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Celebrating North Iowa's entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Gala

The 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala

The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrates the entrepreneurs who make our communities a great place to work and live. The 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will recognize the Sukup family with the Legacy Award for their vital role and contributions to North Iowa. Please join us on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 for our third Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala.

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The 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala Awards

The 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala awards will be presented on Tuesday, October 11th in the following categories:

Entrepreneur of the Year Award – The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the success, dedication, and contributions to the community by a North Iowa entrepreneur.

Finalists

Lindsey R. Falk, LR Falk Construction Co. – St Ansgar, IA

Melissa Fabian, Simply Nourished MC & Foxtrot Properties – Mason City, IA

Dr. Jay Lala, Dr. Matt Hansen, Dr. Jennifer Thackery, Dr. Briana Brayton, & Dr. Rick Young, DDS; Central Park Dentistry – Mason City, IA

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award– The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of a North Iowa entrepreneur under the age of 40.

Finalists

Dr. Reed & Dr. Addison Faldet, DDS, Hometown Dental – Charles City, IA

Cody Jane Purvis, Pampered Pets Retreat & Spa – Kanawha, IA

Austin & Jessica Wood, Charlie’s Soda Fountain – Clear Lake, IA

Student Entrepreneur Award - This award recognizes a student entrepreneur who exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit through the achievement of business ownership. Must be a North Iowa student enrolled in High School or College taking college credit classes to be eligible.

Finalists

Avery Williams, Tea Time – Garner, IA

Business of the Year Award The Business of the Year Award recognizes a North Iowa company for overall achievement in innovation, vision, growth, and skill.

Finalists

Heartland Asphalt, Inc. – Mason City, IA

Henkel Construction Company – Mason City, IA

Metalcraft, Inc. – Mason City, IA

Innovation Award– The Innovation Award honors North Iowa businesses who are industry leaders in developing and implementing emergent technology.

Finalists

UpTower, Inc., Jordan Bielefeld – St. Ansgar, IA

Easy2Show, Jill & Tony Ihrke – Sheffield, IA

Router12 Networks, Ryan Malek – Mason City, IA

 

Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities to support the NIACC Pappajohn Center are available.

Contact Candi Karsjens for more information at 641-422-4191 or Candi.Karsjens@niacc.edu.