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Congratulations to Staci Ackerson, Shankland Insurance in Charles City!

AMES, IOWA – America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to announce Staci as the winner of its Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors an Iowa entrepreneur who has been in business a minimum of three years and has been significantly assisted by an Iowa Small Business Development Center.

The award was established — to recognize Iowa’s entrepreneurs, who are the driving force behind Iowa’s economic growth. Brook Boehmler, Regional Director, North Iowa Area SBDC, nominated Ackerson for the Neal Smith Award, stating, “Staci saw an opportunity to expand her insurance business, and began working with the North Iowa Area SBDC to help make her vision come true. Staci and her husband rehabilitated the historic Charles City Western Railroad depot to house not only Shankland Insurance, but to also provide executive apartments and rental storage units.

Staci lives her commitment to bettering her community, not only through a physical improvements to downtown, but in also volunteering her time and resources to several organizations in Charles City.” Lisa Shimkat, State Director of America’s SBDC Iowa, agrees that Ackerson deserve this awards saying, “We are honored to have clients who have worked diligently to move their businesses forward while still showing a strong commitment to their communities and customers.

We are delighted to be able to recognize their hard work and success with these awards.” The SBDC special entrepreneur award will be presented to Staci at a ceremony on February 26, 2019, during the SBDC Day at the State Capitol in Des Moines.



Congratulations to our boss Staci Ackerson, September 2018 Entrepreneur of the Month! Click Here to read more!


The Premier Source for Home & Auto Insurance in Charles City and Surrounding Areas

Ackerson Insurance Services, LLC.

We’re a locally owned and operated agency that delivers insurance and risk management solutions in Northeastern Iowa.  We’ve served individuals, families, and businesses for more than thirty five years and as a result we have local knowledge and industry insights that enable us to deliver the best solutions and to deliver these solutions quickly and efficiently. 

Our motto is ‘your protection is our priority', and we live this motto with every product and service we provide.  Our insurance programs are both personal and commercial and have a wide range.  On the personal side we offer homeauto, and health (including Medicare) and for commercial insurance we have an all-encompassing business program.  This program covers any business’s general needs and when combined with any of our industry-specific programs, covers all needs.  Farm, daycare, and church are some of our industry-specific programs. 

We’re also involved in the communities we serve and we consider this an opportunity to give back.  We’re members of the Rotary ClubThe ElksThe Charles City Chamber of Commerce and our owner is the accident prevention and insurance committeewoman for the Northeast Iowa district of the Iowa Elks.  These roles help us make our service areas better places to live and work. 

If you’d like to know more please contact us or give us a call.  You can request a quote also in order to get more details on a policy.  





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Top page photo taken by Sam Lovien;  Sam grew up in Charles City, he graduated from North Butler in 2009 and can be found on Instagram. @samlovrien

Staci Ackerson
Staci Ackerson

Owner, Producer

Deb Carolan
Deb Carolan

Customer Service Specialist

Kim Gerber
Kim Gerber

Marketing Manager

Steve Shankland
Steve Shankland

Advisor, Producer

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Our Locations

Charles City
1006 N Grand Ave Charles City, IA 50616
Office: 641-228-7436
Fax: 641-228-7440