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Episode 51: Van Meter (ft. Danielle Monthei and Gavin Palma)

How does innovation keep a company going for nearly a century? In the finale of Season 4, hosts Anthony Betters Jr. and Rob Merritt sit down with Danielle Monthei and Gavin Palma of Van Meter in Cedar Rapids. They dig into being an employee-owned company, how Van Meter gives back to the community, and why they continue to call Iowa home after 95 years of business. They also talk about why Van Meter decided to sponsor the Iowa Innovation podcast!

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Season 4 of Iowa Innovation is sponsored by Van Meter, a wholesale electrical supply distributor of automation, electrical, data communications, lighting, power transmission, solar energy, and safety and cleaning products. Their mission is to create lasting value for those they serve. That’s why they have 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 you need to succeed. Learn more at

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