Connect Business Magazine

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Archive for July, 2013

Prairie Wind B&B and Retreat Center

Jul 2013 • Category: Hot Startz!

Becky Krause and husband Dave have a new bed & breakfast and retreat center northeast of Winnebago near Bass Lake.

Archery Trade Association

Jul 2013 • Category: Feature Story

For Jay McAninch, it’s not about bows and arrows. It’s family and teamwork. McAninch (pronounced MAC-an-inch), president/CEO of the Archery Trade Association for the last 12 years, manages an organization of about 600 manufacturer members, a few thousand retail members, an annual budget of more than $4 million, and an international headquarters in New Ulm.

Starfire Event Center

Jul 2013 • Category: Hot Startz!

The Starfire Event Center opened in January 2013 as a natural extension of Gene and Bonnie Miller’s other businesses.

Dr. Gary Jernberg and Mary Jeanne Jernberg

Jul 2013 • Category: Cover Story

Feelings in Mary Jeanne Jernberg of ardent admiration for her husband bubbled up and out like artesian well water. In our Connect Business Magazine interview, she spoke of her “best friend” and “companion” and how their separate business careers had been set afire by mutual support. In kind, husband Gary framed his wife and himself as “absolutely best friends” who were “so much in love with each other.”

Origami Owl Custom Jewelry

Jul 2013 • Category: Hot Startz!

“Business has always been a passion of mine,” said 28-year-old Kristi Corchran.


Jul 2013 • Category: Off-The-Cuff

Historically, summer has been a slow season for Mankato retailers. Thousands of college students have gone home and many permanent residents are out vacationing. The rest of our reading area doesn’t see such a decline.