Taets is Catalyst winner
2 Mar 2018
John Taets, chief executive officer of Northwest Bank in Fort Dodge, was honored Thursday night with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s annual Catalyst Award for his diverse efforts to improve the community.
It was presented during the alliance’s annual dinner at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites.
The award celebrates inspiration, charity, wisdom, leadership, volunteerism and commitment to the community and region.
Taets credits his community and his family.
“I’m humbled by it all,” he said. “I’m fortunate to be part of this community. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family. I can look around this community and see a lot of people more deserving than I. I try to do what I do because my parents taught me to give back.”
Taets was presented the award by 2011 Catalyst Award winner Terry Allers, president of Allers Associates Architects.
“Top leaders in this individual’s organization have used words like high energy, strategic thinker and remarkable drive to describe this person,” Allers said.
“Many of us here in this room tonight have witnessed firsthand this individual’s community spirit and the widespread positive influence this person has across so many areas of the community,” he said.
This year’s keynote speaker was Janet Ady, president and chief executive officer of Ady Advantages. Ady is an experienced business and marketing strategist.