Brook Boehmler to be honored as America’s SBDC Iowa State Star

America's SBDC Iowa Announces Recipient of National Award

Brook Boehmler to be honored as America’s SBDC Iowa State Star

AMES, Iowa – Brook Boehmler, Regional Director of the North Iowa Area Small Business Development Center in Mason City, has been named the 2021 Iowa State Star by the national Small Business Development Center (SBDC) association, America’s SBDC.
America’s SBDC annually recognizes SBDC personnel for demonstrating exemplary work performance, significantly contributing to the organization’s economic development efforts, and showing a strong commitment to small businesses.

“Brook is a true advocate for small business across our state,” says Lisa Shimkat, America’s SBDC Iowa State Director. “His contributions to the SBDC and our small businesses have been significant, including developing strong relationships with key stakeholders, increasing marketing for his center, and working tirelessly to helping others succeed. We are honored to have Brook in our network.”

Boehmler has been the Regional Director of the North Iowa Area SBDC since 2014.

America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515-294-7612, Hotline 515-294-1222, email

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, America’s SBDC Iowa has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the SBDC has helped Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no fee, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training workshops.

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is the expert in rural business innovation and success. In partnership with North Iowa’s Small Business Development Center, together we provide tools, support, and resources to Iowa’s entrepreneurs. We counsel both new and existing local businesses, from Main Street to industry leaders. We’re growing Iowa’s entrepreneurial culture through grade school initiatives, college and community programs, and business training and development. Contact the NIACC Pappajohn Center at 641-422-4111 or

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