Tag: Education

FULL EPISODE #310: GOMACO & PEAR DECK

 

GOMACO, Ida Grove

Harold and Gary Godberson started a family business making concrete finishing machines in the 1960s. In the fifty years since, their company has become a trailblazer in concrete paving worldwide.

Pear Deck, Iowa City

This small Iowa City software company creates programs for use in the classroom. The teachers and designers behind the business are focused on making their educational tools more engaging for all the students in the classroom.

FULL EPISODE #308: TRUE POTENTIAL EDUCATION & SHIRK PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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 #205: Thelma’s Treats & StarrMatica

 

Thelma’s TreatsDes Moines
As a college student, Dereck Lewis spent a summer as a guide in the Alaskan wilderness. That experience led him to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams and launch a cookie company.

StarrMatica
– Clinton
Emily Starr wanted to be a teacher from an early age. But, after several years of teaching, she found her true calling as an entrepreneur helping teachers craft creative lesson plans to connect and engage with students.