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Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame

When: TBD
Where: Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is currently accepting nominations for three elite individuals to be inducted as Laureates and one to be inducted as an Entrepreneur into the Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame. The event is to be held in October of 2022. Nominations for these prestigious awards will be accepted through Friday, March 25, 2022. Individuals inducted into the Business Hall of Fame are outstanding business leaders who have made significant contributions to the free enterprise system.

Nominations are made by members of the community then selected by an independent committee. The event is a black-tie gala held to recognize the honorees. Highlights of the evening will include video biographies of each laureate being honored. Individuals are encouraged to nominate business leaders who have accomplished significant business and personal goals while making the Cedar Valley a better place to live. These individuals:

• made an IMPACT on their industry or organization
• bestow INTEGRITY as an ethical business leader
• are committed to bettering the COMMUNITY as a whole
• display LEADERSHIP qualities, which allow them to be exemplary role models for all of us – especially the children of Eastern Iowa
• exhibit an ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT in starting or significantly advancing local business

Nominees for the Entrepreneur Award must exemplify the above qualities, have started or purchased a business, and be a current or previous resident of the Cedar Falls or Waterloo area.

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For more information about this event, please contact  Emma Disterhoft  

2021 Cedar Valley Business Hall of Fame

Image of Milt Dakovich

Milt Dakovich

Image of Kyle Dehmlow

Kyle Dehmlow

Business Owner/Operator
Image of Jim and Jodi Landau

Jim and Jodi Landau

Image of Jim Lind

Jim Lind

Jim Lind Service


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Induction Sponsor

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Student Leadership Sponsor

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