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Friday, December 9th

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 5:03 am

Sigourney Health Care Center:
When was Sigourney Health Care built? 1977
How many employees? 37
What’s their favorite part of the holidays at Sigourney Health? Christmas Parties

Capper Auto
What vehicle brands do they carry? Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
What 4 communities is Capper in? Washington, Williamsburg, Sigourney, Merengo
How long has Capper been in business? 37 years

Marion Ave Baptist Church
How long ago did the church start? 43 years ago
What’s Marion Ave Church’s favorite thing about the holidays? Live Animal Christmas Play
How many employees? 4 (with many volunteers)

Repurpose It / Carson Plumbing
How many combined years have they been in business? 102 years
How many employees at both businesses combined? 7
Which came first – Repurpose It or Carson’s Plumbing? Carson’s Plumbing

Thursday, December 8th

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 4:49 am

Pioneer Park:
What year did Pioneer Park begin? 1974
How many employees? 45
Something unique about Pioneer Park? The facility is community owned.

EZ Sales & Engineering
What’s EZ Sales & Engineering slogan? If it floats, flies, or drives, we’re your guys.
What brand mowers do they sell? Big Dog

Steffes Group in Mt. Pleasant
When did Steffes group begin? 1960
How many employees in their Iowa location? 18
What is their slogan? Selling Land and the Equipment to Farm it since 1960.

Washington McDonald’s
What year did McDonald’s come to Washington? 1996
How many employees? 42
How did McDonald’s get its name? Ray Kroc

Wednesday, December 7th

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 4:59 am

Walmart:
When did Walmart open in Washington? 1990
How many employees? 179
When or where was Walmart founded? 1962 Rogers, Arkansas


All American Pest Control:
When did AAPC open? 1971
How many employees? 16
Favorite part of the holidays? Family time


Washington Chamber of Commerce:
The Washington Chamber building was originally what? a JC Penny
What did the Washington Chamber start? 1935
How many employees at the Chamber? 2


Parkview Manor:
How many years has Parkview been in business? 5 years
How many employees does Parkview have? 100
How did Parkview Manor get its name? It’s directly across the street from the city park in Wellman.

Tuesday, December 6th

Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 4:50 am

Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home:
How many days a year does Beatty Peterseim closed? 0
Who has bee with Beatty Peterseim longest? Jan (53) Meg (25) Mark (20)
How many years in business? 100
Everybody’s Whole Foods
How many years in business? 21
How many employees? 50
What’s something unique about the business? Largest Holiday Train Display in SE Iowa.
Banner Auto & Hardware:

How many years in business? 15
How many employees? 5
Favorite Christmas Memories for Banner: Family Time
Community 1st Credit Union:
How many years in business? 80 years for the company – 10 years in Washington.
How many employees at Washington branch? 5
Favorite part of the Holidays? Great food, and Christmas music.

Monday, December 5th

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 5:58 am

Freeman Foods:
What’s something unique/new about Freeman Foods?: New location in North English
How many employees?: 40
How many years in business?: 25 years
Hinshaw Trailer Sales

How many years in business? 53 years
How many employees? 2
What’s something unique about the business? Both employees have red hair – they’re not related.
McFarlane Insurance:

How many years in business? 90
Favorite part of Christmas at McFarlane: Christmas Music
How many combined years of experience do the employees at McFarlane have? over 70
Simply Soothing:
How many years in business? 13 years.
What is something interesting about Simply Soothing? It’s home of the Bug Soother.
How many employees does Simply Soothing have? 6 full time, 1 part time.

Friday, December 2nd

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 4:53 am

Scott Lujan – State Farm
What is State Farm’s new slogan? Here to help life go right.
How long has Scott Lujan State Farm been in business? 4 years
How many employees? 2
Colonial Manors
What’s something unique about Colonial Manors? Only assisted living facility in Louisa County.
Favorite thing about the holidays? Old Fashioned family Christmas Day at the Manor.
How many years in business? 41
Herteen & Stocker Jewelers:
Herteen & Stocker were the last names of the business founders. Give 1 first name. WM Herteen / Walter Stocker
How many employees: 10
Who has been with Herteen & Stocker the longest. Willa, Terry, or Tim? Willa (65 years) Terry (40) Tim (45)
Sitler’s LED Supply:

How many years in business? 39 years
How did Sitler’s get its name? Bill & Hazel Sitler started the store in 1977.
How many employees does Sitler’s have? 15

Thursday, December 1st

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 4:59 am

Washington Hy-Vee

  • When did Hy-Vee open in Washington? 1955
  • How did Hy-Vee get it’s name? Combination of the two last names of the founders
  • How may employees at Washington Hy-Vee? 200

Farm & Home Security Mutual Insurance

  • What’s something unique about Farm & Home Mutual? Oldest continuous business in Washington.
  • Name two of Farm & Home Mutual’s 8 agencies: (Vittetoe Inc., Kennedy Ins., Associated Ins., Insurance Solutions, Hagge Ins., Southeast Iowa Ins., Conklin Ins., UICCU)
  • When did Farm & Home Mutual open? 1874

Keota Healthcare Center

  • When did Keota Healthcare open? 1964
  • How many employees? 33
  • What is something unique about Keota Healthcare? Transitioning to a memory care facility.

