Tony Golobic to Receive Prestigious Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award

Jan 10, 2018

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announces Tony Golobic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GreatAmerica Financial Services as the recipient of the 2017 Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award.

Golobic will receive the award and provide acceptance remarks during the Economic Alliance’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Convention Center in downtown Cedar Rapids.

“Over the past 24 years, Tony has built a company from nothing to one that employs over 500 people and has grown to over $2 billion in assets,” said Doug Neumann, Executive Director, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. “Tony is the real example of the American dream, coming to this country with $50 in his pocket and building GreatAmerica into the successful business it is today. He has community passion and is a strong philanthropist for local arts and cultural organizations.”

The Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award is given to a premier business leader who exemplifies the outstanding, enduring business values of Howard Hall and his passion for a vibrant Cedar Rapids. Howard Hall (1894-1971) was an industrialist and philanthropist who used his influence to create a better local economy and community. Hall was dedicated to the development of the region and frequently worked behind the scenes to attract new businesses and jobs. We benefit from the many contributions of the Hall Family today.

Thank you to the Economic Alliance Annual Meeting’s Presenting Sponsor, U.S. Bank and Supporting Sponsors TrueNorth Companies and Unity Point Health Cedar Rapids.

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