MASON CITY, Iowa – The 2018 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala handed out its annual awards in four categories on September 26.
The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Legacy Award went to John and Mary Pappajohn.
Katie Wold of K&D Enterprises in Mason City was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year and received a $5,000 prize.
Denzel Decker of Waukon received a special award of $1,000 as a student entrepreneur for the cupcake business, Decker Delish, he founded in 2016 at the age of 12.
Entrepreneur of the Year went to Dustin Balsley of Performance Livestock Analtics in Ames, receiving $5,000.
Jessica Balsley of Osage won the Innovation Award and $5,000 for her company, The Art of Education, which provides professional development for art teachers around the world.
And the Business of the Year award and $5,000 went to Sukup Manufacturing in Sheffield.
John Pappajohn also announced during his keynote address that he was donating $250,000 to the NIACC Scholarship Fund.
- $250,000 donated to NIACC scholarship fund
- NIACC offering free tuition through "NIACC Promise" scholarship
- SEMAC awards over $250,000 in arts grants
- NIACC baseball in Wisconsin?!
- NIACC's deceiving record
- NIACC relay breaking records
- NIACC Konigsmark Klassic Highlights
- NIACC remembers legendary coach
- Legacy Run funds scholarships for the children of veterans
- Scholarship fund established in memory of slain UNI graduate