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Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
RED OAK, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, today announced her Small Business of the Week: PIVO Brewery and Blepta Studios of Winneshiek County. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
“From Craig’s time serving our country in the Air Force to his partnership with his wife Sara to create a one-of-a-kind small business in Calmar, the Neuzils have gone above and beyond to give back to their community,” said Ranking Member Ernst. “I’m proud to recognize PIVO Brewery and Blepta Studios for their unique approach to providing northeastern Iowa with high-quality art and beer, and I look forward to watching their continued success.”
With hard work, creativity, and innovation, husband and wife team, Craig and Sara Neuzil, turned their hobbies into a unique small business in Calmar, Iowa. PIVO Brewery and Blepta Studios is an equal parts beer brewery, art studio, and event center that prides itself on providing high-quality beers, ciders, food, and art to the Winneshiek County community. The Neuzils founded their business in 2017 when they returned to Iowa following Craig’s 21 years of service in the Air Force. They are actively involved in the Calmar community and have been recognized for their contributions to the craft beer industry.
Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst recognizes more Iowa small businesses across the state with her Small Business of the Week award.