The Iowa Business Hall of Fame, founded in 1975 by the Greater Des Moines Committee, honors the achievements of Iowans who have made outstanding contributions to the development and enhancement of Iowa's business climate.

The Greater Des Moines Committee was formed in 1907 with the idea of convening a small group of business leaders to act quickly on matters of the times.  Today the Greater Des Moines Committee consists of over 120 of Central Iowa’s highest-ranking business leaders who have a vested interest in the growth and development of our community and state.

Each year the Committee honors a business leader or leaders by inducting them into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame.  In December, the Committee hosts an elegant, black-tie event to pay tribute to the current and former Hall of Fame inductees.