Friday night was tailor-made to celebrate the positive change today’s younger generations are making in rural communities such as Iola.
Guest speakers at the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner were 30-somethings Erika Nelson and Liz Sosa, representatives of the PowerUp movement sweeping the state.
And winners of the night’s business of the year award were equally young Levi and Savannah Flory of TLC Garden Center, LaHarpe. The Florys represented businesses with 25 or fewer employees. Herff Jones won the Tier 2 level, but had no representative there to accept the award.