For Josh Raines, pool has always been a passion. Now, he’s found a way to make it an even bigger part of his life: opening the Kato Cue Club, Mankato’s first pool hall in more than a decade.
Archive for September, 2015
Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland. These were some of some of the elusive “triple threats” of the Hollywood Golden Age, leaving a legacy thanks to their equally impressive acting, dancing and singing skills. While you won’t see her on the big screen, Nicole Griensewic Mickelson is another “triple threat.” For her, it’s the experience she brings to the table from her time in the private, the nonprofit and the public sectors.
Growing up, I heard all about the importance of going to college. It wasn’t just my folks who mentioned it; nearly every high school teacher also stressed how critical it was to earn that precious college degree.
You won’t get far if you never step out of your comfort zone. Business owners know this. They know the importance of weighing risks with possibilities, of balancing security and innovation. No matter the situation, rarely will a business evolve without first stepping out of that comfort zone.
For Renata Konopka, the path that led her to opening a restaurant in Sleepy Eye was a long and twisting one. Konopka grew up in Krakow, Poland. She lived with her mother, while her father, a U.S. citizen, lived in America.