I’m proud to be a part of the planning committee for the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) here in Des Moines. IES has grown into an amazing experience with over 450 attendees who attend workshops and celebrate each others success. The Scale Faster team also exhibited there and connected with so many great people. Iowa’s Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds opened the conference and delivered a lunch time keynote as well.
One award recipient was Mr. Chow of Chow’s Gymnastics. Most of the world now knows that Chow’s is a premier gymnastics training center (think Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson) and now I know why. Chow is a humble hard working man who’s quick with a smile. I was incredibly happy to get a picture with him to show my daughter who takes classes at Chows.
IES really showcases the diversity and strength we have in the state of Iowa. With hundreds of immigrant owned businesses being started each year, IES will continue its mission to demonstrate the proper ways to form, operate, and keep one’s business legal here in the United States.