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.
Fabulous People: Leslie Epstein
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.)
Fabulous People: Christina Springman
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.)
Fabulous People: Steve Shriver
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…
Fabulous People: Lori Dickson Wiles
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…
Fabulous People: Ana McClain
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.
Fabulous People: Dan Carlino
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.
Fabulous People: Jeff Quint
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.”
Fabulous People: Carissa Johnson
Carissa Johnson is the executive director for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, a beloved annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of people to Cedar Rapids to celebrate July 4 with more than 70 events. As the festival’s youngest executive director in its 36-year history, Johnson discusses how she got to be where she is today.