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Archives for the ‘Editor’s Letter’ Category

Making a Difference

Sep 2016 • Category: Editor's Letter

I have always been amazed at the mettle of my friends and acquaintances who take the plunge into starting or buying a business. Cutting ties with a steady paycheck, benefits, regular hours…a boss, has always been a scary proposition for me. Yet, I understand why they do it.

Celebrating the Ag Industry

Jul 2016 • Category: Editor's Letter

Agriculture plays a vital role in our lives every day. And I’m not just talking about the food we eat. The economy in this region is very ag-centric. Agriculture is the base for which other businesses are able to start, grow and thrive here.

Risky Business

May 2016 • Category: Editor's Letter

There’s a well-known saying: “No guts, no glory.” It’s true in a lot of areas of life, and that includes business. Rarely will a business see incredible success if the owners play it safe.

Always Keep Improving

Mar 2016 • Category: Editor's Letter

When it comes to business, remaining the same is usually not the best business model. Shrewd business owners and entrepreneurs realize that for a business to thrive, it needs to keep growing and improving. That expansion can happen in many ways, whether it’s adding a location, a product line or a new employee.

2016 Business Person of the Year

Jan 2016 • Category: Editor's Letter

The nominations were collected, the votes were tallied and the suspense is over: We’ve got the names of our 2016 Business Person of the Year winners…

The Heroes Of Southern Minnesota

Nov 2015 • Category: Editor's Letter

Heroes come in many forms, but perhaps the easiest to identify is the American service member. Many of these veterans have gone on to start their own businesses, grounded in the same core principles that they refined in the military.