Portfolio Category: Success Stories

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 in Butler County is the 2015 Iowa Small Business Development Centers’ Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award winner. This statewide award recognizes women who have significantly improved or changed their own personal situation, thus having…
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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, along with wife Shannon and brother Chris Latham seized an opportunity to begin supplying corn seed with multiple traits to farmers across the upper Midwest and formed Latham Hi-Tech Hybrids in 2004. With a motto…
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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 of Leland, Iowa. OFC LLC provides concession services/products for special events (Civic and Private) as well as Fairs and Fundraisers in North Central Iowa Region. Mike and his family are located in Winnebago County at…
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North Central Mechanical Services Company

Nathan Bartels, North Central Mechanical Services Company, Mason City, IA Nathan Bartels began his career as an apprentice heating and air conditioning specialist the summer before completing college at North Iowa Area Community College. During the next 12 years he completed his heating and air conditioning certification while working first for Comfort Inc. and then…
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