December Small Businesses of the Month

by Alaina Benoit

Small businesses are the heart of our communities! Here at Ruhl&Ruhl, we love to support locals and engage with the areas we serve in any way we can. So, let’s help them out and spread the word about their great services!

Below are this month’s featured businesses in all of our areas:

Bettendorf/Davenport: Wallace’s Garden Center in Bettendorf dates back to the 1950s, when Warren Wallace established a small truck farm and greenhouse on Devils Glen Road, the same road it is located on today! Wallace’s offers it all, whether it’s interior houseplants and décor, gardening equipment, bird supplies, nursery and greenhouse items, pottery, or outdoor living furnishings. Their services also include delivery, tree installation and staking, houseplant potting, and plant identification and diagnosis. To keep yourself up to date on all things, visit their website’s blog!

Burlington: 52655 Uptown Nutrition is a drink shop that offers boosted energy teas, protein coffees, and meal replacement protein shakes. Their tasty treats will surely take away those mid-week blues! Check out their Facebook page to see their delicious drinks and to stay up-to-date on any specials going on.

Cedar Rapids: Brewhemia is a family-owned café located in the historic ZCBJ Hall in the New Bohemia District of Cedar Rapids. Here you’ll discover an intimate café featuring amazing coffee, breakfast and lunch, and a full bar with local craft beers, wine, and spirits. You can also order online for pickup and delivery, or if you need catering, they do that too!

Clinton/DeWitt: The Summit Cafe in DeWitt is a luxury, small-business coffee shop specializing in irresistible java, quality eats, and more. If you aren’t thirsty for a beverage, they have unique chocolate bars with 100mg of caffeine—excellent for an afternoon pick-me-up. Keep up with their Facebook page for monthly drink specials!

Dubuque: Wayfarer Coffee provides great food, locally roasted coffee, and artisan espresso that you can purchase wholesale for your business or office! Whether it’s tomato basil bisque, bourbon caramel cold brew, or a chocolate hazelnut scone, you’re sure to find something you enjoy here. Sweet or savory? You make the call!

Iowa City: Sidekick Coffee and Books is an exceptional coffee shop and bookstore located in Iowa City. Stop in to enjoy a full coffee and espresso bar, as well as baked goods, ice cream, and alcoholic beverages. They also have a thoughtful selection of books and gifts for all ages to enjoy! Consider Sidekick when planning your next book club, baby shower, or even your child’s next birthday party, and let them handle all the fuss.

Moline: The Little Brown Box Delicatessen is a premier deli specializing in homemade sandwiches and desserts that are prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients. They also offer soups, salads, boba, rolled ice cream, cheesecakes, and so much more! Need catering or space for your next big event? Call The Little Brown Box Delicatessen!

Muscatine: West Hill Cakery is a locally owned and operated bakery that creates delicious, made-from-scratch cakes. Whether you need a wedding cake, cupcakes, or gourmet cookies, you can count on their bakers to pay great attention to all the little details. They also have vegan and gluten-free options, so no one has to miss out on the treats!


Ruhl&Ruhl partners with LoLo Gifts each month to support small businesses, and show appreciation to past clients and thank them for doing business with us. To learn more about LoLo Gifts, please contact your Ruhl&Ruhl agent!

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