Iowa Entrepreneurs' Coalition Message Board › New Iowa Entrepreneurs' Coalition News and Member Forum › SBA Honors Greater Des Moines Participants in the Emerging 200 Initiative
Des Moines, IA
The 2010 Class of the Small Business Administration’s “Emerging 200 Program (e200) held graduation ceremonies last week. This is the third year Des Moines has participated in the SBA initiative. The goal of e200 is to identify inner-city businesses across the country that show a high potential for growth and to provide them the network, resources, and motivation required to build a substantial business within a designated inner-city geographic location.
The cornerstone of the e200 program in Des Moines is an in-depth, 80-hour educational program, which ran April through October 2010, focusing on topics such as organization management, growth strategies and management, market development, and strategic planning.
The New Iowa Entrepreneurs' Coalition congratulates these local businesses on successfully completing the program:
Beaverdale Books – Alice Meyer
Chef’s Kitchen – Kristi Little
Chocolaterie Stam – Ton Stam
Concetta Morales Studios, LLC – Concetta Morales
HKR Communications and Marketing – Helen Randall
IOTIS, Inc. – Shawn Wagner
NewComTechnologies – Jim Petro
Oakwood Builders – Dan Schaefer
Silent Rivers, Inc. – Chaden Halfhill
Source Allies, Inc. – Chuck Fritz
VanceCoffman Computing – T.J. Vance
Zumi Collection, LLC – Lu Spaine
Along with Des Moines, the other e200 cities in 2010 included Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Jacksonville, Memphis, and Philadelphia.