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17 Aug 2017 No Comments

Bill Evans, Open Gates Group CEO, Featured in Smart Brief Leadership Article

The Open Gates Group CEO, Bill Evans, was recently featured in Smart Brief‘s leadership blog. We are grateful to Smart Brief for helping us share Bill’s story and his entrepreneurial […]

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27 Jul 2017 No Comments

All Open Gates Group Facilities Now SQF Level 2 Certified

Open Gates Business Development Corporation, more commonly known as Open Gates Group, is proud to announce that all four of their facilities are now Level 2 Safe Quality Food (SQF) […]

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9 Dec 2016 No Comments

Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli Opening January 19, 2017

Kalona Creamery, the newest member of the Open Gates Business Development Corporation family, is pleased to announce the opening of Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli on January 19, 2017. The […]

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8 Dec 2016 No Comments

Employee Spotlight: Caleb

At Open Gates Group our employees are of the utmost importance! This month our employee spotlight is Caleb. Caleb works for our warehouse, Frytown Warehouse and Distribution. Learn more about him […]

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29 Nov 2016 No Comments

Employee Spotlight: Klint

At Open Gates Group our employees are of the utmost importance! This month our employee spotlight is Klint. Klint has been working for Open Gates Group for 2 years. Learn more about him […]

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28 Oct 2016 No Comments

Employee Spotlight: Jeffrey

At Open Gates Group our employees are of the utmost importance! This month our employee spotlight is Jeffrey! Jeffrey has been working for Open Gates Group for 11 years. Learn more about […]

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7 Sep 2016 No Comments

Employee Spotlight: Michael

At Open Gates Group our employees are of the utmost importance! This month our employee spotlight is Michael! Michael has been working for Open Gates Group for 6 months. Learn more about […]

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5 Aug 2016 No Comments

Open Gates Group’s Charitable Foundation Sponsors the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids Fish-O-Rama Event

Open Gates Business Development Corporation’s foundation, The Fountain Charitable Foundation, located just outside Kalona, Iowa, is sponsoring the 14th Annual Fish-O-Rama event hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids, […]

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13 Jul 2016 No Comments

Open Gates Group Employee Health & Wellness Initiative

Importance of Health and Wellness Programs Health and Wellness programs are a great tool that corporations utilize to boost employee moral and help with issues such as sick days, motivation […]

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11 May 2016 No Comments

Open Gates Group’s Charitable Foundation ‘Showers’ the Johnson County Crisis Center

Open Gates Business Development Corporation’s foundation, The Fountain Charitable Foundation, located just outside Kalona, Iowa, ‘showered’ the Johnson County Crisis center with baby diapers, wipes, food and formula in April. […]

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3 May 2016 No Comments

Kalona Creamery Shop and Deli Opening Soon!

KALONA CREAMERY, AN OPEN GATES GROUP ENTITY, RETAIL SHOP AND DELI OPENING SOON Kalona, IA (May 3, 2016) – Kalona Creamery, a member of the Open Gates Group family of […]

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28 Apr 2016 No Comments

EY announces Open Gates Group CEO Bill Evans as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 finalist in the Upper Midwest

  KALONA, Iowa- April 28, 2016 – EY recently announced that Bill Evans CEO of Open Gates Business Development Corporation, known as Open Gates Group, is a finalist for the EY […]

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30 Mar 2016 No Comments

Employee Spotlight: Patrick

At Open Gates Group our employees are of the utmost importance! This month our employee spotlight is Patrick! Patrick has been working for Open Gates Group for 3 years. Learn more […]

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2 Dec 2015 No Comments

Fencing Fields Kickstarter Progress!

It’s time for an update on our Fencing Fields Kickstarter campaign! By the time we successfully reached our Kickstarter goal, the plot of land we planned to fence first had […]

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24 Sep 2015 No Comments

What Happens to Dairy Cows in the Winter?

We recently released a new “Phil in the Fields” video that discusses what happens to dairy cows in the winter. Enjoy!

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23 Sep 2015 No Comments

Kalona Organics Celebrates 10 Years!

Kalona Organics®, the distributor of Kalona SuperNatural™ organic dairy products, is celebrating their 10th anniversary. For over 10 years, Kalona Organics has been developing brands that expand markets in the […]

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10 May 2015 No Comments

Kickstarter Success!

We’ve successfully completed our Kickstarter campaign! Our Fencing Fields Kickstarter campaign will increase the supply of certified organic, grass-fed milk by offering a custom grazing program to Kalona’s Amish and […]