October 6, 2017
GrapeTree Announces Purchase Agreement of Boji Bay
GrapeTree Medical Staffing is proud to announce that CEO Tim Kinnetz has entered into a purchase agreement with Jared and Jacqui Penne, partners at Boji Bay Funhouse & Event Center. With this purchase, GrapeTree Medical Staffing will convert the events space into office space to expand its Milford, Iowa-based headquarters, escalating the hiring of an estimated 200 new employees.
“We are so excited to invest in Milford,” said GrapeTree Medical Staffing CEO and Milford, Iowa native, Tim Kinnetz. “This purchase will allow us to move up our hiring timeline and both invest in and give back to the community. Because of Milford’s exceptional workforce, GrapeTree is excited to continue to expand in this area.”
This purchase included Boji Bay’s outdoor event stage and legacy toys, which were rescued, restored, and displayed at Boji Bay by Dan Wells in an effort to preserve a piece of Iowa Great Lakes history. The toys, including the slide, sugar bowl, and barrel, were originally part of the Historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park Fun House, and in recognition of the excellent restoration work completed by Mr. Wells, the Penne, Wells, and Kinnetz families plan to coordinate the donation these historic toys and the event stage back to the park.
“As we begin our renovation of Arnolds Park, we couldn’t be more grateful for the loan and eventual donation of the Boji Bay toys,” said Charley Whittenburg, CEO of Arnolds Park.
“Boji Bay has been a staple of Milford, and we are very pleased that we could sell to a company that understands the town and the legacy,” said Jared Penne, Boji Bay Funhouse & Event Center partner. “We have loved being part of the Milford community, and when the opportunity arose to sell to our neighbor, we knew it was the right decision.”
GrapeTree Medical Staffing has experienced enormous growth in the past year, adding dozens of staff members in its Northwest Iowa headquarters to manage nearly 3,000 healthcare employees working in the Midwest. In August 2017, Inc. magazine ranked GrapeTree Medical Staffing #665 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition to demonstrating a commitment to the Milford, Iowa community, the Boji Bay purchase will allow GrapeTree to continue its rapid employment growth, escalating the hiring and housing 200 new office positions, ranging from entry-level to management roles.
Founded in 1999 by travelling RN Tim Kinnetz, GrapeTree Medical Staffing is a healthcare staffing agency that provides staffing solutions to healthcare facilities across the Midwest by providing healthcare professionals to fill last-minute or long-term shifts left by staffing shortages. GrapeTree is rated one of the top 10 most reliable staffing firms in the Midwest and is certified by The Joint Commission, recognized nationwide as a “Gold Seal of Approval” and a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards.
Through the utilization of the latest technology to help streamline staffing and scheduling, GrapeTree has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, employing 90 office staff members who manage nearly 3,000 healthcare employees working in approximately 1,000 facilities in an eight-state area – Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kansas.
GrapeTree is headquartered in Milford, Iowa.
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