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David Schooff

Mar 2017 • Category: Cover Story

David Schooff grew up in a small-business environment, learning from those around him at an early age. That fostered a drive in him to pursue his own ventures. He leveraged that early foundation in his numerous business and real estate investments in hospitality, commercial property and workforce housing.



Ag Storm

Mar 2017 • Category: Feature Story

“We were examining every aspect of agriculture in search of potential improvements, both with equipment and processes. We always ask, “Is there a better way?” And if there is, we will find a way to get it to the farmers that deserve it,” says Ben Wenner.



Kato Family Chiropractic

Mar 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

“When I returned to Mankato, I first worked for another chiropractor as an associate,” says Dr. Prybylla. “But in February of 2016 I decided to open my own practice. I started in Lake Crystal, but in January 2017 relocated to Mankato.”



LBS (Labels, Badges and Signs)

Mar 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

When a business partner and supplier for Sign Pro in Mankato decided to sell its engraving equipment, the owners of Sign Pro saw an opportunity.



Morken Eckberg Steiner LLC

Mar 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

“We enjoyed working with each other in the beginning of our careers and we knew it would be a good fit,” says Steiner. “Our desire is to maintain the excellent reputation of our two firms and build on the groundwork for our new firm.”



Working Together To Ease Workforce Crunch

Mar 2017 • Category: Special Reports

From the outside, and even to those in the local business community, it may have appeared to be just a small business transaction. One small business being acquired by another. To those involved closely in the deal, though, it was so much more.