Connect Business Magazine

Since 1994: The Magazine for Growing Businesses in Southern Minnesota

CURRENT ISSUE: November 2016

Cownie Connection

My Passion for the Region

Despite my public persona at times, I am actually a quiet person. My nature is more reserved I would say. I would rather watch and listen silently in the background than be the center of attention. But I have never really been all that shy about my love for the southern Minnesota region.

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Cover Story

The Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic LOCATION:

Today, he leads a team of surgeons, physician assistants, nurses and therapists at The Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic, but Andy Meyers spent a good chunk of his early career in the jail. Don’t be alarmed, that is usually where law enforcement officers start out, paying their dues, working their way up to patrol, which is what Meyers did as a Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic with the Linn County, Iowa Sheriff’s Department.

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Special Reports

Businesses Building Healthy Communities

Mankato Clinic’s century celebration is collaboration at its best. As the Mankato Clinic celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2016, it wanted to not only reflect on its past but to also focus on the future and how Mankato Clinic can play a bigger role in helping the community achieve better overall health. The “Thrive” campaign was developed with this in mind.

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Feature Story

Madelia Community Hospital
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There is a growing belief in the health care community that by 2020, one in three hospitals will close or reorganize into an entirely different type of health care service provider. Becker’s Hospital Review reports that hospitals and health systems in the United States are undergoing a dramatic shift in their business models due to a number of forces that are expected to eventually turn the industry on its head.

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Feature Story

Eunoia Family Resource Center
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For many, life is like a roller coaster. Long climbs to reach a high point, only to find a drop off waiting once you get there. Twists and turns that can be both exhilarating and frightening. Dr. Ramie Vetter, having ridden roller coasters himself throughout his lifetime, wants to help others stay on the tracks.

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Editor’s Letter

Health Care In The Hotseat

As I speak with and interview business leaders in our community, one thing is apparent: the winds of change are a blowin’. One industry in the midst of tremendous transition is health care. And that is an industry that affects every business, every person, every life.

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Hot Startz!

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

On-Site Medical In-Services
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A registered nurse for 35 years, Terri Stratton Hickey’s retirement plan was not to stop working, but rather to take on a new challenge in her career.

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Aventure Staffing
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When Iowa-based Aventure Staffing decided to open a Minnesota branch, it didn’t take them long to find what they consider the “perfect” location, Fairmont.

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Healthy by Nature
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Lisa VanWatermulen enjoyed her work as a Registered Nurse, and a Family Nurse Practitioner. But when her young son became ill, she learned an entirely different side of health care.

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