Start-Up Grind Muscatine held their December meeting at the newly opened Sunrise River Gallery on Second Street during the week of Christmas.

The monthly event is a time for local area entrepreneurs and businesspeople to come together and hear stories of how other businesses have found success.

The December gathering featured Voice of Muscatine, KWPC AM 860, FM95.1 and Vintage Sound 93.1 General Manager Jamie Hopkins. Hopkins spoke about the journey of launching the paper while also managing the radio stations.

Start-Grind Muscatine events are filmed, and can be seen on Muscatine’s public access channel.

The monthly event is held on the third Thursday of each month. For location and information on upcoming speakers, contact Jim Elias, MCC Business Teacher, at (563) 288-6001.