Connect Business Magazine

Since 1994: The Magazine for Growing Businesses in Southern Minnesota

CURRENT ISSUE: July 2017

Cownie Connection

Rappelling for VINE

I am not sure when my fear of heights started. I am inclined to think it started the summer between my 7th and 8th grade year of junior high. That’s when I shot up a couple of inches and became the “big” girl. Yes, that was my claim to fame in my little Missouri town, population 325.

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Cover Story

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Businesses play a vital role in cultivating a good quality of life in our communities; they provide jobs, economic stability, and charitable support for initiatives that can enrich our lives. It’s that last one that is sometimes easier said, than done.

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Special Reports

Green Seam – A Year After the Official Launch

They’ve spent the last year cultivating awareness and sowing the seeds for the future. In this next year, the key players in the GreenSeam hope to harvest even greater results than what’s already been accomplished.

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Feature Story

Hallmark Glass
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If people are lucky, they’ll land in a job at least once in their life that they enjoy doing. One that they head to each day eager for what awaits them and ready to face the challenges that lie ahead.

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Feature Story

Kitchenmaster, Klooster & Begalka
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It used to be that for many individuals and businesses, an accountant was only thought about during tax time. And then, depending on the tax circumstances, not always a pleasant thought. But in this day and age, with each new president and each new year bringing new tax laws, it’s really become a year-round relationship.

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Editor’s Letter

Celebrating Our Generous Community

It’s no secret that we live, work and play in a very generous community. Whether it is giving of time, talent or treasure, this region is hard to beat. We help celebrate that philanthropic nature with our cover story this issue, Nancy Zallek of the Mankato Area Foundation (MAF).

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Hot Startz!

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

Competition Target Systems
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Although Matt Teske grew up in his family business, steel utility trailer manufacturer Teske Manufacturing, it wasn’t until recently he was able to put his own twist on the business. 

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Adult, Child & Family Services
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Owning her own practice was never really in Jessy David-Shouler’s plans so she marvels now as her life has always been full of surprises.

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Salon Lab Professional LLC
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The “farm to table” movement has been popular in the last few years, and now one local woman is taking it a step further with her Farm to Fashion™ line of hair products.

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