Connect Business Magazine

Since 1994: The Magazine for Growing Businesses in Southern Minnesota

CURRENT ISSUE: March 2017

Cownie Connection

The Time is Going Faster

I know it may sound cliché, but as I get older time really does seem to be going faster. I wake up and before I know it the day is behind me, another page on the calendar flipped, a new season starting.

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Cover Story

David Schooff LOCATION:

David Schooff grew up in a small-business environment, learning from those around him at an early age. That fostered a drive in him to pursue his own ventures. He leveraged that early foundation in his numerous business and real estate investments in hospitality, commercial property and workforce housing.

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Special Reports

Working Together To Ease Workforce Crunch

From the outside, and even to those in the local business community, it may have appeared to be just a small business transaction. One small business being acquired by another. To those involved closely in the deal, though, it was so much more.

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Feature Story

Design Home Center
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A building, remodeling and home improvement business, Design Home Center prides itself on its motto “Your Home is Our Business.” Since its inception in 1954, the tight-knit group of employees work with each customer to help bring their visions to reality.

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Feature Story

Ag Storm
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“We were examining every aspect of agriculture in search of potential improvements, both with equipment and processes. We always ask, “Is there a better way?” And if there is, we will find a way to get it to the farmers that deserve it,” says Ben Wenner.

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Editor’s Letter

The Best Part Of My Role

I have always enjoyed learning. It’s probably one of the things that led me into journalism in the first place. The opportunity to cover and learn about something different every day.

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Hot Startz!

Hot Startz! features very new or reformed businesses in our reading area. Contact us to be considered.

Kato Family Chiropractic
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“When I returned to Mankato, I first worked for another chiropractor as an associate,” says Dr. Prybylla. “But in February of 2016 I decided to open my own practice. I started in Lake Crystal, but in January 2017 relocated to Mankato.”

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LBS (Labels, Badges and Signs)
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When a business partner and supplier for Sign Pro in Mankato decided to sell its engraving equipment, the owners of Sign Pro saw an opportunity.

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Morken Eckberg Steiner LLC
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“We enjoyed working with each other in the beginning of our careers and we knew it would be a good fit,” says Steiner. “Our desire is to maintain the excellent reputation of our two firms and build on the groundwork for our new firm.”

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