Scratch Cupcakery has been named the Cedar Valley Woman-Owned Business of the Year. Owner Natalie Brown graduated from UIU’s online program in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in public administration. She opened Scratch in her hometown of Cedar Falls, Iowa, in June 2010. Brown has since opened other locations in Waterloo, West Des Moines and Coralville. Her focus on philanthropy while providing jobs in the Cedar Valley previously earned the successful business owner a spot on that area’s ‘20 Under 40’ list for 2012.
Additional information about the UIU alumna’s most recent recognition, can be found at wcfcourier.com/business/.
Brown and Scratch Cupcakery was also previously featured in Upper Iowa University’s The Bridge Winter 2013 edition alumni magazine. The story can still be viewed at uiubridge.com/2014/10/13/life-is-sweet/.