12 episodes

Hi all, I'm Veronica Roshek and I'm a lover of all things local. I'm beyond exited to take you with me to hear the personal stories and advice of some of our very best Iowa-grown small businesses directly from their inspirational leaders. This is a place filled with motivation to follow your passion, take your business to the next level, and fall more in love with your favorite local brands. I hope you enjoy and please subscribe to continue hearing more!

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Hi all, I'm Veronica Roshek and I'm a lover of all things local. I'm beyond exited to take you with me to hear the personal stories and advice of some of our very best Iowa-grown small businesses directly from their inspirational leaders. This is a place filled with motivation to follow your passion, take your business to the next level, and fall more in love with your favorite local brands. I hope you enjoy and please subscribe to continue hearing more!

    Tractor Zoom

    Tractor Zoom

    Tractor Zoom connects farm equipment auctioneers and buyers in a similar way as Zillow and Car Guru connect buyers to their respective markets. With Tractor Zoom, finding farm equipment at auction has never been so easy. Our guests this episode Kyle McMahon founder/CEO and Zac Sandvig CFO tell their story of how Tractor Zoom has quickly spread to over 440 auctions across 47 states. Additionally, they have recently launched Iron Comps, which is a platform that values agricultural machinery that could be found on Tractor Zoom. 

    • 31 min
    Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

    Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

    Marshall Porter the Chief Bacon Officer of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival joins as guest to talk about all things bacon. He tells us the full story of how the Bacon Festival started with a small group of his friends and grew to a massive event attracting tens of thousands of people in Des Moines. They have also held festivals in Keystone, Colorado, Reykjavik, Iceland, and Kufu, Japan. This year, hear about how Marshall has pivoted to film still sharing his love of bacon and food with hopes of continuing the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in years to come!

    • 37 min
    Hip Hope

    Hip Hope

    Hip-Hope Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to utilize arts and culture to promote, advocate and support Hope wherever symptoms of hopelessness are prevalent. Bo James, the founder and executive director of Hip Hope, joins as our guest this episode. We dig into all of the programming that Hip Hope offers to youth in the Des Moines area, how they connect and gain trust, and how they are incredibly relevant to the current societal and cultural needs of our youth. 

    • 38 min
    ProCircular

    ProCircular

    People and relationships are the path to success. That is why Aaron Warner formed ProCircular to prepare and protect organizations from the ever-changing cyber threats that face us every day. Backed by Warner's 22 years as a biotech CIO and CTO, and a top-shelf team of cybersecurity experts, ProCircular helps clients educate and empower their people to become the real initiative against incursions so we all can safely enjoy more of what’s important in life. Listen in to hear what it's like to intentionally hack into businesses to find their cybersecurity gaps and what it's like to deal with ransomware attacks.

    • 29 min
    Power Life

    Power Life

    Power Life is a healthy lifestyle based yoga and fitness community that started right here in Des Moines and is quickly spreading throughout the Midwest. Annika Peick, the marketing director at Power Life, is the guest on this episode. Her journey from student to trade worker to teacher to studio lead to marketing director is unique because she has witnessed Power Life at nearly every stage. Today, Power Life has grown in 3 geographic markets, 9 locations, and countless lives touched, and Annika has crafted and honed-in Power Life’s brand. Listen in to hear all about how Power Life got started and how they emulate their values through every part of their business. 

    • 30 min
    Oakstone Homes

    Oakstone Homes

    The Chief Creative Officer of Oakstone Homes Katelyn Cheek joins as a guest for this episode of the AmplifIA podcast. Oakstone Homes is a family-owned, premier, custom home builder in the Des Moines area. They obsess over every detail of the building process and the quality shines in their signature style. Katelyn shares about the incredibly fast growth, her favorite parts of the building process, and how to become a respected leader. She also authentically shares perspective and advice on being a business owner, new mom, and wife. 

    • 29 min

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9 Ratings

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Awesome way to hear about local small businesses!

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Great job V! Really nice to hear about local businesses.

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