Upper Iowa University and City of Fayette officials present a check for $100,000 from UIU to help business owner Cathy Langel, center, open a new bridal shop in a renovated building in Fayette. From left are City Administrator Christie Dennis; UIU Vice President of External Affairs Andrew Wenthe, who administrates the UIBD grant program; Fayette Mayor Bill Dohrmann; UIU Acting President Richard Patrick; Langel and her son, Matt, daughters, Kim and Amber, and husband, Wayne.
FAYETTE, Iowa (October 29, 2012) – Upper Iowa University presented the $100,000 ceremonial check representing the Upper Iowa Business Development (UIBD) grant to the owner of a new prom and bridal store in downtown Fayette.
Cathy Langel of Maynard is renovating a 100-plus-year-old building at 8 S. Main St., as part of the UIBD program to support new and expanding businesses in Fayette. The project is the fourth UIBD initiative in the city. The UIBD grant is a cash award given to support economic development in the city of Fayette. The grant was created through a $500,000 endowment by Upper Iowa University Board of Trustees Chair Bob Firth and his wife, Betty, who is also a trustee.
Joining Langel at the check presentation Monday were her family, representatives of UIU, and city officials.
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