An excited Scott Pageler won first place in the “Open 4 Business” contest, held in Pella Monday afternoon. The competition pit five contestants against each other to see who had the best presentation from a main street business. Scott, who owns Hardware Hank and Flooring in Le Mars, presented his idea for a mobile flooring business, which is designed to come to the customer’s front door. The idea won over the judges, who awarded Pageler the top prize, 20-thousand dollars, to pursue his idea. The funds come from the Main Street Iowa program, of the Iowa Department of Economic Development.
Pictured here (left to right) are Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority; Lisa Pageler; and Scott Pageler. (Photo courtesy of Lori French, Le Mars Chamber of Commerce)