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Young Entrepreneur Of The Year - Jeremiah Terhark

September 28, 2015

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) recently honored Jeremiah Terhark, owner of Webspec Design in Urbandale with its “Young Entrepreneur of the Year award” at the third annual DMACC Small Business Awards Ceremony. 

Terhark launched Webspec Design, which provides web and software development, SEO campaign management and content writing service ten years ago and now employs 31 people. 

“This award was a huge honor for me,” noted Terhark. “I really feel that I’m accepting it on behalf of all of the outstanding Webspec employees that I have the opportunity to work with everyday. Webspec’s success is really due to the amazing talent we are fortunate to have on board providing amazing digital solutions to our clients.” 

In addition to employing technologically savvy individuals, Terhark was recognized for his efforts to provide on-going education in softer skills as well such as customer service and business communication. Webspec is looking into opportunities to work with DMACC through its state 260F funds to provide that training. 

Other DMACC Small Business Award winners included: 

  • Most Innovative Company: 1Comm Medical, Inc. 
  • Top Growth Company: Murphy Tower Service, LLC. 
  • Dennis Albaugh Award: Pete Ranallo, owner of Ranallo’s on 3rd. 
  • Small Business of the Year: Thombert, Inc. 
  • $10,000 DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Winner: Titan Immel, Aerofarming, LLC 

A portion of the proceeds from the DMACC Small Business Awards Ceremony support scholarships for students enrolled in the DMACC Entrepreneurship Program. 

The event was sponsored by Mediacom, Express Logistics, Business Record, Community State Bank, Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Co., Puck Custom Enterprises Inc., Architectural Arts, City ov Urbandale and American Solutions for Business. 

For more information contact Jacki Boldt at (515) 256-4915.

About DMACC 

Des Moines Area Community College, a public institution serving the educational and career training needs of Iowans, is committed to the lifelong success of its students. As Iowa’s largest two-year college, DMACC offers 222 programs, certificates and transfer degrees, annually serving more than 70,000 credit and noncredit students on six campuses and six learning centers. Thanks to college-wide innovation, new programs and affordable tuition, DMACC continues to experience solid growth. For more information, please visit dmacc.edu.