As Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, today announced her first Small Business of the Week for 2023: Guthrie County Quality Meats. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
Ernst has been traveling Iowa from river to river visiting small business owners, hearing the concerns of job creators, and celebrating the successes of Iowa’s entrepreneurs. Recently, she visited Guthrie County Quality Meats and had the honor of presenting the owner, Grant Sheeder, with a Congressional Record honoring his small business.
“I’m proud to name Guthrie County Quality Meats my first Small Business of the Week for 2023! Grant’s vision to bring a meat locker to Guthrie Center has come to fruition: Guthrie County Quality Meats is now a full-service butcher and retail business. I look forward to seeing this Iowa small business continue to grow,” said Ranking Member Ernst.
Guthrie County Quality Meats, owned by Grant Sheeder, is located in Guthrie Center, Iowa providing locally sourced meat for both custom order and retail customers. The business recently opened its butchering facility and retail space, a service requested by its community. Along with serving as a meat locker, the business offers a wide array of locally sourced products including pies, ice cream, and more.
Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst recognizes more Iowa small businesses across the state with her Small Business of the Week award.