Connect Business Magazine

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Archive for July, 2014

Erbert & Gerbert’s – Mike Steindl

Jul 2014 • Category: Feature Story

A long, long time ago, back when people didn’t eat sandwiches, a thoughtful soul named Mike Steindl dreamed of owning four successful Erbert & Gerbert’s sandwich shops, in Mankato, St. Peter, Mankato (again) and North Mankato. Except back then he didn’t know where the shops would be or even what a sandwich was because he and his neighbors ate only asparagus.

Melcher’s Power Vac

Jul 2014 • Category: Feature Story

Five days after surviving a heart attack, Steve Melcher greets the Connect Business Magazine reporter with a handshake and credits his survival to exercise, a healthful diet, and divine intervention. His heredity gets the blame for the two plugged arteries that caused the attack. He said, “I’m the oldest of four boys, and they all have heart issues. Some have already had surgery.”

Minnesota Wedding Shop

Jul 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

From early on in life, Brittney Anderson would begin learning the essentials of later managing New Ulm Event Center and Minnesota Wedding Shop, both co-owned by Rich and Lynnette Draheim. Minnesota Wedding Shop opened in May 2014 near Hy-Vee.


Jul 2014 • Category: Off-The-Cuff

July 4, 1776, was the date leaders of a hodge-podge collection of British colonies decided to thumb their collective nose at globular King George and form a fledgling nation.

JL Computers

Jul 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

John Landsteiner is only 21, and as a Fairmont native before age 18 attended two different high schools in Wisconsin, and two colleges, Presentation College and Minnesota West. He technically began his business two years ago, but didn’t have a storefront until recently.

Something For Everyone

Jul 2014 • Category: Editor's Letter

From regional healthcare providers to chimney sweeps to creative sandwich names, Connect Business Magazine covers the gamut this July/August issue to offer everyone something.