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April 2020

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2020 iYP Putt Putt & Pints Classic
4/4/2020 - 4/4/2020

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2020 Indianola Golf Open
7/15/2020 - 7/15/2020
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Events in the next 30 days...
Your Clear Next Step's Daily (virtual) Connections - Online

Every weekday, starting Thursday 3/19 at 1:15pm, join us for a daily zoom call, called “Daily Connections,” free of charge, where we’ll offering tips and discussion about relevant topics (working remotely, maintaining consistency in uncertain times, building relationships across geography, staying motivated, staying connected, etc.). We’ve earmarked the Friday calls for lighter conversation and a chance to network virtually.

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Complimentary, Virtual 30-Day Coronavirus Survival Planning

Accelerate ActionCOACH is donating time to help businesses write 30-day plans. No commitment, no obligations moving forward. We at Accelerate ActionCOACH want to help you plan rather than panic!

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A lot can happen in a day. A lot more can happen in 30 days!

Now is not the time to panic, which will only get in the way of what you need to be doing. While it’s completely understandable to be worried, your best bet is to channel that anxious energy and get prepared NOW. It is important during these early stages of the pandemic to be prepared, not panicked. Turn panic into a plan!

You’ll Walk Away With:

• Knowing the 11 steps your business needs to prepare for the Coronavirus economic panic

• Energy, focus & vision for your business

• Powerful confidence, leadership & decision-making skills to take you and your business further than you ever thought possible

In reality, failure to plan is a plan to fail and for many business owners who are caught up in the day to day of their business. Finding time to plan for your business can seem impossible and finding the time to reflect on what is working and what is not can be extremely difficult. One day to plan for success is a small price to pay for what you can get

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Ackworth Garden Club Big Pumpkin/Giant Sunflower Contest

Ackworth Garden Club Big Pumpkin/Giant Sunflower Contest is open to all children K - 12 who reside in Warren County. 

Do you think you can grow the biggest pumpkin or giant sunflower in the county?  Find out by registering for this fun gardening contest. 

Register online beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 but NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020 at

Select the Special Events tab, then Pumpkin/Sunflower Contest and download the registration form.  Print the registration form and take your completed form to McCoy True Value Hardware, 216 N. Howard St., Indianola where you'll pick up free pumpkin and sunflower seed packets to grow over the summer.  Judging for the contest will be held at the Warren County Log Cabin Days Festival on Saturday, September 26 with check-in from 11:15 a.m. - Noon.

Judging will be completed and winners announced after check-in closes but no later than 12:30 PM.  Ribbons and premiums will be awarded.

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Iowa Realty Open House! 1507 W Kentucky Ave, Indianola

Iowa Realty Open House. Sunday, April 5th from 12-2. This is a home! 4B/3.5BA, Custom 2 sty, htd gar, granite, tile, mstr ba w/ dble vanities, lrg yard & so much more!

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Iowa Realty Open House! 1201 North N Court

Iowa Realty Open House. Sunday, April 5th from1-3. 3bed 2 1/2bath, 3 car attached garage. Large corner lot. Open concept & modern finishes.

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Your Clear Next Step's Live Webinar How to Lead Regardless of Geography

Today’s formal and informal leaders are working with teams who may not all sit in the same place or work at the same time. Those geographic boundaries sometimes make leading harder. Gain practical tips for leading people who don’t all work side by side.


LIVE: How to Lead Regardless of Geography

Tuesday April 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Today’s formal and informal leaders are working with teams who may not all sit in the same place or work at the same time. Those geographic boundaries sometimes make leading harder. Gain practical tips for leading people who don’t all work side by side.


This session focuses on 10 key themes that prove important for leaders of remote teams over and over. We’ll explore those themes at a high level and engage in real-life examples about how to address them practically. Learn to work within the delicate balance of consistency with flexibility to make sure that each member of the team feels connected and informed, and the team is equipped to succeed, even f you don’t have the luxury of having everyone in the same place most days.


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Your Clear Next Step's Life on Purpose Coaching Program - Virtual Webinar

As a result of completing the Life on Purpose program, you will gain confidence in the unique role you play and the value you add. You will also understand where your blind spots are and have strategies for reaching your full potential. The ultimate goal is to become more engaged, or re-engaged, and ready to make a lasting impact.

