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The Story of Marquas Ashworth

April 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Presenters: Marquas Ashworth, Media Fresh Records

Date: April 8, 2022

Time: 12 – 1pm

Location: Online

Register: Online

Come and listen to the stories of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members making their mark in Iowa. As you create your own story, treat yourself to this time each month to rekindle your entrepreneurial spirit and connect with others.

Join us as we listen to the story of Marquas “MarKus” Ashworth, a local music artist who launched a record label, a small-batch rye whiskey line and much more!

Marquas “MarKus” Ashworth

Marquas Ashworth is a local music artist who launched a record label, Media Fresh Records, who in 2016 began making small-batch rye whiskey labeled Ziyad. The whiskey can be found in about 400 stores – including locally at Hy-Vee – and in seven states. And now is in the process of developing a commercial building that will house a non-profit black and brown owned business incubator, coffee shop, restaurant, and distillery.

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The Iowa Center Women’s Business Center is funded in part by U.S. Small Business Administration.


April 8, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT


Des Moines, IA 50312 United States

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