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Iowa Entrepreneur: Shirk Photography

Iowa Entrepreneur: Shirk Photography

January 19, 2018 | 10 min

​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.

Iowa Entrepreneur: True Potential Education

Iowa Entrepreneur: True Potential Education

January 19, 2018 | 15 min

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.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Plastics Unlimited

Iowa Entrepreneur: Plastics Unlimited

January 12, 2018 | 12 min

After the 1980s farm crisis, Terry and Nancy Kieffer needed to supplement their farm income. Through entrepreneurship they kept the farm and brought jobs to the community.

Iowa Entrepreneur: AgriSync

Iowa Entrepreneur: AgriSync

January 12, 2018 | 13 min

Since childhood, Casey Niemann’s passion was in farming. After multiple years working in the tech industry, he brought his expertise back to the agriculture industry.

Fareway Employee

Iowa Entrepreneur: Fareway

January 5, 2018 | 12 min

In the 1930s, two western Iowa grocers made the decision to start their own small grocery store in Boone. Over the next 75 years, their company’s values have grown a hometown staple throughout Iowa.

Innovative Lighting

Iowa Entrepreneur: Innovative Lighting

January 5, 2018 | 12 min

Jerry Handsacker served a full career as a lawyer before taking a leap into an entirely different field. His company now produces thousands of unique products from their factory in Roland, Iowa.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Interpower

Iowa Entrepreneur: Interpower

December 29, 2017 | 8 min

When Bob Wersen was approached to move his business to Iowa, he was skeptical. Twenty-five years later, he’s grown his original business and started another company in the state

Iowa Entrepreneur: Fresh Wheatgrass Girl

Iowa Entrepreneur: Fresh Wheatgrass Girl

December 29, 2017 | 17 min

After being introduced to wheatgrass juicing during a family health scare, Kerri Rush started a small cafe to spread her new love of healthy food. See how she’s grown a business with a mission.

Teacher and classroom using technology

Technology Provides New Opportunities for Learning in Iowa Schools

December 19, 2017 | 7 min

Technology has rapidly changed how we work, communicate and organize our lives. In many ways we are more connected, informed, productive and entertained than ever before. But how is technology...

Teacher working with student on laptop

How Is Technology Transforming Teaching & Classrooms in Iowa?

December 19, 2017 | 7 min

Technology has rapidly changed how we work, communicate and organize our lives. In many ways we are more connected, informed, productive and entertained than ever before. But how is technology...

Elementary Principal at Howard-Winneshiek Schools

Leadership and Conditions for Innovation and Change with Educational Technology

December 19, 2017 | 4 min

This segment features administration and staff at Howard-Winneshiek Community School District in Cresco, Iowa, and spotlights how they exemplify important leadership characteristics to take full...

Teachers meeting to review data on computer monitor

How is Technology Changing How Learning is Measured in Iowa Classrooms?

December 19, 2017 | 5 min

Technology has rapidly changed how we work, communicate and organize our lives. In many ways we are more connected, informed, productive and entertained than ever before. But how is technology...

Students using a laptop

Infrastructure, Technology Access & Effective Use in Iowa Classrooms

December 19, 2017 | 5 min

Administration and staff at two Iowa school districts share how they support a robust and flexible technology infrastructure to support transformational learning experiences, including Internet...

Iowa Entrepreneur: CrawDaddy Outdoors

Iowa Entrepreneur: CrawDaddy Outdoors

December 15, 2017 | 12 min

As a lifelong outdoorsman, Darrin Siefken spent a career as a conservationist before attempting to run his own business. Discover how community support has been integral to his success in Waverly.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Visual Logic

Iowa Entrepreneur: Visual Logic

December 15, 2017 | 13 min

​Early in their careers, entrepreneurs Andy Van Fleet and Kurt Vander Wiel had negative experiences in the highly-competitive tech industry. As partners, they make it a priority to value their employees.

Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

December 13, 2017 | 1 min

Here's a super easy way to roast chestnuts.

Iowa Entrepreneur: RCS Millwork

Iowa Entrepreneur: RCS Millwork

December 8, 2017 | 11 min

​ Following years of working as a high school teacher, All-American wrestler Dan Keller pursued his true passion of woodworking. See how this athlete and mentor brought his life experience to the world of business.

Iowa Entrepreneur: Sweet Raw Joy

Iowa Entrepreneur: Sweet Raw Joy

December 8, 2017 | 14 min

​ After making the choice to adopt a healthier lifestyle, Laurie Moritz was inspired to start her own wellness-minded business. Three businesses later, Laurie is shipping products globally.

Mary Kramer

Kramer: People have to recognize risk before they change

December 8, 2017 | 1 min

Fmr. Sen. and Fmr. Amb. Mary Kramer says people need to realize there are consequences to certain actions. She said she would rather there be over-reporting of concerns right now.

Mary Kramer

Kramer on what she'll recommend to Legislature for handling harassment

December 8, 2017 | 3 min

Fmr. Sen. and Fmr. Amb. Mary Kramer says it's important for everyone at the Capitol to know what the goals and expectations are for the workplace, as well as who to report to, if those stated goals...