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Nominations open for DMACC Small Business Awards

Businesses to be honored in five categories

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Des Moines Area Community College Small Business Awards.

Businesses will be honored in five categories; Most Innovative, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Dennis Albaugh Award, Top Growth Company and Small Business of the Year. For a list of criteria for each award click. The application deadline is June 30.

“The 2017 DMACC Small Business Awards are an excellent opportunity for small business owners to share their stories of innovation, entrepreneurship and success,” said event organizer and DMACC Entrepreneurship Program Chair Vada Grantham. “This is the fifth year of the event. We have been thrilled with the growth; from the number of nominees and sponsorships to the overall participation and prestige of the event.”

The Small Business Awards will also honor the winner of the DMACC Foundation $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition is open to current DMACC students or DMACC alumni operating a business in Iowa. Entry deadline is May 18.

The 5th Annual DMACC Small Business Awards will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the DMACC Ankeny campus FFA Enrichment Center. The ceremony includes a cocktail reception, dinner, a program and a video presentation highlighting each award winner. The ticketed event is open to the public. Aureon is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 DMACC Small Business Awards.

To submit an application for the 2017 DMACC Small Business Awards visit https://www.dmacc.edu/dbr/sba/Pages/welcome.aspx.

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