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 culminates an annual nominating campaign.

The 2017 Iowa Job Honor Awards will be presented on Wednesday, October 11 at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (formerly known as Veterans Memorial Auditorium) in Des Moines. We're proud to partner with the Iowa Society of Human Resources Management (IASHRM). The Awards will be presented during lunch at their annual statewide conference.

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 annual "Taking Care of Business" conference. The awards were presented to standing ovations in front of several hundred business leaders in the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Now in its fourth year, the mission of the Iowa Job Honor Awards remains constant: to rekindle hope and energize the work ethic across Iowa, through the celebration of a new kind of hero.