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Area Entrepreneurs Graduate from NW Iowa Small Business Development Center’s Training Program

April 28, 2010

Spencer, IA – April 28, 2010

The Iowa Lakes Community College and the Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce the graduation of thirteen area business owners and entrepreneurs from the FastTrac1 GrowthVenture entrepreneurial training program.

The FastTracT GrowthVenture™ program develops the skills and strategies needed to lead businesses to the next level and thrive.  The program provides business owners and managers with leadership roles the tools to critically evaluate each functional area of the business organization and develop growth strategies for strengthening their products and services, effective marketing, efficient operating systems, leading the organization, and optimized financial performance.  These entrepreneurs are critical to the continuing vitality and growth opportunities offered by the Iowa Lakes economy through their work to expand business activities, provide employment opportunities, and provide the leadership to make greater contributions to the regional economy.

The Iowa Lakes Community College in collaboration with the Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center is offering a series of seminars, workshops, and entrepreneurial development activities.   For additional information, contact Kelly McCarty, Northwest Iowa SBDC, at, or Clark Marshall, Iowa Lakes Community College, at

Front row from left to right: Nathan Wittmaack (Ranco Fertiservice Inc., Sioux Rapids), Dave Brostrom (All Star Pro Golf, Spencer), Robb Peterson (Advantage Solutions, Everly), Bob Bates (Foto Pros Portrait Studios, Spencer), Galen Banks, (Galen’s Pro-Mow, Spencer), Chuck White (Agriland, Inc.)

Second row from left to right: Ken Karczewski [Blue Water Awards, Milford], Don Breuker [Breuker Financial Strategies], Scott Simpson [Community Insurance], Scott Lowe, Instructor, [The Entrepreneurs CFO LLC, Spencer], Susan de Surrency [The Entrepreneurs CFO, LLC, Spencer], Kelly Seymour [GrapeTree Medical Staffing, Spirit Lake], Tim Kinnetz [GrapeTree Medical Staffing, Spirit Lake].


For More Information:

Kelly McCarty, Regional Director
Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center
Iowa Lakes Community College
1900 North Grand Ave., Suite 7
Spencer, Iowa 51301
Phone: 712-262-4213  

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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