Sarah Jane Wick is the director of the museum store at the award-winning National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids. The store focuses on unique and custom products imported from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as works by regional Iowa and national artisans, authors and craftspeople.
Katherine J. Kornblau is the founder and president of KJK Jewelry, Inc. and KJKStyle.com. Her fashionable, quality jewelry–inspired by world cultures, nature, fine art and architecture–can be found at The National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids.
Marion’s Tyler Steinkamp is the owner of handmade pasta company, Pasta of the Prairie, along with his wife Lindsey. The small business started selling flavored pastas in 2016, eventually developing a line of soup mixes, pasta salad mixes and meal kits, too.
Leslie Epstein is the owner of Your Tanning Bar, the first exclusive airbrush tanning salon in Iowa. (It is even featured in the 2020 Iowa Holiday Gift Guide, seen here.)
Christina Springman is the owner of Cedar Rapids-based The Map Room, known for its amazing burgers, fries and inventive cocktails. (Get FabIA’s take on the restaurant here.)
Steve Shriver is a business owner and entrepreneur behind leading lip care brand Eco Lips, SOKO Oufitters and Cedar Rapids’ Brewhemia and The Olympic South Side Theater. Learn about Steve Shriver…
Lori Dickson Wiles is the founder of Lori Wiles Design, a Cedar Rapids-based firm known for its client-focused, collaborative designs. (And just look at this gorgeous, stately family home!) Learn about Lori Dickson Wiles…
Ana McClain is the business manager and co-owner at Lion Bridge Brewing Company. The Cedar Rapids-based 10-barrel brewery is located in the Czech Village New Bohemia Historic Main Street District and produces small-batch artisan beer.
A veteran of the hospitality field for more than three decades, Dan Carlino is the general manager of Hilton Des Moines Downtown. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, which has 330 rooms and 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and happens to be the only one connected to the Iowa Events Center.
Jeff Quint is the founder/CEO of Swisher-based Cedar Ridge Distillery. Quint founded the award-winning distillery in 2005 with the notion that “Iowa should be a net exporter of distilled spirits, not a net importer.”