About Life on Purpose

Led by Certified Life Coach and YCNS consultant, Barb Rank, this live, 8-week, virtual webinar program, is for up to 6 individuals looking to:
  • Lead themselves well
  • Understand strengths, and blind spots, impacting their full potential
  • Increase current levels of engagement or re-engage (for those who may have lost momentum)
  • Increase confidence in the individual’s unique role and the value they add

What To Expect

Weeks 1-3: Explore

In Weeks 1-3, Participants engage in a variety of assessments intended to bring their unique designs into clearer focus. The results and related discussions help uncover core strengths, skills, and values that go far beyond the roles and identities we take on.

Weeks 4-6: Discover

Weeks 4-6 are spent uncovering what holds participants back from their potential and offers options for moving forward. Week 6 is an individualized 1:1 coaching session for each participant, designed to further refine the participant’s unique focus.

Weeks 7-8: Define

Weeks 7-8 are dedicated to crafting and refining individual personal purpose statements. By the end of the program, participants are more aware of their unique skills, values, and purpose and how to put this into action in their daily lives – living Life on Purpose.

Four Ways Knowing Your Purpose Benefits You (And Others)

  • Increased personal energy
  • Integrity (giving your best “yes”)
  • Improved relationships
  • Meaning & courage

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Your Clear Next Step's Lead the Way Coaching Program - Virtual Group Session

About Lead The Way

Lead The Way includes six, live virtual group coaching sessions with a small group of 4-12 participants. Each monthly session will focus on a different topic vital to good people leadership. The 1-hour sessions include opening remarks from head coach Sinikka Waugh and continue with conversations around questions that have been raised by the group.

Between each session, participants have the opportunity to watch videos and complete reading and reflection tasks that align with that month’s leadership topic. About a week before each session, participants will be invited to share the questions and concerns they would like covered in the coaching session.

The live coaching sessions occur at 2:00pm, about once a month for six months.

We believe Lead The Way will give leaders the opportunity to hone and strengthen their people leadership skills, while collaborating and connecting with other people leaders. Lead The Way is not intended for any particular industry, business size, or business type.

Lead The Way focuses on growing the skills and competencies needed to effectively lead and direct the work of others. We invite participants to commit to joining all six live coaching sessions. To really maximize their growth results, we also ask that participants invest time and energy into the reflection and learning assignments between each session.

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Jay Simmons

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Bike Blessing, BBQ Lunch, Live music by Trespassing

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Top Five For Small Business: Five Ways to Get Over Your Midwestern Humility and Talk Yourself Up!

This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.

Get tongue-tied at networking events and feel like you should be able to do better a job of telling your story? When someone says “what’s new with you?” do you have an answer ready? In this session, learn five ways to network like a pro and deliver a 20 second introduction that is memorable and engaging. We’ll cover everything from telling your origin story, to making an ask.

Sally Cooper Smith specializes in marketing and business strategy for small businesses. She works with founders and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through more effective branding, advertising and communications — online and off. As President and Creative Director of Cooper Smith & Company, the marketing and design firm she founded in 1993, her studio’s work has been published internationally and received numerous regional and national awards in competitions from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, the American Advertising Federation, the Art Director’s Association and the American Marketing Association.

Ms. Cooper Smith graduated with honors from Iowa State University, where in 2011 she was granted their prestigious Design Achievement Award. Sally continues to be involved with her alma mater, serving on the advisory board to the Department of Graphic Design.

Sally brings her experience in branding, communications, marketing and business management to the boards she works with, having served in the past as president of the Des Moines Symphony Ambassadors, the Civic Music Association, the Art Director’s Association of Iowa and Ballet Des Moines. Sally is a member of the Rotary Club of Des Moines, A.M. and volunteers her time as a mentor for the University of Iowa’s Venture School program and ISU’s CyStarters.

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Ackworth Garden Club Monthly Meeting CANCELLED

Business meeting begins at 11:00 AM with gardening Q&A and a cooperative lunch at Noon.  Program follows lunch at 1:00 PM.  Program is Gnome Sweet Gnome presented by AGC members Judy McGhee and Julie Miller.  

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A Mother's Love Never Ends Craft and Vendor Show

Come enjoy shopping for that special woman in your life. Lunch will be served as well as kids activities and face painting. There will also be some fun drawings.

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