Bridget Good is the owner of Iowa-based b.e.good mobile boutique. “As a clothing boutique, b.e.good carries affordable clothing for a classic, yet effortless look. I believe women at any age should feel happy, comfortable and stylish in the clothing they are in.”
Aesthetics nurse injector Lauren Lohse started LL Beauty, located at Valor & Violet Salon in Ames, in March 2022 after a career as an ER nurse. “I help others feel rejuvenated and refreshed.”
Nailah Abdullah is an Iowa-based model and dancer, who has danced professionally for four years. “I have been modeling and representing myself as a brand for about two years now.”
Fried Green Tomatoes, located in historic Galena, is an inviting restaurant serving up the finest steaks, seafood, pasta and an outstanding wine selection. The restaurant offers multi-level dining and has a number of accolades to its name, making Fried Green Tomatoes a must when visiting the Illinois city.
Elli Jennings is a real estate agent with Jennings Real Estate Team, a family-run real estate company servicing Central Iowa. “We like to support local and showcase what we love about living and making a home in Iowa.”
Preston Geerts is the manager of Textile TapHaus, a satellite taproom of Textile Brewing Company in Dyersville. Textile TapHaus is located in a newly-renovated building in Downtown Atkins, with 24 taps of local Iowa craft beers and ciders and famous massive soft pretzels on its menu.
Anna Wilson is the co-owner of Glyn Mawr Winery and The Local in uptown Mount Vernon. “We have created a one-of-a-kind experience for you to enjoy at our winery. It’s a bit of history, classic touches and a feeling of familiarity and memories from years ago.”
Master-certified wedding planner, Brianne Ackerland, is the owner of Stress-Free Weddings, Inc. in Eastern Iowa. “My goal is to help assist couples navigate the wedding-planning process so that they can be confident in their choices and know on their wedding day that they can sit back and relax with their family and friends.”
Becky Thomas is the founder and president of Mostly Becky, Des Moines-based wedding and event planner. While Thomas started the business as the sole planner on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota 13 years ago, Mostly Becky now has a team of five who have planned weddings in seven states, and counting.
Father-of-three Travis Hempstead is the owner of Iowa-based 11:11 Event Co., a design and décor rental company for weddings and events. Hempstead has also been a DJ in the wedding industry for 12 years.