Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award
The Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award is awarded annually to women who have significantly improved or changed their own personal situation, thus having an impact on others around them. The award was established in 1999 by America’s SBDC Iowa to help highlight the accomplishments of women entrepreneurs in Iowa. The purpose of the Deb Dalziel award is not only to honor Dalziel, a long-time advocate of women entrepreneurs, but also to ensure that the groundwork is in place to assure women equal advantages in the business world.
As director of America’s SBDC Iowa at Southeastern Community College from 1987 to 1999, Deb Dalziel served as a mentor for women developing business projects. According to Ron Manning, former state director of the Iowa SBDC, Deb was a resourceful consultant and advisor who served as an excellent example for her clients of how women can achieve success in the business world. Dalziel died of cancer at the age of 44.
Past Award Winners
Burlington in Bloom
Criterion 508 Solutions, Inc.
Penny Brown Huber
CustomCraft Trailer Outfitters and Inn the Hunt
Marvel Media Inc.
Air Control Inc. and ACI Fabricators
Vanessa Oden communication Services
Martha Wolf and Susan Saunders
Ivy Bake Shoppe & Cafe
Fort Madison and Burlington