Julia Dannen of D&S Services in Mason City wins 2021 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award
18 May 2021
AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 special entrepreneur awards.
Julia Dannen, Owner, D&S Services, is the 2021 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award winner. Bruce Teague, Owner, Caring Hands & More LLC, is the 2021 Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner. Rebecca Runyon, Founder, Bessie’s Parlor, is the 2021 Think Big Award winner.
The Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors an Iowa woman entrepreneur who has significantly changed or improved her life and the lives of others. The award is presented in memory of Deb Dalziel, a devoted small business advocate who was director of the Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Community College, Burlington, from 1987 until her death from cancer in 1999, at the age of 44.
Brook Boehmler, Regional Director of the North Iowa Area SBDC, nominated Dannen for the Deb Dalziel Award because, “Julia has been an inspirational long-term client of the Small Business Development Center. Her 'can-do' attitude helps put small business owners at ease. Julia's tenacity and dedication to excellence has helped her build a successful and influential business in Mason City.”