The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the 2013 recipients of its Celebrate Business and Economic Impact Awards.

 

For 31 years, the Economic Impact Awards recognize businesses that have had a significant influence on the local economy in terms of job creation, capital investment and facility expansion.

 

The 2013 Economic Impact Award winners are Appcore, FedEx Ground, John Deere Des Moines Works, Mortgage Compliance Advisors, Putco, Textura and Van Meter Industrial.

 

Since 1999, the Celebrate Business Awards have honored area businesses by acknowledging innovative and enduring business initiatives. Awards are presented in several categories.

 

The 2013 Celebrate Business Award winners are:

 

Community Champion: Sammons Financial Group

Best Kept Secret: Large - Accumold; Small - FastPath

Innovation: Large - Skiff Medical Center; Small - Athena GTX

Best Workplace for YPs: Faegre Baker Daniels law firm

Lifelong Learning: Bankers Trust

 

The awards program will be Nov. 13 at the Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Register for the luncheon online.