Des Moines business chosen for America’s SBDC Iowa award

Happy Medium chosen as Small Business of the Month


Katie Patterson headshot

Katie Patterson

AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to announce that Katie Patterson, owner, Happy Medium, Des Moines, is the winner of the SBDC’s Business of the Month Award.

Christina Moffatt, regional director of the Mid Iowa SBDC, Des Moines, says, “Since its opening in February 2011, Happy Medium has continued to grow at a rapid pace. Katie is confident in saying that her agency is now a multi-million dollar revenue company. She is not only recognized locally but she is also receiving a lot of national press for her small business.”

Happy Medium is an interactive advertising agency that specializes in digital services. Its employees are skilled in search engine optimization, building websites, social media implementation, search engine marketing, media buying, and both traditional and digital print design. The Mid Iowa SBDC helped Katie gain a better understanding of basic business principles, plus taught her how to create a business plan, thus setting her on a path to success.

The Business of the Month Award will be presented to Katie in Des Moines by SBDC Regional Director Christina Moffatt, who nominated her for the award. For more information on Happy Medium, visit its website at or its Facebook page at

The America’s SBDC Iowa program is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business. Partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the organization has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the Center has helped hundreds of thousands of Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no cost, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training.

For more information on America’s SBDC Iowa programs or services, call (515) 294-2030 or visit


Press Contacts:
Tricia Janes, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030,
Christina Moffatt, Mid Iowa SBDC, 515-331-8954,

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