A Tradition of Innovation

Lana Pol

What Makes Your Company Unique

Geetings, Inc. and G.I. Warehouse Corp are unique because the companies are in their 40th year of business and both 2nd and 3rd generation family members are currently employed within the company.  Geetings was founded by Wayne Geetings, passed down to his four children:  Ron, Don, Larry & Lana.  Now the company is in the process of being passed down to the 3rd generation.

Why Do You Operate Your Business In Marion County

Marion County is a perfect location for our industry (trucking/warehousing) because we are located near large manufacturing businesses that are integral to the daily operation of our companies.  Without other, larger businesses in Marion County who are willing to support Geetings, we would not be in business.

Best Part Of Being In A Small Town

The best part of living and working in a small town is the people.  I have had the opportunity to get to know many individuals on both a business and personal level.  I am continually impressed by the caliber of people living in small town Iowa.

Greatest Business Asset Of Marion County

Support of large, local businesses.

Biggest Accomplishment Of Your Life

The biggest accomplishment in my life was to overcome debilitating shyness to become a successful women business owner.  Throughout my childhood, I was extremely shy to the point that I was not able to talk to others.  Through the help of friends and family, acting, becoming involved with the family business, etc.  I was able to overcome this problem and become the person I am today.

Someone Who Inspired You And Why

My father, Wayne Geetings, was the founder of Geetings, Inc., G.I. Warehouse Corp. and many other small companies including an excavating business, landfill and pool hall.  He was the true definition of an Entrepreneur with only a 6th grade education.  Even though he has passed, he continues to inspire me to fulfill my dreams as a successful women business owner, entrepreneur and innovator.

Innovator Story

Innovator Summary

  • Industry:Services
  • Age:na
  • Birthplace:Pella
  • Occupation:Owner
  • Education:Graduate of Pella High School
  • Company:Geetings, Inc. & G.I. Warehouse Corp.
  • Year Company Was Started:1972
  • Email:lana@geetingsinc.com
  • Website:www.geetingsinc.com
  • Word That Describes You:Caring
  • Your Most Important Skill:Think outside the box.