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Local Businesses Honored For Economic Impact And Best Practices

October 7, 2015

The Greater Des Moines Partnership will honor area companies with the Celebrate Business and Economic Impact Awards at a luncheon on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. The awards program will take place at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrating 33 years of local economic impact in 2015, the Economic Impact Awards commemorate the influence recognized companies have had on the local economy in terms of job creation, capital investment and facility expansion.

The 2015 Economic Impact Award winners are: 

American Enterprise Group
Delta Dental of Iowa             
DuPont Pioneer
Merchants Bonding Company
Principal Financial Group
Wells Fargo

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 2015 Celebrate Business Award winners are:

Community Champion:
Small: Christensen Development
Large: Nationwide

Best Kept Secret:
Small:  Community Housing Initiatives
Large:  Businessolver

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Best Workplace for YPs:
Happy Medium

Lifelong Learning:
INS Family of Companies

The 2015 Celebrate Business Awards are sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Business Record, Simpson College and the Young Professionals Connection. 

Tickets for the luncheon are $30 per person or $250 for a table of 10. Register online at www.desmoinesmetro.com/events. For more information, contact Katie Hernandez (khernandez@dsmpartnership.com) at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, (515) 286-4913.

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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 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.