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Archive for January, 2004

10th Anniversary – Cover Interview Reunion

Jan 2004 • Category: Cover Story

Business consultants often list the ability to “build and maintain relationships” as one indicator of an aspiring businessperson’s future success. We think it might be the indicator.



Lorin Krueger – 2004 Business Person Of The Year

Jan 2004 • Category: Cover Story

CEO Lorin Krueger of $20 million Winland Electronics is every bit Noah.

They laughed and laughed at Noah when he took on ark building. It seemed such a hopeless project, that of building on dry land so far from coast and port. But Noah had faith he was doing the right thing. After its construction, he immediately marched his tiny band inside and boy did it rain, and rain, and rain. The rain seemed as if it never would stop, cats and dogs, day and night, buckets all over. Though the storm clouds roared as pounding timpani and lightning shot its deadly arrows, and others outside the ark were lost, the tiny band never lost faith. In due time, he and his few, having survived, marched off the ark two by two to multiply profitably. It was a miracle.