The Chocolate Season receives statewide award

America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) recently announced that Erika Jensen, owner of The Chocolate Season in Algona, is the winner of the SBDC’s statewide Business of the Month award.

Jensen was presented an award on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Chocolate Season.

She said she was surprised. “It is flattering for other businesses and associations in the community to recognize what we’re doing,” she said.

Kelly McCarty, regional director of the Northwest Iowa SBDC, Spencer, which is hosted by Iowa Lakes Community College, explained: “Erika has shown determination and dedication in starting and developing her business from an online business in Omaha, Neb., to a flourishing storefront in Algona. She is very involved in her community and is an inspirational mentor to other young women starting businesses. I’m very lucky to have assisted her and am extremely proud of all she has accomplished.”

 

For more on this story, see the Nov. 24 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines.

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