Amy R Dutton

Director, Small Business Development Center - UNI


B.A. Communications and Theatre Arts, Hiram College


Dutton is responsible for the direction and operations of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Northern Iowa.  This no-cost, and confidential service provides technical business assistance to start-up and small businesses in a nine-county region of northeast Iowa.

Professional Accomplishments

Over her twenty years in management roles in the Cedar Valley, Dutton has played a key role in several major projects.  She led the property team as general manager at College Square Mall during their multi-million dollar property renovation in 2006.   Additionally, she served as director of operations at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank during their planning, construction and transition of operations to a state-of-the-art $6-million facility.    Dutton was named as a member of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier’s “Top 20 and 40” and received recognition for her volunteer efforts in 2016 as a recipient of the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award.

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The anxiety young people have about maturing in their twenties has lead to the word "adulting" becoming quite popular. It's a useful, albeit somewhat glib, catch-all term for taking care of yourself. Doing your laundry? Adulting. Scrambling an egg? Adulting. In truth, the real sign of adulthood is living a life that's within your control, and for that, there are several iOS apps to help. With these five apps, anyone can "adult" -- or at least fake it when they need to. 


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The University of Northern Iowa today begins its release of COVID-19 test results. This routinely updated aggregate data, shared in a way that protects individuals’ privacy, is available here. The dashboard will be updated each Friday and Monday. “Timely, accurate information is a powerful tool for fighting COVID-19, and we believe everyone in the community deserves to have access to it as we work together to stop this virus,” said President Mark A. Nook.

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University of Northern Iowa MBA program is seeking clients for student capstone experience. This course is the comprehensive application of the MBA curriculum in a strategic context.

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