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Vanyo Moody

Nov 2017 • Category: Cover Story

Vanyo Moody will likely take exception to this description, but he is truly a Renaissance Man. Consider this: a Renaissance Man is defined as someone who is neither an expert nor a specialist in any one area, but rather is multidimensional and has knowledge in many different areas. Indeed, Vanyo Moody fits the bill. His time and talents are spread across his myriad of business enterprises.



The Capitol Room

Nov 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

St. Peter’s historic armory building has new life, as The Capitol Room, the region’s newest event space. “We are located in the historic downtown St. Peter right on 169 with easy visibility and accessibility,” says Dan Dinsmore, owner. “The building was used historically as a gathering space and has a great layout. It was meaningful to us to restore its original purpose in the community.



PrairieCare Medical Group

Nov 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

When the name “Kate Cox” is spoken in the Greater Mankato area, one word comes to mind: passion. More specifically, passion for youth. It’s that passion that drives everything Kate does and in August it culminated with the opening of PrairieCare Medical Group in Mankato.



J. Longs

Nov 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

One thing about the fashion industry, you have to be able to adapt to change with each new season. J. Longs, a locally-owned men’s clothing in Mankato has embraced a new season in its business life and purchased its own building along one of Mankato’s main shopping corridors, Madison Avenue.



How One New Ulm Business Opened Its Eyes, Gave One Young Man’s Life New Meaning

Nov 2017 • Category: Cownie Connection

I know it seems there is a month and day for everything….from “National Ice Cream Month” to “Hug A Dog” day. Some months or days, though, may be worth taking a closer look. In my opinion, October is one of those months, National Disability Employment month. Having an inclusive work culture may not be as hard as you think.



Help Us, Help You

Nov 2017 • Category: Editor's Letter

As we at Connect Business Magazine continue on our mission to be a resource for YOU, we value your feedback! Our next issue in January will start another year and we welcome your ideas on what you’d like to see in a magazine in 2018!