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Archives for the ‘Hot Startz!’ Category

Timeless Interiors

Jan 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

“My business journey began in the travel industry then moved into owning a retail store and finally landed on where my passion lies, interior design,” says Fasnacht. “ After going back to school and earning my interior design degree, I started as a commercial interior designer for a local architectural firm 10 years ago.



Bronzers Tanning and Boutique

Jan 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

Although Sue Carrigan had a good job, more and more she found corporate America dull and unfulfilling. Her partner Jamie Streett, who is an entrepreneur himself, told her “Maybe we should think about owning our own business. There’s nothing like being your own boss. When you are ready, I’ll help you.”



Chainbreaker Financial

Jan 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

Bruce Walters is a numbers guy. He likes to look at numbers, discover what’s behind them and how to use them best. It’s part of what drove him to become a CPA. Recently, though, he discovered some numbers that disturbed him.



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.