Des Moines Woman Honored as Business Owner of the Year

SBDC Regional Director Christina Moffatt honored by NAWBO Iowa



AMES, Iowa – Christina Moffatt, Regional Director of the Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Des Moines, and owner of Crème Cupcake + Dessert, Inc., Des Moines, was honored Nov. 19th as the NAWBO Iowa 2015 Woman Business Owner of the Year.


NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Iowa presents the Woman Business Owner of the Year award annually to honor a successful woman business owner who has grown and sustained her own business while giving back to her community and helping foster the growth of other women business owners.


Christina and two other women—T. Waldmann-Williams, Owner, TWW Consulting, LLC, Knoxville, and Mary Andringa, Chair of the Board, Vermeer Corporation, Pella—were honored at the NAWBO Iowa “Celebration of Excellence” on Thursday, November 19, at Glen Oaks Country Club, West Des Moines. This celebration is Iowa’s only awards program dedicated to women business owners.


SBDC State Director Lisa Shimkat says, “Christina is a savvy business owner and a knowledgeable and excellent business counselor and advisor. We are very proud of her and all she has accomplished, both as a business owner and as our regional director for the Mid Iowa center that serves the Des Moines metro and its surrounding counties.”


The America’s SBDC Iowa program is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with 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:

Lisa Shimkat, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030,

Tricia Janes, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030,

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