Adams County Iowa

Welcome to Adams County: Always Compelling

Economic Development
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ACDEC is a not-for-profit community development organization that helps new, emerging, or growing businesses and industries thrive in Adams County.
Adams Community Chamber of Commerce
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The Adams Community Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to assuming a leadership role in advancing the overall business, cultural and civic welfare of Adams County.
Main Street Corning
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Volunteer driven, Main Street promotes our community and businesses through innovative actions, events, and positive experiences, to create a thriving Main Street District.
Visit Adams County
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Whether you are looking for the fast action of NASCAR Racing, want to make a splash in our aquatic center or at our lakes, or like historic treasures, you will find so many things to do in Adams County

Adams County may be a small county, with only about 4,000 residents, but it harnesses an immense creative energy that defines this community.

Fueled by cultural experiences, outdoor recreational activities, diverse healthcare options, a top-notch destination school, and enthusiastic people this community creates opportunities for entrepreneurs, visitors, alumni, artists and retirees.

In the center of a “triangle of opportunity” (Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines, Iowa) you can work, raise a family, or retire in a beautiful, rural setting while having 3 Metros within a 1 ½ to 2-hour drive with malls, theater, and airports that reach the world.

The creative energy and great leadership of the community bring experiences beyond expectations. Peruse this website or visit one of our three Facebook pages to learn more.

See you soon in Adams County, Iowa!

“In big cities, you just never get out and know your neighbors, and here you do. The community does so much in terms of development and to keep it alive. It doesn’t feel like a small place. There are just so many opportunities here.”

Dr. Ashley Neils

Dr. Neils moved to Corning, the county seat community, first in a temporary role with Catholic Health Initiatives Mercy Corning before deciding on a permanent career and family move to the area.

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Adams Community

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Look at all these super moms and their super sons! Thank you to all the moms who participated in the first Mommy-Son Dance! ... See MoreSee Less

Look at all these super moms and their super sons! Thank you to all the moms who participated in the first Mommy-Son Dance!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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I was so sad I couldn’t make it!

Hope there are more in the future! Jude and I had a blast!

Tourism Thursday brings you dining options for Adams County, Today we are proud to bring you Happy Hollow Country Club

Serving up delicious specials, fantastic breakfasts and laughs over beers and cocktails at the bar, Happy Hollow Country Club offers various dining options. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on specials and holiday dinner dates as well.
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Tourism Thursday brings you dining options for Adams County, Today we are proud to bring you Happy Hollow Country Club 
Serving up delicious specials, fantastic breakfasts and laughs over beers and cocktails at the bar, Happy Hollow Country Club offers various dining options. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on specials and holiday dinner dates as well.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Tourism Thursday brings you dining options for Adams County, Today we are proud to bring you Primrose Restaurant Corning,IA.

Farm fresh produce and local meats. Simple, approachable, affordable, family friendly. Primrose opened in 2018 Chef Joel Mahr uses local produce when in season and as much local meat – chicken, lamb and pork – as possible. Although they do keep some staples on the menu, they also change up many of the offerings every week, depending on what’s available. You might see Lamb Shank, Crab-Stuffed Sole or Korean Mac & Cheese on the menu. They even mix up the desserts, from Ricotta Doughnuts to rotating flavors of House Made Ice Cream.
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Tourism Thursday brings you dining options for Adams County, Today we are proud to bring you Primrose Restaurant Corning,IA. 
 Farm fresh produce and local meats. Simple, approachable, affordable, family friendly. Primrose opened in 2018 Chef Joel Mahr uses local produce when in season and as much local meat – chicken, lamb and pork – as possible. Although they do keep some staples on the menu, they also change up many of the offerings every week, depending on what’s available. You might see Lamb Shank, Crab-Stuffed Sole or Korean Mac & Cheese on the menu. They even mix up the desserts, from Ricotta Doughnuts to rotating flavors of House Made Ice Cream.Image attachmentImage attachment
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Main Street Corning

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Main Street Iowa Awards!

Congratulations to Betsy Akin for the Volunteer of the Year Award! (accepted by Jami Fletchall on Betsy's behalf)

Here is the Main Street Corning group. Pictured: Adam Goodvin, Trevor Holland, Andrew Zimmerman, Jami Fletchall and Chad Drake.
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Main Street Iowa Awards! 
Congratulations to Betsy Akin for the Volunteer of the Year Award! (accepted by Jami Fletchall on Betsys behalf) 
Here is the Main Street Corning group. Pictured: Adam Goodvin, Trevor Holland, Andrew Zimmerman, Jami Fletchall and Chad Drake.Image attachment

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Thank you all and I am greatly humbled by this award. It wouldn’t have happened without a strong, focused and forward thinking Board, Executive Director, EV, Public Relations, Design and Promotions Committees. It truly has been a gift in serving with the many outstanding fearless volunteers that are not afraid to make a difference in our community!! You are inspiring! What great pictures at the MSI awards.😀 Sent from my iPhone

Congrats Betsy! So well deserved!

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We're excited to share our May Mom's Meet Up. Dr. Kendra Stogdill will join us on May 11 to discuss post-partum pelvic floor health.

Please share with the Corning-area Moms in your network.
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Were excited to share our May Moms Meet Up. Dr. Kendra Stogdill will join us on May 11 to discuss post-partum pelvic floor health. 
Please share with the Corning-area Moms in your network.

A big shoutout to the Rotary group for their help in emptying all the pots and filling them with fresh soil on Main Street! They did an amazing job, and it truly takes a collective effort to keep downtown looking fantastic! Thank you, everyone, for your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

A big shoutout to the Rotary group for their help in emptying all the pots and filling them with fresh soil on Main Street! They did an amazing job, and it truly takes a collective effort to keep downtown looking fantastic! Thank you, everyone, for your hard work!

