When it comes to menswear we can go to the brick & mortar store, the mall, pre-paid internet shopping or men can have a professional stylist come to their home or office for a custom fitting. Meet Erin Dahl from J. Hilburn Custom Menswear and that is what she does. For three years Erin has brought custom fashion to her clients. Learn more here:
A family wedding inspired Diana and Dave Bair to start a small business our of their home. Now, years later, Beyond Elegance has become the "go to" wedding and special events outfitter for linens to decor. Meet Diana and her story:
There is a certain class associated with fine writing instruments and our friend Peter Sherinian from the Quill and Nib in Valley Junction came by to talk about this unique business, pens and the art of writing. Put down that Word Document for a moment...and have a listen:
Four years ago Riana LeJeune-Copeland had an idea, "Why not take well used furniture, save it from the land-fill, and create artistic pieces that fit today's lifestyle?" Repinned was born. Here we chat with Riana and her husband Justin about the project and its success.
We welcome Amy Keiderling to our Small Business Spotlight to chat about Modville a Mid-Century Modern retail center based in Adel, Iowa. So many facets to this very successful startup. With over 12,000 Facebook Friends Modville works the business of finding and then placing great pieces. A room or a whole house and...there is more coming to Modville! Listen in:
We love creative people and it was a pleasure shinning our Small Business Spotlight on Eden & Gray Interiors with Hanna Shiplett. For years Hanna worked for others as an interior designer now, on her own, we talk about design trends for commercial and home. What's hot and what changes does she see in design for office space and residential. Meet Hanna Shiplett:
We are all about small business especially during National Small Business Week. Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Nicole Lewis from her new business Furbished Fashion...a boutique for women that she has opened in West Des Moines. Oh, and a Grand Opening Party? Yes, we'll talk about that as well...Meet Nicole.
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With us is international designer Annie Sloan who is the head-liner for the 6th Annual Spring Junk Jubilee. She is spending several days at the Iowa State Fair Grounds teaching and sharing chalk paint secrets. We talk about the early days of her business and why so many people have given new life to old furniture.
Always seeking opportunity Peter Sherinian is in our Small Business Spotlight. A manager for Hensely's Big & Tall Outfitters Peter also has his hand in the Quill Pen and Nib in Valley Junction. Learn more about both of these unique retail outlets in the Des Moines Metro.
Our Small Business Spotlight shines on John Bartlett and his retail business I Work and Play. It's an interesting story on American Made Products and he also operates a union shop and he says that is part of his passion. Here is his story: