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Start Up

This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others. Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses. Those small businesses employee over 50% of all people working in this country. Today's media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country. "Start Up" is a explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them.

Start Up  
  • The Schvitz
    Tuesday, July 27
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Paddy Lynch, a funeral director by trade, has always been fascinated by historic properties. So, when the opportunity came to buy a nearly 100 year-old storied landmark and cultural institution, it was a dream come true. The Schvitz comes with a gloriously notorious reputation as a bathhouse frequented by Prohibition-era "Purple Gang" mobsters. Open to members and guests since 1930, The Schvitz is Detroit's original urban health club and the only historic bath house left in the city. This is a story about revival, die-hard perseverance and a passion for historic preservation.
  • Plum Health
    Wednesday, July 28
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Paul Thomas knew what he wanted to do with his life since the age of 17. After completing medical school, residency and a short stint at an Urgent Care facility, he founded Plum Health. Plum Health offers direct primary care services based on a subscription model. Rather than charge patients for each visit, patients pay a set fee each month, gaining direct access to doctors as needed, including access to wholesale medications, imaging services and lab work. This is a story about disruption and being the change that you wish to see.
  • Will Power Fitness Gym
    Thursday, July 29
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    William McCray has endured several hardships throughout his life, but when he lost his mother to health issues when she was only 34 years old, he decided to dedicate his life to helping people transform their mind and bodies. He founded Will Power Fitness Gym on a philosophy that if you help people dig deep to discover their true reason for wanting to change, it can create a lifelasting impression. This is a story about perseverance and staying true to your principals against all odds.
  • Oswald Service and Repair - Idaho Falls, ID
    Monday, August 2
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    When Kevin Oswald's father told him that he would have to leave the family auto repair business because there wasn't enough revenue to sustain two families, he saw it as more of an opportunity than a setback. He spent several years working for another company until his father offered to sell him the business. Today, with two locations and more on the way, Kevin, his wife Renae and their two sons have transformed Oswald's into a highly successful business. This is a story about vision, forward thinking, and always putting family first.
  • Ash and Erie
    Monday, August 2
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Like 30 percent of American men under 5'8 in height, Steven Mazur and Eric Huang have always had a difficult time finding clothes that fit them properly. So, they took matters into their own hands and decided to do something about it. After lots of research, a successful IndieGoGo campaign and a trip to the Shark Tank, Ash and Erie is now the industry leader in "smaller guys" apparel. This is story about necessity truly being the mother of invention.
  • Cochrane House
    Tuesday, August 3
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Roderica and Francina James have always been passionate about real estate, hospitality and design. So, when they bought the historic 1870 Italianate style Cochrane House, they knew they had something special. Fast forward 10 years, and the James sisters own and operate one of most rare and unique luxury bed and breakfasts in Detroit. This is a story about family, culture and staying true to your core values.
  • Luminaid
    Wednesday, August 4
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta were graduate students in architecture school in 2010 when the earthquake hit in Haiti. Looking at the types of supplies that were being shipped in, they noticed that lighting supplies were not being distributed in volume. Typically, after a disaster occurs, the lights go out, so they thought that a lightweight rechargeable light would add a lot of safety and comfort to those affected, and LuminAID was born. This is story about compassion and finding a solution to a real-world problem.
  • Start Up 100th Episode
    Thursday, August 5
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary Bredow and Jenny Feterovich have always been entrepreneurs, both fascinated with film production and storytelling. Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, Jenny immigrated to the US with her family as a teenager, and Gary from the small farming community of Carleton, Michigan. When this unlikely duo discussed the concept for START UP over a BBQ lunch, there was no turning back, and they decided to chase this dream with everything they had. START UP Season 8 ushers in its landmark 100th episode by sharing their own Start Up story. Meet the family and crew, and learn about the joys and challenges that come with producing a national television series for 8 consecutive seasons.
