Ottumwa Business Wins Third Place


A local business took third place in the final round of Open 4 Business, a contest held among Main Street Iowa establishments.

Erin Naylor from Heron Kross in Ottumwa earned a third-place finish with her paper conservation and vintage gallery business.

Five businesses from Main Street Iowa communities across the state competed in the final round of the Open 4 Business contest. All five businesses received awards presented by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority.

“We are thrilled to recognize Heron Kross for her outstanding performance in this year’s Open 4 Business Pitch Contest. Erin’s business is so unique and has the potential to draw customers into Iowa and Ottumwa, adding valuable products and services to the downtown district.” Fred Zesiger, Director of Main Street Ottumwa

For more information about Main Street Ottumwa, visit For more information about Heron Kross, visit

For more information about the Main Street Iowa Open 4 Business program, contact Robin Bostrom of Main Street Iowa at 515.348.6176 or

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