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Archives for the ‘Hot Startz!’ Category

Long-Term Employment Connections

May 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

Randy Long is finally bringing to light, a dream he’s been harboring for more than 25 years: owning his own business. “My work life so far has been focused on serving others in some capacity, starting with growing up in my aunt and uncle’s clothing store,” he reflects.



Awaken Reiki & Soul Healing

May 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

Deborah Monacelli understands the biggest challenge for her new business is going to be helping others understand what it is she is offering. Everyone understands what a life coach does. Many have never heard of Reiki.



Golden Tie Tuxedos

May 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

When Golden Tie Tuxes first opened in November 2017, owners Rich and Kathleen Detert, initially just offered tuxedo rentals. But, their focus quickly changed along with their location.



Bailey Creek Boutique

Mar 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

After spending more than 25 years in the corporate world, Sandy Reinke was ready for a change. “Although I experienced much success with my corporate career, I decided that if I was ever going to venture out of my comfort zone, now would be the time,” Reinke says. And she knew exactly what she wanted to do.



Kuettner Legal

Mar 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

James Kuettner’s path to becoming an attorney is a unique one. “Prior to law school, I managed bars and restaurants for about 11 years. I encountered customers with various legal issues. I felt compelled to do something to help, so I went to undergrad and then law school,” Kuettner explains.



Him & Her Design

Mar 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

It’s just been a year since they started, but the him and her behind Him and Her Design Studio are already expanding their services. Retail products will be a big push for the duo in 2018. The design team of Brandon Reibeling and Michelle Isebrand opened their doors in North Mankato in Spring of 2017.