Portfolio Category: Success Stories

Legacy Logistics Freight

Winner of the 2016 Iowa SBDC Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sarah Novacek, President & Owner, Legacy Logistics Freight, Inc.  Sarah Novacek is building a multi-million dollar logistics business from humble beginnings as the newly-wed wife of a kid from a truck-driving family, just trying to help her husband find loads…
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Hoover’s Hatchery

Winner of the 2016 Iowa SBDC Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award  Tony Halsted never intended to come back to the family business. He’d grown up working the incubators and packing chicks. Thanks to the family business, Tony had a college education and a perfectly great career in business development and information technology…
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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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