Tag: Creative



True Potential Education, West Des Moines

After dyslexia impacted both of their lives, Nina Lorimor-Easley and Dawn Wilson decided to take action. Together, they help students in need with their small business in West Des Moines.

Shirk Photography, Wilton

After buying a camera to photograph his newborn child, Ben Shirk developed a love for photography. He and his wife Sara have built a nationally-recognized business from their small studio in Wilton.

FULL EPISODE #210: Peace Tree Brewery & One Mission


Peace Tree BreweryKnoxville
A family history of business ownership is helping one woman distribute her product in markets across Iowa and beyond.

One Mission – Mount Vernon
A mission trip to Haiti inspired one family to help other people reach their mission work goals.

FULL EPISODE #203: Fire Farm & Wallace Farms


Fire Farm – Elkader
When Adam Pollock took a trip to rediscover his family roots, the Californian was inspired to move his decorative lighting company to Iowa.

Wallace Farms – Keystone
When a young college baseball player faced a health crisis, he sought out healthier food. Now, he provides food for professional sports teams across the country.

FULL EPISODE #201: Milkhouse Candles & Aronia Berry Services of Northeast Iowa


Milkhouse CandlesOsage
Eric and Janet Sparrow started making candles as a fun activity while they were dating. Now, they are one of the premier soy candle makers in the Midwest.

Aronia Berry ServicesFairbank
Hearing a news story on the radio was the beginning of a long entrepreneurial journey for one Fairbank couple, who are now pioneering a unique crop.

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 #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.