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Posts Tagged ‘mankato’

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.



Tom Peterson – The Creative Company

Sep 2017 • Category: Cover Story

In 1932, the United States was in the throes of the Great Depression. Unemployment hit 24%. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States. Al Capone was convicted for Income Tax evasion. Indeed, these are historical events that would shape the future of our country. Events that would go down in the history books. And chances are, some of those books would be published in Mankato, Minnesota. By one of the last remaining independent publishing companies in the United States, The Creative Company.



F/X Fusion & Graif Clothing

Sep 2017 • Category: Feature Story

Neck ties are how Randy Appel made his mark in the apparel world. Family ties, though, make up the fabric of his being. “I do all of this for the family,” reflects Appel, as he looks around at the rows and rows of ties, shirts and sweaters that will soon be shipped out to destinations all around the world from his 12,000sf distribution center in North Mankato. Appel owns F/X Fusion, an international apparel designer, manufacturer and distributor.



Connect The Grey

Sep 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!, Uncategorized

“We strive to draw from art, science, business, and community to help businesses navigate complex issues,” says Hanson. “Our services currently focus on talent, culture, and story: finding and training the people who help you succeed.”



Nancy Zallek – Mankato Area Foundation

Jul 2017 • Category: Cover Story

Businesses play a vital role in cultivating a good quality of life in our communities; they provide jobs, economic stability, and charitable support for initiatives that can enrich our lives. It’s that last one that is sometimes easier said, than done.