With all the talk about the Carson and Macedonia façade projects starting in March, you can’t help but also be excited to learn that Amy Spiering is the new Main Street Coordinator for Carson!
Thanks to a discussion held a few years ago between city clerk, Brianne Duede, and the Pottawattamie County Planning and Zoning Commission, Carson is piloting a program in which Amy will oversee the façade project and help market Carson to new businesses. Amy envisions that “every store front will have a business and the Carson Business District will offer a fun atmosphere.” She truly believes that Carson is packed with potential and we couldn’t agree more! As new studies come out, it points to more metro area citizens moving to rural Pottawattamie with the ability to work remotely supported by the promise of fiber and broadband.
For those of you who don’t know Amy, she and her late husband actually moved here approximately 10 years ago to raise their son, Trent, who is now a 7th grader. They needed to be within 30 minutes of Union Pacific for her husband’s job but wanted Trent to grow up in a small community and school district. Amy has a Business Management degree from Bellevue University and is the owner of Amy’s Attic on Broadway in Carson, a cute little shop where she does custom painting of furniture, as well as offer décor, candles, and furniture pieces for sale. Because of that, Amy has a vested interest in the success of Carson’s Business District. Not only will it benefit her shop, but she says Carson is her home and she wants the best for it.
Mrs. Spiering’s job as the Main Street Coordinator will be approximately 20 hours a week and she will work out of her office at the Carson Fire Department on Monday-Wednesday from 8 to 3pm except when attending training/meetings. She looks forward to checking out a few of the successful town models she’s heard about in Southwest Iowa with the ultimate goal of getting Carson in the Main Street Iowa Program. Amy’s job will entail being a point of contact for Carson businesses. She will build relationships with all the businesses in Carson as well as be the voice of said businesses. Furthermore, she will be expected to market Carson and draw on resources to help Carson prosper.
Amy mentioned her motto for Carson is “new perspective, new objective.” Amy, we can’t wait to see what it produces!
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