salsa Guy, resulting in a productive, remodeled commercial building, increased tax base for the community  and a fun new product line that calls Spring Valley Home!

Salsa Guy: http://www.bluffcountrynews.com/main.asp?SectionID=11&SubSectionID=94&ArticleID=45584

Go to www.springvalleyeda.org  to learn about 1% loan funds for downtown commercial buildings

A community supports its local Golf Course with transition of ownership through collaboration between the City and County Economic Development Authority.



Local salon expands with Revolving loan fund assistance from the Economic Development Authority and then grows a second business within the salon!


 Vision 21, a dynamite community group that meets regularly on Friday mornings at 7 am at the Spring Valley Library in open meeting style to discuss the goings on in the community. Turning talk into action, this group's latest accomplishment was the start up of a Community Foundation red more...


Business and Expansion visits result in local succession planning:

Spring Valley has responsible and actively involved business men and women that embraced  the concept of planning for the  future of their hometown.

“When talking to my best friend from high school about what we are doing now, he said, "I can't believe you are responsible for the livelihood of 30 people."

Retirement can just sort of happen, too, without much thought going into it as we are occupied with the day-to-day plans. I didn't want to be one of those people who hang on for the last years of active management, let the business decline as their time winds down and close the doors when they are ready to leave. That wouldn't be fair to people working here or the communities that depend on our business.

The succession planning showed that the best thing I can do is to make the company stronger so it has a viable future, even after I leave. So, I gathered people together and we went through where we've been in the last few years and brainstormed to come up with a plan for the future.

  After all, success is the root of succession and if we don't succeed, there will be no succession taking place in the years ahead.

Excerpts from Dave Phillips  January 4th article: We’re looking ahead to the new year and beyond.   - Spring  Valley Tribune


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