Scott and Lisa Pageler Celebrate Win in “Open 4 Business” Contest

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)

Quote from Scott:
This was more work than I thought but it was so worth it. When I walked to the stage I knew I had the support of the whole town right there with me. I’m so happy I get to bring a win back the LeMars and now we can start  on our dream. Blessed beyond words.  Thank you to Main Street Iowa and the Chamber for their support
Quote from Lori French:
The Chamber of Commerce and Main Street are incredibly proud of Scott and Lisa Pageler. This idea is wonderful and we are excited to have them bring flooring and the “Main Street” experience to everyone soon! Congratulations and thank you to Main Street Iowa for having this incredible competition and funding local business ideas like Hardware Hank and Flooring in Le Mars.