  • Stitch People - Salt Lake City, Ut
    Monday, August 9
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Stitch People was founded by Lizzy and Spencer Bean in 2013, born out of Lizzy's existential crisis and need for a creative outlet. Originally focused on making handmade cross-stitched family portraits, they quickly realized that people wanted to make things themselves. Today Lizzy's "Do it Yourself" stitch people book is the company's primary product and the new industry standard in cross stitched family portraits and more. This is a story about believing that anything is possible, and creating your best life.
  • The Office Oasis
    Monday, August 9
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Kevin Lehoe graduated in 2014 with a mechanical engineering degree and quickly found himself working behind a desk. Passionate about product design, Kevin realized that the thing that bothered him the most about sitting at a desk all day were the wheels on his office chair. Questioning why traditional office furniture tends to be uncomfortable, clunky, and lacking proper design and function (like the chair wheels), he founded The Office Oasis with the goal of bringing new life to outdated office essentials. This is a story about inventiveness and finding new solutions for old problems.
  • Healthy Roots Dolls
    Tuesday, August 10
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Yelitsa Jean-Charles never had a doll that looked like her growing up. The one time her parents gave her a black doll, she burst into tears because she thought that it wasn't the "pretty one". Since then, Yelitsa has made it her goal to make sure that no other children feel the way she did about her own appearance growing up, so during her junior year at Rhode Island School of Design, she created Healthy Roots Dolls, a toy company that creates dolls and storybooks that empower young girls and represent the beauty of our diversity. This is a story about empowerment, self-love and raw ambition.
  • Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company
    Wednesday, August 11
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jerry Kozak and Ricky Winowiecki began printing and selling t-shirts out of their college dorm with little success. After graduation, they borrowed $16,000 from friends and family to buy their first commercial t-shirt printer. After a couple more years of dismal sales, business started to pick up. The company got its first significant contracts and moved into a warehouse. With over 50 employees and two dogs, Ann Arbor t-shirt company prints and embroiders over 500,000 shirts per year for clients all over the world. This is a story about resilience and absolutely refusing to give up.
  • Michigan Fields
    Thursday, August 12
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Since 2017, Drew Patrick has been developing a concept that would connect people with locally sourced and grown grocery products. So, when the pandemic hit, he knew it was time to fasttrack the concept and launch his business, Michigan Fields, as quickly as possible. Essentially an online grocery store, you shop just like you would through Instacart or the other services, but the products are coming directly from the source. This is a story about quickly adapting to your environment and bringing businesses together to provide a valuable service.
  • Good Boy Clothing - Flint, Mi
    Monday, August 16
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    GoodBoy Clothing was established in March 2014 in Flint, Michigan by resident Oaklin Mixon. Upon the auto industry's exit from Flint, followed by the water crisis that brought national attention, the city has been continually forced to reinvent itself. The resilient spirit that Oaklin Mixon shares with Flint is what sparked the idea for GoodBoy Clothing. GoodBoy offers multiple apparel and accessory collections developed in-house and through collaborations with artists, designers and seamstresses.
  • Grassroots Ranch / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, August 16
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Rose wanted to help people, so he went to school to become a nurse. Watching the countless cases that he felt could have been avoided through a better diet he decided to change the course of his life and create a source of real food. So, Daniel left healthcare, found a plot of land in northeast Tulsa, Oklahoma and opened Grassroots Ranch. Now Daniel and his wife Maria provide old-fashioned, all-natural foods using sustainable farming methods.
  • Lfls Shoes / Fayetteville, Ar
    Tuesday, August 17
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Growing up in West Helena, Arkansas life wasn't always easy for 22 year old Eric Jones. Eric overcame countless obstacles, including the loss of both parents, but that didn't stop the ambitious 22 year old from creating LFLS Shoes, a company that sells high quality shoes at affordable prices designed in the US and manufactured in Brazil.
  • The Deleon / Kansas City, Mo
    Wednesday, August 18
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Eric & Jodie DeLeon ran a wedding space in downtown Kansas City, but felt that they could do even better in crafting a memorable experience that focused on customer service. They relocated to an old funeral chapel in a beautiful historic building, fixed it up, and began a new company that caters exclusively to the dreams and desires of brides and grooms.
  • Shire Post Mint / Springdale, Ar
    Thursday, August 19
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Knife maker Tom Maringer used his metal working skills to start engraving coins, using hand-engraved steel dies and pressing coins one at a time. Thus, Shire Post Mint was born and Tom has been minting custom coins ever since. His work caught the eye of George R. R. Martin who commissioned some coins for a new book called A Song of Fire and Ice, which became the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." He and his family still maintains the mint, pressing, packing and shipping them all themselves, just as they would have hundreds of years ago.
  • Stock and Barrel- Ogden, Ut
    Monday, August 23
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Parker Lichfield was working a job he loved doing photography and video for a local Utah company when he was unexpectedly laid off. He had two choices, find another job and risk the same thing happening again, or put his future in his own hands and start making high quality leather goods. This is a story about risk taking, the power of Youtube and quality craftsmanship.
  • Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness / Omaha, Ne
    Monday, August 23
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Afloat provides float therapy, infrared saunas, and sound therapy. Vicki Westergard decided to forego retirement for entrepreneurship when she left her corporate job at 56 years old. She had experienced float therapy, or "sensory depravation" first hand and it changed her life, so she took out a loan and created Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness to Omaha.
  • Meshuggah Bagels / Kansas City, Mo
    Tuesday, August 24
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Unable to find a real New York style bagel in Kansas City, husband and wife Janna and Pete Linde would lug suitcases full bagels from the east coast back to Missouri for years. After working for corporations for most of their lives, they quit their jobs and decided to turn their love of bagels into a business. Today, Meshuggah Bagels has four locations and uses age-old Kosher methods to make traditional New York bagels for the people of the Kansas City.
  • Glacier Confectioners / Tulsa, Ok
    Wednesday, August 25
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Copeland is a US Army veteran and a Master Chocolatier. He opened Glacier Confection in the Tulsa Arts District in 2006. He was inspired by Major Dan Rooney of "Folds of Honor" and decided to link his business with help for veterans, especially with those who have PTSD and were having difficulty integrating back into society. Now in his new location, he's teaching chocolate making 101 classes, donating a portion of every sale to veterans.
  • Bulu, Inc. / Lincoln, Ne
    Thursday, August 26
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    While subscription box services have become massive new market, Bulu Box was the sixth company on the scene. They now focus on private label subscription boxes for companies of all sizes. Founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett walk us through how they've lead the way and changed the game in this exciting new category.
  • Friendly Plumber - Salt Lake City, Ut
    Monday, August 30
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Scott and Josh Christiansen met while working for a local plumbing company and hit it off immediately. Shortly after, they decided start their own plumbing company focused on customer service, creating a family environment for employees and giving people a second chance in life. Today, they employ over 50 people and are ranked as one of the top plumbing companies in Utah. This is a story about recognizing opportunity, perseverance and timing.
  • Periwinkle / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, August 30
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cole Johnson has a science degree in Health and Safety Management, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a certification as an EMT. After a layoff from his Health and Safety job, he called on his friends Jordan and Seth to start a small business. Without hesitation, they collectively abandoned traditional employment and went all-in on Periwinkle; service-based business that cleans out and organizes your garage.
  • Con Quesos & Juice Palm / Fayetteville, Ar
    Tuesday, August 31
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Omar Kasim created a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant in Fayetteville Arkansas, only to be pushed out of his own business by an investor. Picking himself up and starting again, Omar stayed positive and opened a cold-pressed juice bar named Juice Palm. Over time, the investor ran Con Quesos into the ground and Omar was able to buy back his first restaurant, bringing it back to the standards he'd set originally.
