Tickets now on sale for the 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala

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4 Oct 2022


MASON CITY, Iowa – Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala. The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host the NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Tickets can be purchased by visiting

The NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrates the entrepreneurs and partners who make our communities a great place to work and live. The NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will share our organization’s story, recognize the region’s entrepreneurs, and honor the Sukup family’s vital contributions and support to North Iowa with the NIACC Pappajohn Legacy Award.

Four additional recognitions will be awarded at the gala: Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Under 40), Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year, and the Innovation Award.

The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala is made possible with the support of our sponsors and community partners. With great thanks to:

Founders level sponsors: BrownWinick Law Firm; Sukup Manufacturing Co.

CEO level sponsors: Farmers State Bank; First Citizens Bank; Heartland Asphalt, Inc.; Hovland Property Development (Tom & Barb Hovland); Huber Supply; Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA); LR Falk Construction Co.; Metalcraft Inc.; Murphy, Coe & Smith PLLC; NIACC Continuing Education; NIACC Foundation; Norsemen

Entrepreneur level sponsors: Campbell Supply Co.; CFO Systems, LLC; Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Clear Lake Bank & Trust; Culver-Hahn Electric Supply; Charles City EDC; Forest City EDC; Franklin County Development Association; Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce; Hancock County EDC; Henkel Construction Co.; Home Trust & Savings Bank; Iowa Northern Railway Company; Iowa PowderCraft; Kingland; Legacy Transportation; Moorman Clothiers; North Iowa Corridor EDC; The Business Brokers; QPS Employment Group; United Bank & Trust Co.; Winn-Worth Betco; Zanios Family

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is the expert in rural business innovation and success. In partnership with North Iowa’s Small Business Development Center, together we provide tools, support, and resources to Iowa’s entrepreneurs. We counsel both new and existing local businesses, from Main Street to industry leaders. We are growing Iowa’s entrepreneurial culture through grade school initiatives, college and community programs, and business training and development. Contact the NIACC Pappajohn Center at 641-422-4111 or

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