May 3, 2021 | Big Sioux Screen Printing and Embroidery, LLC receives a partnership loan (in partnership with People’s Bank) through the City’s Revolving Loan Fund to purchase Big Sioux Embroidery and move it to 809 Central Ave, Hawarden. Anticipated reopening under new owners to be in June 2021. Current owners will remain open until transfer.
April 16, 2021 | The “Roasting Bean” receives a partnership loan (in Partnership with People’s Bank) through the City’s Revolving Loan Fund to open their coffee house in Hawarden. They will be located at 1001 Central Ave, Hawarden. Anticipated opening will be July 1, 2021.
January 27, 2021 | Rooster’s Midwest Steakhouse opens on January 28, 2021 at 704 Central Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa.
January 22, 2021 | Peoples Bank & Peoples Insurance – Hawarden announces plans for a early 2022 move to a newly constructed bank building in Hawarden. They will be moving from their current location at 801 Central Avenue to 504 10th Street, the current location of Big Sioux Embroidery, in Hawarden, Iowa.
January 22, 2021 | Big Sioux Embroidery is planning a summer of 2021 move to their new location at 1001 Central Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa.
December 31, 2020 | Superior Farms Pet Provisions (Dakota Treats) continues their employment expansion at their facility in Hawarden, Iowa. Twenty three new jobs were added to their facility at 315 10th Street, Hawarden, Iowa in 2020.
September 1, 2020 | Animal Health and Management, LLC locates their management office at 926 Ave F, Hawarden, Iowa.
August 17, 2020 | Jeff’s Radiator & Exhaust Repair opens in their new Downtown Hawarden location at 717 9th Street, Hawarden, Iowa. Their original location was destroyed in a fire on June 18, 2019.
July 20, 2020 | Heartland Appliance and Repair opens in Downtown Hawarden at 717 Central Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa.
July 6, 2020 | 905 Arrangements opens in Downtown Hawarden at 905 Central Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa.
June 30, 2020 | In partnership with local businesses and banking institutions the Hawarden Business Community has secured $159,000 in Iowa Small Business Relief Grant (COVID-19) funds and secured forgivable loans in excess of $3,800,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program (COVID-19) which is part of the 2020 CARES Act.
June 24, 2020 | The Appealing Downtown Committee was awarded a $6,900 grant from the Hawarden Community Foundation to purchase and install banners on the new downtown streetlight poles.
June 10, 2020 | City of Hawarden Revolving Loan Committee awards $134,000 loans to three projects. These loans leveraged $296,000 in additional capital. Since January 2020 the loans awarded from the Revolving Loan Committee have created or retained 33 jobs.
June 1, 2020 | Alpha Motorsports expands into Hawarden, Iowa from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and moves it’s main facility and company headquarters to 1609 Ave E, Hawarden, Iowa.
April 30, 2020 | Rooster’s Midwest Steakhouse plans a late 2020/early 2021 opening at 704 Central Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa.
February 26, 2020 | The City of Hawarden sells Old City Hall, located at 725 Central Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa, to local business owner Jared Vlotho. Mr. Vlotho plans to move his Lifestyle Fitness business to Old City Hall by the fall of 2021
February 12, 2020 | City of Hawarden Revolving Loan Committee awards $217,821 in loans to three projects. These loans leveraged $357,500 in additional capital.
October 1, 2019 | Gypsy Soul Boutique (formerly known as The Nail Boutique) opens at their new location – 907 Central Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa.
July 11, 2019 | Suede to open store downtown Hawarden.