Des Moines Area Community College honored businesses in five categories at its first Small Business Awards Banquet last week. The winners were:
- Substance Architecture, which designed DART Central Station and the Principal Riverwalk Pavilion and Pump Station, was named Most Innovative Company.
- Mike Draper, founder of Raygun LLC, was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Iowa Beef Systems LLC, an agricultural construction company based in Huxley, was named Top Growth Company.
- CR Painting, founded by DMACC graduate Caleb Roney, won the Dennis Albaugh Award.
- Puck Enterprises, a manufacturer of Drag Hose manure application equipment in Manning, was named Small Business of the Year.
DMACC plans to make the awards ceremony an annual event.