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Land of 10,000 Ways to Enjoy Life

May 2017 • Category: Editor's Letter

In general, dictionaries peg the word recreation as meaning a ‘resource affording relaxation and enjoyment’. Relaxation and enjoyment. Hmmm, two words not generally associated with the business world



Outdoor Concert Fever

May 2017 • Category: Cownie Connection

This is the time of year we here in the Greater Mankato region celebrate something that can’t be found just anywhere, the sounds of summer. Sure, there is the joy that comes each spring with the sounds of neighborhoods once again coming to life. I enjoy that immensely. But it’s the other sounds of summer in southern Minnesota I’m talking about.



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.