Portfolio Category: Success Stories

Wayne’s Ski & Cycle

Matt Curtis - March 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are pleased to announce Matt Curtis of Wayne’s Ski & Cycle in Mason City as the March 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month. Matt Curtis purchased Wayne’s Ski & Cycle in 2004. Matt had never thought…
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The Art of Education University

Jessica and Derek Balsley - June 2019 Entrepreneurs of the Month The Art of Education University, founded by Jessica and Derek Balsley in 2011, is a local Iowa success story of building a global company in a rural community. Osage, Iowa is a small town in North Iowa with a population of around 3,600. It’s…
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North Iowa Lumber & Design

Derek and Lizanne Engh - February 2019 Entrepreneur of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design as the Entrepreneurs of the Month for February 2019. Derek and Lizanne Engh took a major step in…
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Plas-Tech Tooling

Dean and Marcia Sonquist - December 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month  The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Dean and Marcia Sonquist of Plas-Tech Tooling as the Entrepreneurs of the Month for December 2018. Plas-Tech Tooling was founded in 1993 by Dean and Marcia Sonquist…
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