Category: Season One

FULL EPISODE #113: MedCara Pharmaceuticals & Table 128


MedCara Pharmaceuticals – Conrad
Tom Swegle knows that change in the pharmaceutical industry does not happen overnight. See how his patience and perseverance are rewarded.

Table 128 – Clive
Lynn Pritchard started cooking when he was just a teenager. After one unsuccessful restaurant, Lynn and his wife Sarah decided to give it another shot.

FULL EPISODE #112: American Crane & Hansen’s Dairy


American Crane – Garner
John Collins is an idea man. See how John’s innovative ideas have allowed him to be a leader in the service truck industry.

Hansen’s Dairy – Hudson
This farm family has been around since 1864. With the seventh generation now growing up on the farm, they are continuing to change with the times.

FULL EPISODE #111: Bimm Ridder & Happy Medium


Bimm Ridder  – Cedar Rapids
The floods of 2008 affected people all across Iowa. This Cedar Rapids business lost everything and had to make the decision to remain open.

Happy Medium – Des Moines
As a woman in the business world, Katie Patterson has never had a problem with being different. See how she has turned her differences into advantages.

FULL EPISODE #110: Donuts & More & Chandler Limited


Donuts & More – Davenport
Tom and Jan had retired after owning their Quad Cities business for almost 30 years. Little did they know, entrepreneurs never retire.

Chandler LimitedShell Rock
Wade Goeke left Iowa behind to pursue his love of music in California. He was called back to Iowa and brought a piece of the West Coast with him.

FULL EPISODE #109: TelePharm & Loess Hills Lavender Farm


TelePharm Iowa City
Todd Thompson has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. It was just a matter of time before his son followed suit.

Loess Hills Lavender Farm – Missouri Valley
Mary and Tim went on vacation to Washington and came back with a dream. See how they are fighting to bring their vision to life.

FULL EPISODE #108: Sister’s Home Style Entrees & Hagie Manufacturing


Sister’s Home Style Entrees – Humboldt
Deb Davis has a passion for cooking nutritious meals and taking care of those around her. See how she has taken her hobby and grown it into a state-wide business.

Hagie Manufacturing – Clarion
Agriculture has been the foundation of Iowa. This family-owned ag business is in their 3rd generation and plans to keep the agriculture industry rolling high.

FULL EPISODE #107: Carver’s Ridge & Simply Soothing


Carver’s Ridge – Stuart
Tyson and Anne have experienced many challenges as business owners. See how overcoming those challenges brought their family together.

Simply Soothing – Columbus Junction
Freda Sojka and her staff welcome the mosquitoes with open arms every season.

FULL EPISODE #106: IGOR Technologies & Scratch Cupcakery


IGOR Technologies – Johnston
For many entrepreneurs, starting a business proves to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Dwight Stewart has made a habit of it.

Scratch Cupcakery – Cedar Falls
Is it possible to have too much success? For this bakery, the huge lines out their doors proved to be their greatest challenge.

FULL EPISODE #105: HarrisVaccines & Pizza Ranch


HarrisVaccines – Ames
Dr. Hank Harris was told that it would be impossible for his business plan to succeed. Now, farmers all across the United States can thank Hank for following his instincts.

Pizza Ranch – Orange City
An 18 year old had a vision for a restaurant. See how his idea has grown to nearly 200 locations.

FULL EPISODE #104: Jolly Time Popcorn & Davencorp


Jolly Time Popcorn Sioux City
Running a family-owned business can create interesting challenges. See how this company has been handed down through four generations.

Davencorp – Bloomfield
The recession of 2008 hit many companies hard. Mark Davenport had to fight to keep his vision alive.