Local Small Business Development Center Receives Award
The Fort Dodge-based North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center was recently recognized by the state of Iowa. According to a news release, the service center was awarded the 2014 Excellence and Innovation Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the state of Iowa. The center serves as the primary resource for entrepreneurs in a ten-county area covering over 5,600 square miles. Regional Director Lisa Shimkat says the award is a testament to the hard work and personal attention she and assistant director Cindy Schieber give their clients:
The center served over 230 clients in 2013, while they are on track to see over 300 clients in the current year.