Nominations Open For Iowa Business Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023
GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Oct. 19, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Committee announced that nominations for the Iowa Business Hall of Fame have officially opened for the 2023 class. Nominations can be submitted by a member of the Greater Des Moines Committee or by other Iowa business leaders. The deadline for nominations for the 2023 Iowa Business Hall of Fame is Friday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.
The nomination form can be found on the Iowa Business Hall of Fame website.
The Hall of Fame honors the achievements of Iowans who have made outstanding contributions to the development and enhancement of Iowa’s business climate. Inductees to the Iowa Business Hall of Fame are selected on merit rather than endorsement. Honorees are selected based on six different criteria, including the following:
The nominated individual should lead or have led a business that has provided valued jobs and economic development to their community and the state; creating both wealth and workforce opportunity.
Community Development Impact
The nominated individual should have made an impact by improving the economies of the community and the state through their leadership in such organizations as chambers of commerce, economic development organizations or centers of education.
The nominated individual should have personally given of their time and financial resources for the betterment of the community through support of charities and organizations.
The nominated individual should have contributed to community economic growth through visionary leadership, community problem solving and building strategic alliances.
The nominated individual should be recognized by their peers as a business leader.
Individual conducts themselves in a manner consistent with a high standard of business ethics.
Past Hall of Fame honorees, under the leadership of current Greater Des Moines Committee Chair Dr. Teri Wahlig, CEO of ChildServe, serve as the selection committee. The Iowa Business Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will be held on May 1, 2024, at The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona.
See a list of past inductees on the Iowa Business Hall of Fame website.
About the Greater Des Moines Committee
The Greater Des Moines Committee was formed in 1907 by a group of 30 local business leaders. Today, the Committee consists of more than 110 members and provides an opportunity for business leaders to come together for an information exchange about important topics in the community, the state and the nation. The Committee founded the Iowa Business Hall of Fame in 1975 to honor the achievements of Iowans who have made outstanding contributions to the development and enhancement of Iowa’s business climate.
The Greater Des Moines Committee’s purpose is to encourage, promote, develop and protect commercial, manufacturing and other business interests of Greater Des Moines (DSM) and the state of Iowa. The Committee is comprised of CEOs, or in the case of professional firms, the senior managing partner of DSM companies that have a vested interest in the growth and development of our community and state.