Kirkwood Regional Center

  • How did Kirkwood get its name? Former IA Governor Samuel Kirkwood
  • How many academic programs does Kirkwood offer? Over 100
  • What is Kirkwood’s current tuition per credit hour? $154

Wednesday, November 30th

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 5:16 am

Washington McDonald’s
What year did McDonald’s come to Washington? 1996
How many employees? 42
How did McDonald’s get its name? Ray Kroc
Marion Ave Baptist Church

How long ago did the church start? 43 years ago
What’s Marion Ave Church’s favorite thing about the holidays? Live Animal Christmas Play
How many employees? 4 (with many volunteers)
Hometeam Advantage Realtors
How many combined years of experience do the realtors have? 30 years
How many employees? 2
When did Hometeam Advantage open? February 2016
Capper Auto

What vehicle brands do they carry? Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
What 4 communities is Capper in? Washington, Williamsburg, Sigourney, Merengo
How long has Capper been in business? 37 years

Tuesday, November 29th

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 4:58 am

Walmart:
When did Walmart open in Washington? 1990
How many employees? 179
When or where was Walmart founded? 1962 Rogers, Arkansas
Sigourney Health Care Center:
When was Sigourney Health Care built? 1977
How many employees? 37
What’s their favorite part of the holidays at Sigourney Health? Christmas Parties
EZ Sales & Engineering
What’s EZ Sales & Engineering slogan? If it floats, flies, or drives, we’re your guys.
What brand mowers do they sell? Big Dog
Steffes Group in Mt. Pleasant
When did Steffes group begin? 1960
How many employees in their Iowa location? 18
What is their slogan? Selling Land and the Equipment to Farm it since 1960.

Monday, November 28th

Posted: Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 5:13 am

Freeman Foods:
What’s something unique/new about Freeman Foods?: New location in North English
How many employees?: 40
How many years in business?: 25 years
Washington Chamber of Commerce:
The Washington Chamber building was originally what? a JC Penny
What did the Washington Chamber start? 1935
How many employees at the Chamber? 2
Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home:
How many days a year does Beatty Peterseim closed? 0
Who has bee with Beatty Peterseim longest? Jan (53) Meg (25) Mark (20)
How many years in business? 100
All American Pest Control:
When did AAPC open? 1971
How many employees? 16
Favorite part of the holidays? Family time

Wednesday, November 23rd

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 5:00 am

Everybody’s Whole Foods
How many years in business? 21
How many employees? 50
What’s something unique about the business? Largest Holiday Train Display in SE Iowa.
Colonial Manors
What’s something unique about Colonial Manors? Only assisted living facility in Louisa County.
Favorite thing about the holidays? Old Fashioned family Christmas Day at the Manor.
How many years in business? 41
Repurpose It / Carson Plumbing
How many combined years have they been in business? 102 years
How many employees at both businesses combined? 7
Which came first – Repurpose It or Carson’s Plumbing? Carson’s Plumbing
Hinshaw Trailer Sales
How many years in business? 53 years
How many employees? 2
What’s something unique about the business? Both employees have red hair – they’re not related.

Tuesday, November 22nd

Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at 4:50 am

Banner Auto & Hardware:
How many years in business? 15
How many employees? 5
Favorite Christmas Memories for Banner: Family Time
McFarlane Insurance:
How many years in business? 90
Favorite part of Christmas at McFarlane: Christmas Music
How many combined years of experience do the employees at McFarlane have? over 70
Pioneer Park:
What year did Pioneer Park begin? 1974
How many employees? 45
Something unique about Pioneer Park? The facility is community owned.
Herteen & Stocker Jewelers:

Herteen & Stocker were the last names of the business founders. Give 1 first name. WM Herteen / Walter Stocker
How many employees: 10
Who has been with Herteen & Stocker the longest. Willa, Terry, or Tim? Willa (65 years) Terry (40) Tim (45)

Monday, November 21st

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 5:16 am

Sitler’s LED Supply:
How many years in business? 39 years
How did Sitler’s get its name? Bill & Hazel Sitler started the store in 1977.
How many employees does Sitler’s have? 15
Parkview Manor:
How many years has Parkview been in business? 5 years
How many employees does Parkview have? 100
How did Parkview Manor get its name? It’s directly across the street from the city park in Wellman.
Simply Soothing:

How many years in business? 13 years.
What is something interesting about Simply Soothing? It’s home of the Bug Soother.
How many employees does Simply Soothing have? 6 full time, 1 part time.
Community 1st Credit Union:
How many years in business? 80 years for the company – 10 years in Washington.
How many employees at Washington branch? 5
Favorite part of the Holidays? Great food, and Christmas music.