MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host the first annual Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala on September 26, 2018. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrates the entrepreneurs and partners who make our communities a great place to work and live. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will share its story, recognize the region’s entrepreneurs, and honor John and Mary Pappajohn’s vital contributions and support to North Iowa with the Legacy Award.
Four additional recognitions will be awarded at the gala: Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year, and the Innovation Award. Nominations can be made by contacting the Pappajohn Center directly for an application, or on the Pappajohn Center website (www.niacc.edu/pappajohn/gala).
We are pleased to announce John Pappajohn as the keynote speaker, and invited guests Governor Kim Reynolds and Director Debi Durham of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
Sponsorship opportunities to underwrite the gala and support the NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are available. In order to take full benefit of sponsorship, please express level of commitment by July 30, 2018 to Tim Putnam at 641.422.4192 or Tim.Putnam@niacc.edu. Gala tickets will be available for sale on the Pappajohn Center website soon. https://www.niacc.edu/pappajohn/
The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is the expert in rural business innovation and success. In partnership with North Iowa’s Small Business Development Center, together we provide tools, support, and resources to Iowa’s entrepreneurs.
We counsel both new and existing local businesses, from Main Street to industry leaders. We’re growing Iowa’s entrepreneurial culture through grade school initiatives, college and community programs, and business training and development. Contact the NIACC Pappajohn Center at 641-422-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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