Local Video - Clips

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: 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.

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.

Rep. Abby Finkenauer

Finkenauer says Iowa needs wage increases

April 28, 2017 | 2 min

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque) says Iowa not only needs a minimum wage increase but an increase in wages for jobs across the board.

Sen. Nate Boulton

Boulton on a long-term economic strategy

April 28, 2017 | 2 min

Sen. Nate Boulton (D-Des Moines) says Iowa needs to focus on quality education, workforce training and infrastructure to build an economy for the future, rather than tax giveaways to corporations.

Rep. Abby Finkenauer and Sen. Nate Boulton

Young Democrats on what the party's message needs to be

April 28, 2017 | 1 min

Sen. Nate Boulton (D-Des Moines) and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque) talk about the message Democrats need in order to win back elected offices.

Rep. Steve King

Rep. King on dealing with North Korea and Syria

April 13, 2017 | 2 min

Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) talks about what he thinks the U.S. should be doing regarding North Korea and Syria, including the fact that he doesn't think a regime change in Syria is necessarily the...

Rep. Steve King

Rep. King on pre-existing conditions and health insurance

April 13, 2017 | 1 min

When asked about Republicans getting rid of the popular pre-existing condition protections in the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) says he prefers a system of high risk pools to help...

Rep. Steve King

Rep. King on the border wall and paying for it

April 13, 2017 | 2 min

Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) says it's time to build a border wall, even though Trump is expected to ask Congress to begin funding it. King says it will pay for itself over time in such ways as economic...