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People of Altoona: Take a Walk in Peggy’s Shoes

Peggy Doane has walked around the world, literally.

As a member of the international walking association Volkssport and Iowa’s Walking Club, Peggy has walked through the cities, towns and countryside of Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and Iceland. And yet, even after all that traveling, one of Peggy’s favorite walking destinations in the whole world is right here in her own backyard.

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What are the types of commercial buildings?

There are many different types of commercial buildings, each offering its own features and benefits. And when looking for a commercial property or commercial real estate for sale in Iowa, it’s important to understand the different sectors that make up the commercial real estate market. This will help you narrow down the search and find a space that suits the individual needs of your business or client.

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A local baseball coach & business owner swings for the fences

Luke Peterson is always telling his little leaguers to keep their eye on the ball. He should know. While he worked as a ‘captive’ agent in the insurance business for twelve years—meaning that he worked for a single provider—he always had his sights set on going independent.

In 2019, Luke took a swing, founding his own independent company, Luke Peterson Insurance, in Altoona.

As his business and the community around him continue to grow, it seems that he’s hit a home run.

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Featured Property: Altus Commerce Center in Altoona, IA


Located less than one mile from a large e-commerce center and near two major highways (I-80 and I-35), Altus Commerce Center offers up to 265,200 square feet of industrial space in Altoona, Iowa. Tenants can subdivide the property, and additional land is available for build-to-suit options.

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