SBA Names Sioux City as the 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year

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The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named the city of Sioux City as the recipient of its 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year Award.

This is the second year for the award, which highlights community efforts to support small business. Communities (defined as a city, town, county, regional economic development or planning district) were invited to submit nominations to the SBA’s Iowa District Office showcasing their efforts to support small businesses.  Submissions were judged on the following criteria:

  • Key programs and incentives implemented to attract and retain small businesses.
  • Leveraging of community resources with other federal, state, county and local programs to benefit the small business community.
  • Examples of how the community directly contributed to the success of a local small business.

Sioux City was selected for demonstrating an ideal collaborative environment for small business success. Initiatives that Sioux City was recognized for included Start-Up Sioux City, a collaborative effort between private and public interests to nurture and encourage entrepreneurship within the city.  Sioux City’s leveraging of federal, state and local government, higher education and community resources was also recognized for helping the city create an ideal small business culture.

“We are honored to receive this recognition that highlights the efforts of so many to grow Sioux City’s entrepreneurial culture,” said Mayor Bob Scott.  “This award recognizes the partnerships that have been created to help startups succeed in our community.”

“The SBA is pleased to recognize Sioux City as the 2016 SBA Iowa Small Business Community of the Year,” said Jayne Armstrong, district director of the SBA’s Iowa District Office. “As the lead federal agency for small business, the SBA appreciates the city’s collaborative economic development efforts.  We look forward to working even more closely with the city in the future.”

Sioux City was selected from nominations from small towns, larger cities and regional economic corridors statewide.  The selection committee included representatives from the SBA, the SBA’s Office of Advocacy, USDA Rural Development, America’s SBDC – Iowa, SCORE and the Women’s Business Center at the Iowa Center for Economic Success.

 

Connect with Heartland Payment Systems at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Heartland Payment Systems are proud of the work they do.  From payment and payroll processing to enterprise-quality solutions in security, technology and marketing, they’re committed to your company’s success.

Secure payment processing is a Heartland cornerstone.  With their industry-leading technology, you can rest assured that you and your customers are in safe hands. From school districts to gas stations to restaurants and retail, they have a security solution that suits your needs.  Heartland has a wide range of products and services-from mobile payment devices to business loans and payroll solutions.  You can also create an online presence quickly with Heartland’s e-commerce solutions.  Whether you’re building a new online store or simply updating an existing one, they have the tools to meet your needs.

Heartland Payment Systems
712.490.6146

Connect with Siouxland Adult Medicine at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Dr. Mark Carlson is an Internal Medicine Physician practicing at Siouxland Adult Medicine.  Dr. Carlson also owns and directs Rose Hill Med Spa.  Siouxland Adult Medicine and Rose Hill Med Spa offer bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy and the latest FDA approved services in beauty and rejuvenation.  Both are located at 1605-09 Douglas St.

Visit the Siouxland Adult Medicine/Rose Hill Med Spa booth at the Small Business EXPO and learn what replacement pellet therapy can do for you, get a 10% coupon for Rose Hill Med Spa, and also sign up for a drawing for a facial and skin care products gift basket.

Siouxland Adult Medicine
1605 Douglas St.
Sioux City, IA 51105
712.234.1005

Connect with the Sioux City Conservatory of Music at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Music lives and speaks at the Sioux City Conservatory of Music.  The Sioux City Conservatory of Music is a non-profit music center that offers guitar, voice, bass guitar, percussion, piano, violin, cello and band lessons for musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.

The Conservatory also offers opportunities to record, perform, or attend live music events featuring both local artists and artists from around the country.  Check out the events listing on their website.

Visit the Sioux City Conservatory of Music’s booth at the Small Business EXPO, listen to live acoustic music and get your pass for a free lesson.  Find ways to absorb yourself in the Conservatory as well as learn about the “Gimme Shelter” project (COMING SOON).

Sioux City Conservatory of Music
1309 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA  51102
712.574.1751

Connect with Absolute Massage & Bodywork at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Absolute Massage & Boydwork offers several types of massage including Deep Tissue and Swedish massage and Trigger Point Therapy.  The spa also offers Reiki and Aroma-Touch therapies.  Can’t decide which service to get, you can combine two services at a reduced rate.  Absolute also offers on-site massage for business and corporate settings.

The benefits of these therapies are great: decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, greater energy, improved concentration, increased circulation, and reduced fatigue.

Visit Absolute Massage & Bodywork’s booth at the Small Business EXPO and visit with owner, Lisa Wingert, to see what free service she is offering!  Whether it’s pain relief or relaxation you are seeking, Absolute has you covered!

Absolute Massage & Bodywork
1551 Indian Hills Dr., Ste. 1
Sioux City, IA 51104
712.224.3075

Connect with Sunny Radio at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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SUNNY RADIOSunny Radio, where it’s always in the 80’s, simulcasts their 80’s programming on stations in Sioux City and Sioux Falls and they are so great that the Sunny Radio logo has been tattooed on 150 listeners in the last 5 years!

Visit Sunny Radio’s booth at the Small Business EXPO and visit with John Small about how advertising on Sunny’s 80’s station can improve your business and sign up for your chance to win $1,000 worth of advertising.

Sunny Radio
2329 N Career Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
712.281.1980

Connect with Elite Staffing at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Elite Staffing, celebrating their 3-year anniversary in April, is a local recruiting firm that focuses on the placement of professions such as Accounting, HR, Marketing, Engineering, IT, Sales, Management, and Clerical and Administrative staff.

Visit Elite Staffing’s booth at the Small Business EXPO to find out how to get a referral bonus for yourself!

Elite Staffing
1119 4th St., Ste. 109
Sioux City, IA 51101
712.224.4208

Connect with Family Dental Care of Sioux City at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Family Dental Care of Sioux City has been open since March, 2015, with flexible hours and Saturday appointments to accommodate all patients.  Family Dental treats patients of all ages from children to senior citizens whether your interest is preventative care, smile enhancement or extensive restoration, their office is committed to you.

Visit Family Dental Care of Sioux City’s booth at the Small Business EXPO and get your teeth whitening coupon.

Family Dental Care of Sioux City
5738 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106
712.560.4515

 

Connect with Evolve Yoga & Wellness at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Evolve Yoga Studio offers classes for all stages of life with a variety of instructors and class styles.  In addition to yoga, we offer massage, reiki energy healing, and shamanic healing practices in The Wellness Center located above our downtown studio.

Visit Evolve Yoga and Wellness’ booth at the Small Business EXPO to learn how their comprehensive Wellness Center can improve your employee productivity and personal wellness and register to win a free month of unlimited noon hour yoga for your local business as well as a free massage package.  Visit them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EvolveSiouxCity/

Evolve Yoga and Wellness Center
411 Pearl St.
Sioux City, IA
712.389.4032

Connect with Pyramid Technologies at the 2016 Small Business EXPO

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Small and midsize businesses need an IT company they can trust.  In the Midwest this means a company just down the street who shares the same core values.  Partnering with Pyramid Technologies will allow your company to focus on what you do best while their engineers happily assist your employees, take care of proactive IT maintenance, ensure up time for critical network devices and provide 24/7/365 monitoring for servers and equipment.

All it takes is one hacker, one virus, one employee…and your business is about as strong as a house made of straw.  Pyramid Technologies can help you build a business made of bricks by signing up for a network security assessment today!

Visit Pyramid Technologies’ booth at the Small Business EXPO to learn more about the Cloud, network security, and register for your chance to win an Asus X540 Notebook Computer with Office 365!

Pyramid Technologies
914 Jackson St.
Sioux City, IA 51105
712.252.1161