Business Recognition & Appreciation Programs
Venture Awards - On behalf of its member utilities, IADG honors distinguished Iowa companies and entrepreneurs with the Iowa Venture Award. This award recognizes outstanding businesses for providing leadership, capital investment, and employment opportunities for rural Iowa. Nominations are solicited annually from IADG sponsors.
Silver Shovel Program - The Silver Shovel award recognizes significant accomplishments of our rural development partners. Leadership, project development, community philanthropy and successful program innovation are among the many attributes we honor through the Silver Shovel recognition program.
Impact Awards - Impacting communities and sustaining economies through local partnerships are at the foundation of Iowa’s consumer owned utilities. Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) annually recognizes their electric utility sponsors for outstanding commitment, contribution, and participation in business development projects and local community initiatives.