The entrepreneur of the year demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, creativity, determination and perseverance.
This entrepreneur is hard-working, dedicated and passionate. Having recently opened a storefront in downtown Grinnell to give better recognition and accessibility to his business, he also recognizes the value of involvement. He realizes he gains more personally and professionally by being involved and engaged in various ways. He is strongly committed to his work, his family, his faith and the Grinnell community.
He recently said, “Building a business requires a lot of time and money. You need to be willing to invest both.” Perhaps it’s because he drives a very visible truck for his business or because his storefront is lit at all hours of the day, but it’s an understatement to say he invests a lot of time working and growing his business.
Congratulations to Kevin McAlexander of Hawkeye Lock & Security, our 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year.