Vision Awards

Vision AwardsCelebrating Entrepreneurship

The Vision Awards celebrate entrepreneurship in the 10–county region served by Indian Hills Community College. Over the years, our area has produced many great entrepreneurs who have been involved in highly successful ventures. We are asking you to help us publicly congratulate them for what they have accomplished and continue to do for our region.

Nominate an Entrepreneur

Successful entrepreneurs must be innovative, willing to accept a measure of risk, hardworking, and passionate about their ideas. The Vision Awards are all about recognizing individuals in our community who exemplify these traits. Please help us identify entrepreneurs you feel deserve to be recognized for their efforts by nominating them for a Vision Award.

Vision Awards are awarded for the following categories:

  • Business of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Student Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year
  • Social Venture of the Year
  • Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year

To be considered for a Vision Award the individual\business must reside in the 10-county Indian Hills region (Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello, and Wayne), with the exception of the "Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year."

For a complete description of each award category, please see our Vision Awards Criteria

You can also see our list of Past Vision Award Recipients

Note: The nomination period has ended (March 31). Please join us at the awards ceremony on April 23, as we announce the winners! We look forward to seeing you at the event!

2015 Vision Awards Ceremony

Featured Speaker

David TerryDavid Terry

David Terry is a professional business coach, entrepreneur, and sought after speaker and trainer. David coaches entrepreneurs and professionals to help them achieve their goals. He specializes in strategic business growth, assisting entrepreneurs and professionals in the mastery of time and money, developing a market niche, and building a winning team.

David is President and CEO of Destination Coaching and Training, LLC. He is a licensed facilitator of the Coaching Clinic® and certified by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach. David attained his MBA from West Texas A&M University in 2000.

In 2001, he co-founded the WTAMU Enterprise Center, a business incubator serving start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs in the Texas Panhandle region. Under David’s leadership, the Enterprise Center has grown to assist 46 client companies that support 689 primary jobs. These companies, combined, have a total payroll of more than $33 million and annual revenues in excess of $143 million.

David is an active member of the National Business Incubation Association, a frequent speaker, and a past chairman and current member of the Executive Committee. He and his wife, Robin, live in Canyon, Texas. They have two children, John David and Jenna. In his spare time, David enjoys time on the golf course, fly fishing, and doing almost anything outdoors – he even considers yard work to be good therapy.

Please join us as David shares his incubation and entrepreneurial expertise. You won't want to miss it!

Ceremony Details

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
(Cocktail hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
The Hills Diner, Indian Hills Community College, Main Campus (Ottumwa)

Registration Options

Individual Registration: $49 | Table for Four: $175 | Table for Eight: $350
Space is limited. So, be sure to register early to reserve your spot.

For more information, please contact Tish Reck at (641) 683-5170 or
Note: If you do not wish to pay online using a credit card, you may contact Tish directly.

Online Registration

To register for this event, please carefully follow the instructions below.
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Note: If you are registering more than one person, please complete a separate registration form and also pay separately for each person. If purchasing a table for four or eight, please list the full names of your guests in the “Comments” field on both the Online Registration Form (Step 1) and the Payment Form (Step 2).

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