Browns Century Theater Named Small Business of the Week

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, announced the Browns Century Theater of Plymouth County as her Small Business of the Week. Throughout this Congress, Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties. 

Ernst says it’s clear that a passion for the performing arts runs in the Brown family, and they’ve channeled their love for music into a successful small business in Le Mars, doing a great job of investing in their local community.

After taking their family band on the road across the United States, Canada, and Europe for 15 years, the Browns returned home to Iowa and purchased the German-American Savings Bank in downtown Le Mars. They transformed the historic building into the Browns Century Theater, a venue that seats 150 people and now includes the Central Event Center for dining, the Inn on Central for visiting guests, and the Gift Shoppe. The theater has hosted 100 shows every year since its opening, featuring the family’s music and other artists from across the country. This year, the Browns celebrated the 24th anniversary of performing together and the 9th anniversary of the Browns Century Theater.