The Howard Hall Excellence in Business award will be given to one recipient. Previous winners are not eligible to receive this award. This premier business leader award exemplifies the outstanding, enduring business values of Howard Hall and his passion for a vibrant Cedar Rapids. This award recognizes a business leader who is integral to the success of the membership and our region.
The namesake of this award was an industrialist and philanthropist who used his influence to create a better local economy and community. Mr. Hall was dedicated to the development of our region and frequently worked behind the scenes to attract new businesses and jobs. We benefit from the many contributions of the Hall Family today.
For reference, you will find a full list of previous winners in the section below the nomination form. Award nominations will close on December 2.
Howard Hall Excellence in Business Award Winner History
2000 - Alliant Energy, accepted by Jim Hoffman
2001 - Quaker Oats, accepted by Roger Vincent
2002 - JCPenneys, accepted by Daniel McElwain
2003 - Justice Electric Company, accepted by Dave Justice
2004 - Mary Quass, New Radio Group LLC
2005 - Cedar Graphics, accepted by Hassan & Salma Igram
2006 - Worley Warehousing, accepted by Brandt Worley
2007 - Diamond V Mills, accepted by John Bloomhall
2008 - The Entire Cedar Rapids Community (after Flood of 2008), accepted by Jack Evans, President of The Hall Perrine Foundation
2009 – No record of Award
2010 - AegonUSA
2011 - Rockwell Collins
2012 – No Award given this year due to merger and creation of EA
2013 - Pat Baird of AegonUSA, Clay Jones of Rockwell Collins, John and Dyan Smith of CRST
2014 - Tom Aller of Alliant Energy and Kyle Skogman of Skogman Realty
2015 - Jack Evans, Hall Perrine Foundation and Steve Caves, US Bank
2016 – Chuck Hammond, Raining Rose
2017 - Tony Golobic, GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation
2018 - Larry Helling, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
2019 - Duane Smith, TrueNorth Companies