New Resident Incentive Program Launched in Independence

The Independence Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the official launch of the New Resident Housing Incentive Program.

The New Resident Housing Incentive Program is available to qualified applicants beginning March 12th and offers discounts and free services to new residents who purchase or build a home within the Independence city limits.

The incentives vary from a forgivable loan up-to $2000, to limited-time free services courtesy of the City of Independence and Independence Light, Power and Telecommunications. Other benefits include receiving the New Neighbor Welcome Package, vendor tickets to the Independence Day Celebration, Brew-B-Q and Friday Night Live @ Five events and a Family Pack of tickets to the Independence Motor Speedway.

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Indee Welcome Wagon Rolls On

The Independence Welcome Wagon rolled its way throughout Independence as deliveries to new residents were disbursed.

Four new packages were delivered last Thursday to the surprise of their recipients.  Along with their reusable shopping bag full of donated items, they were also greeted with a bouquet of fresh flowers, courtesy of Bland’s Flower Shop.

One of those being welcomed to the community was Kelly Bowden.  Kelly and her husband Josh moved to Independence from Missouri.  Josh is the new Veterinarian at Winthrop Vet Clinic.  “It was nice to meet new people and ask some basic questions like where and when do we recycle”, laughed Bowden.   After contacting Waste Management to line-up their recycle container, the Bowden’s will be able to look through the many wonderful donations and gift certificates that they can use as they get settled in their new home and community.

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