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Thank you so much, I noticed they were all ready for plants when I went to the office!

Great job and thank you!!

Thank you all ! It is much appreciated!!! The flowers will have a great start with new soil.

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🌟Main Street Monday🌟
💥Featuring💥
🥐 Sweet Desires Bakery 🥯

Did you know that there are less than 100 bakeries in small towns in Iowa? Sweet Desires Bakery, in our opinion, is one of the greatest and gets several visitors from many surrounding towns. Pom, originally from Thailand, used to live in Pella where he worked in a bakery and drove a semi-truck. Som owner of Breadeaux pizza, told him about a bakery for sale in Corning. He visited and fell in love with the town and community. They offer much more than just donuts, including egg wraps, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, strudels, donut holes, and many other pastries. Sweet Desires Bakery opened on November 9, 2021, and has been a huge success ever since.

It's a community-run business owned by Pom, who likes to add some fun to his
workdays. You can catch him in there working hard or cracking some jokes. You can follow them on Facebook to catch all the deals and new items they have for the week. Currently, they have Autism Awareness and Child Abuse prevention campaigns. They are also offering a special promotion: wear a blue shirt and receive one free glazed donut. Additionally, they are offering three dozen donut holes for just $5.

Sweet Desires Bakery is also honoring the memory of Joann Haley by leaving a special light on. Pom was asked to name one thing he loves about being a part of the Main Street District, and he said, “meeting the other business owners and customers.” Pom always says, “I’m not here for the money, I’m here to make the people smile and to be happy.”

Here are their business hours: ⏳
Tuesday-Friday 6 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday
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🌟Main Street Monday🌟
💥Featuring💥
🥐 Sweet Desires Bakery 🥯
 Did you know that there are less than 100 bakeries in small towns in Iowa? Sweet Desires Bakery, in our opinion, is one of the greatest and gets several visitors from many surrounding towns. Pom, originally from Thailand, used to live in Pella where he worked in a bakery and drove a semi-truck.  Som owner of Breadeaux pizza, told him about a bakery for sale in Corning. He visited and fell in love with the town and community. They offer much more than just donuts, including egg wraps, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, strudels, donut holes, and many other pastries. Sweet Desires Bakery opened on November 9, 2021, and has been a huge success ever since.
 Its a community-run business owned by Pom, who likes to add some fun to his 
workdays. You can catch him in there working hard or cracking some jokes. You can follow them on Facebook to catch all the deals and new items they have for the week. Currently, they have Autism Awareness and Child Abuse prevention campaigns. They are also offering a special promotion: wear a blue shirt and receive one free glazed donut. Additionally, they are offering three dozen donut holes for just $5.
 Sweet Desires Bakery is also honoring the memory of Joann Haley by leaving a special light on. Pom was asked to name one thing he loves about being a part of the Main Street District, and he said, “meeting the other business owners and customers.” Pom always says, “I’m not here for the money, I’m here to make the people smile and to be happy.” 
Here are their business hours: ⏳ 
Tuesday-Friday 6 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Saturday 6 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Closed on Sunday and MondayImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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Fantastic bakery! We are so lucky to have such a place in Corning

Real Deals - Corning, IA is celebrating its third birthday this month and offering exciting discounts. Be sure to check out all the deals, with something new happening each week. ... See MoreSee Less

Real Deals - Corning, IA is celebrating its third birthday this month and offering exciting discounts. Be sure to check out all the deals, with something new happening each week.
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Chamber of Commerce

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The Board of Directors of the Adams Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce Jess Armstrong as the new Executive Director. A native of Adams County, Jess is a graduate of Lenox High School. She continued her education by earning an Associate’s degree from Southwestern Community College followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Iowa State University.

With a passion for supporting small businesses, Jess founded Ascend Media, where she assists small business owners with their social media marketing and content creation, along with offering branding and wedding videography services.

In her new capacity, Jess is excited to serve as a resource for our community’s businesses. Community members are encouraged to stop in during her office hours each week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9AM to 1PM, starting today, April 22nd, in Suite 3 at the Lauvstad Center.
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The Board of Directors of the Adams Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce Jess Armstrong as the new Executive Director. A native of Adams County, Jess is a graduate of Lenox High School. She continued her education by earning an Associate’s degree from Southwestern Community College followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Iowa State University.
With a passion for supporting small businesses, Jess founded Ascend Media, where she assists small business owners with their social media marketing and content creation, along with offering branding and wedding videography services.
In her new capacity, Jess is excited to serve as a resource for our community’s businesses. Community members are encouraged to stop in during her office hours each week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9AM to 1PM, starting today, April 22nd, in Suite 3 at the Lauvstad Center.

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Adams County is lucky to have you Jess!! Congratulations and Welcome to Adams County!!

Love this!! I see great things happening.

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Postponed!SEASON OPENING CORNS ROYAL POSTPONED.

Due to rainfall this week and forecasted cold weather, the ACS team has elected to postpone the Corns Royal to next weekend.
Practice will still be run next Friday night the 26th, with the season opening Corns Royal on Saturday night the 27th.
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Postponed!

Join us today as we celebrate Auriginal Designs grand opening and ambassador salute!Join us for a celebration of collaboration• • •

Give Aways• Drinks• Dessert•
Soulshine Food Truck and Catering

& artists supporting artists.

#detailinthedesign
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Join us today as we celebrate Auriginal Designs grand opening and ambassador salute!

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Congratulations on this new adventure!! You have always had a vision!!! Way to go!

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