Small Business Owners Have a Chance to Dream Big. Grow Here. And Win $15,000.

Dream Big. Grow Here. is a contest for Iowa entrepreneurs created by the University of Northern Iowa and sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. Currently, Iowa entrepreneurs from across the state are competing in 10 regional contests for the chance to win $5,000. The winners from the regional contests “pitch” their business concept for a chance to win a statewide grand prize of $10,000 to be awarded this spring during EntreFest. Click here to learn more about the contest.


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2014 Money Smart Kid Winner
Laura Stowater, a seventh grader at Algona Middle School, has won a statewide financial literacy essay contest and has been named Iowa’s 2014 Money Smart Kid. learn more
Iowa Student Athletes to receive IBA Scholarships
Six Iowa student athletes will be honored with the Iowa Bankers Association Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Award during the Iowa high school state football championships Nov. 21-22 in Cedar Falls. learn more
Health Care Reform
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will bring about many changes with health care and insurance in the near future. learn more
How the Government Shutdown Affects Bank Customers
The government shutdown has raised a few questions about what it may mean for individual consumers. learn more
Navigating the New Health Insurance Marketplace
As federal and state agencies prepare for the Health Insurance Marketplace rollout under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)... learn more
Credit Cards for College Students
Building credit without the pressure of a credit card. learn more
IBA Partners with IPTV on Financial Education Video
Needs vs. Wants learn more
EntreFest announces Dream Big Grow Here winner
Dream Big Grow Here is an annual statewide contest for entrepreneurs and small business owners to win cash to start or grow an Iowa business. learn more
Four students receive IBA scholarships
Four Iowa high school students will receive the 2013 Iowa Bankers Association’s Student Athlete Achievement Award during the Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Tournament on March 8-9 in Des Moines. learn more
Money Smart Week to help Iowans manage finances
Iowans have a chance to brush up on money management skills during the seventh annual Money Smart Week taking place across the state April 20—27. learn more

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