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As a locally owned and operated insurance agency in Charles City, Iowa, Shankland Insurance is committed to providing quality insurance products for individuals and businesses. We combine our strong insurance background and product knowledge to assist both current and future clients manage and plan for all types of potential risk.

Our team of insurance professionals has years of collective industry experience writing both personal and commercial insurance policies designed to fit your needs. With Shankland Insurance, our friendly staff will work with you on a one-on-one basis to develop not only the perfect policy, but a lasting relationship.

When you work with Shankland Insurance, you’ll experience the quality service and attention to detail that you can only find with an independent insurance agency.

Congratulations to Staci Ackerson, Shankland Insurance in Charles City!

AMES, IOWA – America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to announce Staci as the winner of its Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors an Iowa entrepreneur who has been in business a minimum of three years and has been significantly assisted by an Iowa Small Business Development Center.

The award was established — to recognize Iowa’s entrepreneurs, who are the driving force behind Iowa’s economic growth. Brook Boehmler, Regional Director, North Iowa Area SBDC, nominated Ackerson for the Neal Smith Award, stating, “Staci saw an opportunity to expand her insurance business, and began working with the North Iowa Area SBDC to help make her vision come true. Staci and her husband rehabilitated the historic Charles City Western Railroad depot to house not only Shankland Insurance, but to also provide executive apartments and rental storage units.

Staci lives her commitment to bettering her community, not only through a physical improvements to downtown, but in also volunteering her time and resources to several organizations in Charles City.” Lisa Shimkat, State Director of America’s SBDC Iowa, agrees that Ackerson deserve this awards saying, “We are honored to have clients who have worked diligently to move their businesses forward while still showing a strong commitment to their communities and customers.

We are delighted to be able to recognize their hard work and success with these awards.” The SBDC special entrepreneur award will be presented to Staci at a ceremony on February 26, 2019, during the SBDC Day at the State Capitol in Des Moines.

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