WCDT and DACC Awarded $5,000 from Decorah Bank and Trust

Posted: June 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 1, 2020

Contact: Stephanie Fromm, 563-382-6061 or director@winneshiekdevelopment.org

RE: Winneshiek County Development and Tourism and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce Awarded $5,000 from Decorah Bank and Trust

Winneshiek County Development and Tourism and the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce were recently awarded $5,000 from Decorah Bank and Trust. In a recent social media post, Decorah Bank and Trust noted “Winneshiek County Development and Tourism and Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce have always been incredible assets to our community. During this pandemic, many have recognized and been helped by their continued hard work to aid our community in any way possible.”

Decorah Bank and Trust has donated $5,000 to each organization, helping them with their efforts. Decorah Bank and Trust also expressed gratitude thanking the two organizations, stating the work being done is ”truly inspiring for us all to see.”

Stephanie Fromm, Executive Director of Winneshiek County Development and Tourism shared “We are always busy, but during the COVID-19 crisis, we were all putting in extra hours to help our businesses survive, while at the same time helping support community organizations and other partners. In addition to providing direct assistance to over 300 businesses, we were helping to get the Decorah and Winneshiek County Mutual Aid Network up and running, helping get funding for meal delivery to at-risk populations, and trying to keep everyone informed about the grants and programs with a new searchable database on our website. Every day is a new challenge, but we feel like the ingenuity and response from Winneshiek County community members and businesses has been phenomenal. We’re proud to serve them. Having said that, we very much appreciate the recognition and funding from Decorah Bank and Trust.”

Kristina Wiltgen, Executive Director of Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce also stated “As an organization, one of our core values is to be responsive to business needs. Over the past couple of months, we have supported area businesses through online gift card sales, distributed Chamber Dollars to hundreds of individuals and continued to share information and knowledge from area community businesses and leaders. We are very grateful for the funding and recognition from Decorah Bank and Trust.”