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  • ReEnvision Ag

    ReEnvision Ag

    Jayson Ryner - July 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC…

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  • North Iowa Economic Developers

    North Iowa Economic Developers

    North Iowa's Economic Developers - June 2020 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa…

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  • North Iowa’s Chambers of Commerce

    North Iowa’s Chambers of Commerce

    North Iowa's Chambers of Commerce - April 2020 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North…

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  • Wayne’s Ski & Cycle

    Wayne’s Ski & Cycle

    Matt Curtis - March 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC…

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  • Jonesy’s Stop n Shop

    Jonesy’s Stop n Shop

    Brad Jones - February 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC…

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  • D&S Services

    D&S Services

    Julia Dannen - January 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area…

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  • Three on the Tree

    Three on the Tree

    Katie Wold - December 2019 Entrepreneur of the Month Three on the Tree is a cozy coffee shop in downtown…

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  • Fringe & Lace by Brittany

    Fringe & Lace by Brittany

    Brittany Low - November 2019 Entrepreneur of the Month Fringe and Lace by Brittany is bringing boutique retail back to…

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  • Petunias & Pixie Dust Boutique

    Petunias & Pixie Dust Boutique

    Lacey Huisman and Michele Johnson - October 2019 Entrepreneurs of the Month Lacey Huisman and Michele Johnson are flipping the…

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  • Kaleidoscopes to You

    Kaleidoscopes to You

    Karl & Jean Schilling - September 2019 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North…

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  • EZ Manufacturing

    EZ Manufacturing

    Bruce & Connie Goddard - August 2019 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North…

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  • ServPro of Mason City

    ServPro of Mason City

    Keith and Holly Messenger - July 2019 Entrepreneurs of the Month Keith and Holly Messenger have owned SERVPRO of Mason…

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  • The Art of Education University

    The Art of Education University

    Jessica and Derek Balsley - June 2019 Entrepreneurs of the Month The Art of Education University, founded by Jessica and…

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  • Coloff Digital

    Coloff Digital

    Jim Coloff and Weston Lohry - May 2019 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the…

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  • Red Cedar Lodge

    Red Cedar Lodge

    Tom and Lorraine Winterink - April 2019 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North…

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  • Christensen Jewelry

    Christensen Jewelry

    Russ Gibson - March 2019 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to…

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  • North Iowa Lumber & Design

    North Iowa Lumber & Design

    Derek and Lizanne Engh - February 2019 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North…

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  • Plas-Tech Tooling

    Plas-Tech Tooling

    Dean and Marcia Sonquist - December 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month  The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the…

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  • Moorman Clothiers

    Moorman Clothiers

    Scott and Susan Moorman - November 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North…

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  • Got You Covered

    Got You Covered

    Deb and John Currier - October 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North…

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  • Shankland Insurance

    Shankland Insurance

    Staci Ackerson - September 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area…

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  • Mr. Taco

    Mr. Taco

    Luis Garcia - August 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area…

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  • All Things Advertising

    All Things Advertising

    Miriah Whitehurst - July 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud…

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  • Kountry Kupboard

    Kountry Kupboard

    Lynn Peaster - May 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud…

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  • 5 Alarm Brewing

    5 Alarm Brewing

     Jim Boehmer, Ross Hanson, Nathan Ostrander, and Jason Peterson - April 2018 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC Pappajohn Center…

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  • Pampered Pets

    Pampered Pets

    Cody Purvis - March 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud…

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  • Mara

    Mara

    Tiffany Rottinghaus - February 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud…

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  • Cabin Coffee

    Cabin Coffee

    Brad & Angie Barber - January 2018 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC…

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  • Lake Time Brewery

    Lake Time Brewery

    Bob Rolling - June 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month  The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa…

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  • Brewing Hometown Success – Cabin Coffee

    Brewing Hometown Success – Cabin C

    Brewing Hometown Success Brad and Angie Barber, Clear Lake, IA The Cabin Coffee Company was founded by Brad and Angie…

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  • Natural Plus Nursery

    Natural Plus Nursery

    Dave and Mary Hopper, Clear Lake, IA As the garden grows… so does the gardener As you stroll along the…

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  • Jewell Dentistry

    Jewell Dentistry

    Dan Scarrow – Jewell Dentistry, Jewell, IA Big city dentistry, small town service   The dream of many young students…

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  • Worth Brewing Co

    Worth Brewing Co

    Peter Ausenhus & Margaret Bishop, Co-owners, Worth Brewing Company Brewing Big Dreams in a Small Town Worth Brewing Company in…

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  • Performance Livestock Analytics

    Performance Livestock Analytics

    Big data and data analytics thrive on Iowa’s prairie Dane Kuper & Dustin-Balsley, Co-founders It’s a mistake to think entrepreneurial…

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  • Legacy Logistics Freight

    Legacy Logistics Freight

    Winner of the 2016 Iowa SBDC Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sarah Novacek, President & Owner, Legacy…

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  • Hoover’s Hatchery

    Hoover’s Hatchery

    Winner of the 2016 Iowa SBDC Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award  Tony Halsted never intended to come…

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  • Harrison-Thornburgh Insurance of Dumont

    Harrison-Thornburgh Insurance of Dumont

    Dumont Insurance Agent Wins Statewide Woman Entrepreneur Award Shelly Zimmerman, now owner and principal agent at Harrison-Thornburgh Insurance of Dumont…

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  • Latham Hi-Tech Hybrids LLC

    Latham Hi-Tech Hybrids LLC

    Corn is big business in Iowa, but high technology corn is becoming an even bigger business. Third generation seedman John,…

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  • Owens Family Concessions LLC

    Owens Family Concessions LLC

    Owen’s Family Concessions LLC is a certified and licensed business founded in February of 2012 by its owner Mike Owens…

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  • North Central Mechanical Services Company

    North Central Mechanical Services Compan

    Nathan Bartels, North Central Mechanical Services Company, Mason City, IA Nathan Bartels began his career as an apprentice heating and…

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