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Archive for May, 2009

Self-Serve Is Here to Stay

May 2009 • Category: Publisher's Column

Oh come on, give it a try.” The smiling young woman herded me over to the stainless steel machine and grabbed an item from my shopping cart. “Just pass it over the glass like this,” she said. “Or, if it doesn’t register on the display, turn it this way.”



Between The Bridges Healing Center, Cooks & Company, ISJ Regional Women’s Imaging Center

May 2009 • Category: Hot Startz!

Mankato: Between The Bridges Healing Center – Earlier this year, Dr. Jeff Kotulski began Between the Bridges Healing Center in the former ProGrowth Bank building at 45 Teton Lane.

St. Peter: Cooks & Company – Veteran retailer Carol Hayes moved Cooks & Company last October to 316 S. Minnesota.

Mankato: ISJ Regional Women’s Imaging Center – Chief Radiologist Dr. Michael Wolf helped open the ISJ Regional Women’s Imaging Center in January 2009.



Off-the-Cuff

May 2009 • Category: Off-The-Cuff

This month dandelions begin popping and outdoor grills warming. Hopefully, your company sales will heat up along with spring weather. We hope you enjoy another edition of our area’s only locally owned business magazine. That said, buckle your seat belts and away we go….



Great Plains Transportation Services

May 2009 • Category: Feature Story

17-employee Fairmont business excels in little-known industry. Photo by Jeff Silker The business partnership represented by a windmill logo may be one of the best-kept secrets in southern Minnesota, even though the partnership provides multi-faceted services to a variety of clients. Other area business owners and entrepreneurs don’t necessarily know about it, despite its location on Fairmont’s […]



Inspired Technologies

May 2009 • Category: Feature Story

He was a natural-born, one-in-a-million businessman, and nearly everything he touched turned from thin air to glittering gold. The company Wagner had co-founded, Inspired Technologies—and for that matter, most of the other companies he had co-founded over the years, including Lake Prairie Egg, Pharmacist’s Ultimate Health, and Geo Mask—had been or were widely acclaimed business success stories.



Lori Wightman

May 2009 • Category: Cover Story

President of 500—employee New Ulm Medical Center

Eingang zur Klinik. It’s German for “Entrance to the Clinic.” New Ulm Medical Center has a healthy number of these Eingang zur Klinik signs in its hospitable hallways to help send ailing German tourists to the appropriate doctor. The signposts are fitting indicators. In heavily Teutonized New Ulm, after all, people would expect hospital and clinic signs to speak auf Deutsch.