Portfolio Category: Success Stories

Butch Gruelke Auto Body

Butch Gruelke - March 2022 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to recognize Butch Gruelke of Butch Gruelke Auto Body in Hampton, IA as the March 2022 Entrepreneur of the Month. Butch Gruelke has been in interested in auto body repair most of his…
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Stock Cropper

Zack Smith, Stock Cropper LLC - September 2021 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to recognize Zack Smith of Stock Cropper LLC in Lake Mills, IA as the September 2021 Entrepreneur of the Month. As a fifth-generation Iowa corn and soybean farmer, Zack Smith…
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Ag Ventures Alliance

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to recognize Spencer Stensrude of Ag Ventures Alliance in Mason City, IA as the March 2021 Entrepreneur of the Month. Spencer Stensrude is the CEO of Ag Venture Alliance, a seed stage venture capital fund run by farmers, based in Mason City,…
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Norsemen Trucking

David Steffens, Jr. - January 2021 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to recognize David Steffens, Jr. of Norseman Trucking Co. in Lake Mills, IA as the January 2021 Entrepreneur of the Month. Norsemen Trucking was founded by David Steffens Sr. after retiring from…
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