Pickled Palette, LLC, Sioux City

Ashley Prince always had a love for art and design and so went to Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. She is a painter, designer, creator, and teacher who wanted to share her passion for art with others. After some deliberation, Ashley started her own art business, Pickled Palette, […]

Zupp and Zupp Law Firm, P.C., Denison

Jessica and Jennifer Zupp are twin sisters who were born and raised in LeMars, Iowa. They went to high school, college, and law school together and graduated from Buena Vista University in 2003, both double-majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Graduating from the University of South Dakota’s School of Law, they obtained their juris […]

Kelsey’s Funny Farm, Denison

When Kelsey Hipnar’s local pumpkin patch closed due to the owner’s retirement, she felt a pull to keep one in the community. After much research and with a little help from family, she opened Kelsey’s Funny Farm.  Kelsey’s Funny Farm provides a field trip opportunity for local schools and an outdoor recreational area to the […]

KASK Creative Art Workshops, Crawford

Kelsey Hipnar dreamed of developing a creative outlet for her local community in Crawford, Iowa. In 2009, she took the first steps to make her dream a reality by starting Kelsey’s Art Space for Kids summer camps (KASK Camps). Over the next few years, Hipnar expanded the workshops to include individuals of all ages and […]

C.A.P. Recycling, Sioux City

C.A.P Recycling is a female owned family business located in Sioux City, Iowa. Cora Parr independently owns the business and her husband Amos is one of five full-time employees. Prior to opening the business, Amos had over 20 years of experience in the aggregate recycling industry and even won recycler of the year. His experience, […]

Char-Mac Assisted Living – Lawton, Holstein & Manning

Jeanine Chartier is a rare combination of compassion, skill and tenacity, plus she’s a fierce advocate for the elderly. A lifelong resident of Lawton, Iowa, Jeanine is a savvy, caring entrepreneur who has helped improve the quality of life in three Northwest Iowa communities while taking time to mentor others. Jeanine Chartier had a full-time […]

Buchheit Law, PLC, Sergeant Bluff

Six years ago, Lindsey Buchheit and her husband, Dave, moved to the budding community of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa so that their children could attend its exceptional school system. Having previously worked as an attorney for two Sioux City law firms, Lindsey established Sergeant Bluff’s only law firm in June of 2013. Buchheit Law focuses its […]

Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes, Sioux City

Some businesses are just fun to do and others are built around fun. Poppin’ Bottles n’ Brushes is designed to do both. Friends Jennifer Bower and Sarah Petersen spent most of their lives working for other people, but decided to start their own business venture when they stumbled across a great business model in nearby […]

Wright Plumbing & Well Service, Onawa

After 25 years of plumbing, well service, and septic work in the town of Onawa, Iowa, Pete Wright made the decision to become his own boss. He and his wife, Tara, became the co-owners of Wright Plumbing & Well Service and officially opened their business in August of 2014. The new company was quickly inducted […]

Elements of Beauty Salon, Spa & Electrolysis, Sioux City

The Iowa Small Business Development Center at Western Iowa Tech Community College helped Allison Salmon develop a business plan and cash flow projections, plus apply for TSB certification, so she could receive additional education and expand her existing company’s services. Allison (Raby) Salmon worked several years in the hotel industry in Dallas, Texas and realized […]