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Archive for September, 2011

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Sep 2011 • Category: Hot Startz!

“I grew up everywhere,” said 58-year-old owner Kevin Bores in a telephone interview. “I was born in Anchorage into an Air Force family. I grew up primarily in the South and graduated from high school in Ohio.”

Nominations Open

Sep 2011 • Category: Editor's Letter

Ah, it’s that exciting season—again. In January 2011, John Roise of Lindsay Window & Door of North Mankato was chosen for our annual Business Person of the Year (BPOY) award. And this issue starts the process leading up to our BPOY 2012 unveiling. Nominations will be accepted until October 1. You can nominate right now […]


Sep 2011 • Category: Off-The-Cuff

I have different fare again this issue. The summer brought about a family vacation, and the family vacation brought about a
Gettysburg visit, and the latter brought forth this column. I’m a Civil War buff—need I say more.

Chez Alia Outlet

Sep 2011 • Category: Hot Startz!

While growing up in Amman, Jordan, Alia Bostaji (Bose-tah-gee) enjoyed watching her aunt manage a home-based artwork business. It seemed intriguing. But Alia’s father had other ideas.

Snell Powersports & Equipment

Sep 2011 • Category: Hot Startz!

“Snell Powersports & Equipment (Snell PSE) really began the day I was trying to get my (home) lawnmower fixed,” said 48-year-old Todd Snell in a telephone interview.

Brad Radichel

Sep 2011 • Category: Cover Story

Each workday, Brad Radichel is continually reminded of the family business his great-grandfather D.W. Radichel started in 1888 as North Star Concrete. It jabs like a sharp elbow to the ribs. That’s because down the hall from his office, a boardroom brimming with nearly 125 years of company memorabilia was preserved as a reminder to him and other family members.