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Annual Awards Event

The Iowa Job Honor Awards features an annual awards event celebrating Iowans who have overcome significant barriers to employment, and the employers who hire them. This ceremony follows an annual nominating campaign.

The Sixth Annual Iowa Job Honor Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown. 

In partnership with the Iowa SHRM State Council (Society for Human Resource Management), the awards will be presented in a luncheon ceremony during the 2019 Iowa SHRM State Conference held October 9-11, before an audience of several hundred HR professionals from across the state.

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Iowa Job Honor Awards will be presented during lunch, taking the stage at 11:40 am. The ceremony will last around forty minutes. Honorees and officials are asked to remain for photos afterward.

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Location:  Hilton Des Moines Downtown; 435 Park Street; Des Moines, IA 50309 (Conference rate is available for those staying overnight)

Admission Fee:  Admission for the luncheon ceremony is $30 (payment accepted onsite — cash, check or credit card). This fee is used by Iowa SHRM State Council to defray luncheon costs: It is not collected by the Iowa Job Honor Awards.

To Register: Using the CONTACT page on this website, please send us a note listing the names of those who plan to attend. We'll pass this info along to Iowa SHRM, so they'll know how many extra lunches to prepare. Again, payment will be accepted at the door ($30/each, by cash, check or credit card).


History.  The First Annual Iowa Job Honor Awards was presented in June 2014 on the final day of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry's (Iowa ABI) annual "Taking Care of Business" conference. The awards were presented to standing ovations before several hundred business leaders in the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Now in its sixth year, America's Job Honor Awards is expanding and our mission remains constant: to rekindle hope and energize the work ethic across the nation, through the celebration of a new kind of hero.