Tuesday, August 18, 2009
CADC Organizes Sen. Grassley's Ambassadors Tour
Carroll Area Development Corporation was proud to help Senator Charles Grassley and his staff organize bringing diplomats from 55 countries to experience Carroll County's hospitality as they learned about Carroll County's presence in the global market place.
Overnight housing was arranged in private homes for the diplomats. The hosts and diplomats met at Santa Maria Winery where they enjoyed a reception, short program and meal. Special thanks goes out to the sponsors: Gold Sponsors-Carroll County State Bank, Iowa Soybean Association and West Central Cooperative; Silver Sponsors-Dow AgroSciences/Renze Seeds, Star Destinations/Windstar Lines, POET Bio-refining and Devansoy; Bronze Sponsors-Commercial Savings Bank, Daily Times Herald, Future Health Software, Farner-Bocken Co, Lidderdale Country Store, Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery, St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Art & Naomi Neu.
The steering committee consisting of Art Neu, Trish Roberts and Neil Trobak did a great job.
Today the group toured Goodrich Engine Components and West Central Cooperative. They will spend the rest of the trip touring Iowa and conclude with a stop at the State Fair. Thank you Senator Grassley for giving Carroll County an opportunity to shine.