2013LeadershipAwardsForWeb SBDCCRESTON, IA— Three southern Iowa businesses were honored during Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) Annual Business Conference and Expo held Mon., June 10, 2013, on SWCC’s Creston campus.  

Winners of the 2013 SWCC/Small Business Development Center Small Business Leadership Awards included the following:

2013 SWCC/SBDC Small Business Leadership Award (10 employees or less)
Carver’s Ridge, Stuart
Tyson and Anne Greenwalt, owners

2013 SWCC/SBDC Small Business Leadership Award (11-50 employees)
C&C Custom Cycle, Chariton
Bob and Mary Chipp, owners

2013 SWCC/SBDC Small Business Leadership Award (51+ employees)
Precision Optical Group, Creston
Mike Tamerius and Matt Somers, owners

According to Dave McLaren, conference organizer and Iowa Small Business Development Center regional director at SWCC, the Small Business Leadership Awards were established to recognize outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and to support rural Iowa economic development.

In photos:  Top left, Dave McLaren, Small Business Development Center, and Anne Greenwalt, Carver's Ridge; top right, Bob Chipp, C&C Cycle, and Shantel Dow, Lucas County Development Corporation; bottom left, Mike Tamerius and Matt Somers, Precision Optical.