  • J. Rieger & Co. / Kansas City, Mo
    Wednesday, September 1
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the 1800's, J. Rieger & Co. was the largest mail-order whiskey maker in the U.S when prohibition forced them to permanently shut their doors. 90 years later, Kansas City bartender Ryan Maybee discovered a faint Rieger billboard on the site of his new establishment and made it his lives mission to resurrect the brand with the only remaining heir to the Rieger name. Watch how Maybee and Andy Rieger resurrect a family legacy and build an incredible business in the process.
  • Flipside Ninja Park / Lowell, Ar
    Thursday, September 2
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the co-owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park with his wife Emily. Both fitness fanatics, Caleb and Emily abandoned their careers to chase something they both truly loved, fitness and helping people stay active and improve their health. So they put their house up for collateral and started an indoor ninja training facility in Arkansas.
  • Tee Lee's House - Denver, Co
    Monday, September 6
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Rise Jones and her husband, Louis Freeman, opened TeaLee's after five years of planning and hard work. Seven years before the doors opened and the first pot of tea was brewed, Jones had was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Fortunately, she beat it - and after she recovered, Freeman asked her what she wanted to do with her life. Her reply: "I want a tea house." This is a story about second chances and seizing the moment.
  • Ruff Rescue Gear - Boulder, Co
    Monday, September 13
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Tim Price is a Colorado based Chiropractor, outdoorsman and dog lover. Tim's first dog and adventure partner, Ruger forced him to think about a bunch of new unknowns. His biggest fear was that Ruger, a large breed dog, could get injured and how would he carry him to safety? That fear inspired Tim to create a lightweight rescue harness that would change the course of his life. This story is about following your heart and creating something you truly believe in.

 

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  • Yakovich Outdoors
    Monday, July 26
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    John Yakovich grew up near the Mississippi river. With generations of fisherman in his family, fishing has always been in his blood. After being re-located to Michigan for work, he decided to take his love of fishing and turn it into a family business. They say that muskie is the fish of 10,000 casts, but for John and his son, Captain Craig, they make it look easy. This is a story about following your passion and taking a risk to finally do what you truly love.
  • Foodmaven - Denver, Co
    Monday, July 26
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Patrick Bultema is a true industry maker whose mission is to eliminate food waste. Growing up on a farm, it pains him to know how much food is thrown away that farmers have worked so hard to produce, so he's addressing the problem at the source. FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied and imperfect food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional kitchens at a significant discount. This is a fascinating story about doing well, while doing good.
  • Periwinkle / Tulsa, Ok
    Sunday, July 25
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cole Johnson has a science degree in Health and Safety Management, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a certification as an EMT. After a layoff from his Health and Safety job, he called on his friends Jordan and Seth to start a small business. Without hesitation, they collectively abandoned traditional employment and went all-in on Periwinkle; service-based business that cleans out and organizes your garage.
  • The Kitchen By Cooking with Que
    Thursday, July 22
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Quiana "Que" Broden was not always a vegan, but when she was diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disorder, she knew that she had to make a serious change in her life. Fast forward about 7 years when she turned a dream written on a Post-It note into reality. Now she's now the owner of a successful vegan restaurant and cooking school called "The Kitchen." This is a story about hope, dreams and the unrelenting pursuit to live her best life.
  • Ruff Rescue Gear - Boulder, Co
    Wednesday, July 21
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Tim Price is a Colorado based Chiropractor, outdoorsman and dog lover. Tim's first dog and adventure partner, Ruger forced him to think about a bunch of new unknowns. His biggest fear was that Ruger, a large breed dog, could get injured and how would he carry him to safety? That fear inspired Tim to create a lightweight rescue harness that would change the course of his life. This story is about following your heart and creating something you truly believe in.
  • Tee Lee's House - Denver, Co
    Tuesday, July 20
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Rise Jones and her husband, Louis Freeman, opened TeaLee's after five years of planning and hard work. Seven years before the doors opened and the first pot of tea was brewed, Jones had was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Fortunately, she beat it - and after she recovered, Freeman asked her what she wanted to do with her life. Her reply: "I want a tea house." This is a story about second chances and seizing the moment.
