Two Marion County business will be recognized at the seventh annual Small Business Awards ceremony, sponsored by Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).
Peace Tree Brewing in Knoxville and G.I. Warehouse in Pella were amongst the six recipients of this year’s Small Business Awards.
Categories for recognition include: Most Innovative Company, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Dennis Albaugh Award (given to a DMACC alumni), Top Growth Company and the Small Business of the Year.
The 2019 winners include:
Dumpling Darling, Des Moines, a restaurant concept integrating dumplings from around the world and Korean cuisine.
Farmboy, Clive, a customized marketing and web development organization.
G.I. Warehouse, Pella, a warehouse company providing local and regional services.
LANE Trailer Manufacturing, Boone, a manufacturer of customized, high-quality trailers.
Next Level Extreme Fitness, Urbandale, a fitness center with a focus on improvement for all shapes, sizes and ability levels.
Peace Tree Brewing, Knoxville, a local craft brewery with locations in Knoxville and Des Moines.
The event will recognize the achievements of these six businesses and their influential impact on the Central Iowa economy, while also honoring the work and success of regional small business owners and providing an opportunity to network and strengthen the small business community.
The 2019 Small Business Award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. A cocktail reception and entertainment begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program at 6 p.m. and networking and a dessert reception at 7:30 p.m.