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Iowa Entrepreneur: One Mission

Iowa Entrepreneur: One Mission

July 7, 2017 | 12 min

It was a mission trip to Haiti that changed the path of the Rhomberg family. Driven by their firsthand experience with fund-raising difficulties, John and Amanda wanted to create opportunities for others to attain mission work goals.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Agren

Iowa Entrepreneur: Agren

June 30, 2017 | 13 min

In pursuing agricultural conservation, Tom Buman’s business relied on government grants. But when he turned his focus to the private sector, he saw his business really start to grow.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Atlantic Bottling Company

Iowa Entrepreneur: Atlantic Bottling Company

June 30, 2017 | 12 min

With three generations in the soft drink business, the Tyler family of Atlantic has left its mark in western Iowa. Discover the storied history of the Coca-Cola capital of Iowa.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Musco Lighting

Iowa Entrepreneur: Musco Lighting

June 23, 2017 | 14 min

From the Olympics and National Parks to movie sets and speedways, one Iowa company has been there to make sure the lights turn on.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Rocket Referrals

Iowa Entrepreneur: Rocket Referrals

June 23, 2017 | 11 min

Parents are often the greatest role models in our lives. For Torey and Carl Maerz, watching their father run his own business cultivated their interest in entrepreneurship.

Rebuilding the Decorah eagle nest

Rebuilding the Decorah Eagle Nest

June 22, 2017 | 4 min

Shortly after the passing of Bob Anderson, the Raptor Resource Project set out to actualize a dream of Bob's; rebuilding the Decorah eagles nest. With some ingenuity and hardwork, Bob's colleagues...

Iowa Entrepreneur: HTG

Iowa Entrepreneur: HTG

June 16, 2017 | 12 min

This farmer bought his first computer in 1982, and now runs a global IT consulting company from the middle of a corn field

Iowa Entrepreneur: Grundorf

Iowa Entrepreneur: Grundorf

June 16, 2017 | 13 min

Frank and Susan Grund spent their 20s touring with a band. Even though they no longer perform, they’ve created a business that still serves the music industry.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Stone Medical

Iowa Entrepreneur: Stone Medical

June 9, 2017 | 11 min

Ben Stone invented a solution to a problem that was costing the medical industry more than $15 billion dollars each year. However, it was a long road to get his product to the hospitals that needed it.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Puck Custom Enterprises

Iowa Entrepreneur: Puck Custom Enterprises

June 9, 2017 | 14 min

When the farm crisis hit, Ben Puck looked for an alternative source of income. Nearly 40 years later, that side job has turned into one of the largest employers in Manning, Iowa.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Thelma’s Treats

Iowa Entrepreneur: Thelma’s Treats

June 2, 2017 | 12 min

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.

Iowa Entrepreneur: StarrMatica

Iowa Entrepreneur: StarrMatica

June 2, 2017 | 11 min

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.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Breads From Anna

Iowa Entrepreneur: Breads From Anna

May 26, 2017 | 14 min

Anna Sobaski was an East Coast art professor, but a health diagnosis led to a series of significant life changes. One change she didn’t expect was becoming an entrepreneur.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Sukup Manufacturing

Iowa Entrepreneur: Sukup Manufacturing

May 26, 2017 | 11 min

When this small-time farmer invented a simple tool, he couldn’t have imagined that it would lead to an international business that is still going strong more than 50 years later.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Fire Farm

Iowa Entrepreneur: Fire Farm

May 19, 2017 | 12 min

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

Iowa Entrepreneur: Wallace Farms

Iowa Entrepreneur: Wallace Farms

May 19, 2017 | 13 min

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.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Cookies BBQ

Iowa Entrepreneur: Cookies BBQ

May 12, 2017 | 12 min

“Speed” Herrig, a recognizable face in Iowa barbecue, shares the stories . Learn the stories behind his many entrepreneurial endeavors.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Schumacher Elevator

Iowa Entrepreneur: Schumacher Elevator

May 12, 2017 | 13 min

The Schumacher family of Denver, Iowa, has operated businesses in the town since before the Great Depression, and runs the town’s largest employer.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Aronia Berry Services of Northeast Iowa

Iowa Entrepreneur: Aronia Berry Services of Northeast Iowa

May 5, 2017 | 12 min

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.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Milkhouse Candles

Iowa Entrepreneur: Milkhouse Candles

May 5, 2017 | 13 min

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.