  • Friendly Plumber - Salt Lake City, Ut
    Monday, July 19
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Scott and Josh Christiansen met while working for a local plumbing company and hit it off immediately. Shortly after, they decided start their own plumbing company focused on customer service, creating a family environment for employees and giving people a second chance in life. Today, they employ over 50 people and are ranked as one of the top plumbing companies in Utah. This is a story about recognizing opportunity, perseverance and timing.
  • The Monarch- Ogden, Ut
    Monday, July 19
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Thaine Fischer is a social entrepreneur with an extensive background in real estate acquisitions, development, and management. His latest endeavor "The Monarch" is a collaborative environment where artists, creative businesses and makers of all types can connect, inspire and create together in the heart of Ogden Utah's Nine Rails Creative District. This is a story about fearlessly going all in on a vision, despite adversity.
  • Bulu, Inc. / Lincoln, Ne
    Sunday, July 18
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    While subscription box services have become massive new market, Bulu Box was the sixth company on the scene. They now focus on private label subscription boxes for companies of all sizes. Founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett walk us through how they've lead the way and changed the game in this exciting new category.
  • Stock and Barrel- Ogden, Ut
    Thursday, July 15
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Parker Lichfield was working a job he loved doing photography and video for a local Utah company when he was unexpectedly laid off. He had two choices, find another job and risk the same thing happening again, or put his future in his own hands and start making high quality leather goods. This is a story about risk taking, the power of Youtube and quality craftsmanship.
  • Good Boy Clothing - Flint, Mi
    Wednesday, July 14
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    GoodBoy Clothing was established in March 2014 in Flint, Michigan by resident Oaklin Mixon. Upon the auto industry's exit from Flint, followed by the water crisis that brought national attention, the city has been continually forced to reinvent itself. The resilient spirit that Oaklin Mixon shares with Flint is what sparked the idea for GoodBoy Clothing. GoodBoy offers multiple apparel and accessory collections developed in-house and through collaborations with artists, designers and seamstresses.
  • Stitch People - Salt Lake City, Ut
    Tuesday, July 13
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Stitch People was founded by Lizzy and Spencer Bean in 2013, born out of Lizzy's existential crisis and need for a creative outlet. Originally focused on making handmade cross-stitched family portraits, they quickly realized that people wanted to make things themselves. Today Lizzy's "Do it Yourself" stitch people book is the company's primary product and the new industry standard in cross stitched family portraits and more. This is a story about believing that anything is possible, and creating your best life.
  • Oswald Service and Repair - Idaho Falls, ID
    Monday, July 12
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    When Kevin Oswald's father told him that he would have to leave the family auto repair business because there wasn't enough revenue to sustain two families, he saw it as more of an opportunity than a setback. He spent several years working for another company until his father offered to sell him the business. Today, with two locations and more on the way, Kevin, his wife Renae and their two sons have transformed Oswald's into a highly successful business. This is a story about vision, forward thinking, and always putting family first.
  • Woodward Throwbacks - Detroit, Mi
    Monday, July 12
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Woodward Throwbacks is a passion project turned business. Developed by Detroit residents, Bo Shepherd and Kyle Dubay as a way to furnish their apartments and clean up Detroit streets. From riding their bikes around the city searching for reusable materials to operating a nationwide brand that now employs several Detroit locals, this story is about recognizing opportunity and believing in yourself.
  • Glacier Confectioners / Tulsa, Ok
    Sunday, July 11
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Copeland is a US Army veteran and a Master Chocolatier. He opened Glacier Confection in the Tulsa Arts District in 2006. He was inspired by Major Dan Rooney of "Folds of Honor" and decided to link his business with help for veterans, especially with those who have PTSD and were having difficulty integrating back into society. Now in his new location, he's teaching chocolate making 101 classes, donating a portion of every sale to veterans.
