Thrive helps to encourage, develop, and recruit businesses that improve the vitality and resilience of the Allen County economy.
Thrive works to educate the public about nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and the difficult choices we make every day to improve our lives.
Allen County is in the ribbon cutting business lately, and business is good! Velo +, a bike store with locations in Lenexa, KS and North Kansas City, MO, had its grand opening on April 29, with about 100 people attending in the pouring rain as downtown Iola welcomed its first retail bike store. A large crowd packed […]
Have you seen the new Allen County Bike Share bikes on the downtown Iola square? Thrive Allen County, in partnership with Velo+, has purchased 10 bikes for this pilot program. The bikes are located outside of Thrive Allen County and Wavefire Games and are available free-of-charge for 24 hours to anyone who can show an i.d. to employees […]
Allen County’s new bicycle shop Velo+ will have its grand opening on Saturday, April 29th, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 112 South Washington Ave. A group of bicyclists will be riding down from Lenexa, the home of the original Velo+, for the Grand Opening and we encourage local riders from Iola and the surrounding […]
The Allen County Farmers’ Market is a weekly open air fresh food market that takes place in three locations within Allen County, with the most recognized location on the southeast corner of the historic downtown square in Iola, Kansas. The Allen County Farmers’ Market features locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants, eggs, meat, and honey along […]
Allen County has been chosen as a finalist for the fifth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.