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Innovation Roadshow Recap: Steve Sukup & Steve Doerfler

December 22, 2017 Accelerator Report from Daniel Pitts Winegarden, JD We continue with a recap of the 2017 Innovation Roadshow, held on October 10 at the Sukup Manufacturing Co. Tech Center. Steve Sukup, CFO of Sukup Manufacturing Co., shared the importance of cultivating a culture of innovation. Corporate culture is the one thing that a…
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Cabin Coffee Wins 2018 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award

December 18, 2017 Brad and Angie Barber of Cabin Coffee, Clear Lake, are the winners of the 2018 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Neal Smith Award is presented by America’s SBDC Iowa every year, selected from among a state-wide pool of applicants. The award honors a successful Iowa entrepreneur in order to…
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Innovation, the Essential Strategy in a Changing World

December 15, 2017 Accelerator Report from Daniel Pitts Winegarden, JD A sure route to failure is to just keep doing what made you successful. Counter-intuitive? Yes, but true. Customers change. Competitors change. Markets change. A company that doesn’t change with them gets left behind. Change is inevitable. You can get rolled under by the wave…
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Exciting Times Ahead

December 8, 2017 Director’s Notes from Tim Putnam With everything we’ve been hearing and reading in the news and on social media, it can be hard to be optimistic about the future. But if you look beyond the headlines and take the time to watch and listen to what people are doing around you, you’ll…
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