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Ernst Names Small Business of the Week, Highlights Simply Blooming

Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.

RED OAK, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, today announced her Small Business of the Week: Simply Blooming of Tama County. Ernst visited Simply Blooming today to deliver the award in-person. 

“Simply Blooming helps their customers mark some of life’s most special occasions with beautiful arrangements and one-of-a-kind floral designs. It’s an honor to celebrate the recent expansion of their new storefront and to highlight the stories of dedicated female small business owners across Iowa, like Lisa,” said Ranking Member Ernst.


Founded in 2006 by Lisa Eikamp, Simply Blooming has become a staple in the Traer community. The broad portfolio of floral designs and offerings continues to grow with specialties in prom corsages, wedding bouquets, and sympathy flowers. This year has been momentous for the business with the opening of the second storefront in Vinton, seventeen years after the opening of their first location.

Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst recognizes more Iowa small businesses across the state with her Small Business of the Week award.