Steve Horman, a professional business consultant who specializes in helping small-business owners or prospective owners, will be available for one-on-one sessions in Decorah Wednesday, Jan. 23.

The free and confidential sessions will be at the Chamber/Development/Tourism Building at 507 W. Water St. Although the sessions are free, reservations must be made.

Horman's background includes small business ownership and managing manufacturing and service industries. In addition to private consulting, he serves as a business consultant/counselor for the Northeast Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC.)

Horman served 13 years as president and chief executive officer of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce; five years as the executive vice president of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce; and 10 years in various staff management positions with the Sioux Falls, S.D. Chamber of Commerce.

Horman is a certified Chamber of Commerce Executive (CCE) - the highest professional designation that can be awarded a chamber executive.

His honors include a Presidential Commendation, the Iowa Statesman Award presented by the Iowa Department of Economic Development for outstanding leadership and being named Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year by the Iowa Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Association.


In addition to working with small businesses, Horman also provides consulting services for government and nonprofit organizations.

His consulting service is sponsored by the Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN), Northeast Iowa Community College and Winneshiek County Development, Inc. through a Rural Business Opportunity Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

To make an appointment to meet with Horman, please contact Winneshiek County Development, Inc. Director Randy Uhl at 382-6061 or Sessions can be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.