Aurelia business chosen for statewide SBDC Award

Monday, April 9, 2018
Mud on Main is located on Main Street in Aurelia (pictured) with another shop and cafe located on Main Street in Cherokee.
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America’s SBDC Iowa (Small Business Development Center) is pleased to announce that Mud on Main Coffee Shop, Café & Roastery of Aurelia, is the winner of the SBDC’s statewide Business of the Month Award.

Mud On Main Owner/Operator Jessica Kannegieter

Mud on Main, owned and operated by Jessica Kannegieter, opened for business in October 2011. The company offers gourmet coffees, full breakfast and lunch menu, as well as delicious baked goods. In addition to the original location in Aurelia, Mud on Main has a second location in Cherokee. Both locations are known for their great coffee, wonderful atmosphere, and excellent service.

Through the assistance of the SBDC, Mud on Main has seen a significant growth in sales, enough so that they were able to open a second location in Cherokee in September of 2017. The company has also received encouragement and connections through their work Todd Rausch, Regional Director of the Western Iowa Tech SBDC.

Mud on Main is a well-loved and respected business in both Aurelia and Cherokee. They have been embraced by both communities as a valuable part of daily life.

For more information on Mud on Main Coffee Shop, Café & Roastery, visit the website

Presentation of the award will be at the Mud on Main Cherokee location (425 West Main Street) on April 12 at 10:30 AM.

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