Behind The Business

Shademaster Nursery Grows Relationships
I talked with Alexandria Rose from Shademaster Nursery in Davenport.  It was a gloomy April day, so our internet connection wasn't the best in the world.  Despite the weather, we had a great conversation about connection...oddly enough.  Her business thrives on relationships…
Family Dynamics Build Strong Foundations at Frymoyer Stone
I talked with the impressive father/daughter team, Forrest & Kristin Frymoyer from Frymoyer Stone Fabrication & Supply in Bettendorf.  They offer custom stone fabrication, stone restoration, landscaping and hardscaping materials, and masonry supplies for commercial and resi…
Shumaker Guitar Works is Opening Back Up
Today, Tuesday May 12th Shumaker Guitar Works will open up their doors again full time.
6 days after his 1 year anniversary. It's been a rough year.  8 weeks after he opened last year he was robbed. You may remember the Frets For Vets cash donation that was taken...
Step Up Your Photography Game with Camera Corner
Ted Doty is the owner of The Camera Corner in Davenport.  He started work there when he was a sprightly 16 year old boy with a love for photography.  He used to read National Geographic and dreamed of doing shoots in the wild.  In order to get his first camera he had a newspaper …
Dreamscape Technology Brings Dreams to Life
When someone answers "How are you?" with "It's a great day!" it says something about that person.  Optimistic in the face of adversity is a great trait to have and it's one that today's guest holds high.
Blake Anderson from Dreamscape Technology…
“Keep Your Pliers Close” with Blasdell Family Auto
Wiley Blasdell has worked on my vehicles for the better part of a decade.  He's exactly what you want in a mechanic: trustworthy, friendly & talented.
He and his wife Autumn started Blasdell Family Auto Repair in Morrison Il 5 years ago with the idea that if you are honest &…
Building A Woodworking School from Scratch
I talked with Mark Luna from Sound Foundation Woodworking Academy in Davenport, Ia.  The idea of SFWA started when Mark went to a hand tool show in Amana, Iowa called Handworks. He'd been following along in social media many of the vendors from all across the world that go to tha…
Vander Vending is More Than Just Vending Machines
Jerry Schreiner from Vander Vending in Rock Island talked to me in this "Behind the Business" segment.  His company provides chips, candy bars, cold food, sandwiches and coffee.
However, he doesn't think of his business as just a place for people to get snacks...

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