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Local Businesses Honored at Awards Luncheon

October 4, 2016

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Business Record will honor area companies with the Celebrate Business and Economic Impact Awards at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The awards program will take place at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrating 34 years of local economic impact in 2016, the Economic Impact Awards recognize companies that have had a significant influence on the local economy in terms of job creation, capital investment and facility expansion.

The 2016 Economic Impact Award winners are:

  • Advanced
  • Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI)
  • BirdDogHRBusinessolver
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • Menards
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Power Distributors

Since 1999, the Celebrate Business Awards have promoted the Greater Des Moines business community by acknowledging innovative and enduring business initiatives. The awards are presented annually to business winners in several categories, including embracing innovation, promoting lifelong learning, building a reputation for integrity and quality while remaining outside the public limelight or encouraging involvement in community activities. 

The 2016 Celebrate Business Award winners are:

Community Champion
Small: Capital Chiropractic
Large: Bankers Trust

Best Kept Secret
Small: Institute for Community Alliances
Large: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Polk County


Best Workplace for YPs, presented by Young Professionals Connection

Lifelong Learning, presented by Simpson College
Small: Pillar Technology
Large: Telligen, Inc.

The 2016 Celebrate Business Awards are presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Business Record.

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 per person or $250 for a table of 10. Register online at DSMpartnership.com/events. For more information, contact Katie Hernandez at khernandez@DSMpartnership.com or by phone at (515) 286-4913.  Media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at sahmad@DSMpartnership.com or by phone at (515) 286-4919.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.