[Masthead] Mostly Cloudy ~ 37°F  
High: 44°F ~ Low: 21°F
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

Business In Brief

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Travis honored for sales

Arnold Motor Supply and the Auto Value Parts Stores of Nebraska and Iowa, headquartered in Spencer, recognized the 2007 top performer for the Sales Division of The Arnold Group of Companies, at the company's Sales meeting held in Fort Dodge on March 14.

Rich Travis from Arnolds Motor Supply in Storm Lake, received the "Top Five Award" for Third place in the category of Highest Percentage Increase for Individual Sales in 2007.

Arnold Motor Supply was started in Spencer, in 1927 by E.P. Arnold and has been named as the 19th largest warehouse group in the United States by Aftermarket Magazine, a leading industry publication.

'Be Your Own Boss'

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has expanded its entrepreneurial course offerings to include students at area high schools. A one-day seminar called "Be Your Own Boss" will be held on April 9 at the Clay County Regional Event Center in Spencer.

The seminar will focus on teaching students in grades 9-12 the power of starting their own business. Tom Bedell will be the keynote speaker at the event and Diana Reed, Miss Iowa 2007, will also speak.

Students will get the chance to be a part of break-out sessions with young entrepreneurs, many of whom have been involved in the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute held by the Corridor each fall. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on April 9. Students from schools in the counties of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet will be participating.

The "Be Your Own Boss" seminar is a part of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation's larger goal to turn the Corridor into the most entrepreneurial region in the state. Other endeavors by the Corridor are the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute for college students, and the Entrepreneurship Academy, this August for students in grades 7-9.

For more information, visit www.lakescorridor.com.