Loren Coppock Receives Business Laureate from Junior Achievement

posted by Shannon Hanson on Friday, May 10, 2013

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa to Honor TrueNorth's Loren Coppock

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa will honor three area business leaders and one Young Entrepreneur for their outstanding achievements in the community at the 14th annual Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Corridor Business Hall of Fame event on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. Honors will be given to:

Loren Coppock
TrueNorth Companies

Jim Ernst
Four Oaks

W. Richard Summerwill
MidwestOne Bank


Chris Skogman
Skogman Companies

These distinguished business leaders were nominated by community members, and then selected by an independent committee. These individuals have lived and worked in Eastern Iowa and epitomize five key standards of excellence:

- Their IMPACT on their industry or organization;
- Their INTEGRITY as an ethical business leader;
- Their commitment to bettering the COMMUNITY as a whole;
- Their LEADERSHIP qualities, which allow them to be exemplary
role models for all of us – especially the children of Iowa;
- Their ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT in starting or significantly advancing local businesses.

This elite group of Iowa leaders will be inducted at a black tie dinner held in their honor. Highlights of the evening include video biographies of each laureate and students from local schools will serve as hosts, escorts masters of ceremony to reinforce the purpose of the event -- to inspire children to visualize success.

Junior Achievement helps young people recognize how their talents and abilities can create better lives for themselves and for those around them. The Corridor Business Hall of Fame honors Eastern Iowa business people who have shown by example the importance of achieving a high level of success both personally and professionally. This event is also intended to encourage and inspire young people to become productive citizens by contributing to their communities.