  • Foodmaven - Denver, Co
    Thursday, July 8
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Patrick Bultema is a true industry maker whose mission is to eliminate food waste. Growing up on a farm, it pains him to know how much food is thrown away that farmers have worked so hard to produce, so he's addressing the problem at the source. FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied and imperfect food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional kitchens at a significant discount. This is a fascinating story about doing well, while doing good.
  • The Monarch- Ogden, Ut
    Wednesday, July 7
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Thaine Fischer is a social entrepreneur with an extensive background in real estate acquisitions, development, and management. His latest endeavor "The Monarch" is a collaborative environment where artists, creative businesses and makers of all types can connect, inspire and create together in the heart of Ogden Utah's Nine Rails Creative District. This is a story about fearlessly going all in on a vision, despite adversity.
  • Woodward Throwbacks - Detroit, Mi
    Tuesday, July 6
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Woodward Throwbacks is a passion project turned business. Developed by Detroit residents, Bo Shepherd and Kyle Dubay as a way to furnish their apartments and clean up Detroit streets. From riding their bikes around the city searching for reusable materials to operating a nationwide brand that now employs several Detroit locals, this story is about recognizing opportunity and believing in yourself.
  • Rocky Mountain Archery - Fort Collins, Co
    Monday, July 5
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Stewart King has been actively involved in archery for over 32 years. As an accomplished tournament target archer, he's practiced at several different facilities over the years. So, when he decided to switch careers and start Rocky Mountain Archery, he had a pretty clear vision of the archery destination that he wanted to create. This family business story is about perseverance and creating a life around what you love.
  • Rocky Mountain Archery - Fort Collins, Co
    Monday, July 5
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Stewart King has been actively involved in archery for over 32 years. As an accomplished tournament target archer, he's practiced at several different facilities over the years. So, when he decided to switch careers and start Rocky Mountain Archery, he had a pretty clear vision of the archery destination that he wanted to create. This family business story is about perseverance and creating a life around what you love.
  • Meshuggah Bagels / Kansas City, Mo
    Sunday, July 4
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Unable to find a real New York style bagel in Kansas City, husband and wife Janna and Pete Linde would lug suitcases full bagels from the east coast back to Missouri for years. After working for corporations for most of their lives, they quit their jobs and decided to turn their love of bagels into a business. Today, Meshuggah Bagels has four locations and uses age-old Kosher methods to make traditional New York bagels for the people of the Kansas City.
  • Divinia Water - Idaho Falls, ID
    Thursday, July 1
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In 2007, Steven and Remy Sedylmayr were enjoying the good life in Arizona, retired with two kids in college. When Steven decided to pursue building a water purification system and re-mortgaged the house, he had no idea that they'd soon lose everything. The story of Divinia water is about family, overcoming hardship, and the quest to create the cleanest bottled water on the planet.
  • Maria's Empanada - Denver, Co
    Wednesday, June 30
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lorena grew up eating her mother Maria's homemade empanada's, but she never thought that the savory snack would help her achieve her version of the American dream. From being homeless in Argentina, to owning five of Denver's hottest restaurants, Lorena's story is heartfelt, inspiring and will leave you salivating!
  • Mobility Designed / Kansas City, Mo
    Tuesday, June 29
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Max Younger watched his dad struggle with crutches for years, but when his father finally had a leg amputation, Max and his wife Lilliana sprang into action to design a new style of crutch that was easier, safer, more comfortable, and allowed people mobility without compromise. Starting the company Mobility Designed, the Younger's drastically improved a design that hadn't changed since the Civil War.
  • Flipside Ninja Park / Lowell, Ar
    Monday, June 28
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the co-owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park with his wife Emily. Both fitness fanatics, Caleb and Emily abandoned their careers to chase something they both truly loved, fitness and helping people stay active and improve their health. So they put their house up for collateral and started an indoor ninja training facility in Arkansas.
