The 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala
The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrated the entrepreneurs who make our communities a great place to work and live.
The 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala took place on October 11, 2022 at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. Entrepreneurs and businesses across North Iowa were invited to apply for four awards categories: Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, the Innovation Award, and Business of the Year. Thirteen finalists were named, and the winners were announced at the gala. In attendance at the gala was distinguished guest Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Financial Authority and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
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 recognized the success, dedication, and contributions to the community by a North Iowa entrepreneur.
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.
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.
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.
Innovation Award– The Innovation Award honors North Iowa businesses who are industry leaders in developing and implementing emergent technology.