Nominations sought for Third Annual Vision Award Winners


OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College’s Regional Economic Advancement team is accepting nominations for their Third Annual Vision Awards, which are designed to honor entrepreneurs from across Indian Hills’ 10-county region.

Entrepreneurs play a vital role in the regional economy. Indian Hills is seeking nominations of businesses and individuals that are deserving of receiving an award for their contributions to their community and the field of entrepreneurship.

The awards, which will be announced at a special event on April 24, will include: Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year and IHCC Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. Details about the recognition ceremony will be announced in the near future.  Nominations can be made online at The nomination process is very simple and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Complete details about the criteria for each award are available at the website. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 31.

Last year’s winners included: Mitch Goudy, Fairfield, Student Entrepreneur of the Year; Holly Berndt, a teacher in the Wayne (Corydon) Community School District, Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year; Josh Bear, owner of Kar Knuts in Derby, Indian Hills Alumni Entrepreneur Award; Little Bake Shop, Ottumwa, New Business of the Year; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., Fairfield, Business of the Year.

Please direct any questions about the Vision Awards, or the nomination process, to Ashley Moyer at (641) 683-5227 or [email protected]