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Archive for November, 2015

MSU’s Global Entrepreneurship Week

Nov 2015 • Category: Grace Notes

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” –Les Brown This week, the Minnesota State University, Mankato College of Business celebrated “Global Entrepreneurship” week. Through the week, several events were hosted, from a Women in Entrepreneurship brunch to a fashion show featuring a student-created business. I had the […]



Chankaska Creek releases first sparkling wine

Nov 2015 • Category: Press Releases

KASOTA, MN — (November 18, 2015) — Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery is set to release their first ever sparkling wines this holiday season. Equinoce, made from Frontenac Gris, will be released this Saturday, November 21, followed by DewDrop, made from Marquette, in early December. Chankaska is one of a handful of Minnesota wineries making sparkling wine […]



Jordan Sands Names Brett Skilbred as new vice president

Nov 2015 • Category: Press Releases

Mankato, Minn. – Jordan Sands, an industrial sand mining and processing operation based in North Mankato, has named Brett Skilbred as Vice President. In his new role, Skilbred will help lead the strategic direction and tactical execution of the Jordan Sands operations including the resource development, mining, wet and dry processing, material management, rail fleet […]



Fairmont Market Square brings local vendors together

Nov 2015 • Category: Grace Notes

When Fairmont native Mari Phelan started working at the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, she was delighted with the way the market combined local vendors, art and events. It didn’t take long for her to decide to bring something similar back to her hometown. “I started thinking, ‘This could be something really fun for […]



Press releases for January 2016

Nov 2015 • Category: Press Releases

Blue Earth From the Chamber: New members include Breen’s/Nemanics, Parts City, Thriven Financial—Bonnema & Steinhauer and Blue Earth Locker. Express Diagnostics Int’l, Inc. (EDI) recently announced the formation of Express Diagnostics Global, Ltd. (EDG), a new subsidiary based in Sofia, Bulgaria.   Fairmont From the Chamber: new members include Habitat for Humanity, Computer Lodge, LLC, […]



Jace, Kyle and Franz Marti of Schell’s

Nov 2015 • Category: Cover Story

You could say that New Ulm brothers Jace, Kyle and Franz Marti have beer in their blood. After all, they’re the sixth generation of the August Schell Brewing Company—a family-owned business that stretches back to 1860.