EM Design Interview

EM Design

Emily Kucera How long have you been a part of EmDesign? I started EmDesign Wedding Stationery nearly 9 years ago. After planning my own wedding in 2013 I fell in love with weddings and all the planning. As a professional graphic designer, I put a lot of effort into my own wedding invitations and wanted to

Ellabank Blossoms Interview

Ellabank Blossoms floral

How long have you been in the floral business? “We started roughly about 2 years ago. I had a couple internships during my college career with different floral companies in the Cedar Rapids area and the Des Moines area. I wasn’t certain we actually wanted to enter the floral business until we were able to

Brides by Jessa Interview

Brides by Jessa

I’ve been here a little over a year now. I was very interested in working with a small business so that I get to benefit the community around me, especially getting to work with the bride and groom through the entire process. My degree was in art history so I really focus on getting people to look their best through visual elements.

Eastbank Venue Interview

Stephanie Neighbor-Kubik and daughter Ellie

We bought Eastbank in August of 2020 (which is quite funny because we were in the midst of a pandemic).” My daughter Ellie and I are business partners and she had worked for the previous owner of Eastbank. I had an opportunity to purchase the business and put her skills to work. It’s been an adventure for sure!

The Hangry Lady Interview

Allie Lanham

My name is Allie Lanham. I am the owner of the Hangry Lady here in Newbo City Market. We make charcuterie boxes & boards. Since expanding our shop recently, we’re also offering burrata boards, brunch boards on Sundays, giant pretzel boards, and cold pressed juices. Outside of this, we do a lot of catering.