Adams County Iowa

April 20, 2022 (Des Moines, Iowa) — The Iowa Tourism Office presented 26 awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry at a ceremony today in Des Moines during the 2022 Iowa Tourism Conference.

“Iowa tourism realized a great recovery since last summer,” said Amy Zeiger, state tourism manager for the Iowa Tourism Office. “That’s in large part to the innovative work from our partners. We’re excited to celebrate their accomplishments and the industry’s momentum with these awards.”

Awards, divided into metro and rural distinctions, were made in 13 categories.

The Adams Community Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) received “Outstanding Website” for their tourism website. In 2021, ACEDC in partnership with Main Street Corning and the Adams Community Chamber of Commerce in Corning worked together to develop a new joint community website at Each organization has its own URL to direct members, clients, and visitors to what interests them most. They are all a part of the overall website at

“We have great community partnerships,” said Beth Waddle, Executive Director of ACEDC. “We were thrilled to receive the Outstanding Website award from the Iowa Tourism office. We continue to provide new content for our tourism partners in our community, as well as opportunities for businesses to post job openings, houses for rent, business hours, who to contact and what opportunities there are to start or expand a business in Adams County, Iowa.” “Stephanie at SPeters Designs worked tirelessly to develop a vibrant and unique website that allows us to locally make changes and updates on the fly to keep information fresh. She researched and developed new ways to express our creative point of view and invite the community to participate in keeping our
local calendar of events up-to-date. We continue to make additions to the website to best serve our community members, businesses and especially guests into our community.”

Beth Waddle was attending the conference and accepted the award on behalf of the team at the Iowa Tourism Conference at a luncheon April 20, 2022.



“We invite you to check out our website at You can also thumb through our Adams County Guide online or request one to be mailed to you. Be sure to check out all the pages that list things to do and experience. You can create your own adventure by mixing and matching to create your own itinerary or from the website, fill out a form of what interests you and we will create a tentative itinerary to send to you.” continued Waddle. “Come visit Adams County, where we are ‘always creative’!”

Be sure to look around the whole website. If you are a local business, click on Business Directory at the top of any page, then find your business to claim the listing. Hosting an event in Adams County? Please add it to the calendar. The calendar can be found on the home page or the tab at the top of any page. Need to fill job positions? There is a job board for that located under the business directory drop down box. You can also list rental properties in Adams County under the Community- Housing Page. There are so many ways to showcase your business and community with this new website. Take a moment to explore it all at