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Ken's Electric in Oelwein named Small Business of the Year

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Ken's Electric Inc. in Oelwein is this year's Northeast Iowa Small Business of the Year. Ken's Electric Inc. in Oelwein is this year's Northeast Iowa Small Business of the Year.
OELWEIN (KWWL) -

Ken's Electric Inc. in Oelwein is this year's Northeast Iowa Small Business of the Year.

The award is presented jointly by the Northeast Iowa Small Business Development Center and Northeast Iowa Community College.

The business is a full-service electrical, heating and cooling and geothermal contractor.

It was started by Ken Irvine more than 30 years ago. Ken's son, Brian, took over the business in October of last year.

The nine employees say they take pride in serving the people of Oelwein and surrounding areas in northeast Iowa.

The Oelwein Chamber & Area Development nominated Ken's Electric for the award for its quality of service and its community service.

Ken's Electric has helped out with 4th of July, Fall Fling, Olde Tyme Christmas, tractor rides, street dances, Easter Basket Hunt, golf outings and many other Chamber & community events.

The business also sponsors Pheasants Forever, Dollars For Scholars, American Cancer Society, Ducks Unlimited, Oelwein Odd Rod's Oelwein Athletic Booster Club, United Way, Gun & Rifle Clubs and many other school and community groups.

Owner Brian Irvine has given community presentations on the benefits and progress of the business and going green.

The business is now in the running to be named the Iowa Small Business of the Year.

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