Jamie Johansen of Lebanon, Missouri is the owner of Honey Creek Media. She has an event venue called The Hive and her and her husband Kevin live on their families century farm. Submitted Photo.
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Hometown: Lebanon, Mo. 

Family: Husband Kevin, and daughters Harper (9) and Ivee (3)

In Town:

Jamie Johansen and her sister Joanna Wiklinson are the owners of Honey Creek Media, a Lebanon-Mo., based marketing company.

After college, Jamie was an agriculture education instructor, but eventually opted to move her career toward a different path. 

“My true passion was the communications route,” she said. “After many years of working on the road and working for different clients in the ag broadcasting role, I decided to settle down and put my roots into Laclede County. That’s when I started focusing on marketing clients.”

They branded Honey Creek Media in 2015. Jamie said her specialty is the communications aspect of the business, while Joanna specializes in being the graphic artist and videographer.

In 2019, the sisters purchased and renovated a historical building in downtown Lebanon to base Honey Creek Media. They were also able to transform the lower level of the building into an event venue, which they dubbed The Hive by Honey Creek.

In the Country:

Jamie, her husband Kevin, and daughters Harper and Ivee moved to their family’s Century farm near Lebanon two years ago. Jamie said the proximity to her hometown of Aurora, Mo.,  and Kevin’s hometown of Tipton, Mo., was a factor in moving to Laclede County, but the most significant reason was the farm that has been in her mother’s family for generations.

Jamie grew up with Hereford cattle, while Kevin’s family raised Charolais. They have now incorporated both breeds at the farm south of Lebanon.  “There are still cows at both home farms, however, we call this the Central Division,” Jamie said with a laugh. 

Raising Harper and Ivee doing many of the same things she and Kevin did as youngsters is a priority for Jamie and Kevin.  “Behind the love for our faith and our family is our farm. We would never force them to dive into the world we’ve put ourselves in, but we want them to grow up with those experiences and options, those trials and tribulations, as well as the joy and comfort they have.”

The Johansens recently returned from the National Western Stock Show. It was Harper’s first trip to the Devner, Colo., show. In the summer months, Harper has shown pigs at the local county fair. The 2023 show will be Harper’s first year showing as a 4-H member, and will show a market steer. 

“It’s exciting,” Jamie said. “I’m glad she enjoys exhibiting livestock as much as Kevin and I did.” 


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