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.
In April listen to the amazing story of Megan McKay, owner of Peace Tree Brewing Company.
Megan McKay is a Knoxville, Iowa native with an MBA from University of Iowa with early career experience in technology and insurance. In 2001, she returned home as the fourth generation of McKay Insurance Agency and subsequently founded and transitioned full time to Peace Tree Brewing Company as a way to redevelop Main Street Knoxville, driving economic and cultural development in the community. Peace Tree operates it’s main production facility and taproom in Knoxville supplying beer across Iowa and Nebraska as well as satellite taproom in the East Village of Des Moines.
Entrepreneurial at heart, McKay has also been active business start ups in employee staffing and real estate development. She currently serves on the board for Knoxville Hospital and Clinics and Iowa Economic Development Authority. She is most proud of the way Peace Tree enriches the community through thoughtful beer experiences while upholding the values of authenticity, integrity, innovation, fun, tenacity and family.