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Archives for the ‘Hot Startz!’ Category

Bella Nova

Jan 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

“I selected Eagle Lake for many reasons,” Sanderson explains. “First, I love the small town feel. Eagle Lake is similar in size to Lake Crystal, it’s growing astronomically, and I love that it’s literally a 3 minute drive from Mankato.



Heat Blowdry Bar and Wax Studio

Jan 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

Friendly, fashionable, forward thinking: three adjectives three friends came up with when they decided to open their own business. Heat is a hybrid salon specializing in blowouts and waxing, but also offers traditional salon services such as cuts, colors, men’s cuts, bridal, updo’s, and perms.



Mankato Vintage Market

Jan 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

Paul Rosenberg owned and operated The Bobber Shop Fishing store on Riverfront Drive for 15 years. When it came time to close the doors, his wife Kelly had a completely new idea for the location: an occasional store.



On-Site Medical In-Services

Nov 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

A registered nurse for 35 years, Terri Stratton Hickey’s retirement plan was not to stop working, but rather to take on a new challenge in her career.



Aventure Staffing

Nov 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

When Iowa-based Aventure Staffing decided to open a Minnesota branch, it didn’t take them long to find what they consider the “perfect” location, Fairmont.



Healthy by Nature

Nov 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

Lisa VanWatermulen enjoyed her work as a Registered Nurse, and a Family Nurse Practitioner. But when her young son became ill, she learned an entirely different side of health care.