Zoarc Fitness, Dubuque

Connor Weitz of Dubuque, Iowa graduated with a degree in Health and Human Physiology from the University of Iowa. In 2016 he came up with the idea to start his own brand that could inspire, motivate, and educate people on being healthy and fit. This idea became Zoarc Fitness in the winter of 2017. Zoarc […]

Mad Fish Farms, Dyersville

Mad Fish Farms is a unique startup.  The business is a new startup company within a company.  This new business, Mad Fish Farms, is an aquaponics and hydroponic farm located in Dyersville, Iowa. By utilizing the aquaponics and hydroponics method of raising fish and vegetables, the company is able to produce year-round produce and fish […]

Key City Creative Center

Three years ago, Tim Hitzler was working his summer job when he came across the idea of being able to accomplish all your needs for any hands on project or idea you have, such as wood working, metal working, and stain glass working. Knowing there are not many places that offer the space to do […]

Stella Vivian Boutique, Bellevue

Have you ever had a vision that you felt so passionate about and made it a reality? Well Bailey Kloft did just that as she watched her lifelong dream of fashion and styling come to life. After obtaining her Master’s degree in Business Analytics, she wanted to use her strengths in business and add a creative […]

Zoarc Fitness, Dubuque

Conner Weitz graduated with a degree in Health and Human Physiology and a passion for fitness and promoting positivity. After training a wide variety of people, Weitz wanted to create a brand that would inspire, motivate, and educate all types of people on what it means to be healthy and fit. In the winter of […]

The Midwest Girl®, Dubuque

Being a girl from the Midwest is a special thing so sisters Marissa Hoffmann and Marah Odgers, formerly Droessler, wanted to create a brand to celebrate exactly that. The two sisters were already running a bridal boutique together, and were looking for a new business venture when they decided to take the leap with The […]

Royal Nails, LLC, Dubuque

After several years working as a nail technician for two other nail salons, owner Alex Dinh and his wife Emily Embree decided to take their services to a higher level. Wanting to offer unparalleled services, professionalism, and attention to their customers, the husband and wife duo decided to start their own business. Royal Nails has […]

Olliewood Action Sports, Dubuque

Casey Hinderman has been passionate about the skating industry for as long as he can remember. In fact, when he was only 18 years old, he had the idea of opening a skate park. On December 28th of 2015, he was able to make his dream a reality. Casey is the proud owner of O|A|S, […]

Inspire Cafe, Dubuque

Sara Post has always loved traveling and has found herself at coffee plantations in exotic locations like Costa Rica and Hawaii. These experiences instilled a passion in her for telling the story of the farmers and people working on these plantations to create the coffee flavor so many crave every morning. After attending the American […]

East Mill Bakeshop & Catering, Dubuque

Emily and Nick Puls started their life together in Dubuque, Iowa but moved to Napa Valley, California so Emily could attend culinary school. Emily graduated and she and Nick sold their freshly baked goods at area farmers’ markets. Business was good, but when they wanted to start a family, they decided to move back home […]