  • Divinia Water - Idaho Falls, ID
    Monday, June 28
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In 2007, Steven and Remy Sedylmayr were enjoying the good life in Arizona, retired with two kids in college. When Steven decided to pursue building a water purification system and re-mortgaged the house, he had no idea that they'd soon lose everything. The story of Divinia water is about family, overcoming hardship, and the quest to create the cleanest bottled water on the planet.
  • Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness / Omaha, Ne
    Sunday, June 27
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Afloat provides float therapy, infrared saunas, and sound therapy. Vicki Westergard decided to forego retirement for entrepreneurship when she left her corporate job at 56 years old. She had experienced float therapy, or "sensory depravation" first hand and it changed her life, so she took out a loan and created Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness to Omaha.
  • J. Rieger & Co. / Kansas City, Mo
    Thursday, June 24
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the 1800's, J. Rieger & Co. was the largest mail-order whiskey maker in the U.S when prohibition forced them to permanently shut their doors. 90 years later, Kansas City bartender Ryan Maybee discovered a faint Rieger billboard on the site of his new establishment and made it his lives mission to resurrect the brand with the only remaining heir to the Rieger name. Watch how Maybee and Andy Rieger resurrect a family legacy and build an incredible business in the process.
  • Con Quesos & Juice Palm / Fayetteville, Ar
    Wednesday, June 23
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Omar Kasim created a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant in Fayetteville Arkansas, only to be pushed out of his own business by an investor. Picking himself up and starting again, Omar stayed positive and opened a cold-pressed juice bar named Juice Palm. Over time, the investor ran Con Quesos into the ground and Omar was able to buy back his first restaurant, bringing it back to the standards he'd set originally.
  • Periwinkle / Tulsa, Ok
    Tuesday, June 22
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cole Johnson has a science degree in Health and Safety Management, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a certification as an EMT. After a layoff from his Health and Safety job, he called on his friends Jordan and Seth to start a small business. Without hesitation, they collectively abandoned traditional employment and went all-in on Periwinkle; service-based business that cleans out and organizes your garage.
  • Bulu, Inc. / Lincoln, Ne
    Monday, June 21
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    While subscription box services have become massive new market, Bulu Box was the sixth company on the scene. They now focus on private label subscription boxes for companies of all sizes. Founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett walk us through how they've lead the way and changed the game in this exciting new category.
  • Maria's Empanada - Denver, Co
    Monday, June 21
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lorena grew up eating her mother Maria's homemade empanada's, but she never thought that the savory snack would help her achieve her version of the American dream. From being homeless in Argentina, to owning five of Denver's hottest restaurants, Lorena's story is heartfelt, inspiring and will leave you salivating!
  • Shire Post Mint / Springdale, Ar
    Sunday, June 20
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Knife maker Tom Maringer used his metal working skills to start engraving coins, using hand-engraved steel dies and pressing coins one at a time. Thus, Shire Post Mint was born and Tom has been minting custom coins ever since. His work caught the eye of George R. R. Martin who commissioned some coins for a new book called A Song of Fire and Ice, which became the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." He and his family still maintains the mint, pressing, packing and shipping them all themselves, just as they would have hundreds of years ago.
  • Glacier Confectioners / Tulsa, Ok
    Thursday, June 17
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Copeland is a US Army veteran and a Master Chocolatier. He opened Glacier Confection in the Tulsa Arts District in 2006. He was inspired by Major Dan Rooney of "Folds of Honor" and decided to link his business with help for veterans, especially with those who have PTSD and were having difficulty integrating back into society. Now in his new location, he's teaching chocolate making 101 classes, donating a portion of every sale to veterans.
  • Meshuggah Bagels / Kansas City, Mo
    Wednesday, June 16
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Unable to find a real New York style bagel in Kansas City, husband and wife Janna and Pete Linde would lug suitcases full bagels from the east coast back to Missouri for years. After working for corporations for most of their lives, they quit their jobs and decided to turn their love of bagels into a business. Today, Meshuggah Bagels has four locations and uses age-old Kosher methods to make traditional New York bagels for the people of the Kansas City.
  • Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness / Omaha, Ne
    Tuesday, June 15
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Afloat provides float therapy, infrared saunas, and sound therapy. Vicki Westergard decided to forego retirement for entrepreneurship when she left her corporate job at 56 years old. She had experienced float therapy, or "sensory depravation" first hand and it changed her life, so she took out a loan and created Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness to Omaha.
  • Shire Post Mint / Springdale, Ar
    Monday, June 14
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Knife maker Tom Maringer used his metal working skills to start engraving coins, using hand-engraved steel dies and pressing coins one at a time. Thus, Shire Post Mint was born and Tom has been minting custom coins ever since. His work caught the eye of George R. R. Martin who commissioned some coins for a new book called A Song of Fire and Ice, which became the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." He and his family still maintains the mint, pressing, packing and shipping them all themselves, just as they would have hundreds of years ago.
  • Michigan Fields
    Monday, June 14
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Since 2017, Drew Patrick has been developing a concept that would connect people with locally sourced and grown grocery products. So, when the pandemic hit, he knew it was time to fasttrack the concept and launch his business, Michigan Fields, as quickly as possible. Essentially an online grocery store, you shop just like you would through Instacart or the other services, but the products are coming directly from the source. This is a story about quickly adapting to your environment and bringing businesses together to provide a valuable service.
  • The Deleon / Kansas City, Mo
    Thursday, June 10
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Eric & Jodie DeLeon ran a wedding space in downtown Kansas City, but felt that they could do even better in crafting a memorable experience that focused on customer service. They relocated to an old funeral chapel in a beautiful historic building, fixed it up, and began a new company that caters exclusively to the dreams and desires of brides and grooms.
  • Lfls Shoes / Fayetteville, Ar
    Wednesday, June 9
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Growing up in West Helena, Arkansas life wasn't always easy for 22 year old Eric Jones. Eric overcame countless obstacles, including the loss of both parents, but that didn't stop the ambitious 22 year old from creating LFLS Shoes, a company that sells high quality shoes at affordable prices designed in the US and manufactured in Brazil.
  • Grassroots Ranch / Tulsa, Ok
    Tuesday, June 8
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Rose wanted to help people, so he went to school to become a nurse. Watching the countless cases that he felt could have been avoided through a better diet he decided to change the course of his life and create a source of real food. So, Daniel left healthcare, found a plot of land in northeast Tulsa, Oklahoma and opened Grassroots Ranch. Now Daniel and his wife Maria provide old-fashioned, all-natural foods using sustainable farming methods.
  • Michigan Fields
    Monday, June 7
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Since 2017, Drew Patrick has been developing a concept that would connect people with locally sourced and grown grocery products. So, when the pandemic hit, he knew it was time to fasttrack the concept and launch his business, Michigan Fields, as quickly as possible. Essentially an online grocery store, you shop just like you would through Instacart or the other services, but the products are coming directly from the source. This is a story about quickly adapting to your environment and bringing businesses together to provide a valuable service.
  • Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company
    Monday, June 7
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jerry Kozak and Ricky Winowiecki began printing and selling t-shirts out of their college dorm with little success. After graduation, they borrowed $16,000 from friends and family to buy their first commercial t-shirt printer. After a couple more years of dismal sales, business started to pick up. The company got its first significant contracts and moved into a warehouse. With over 50 employees and two dogs, Ann Arbor t-shirt company prints and embroiders over 500,000 shirts per year for clients all over the world. This is a story about resilience and absolutely refusing to give up.
  • The Deleon / Kansas City, Mo
    Sunday, June 6
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Eric & Jodie DeLeon ran a wedding space in downtown Kansas City, but felt that they could do even better in crafting a memorable experience that focused on customer service. They relocated to an old funeral chapel in a beautiful historic building, fixed it up, and began a new company that caters exclusively to the dreams and desires of brides and grooms.