Jolly Time popcorn head Smith to speak at UI

Garry Smith, president of the Sioux City-based maker of Jolly Time popcorn, will discuss running his family-owned company in an appearance at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 5:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City.

Smith will discuss the history of his family’s company and the challenges of running a global business from Iowa. To register, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 319-335-1022 or visit
Free Jolly Time popcorn will also be given to people who attend.

Smith is president of the American Pop Corn Co., founded in Sioux City by his grandfather, Cloid H. Smith, in 1914. Smith started working for the company while still in high school and joined full-time in 1976.