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Posts Tagged ‘north mankato’

Tech Connect Plus

Nov 2015 • Category: Hot Startz!

Nathan Stolt has strayed a bit far from the plans he made as an undergrad. The New Ulm native started out studying illustration at MSU-Mankato, but all that changed when he purchased his first computer in 1994.



Deb Taylor – Taylor Corporation

Nov 2014 • Category: Cover Story

Imagine being seven years old and permanently having to leave behind your mother, sister, and extended family, fearfully flying to an unfamiliar land, and beginning life anew with a foreign family you had never faced.



Kitchenmaster, Klooster & Begalka, CPAs

Jan 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

Jill Klooster and Kelly Begalka in October 2013 bought in as majority owners with what had been called Kitchenmaster & Co. Klooster joked in a telephone interview, “We’ve saved the Kitchenmaster name because of Bob’s (Kitchenmaster) longevity in this area, and have added our own names to let people know we don’t have anything to do with kitchen remodeling or appliances.”



Mankato Independent Originals

Nov 2013 • Category: Cover Story

Lightly run fingertips over the adjective-laden menu at swank Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen inside downtown Mankato’s art deco Landkamer Building and you might first discover the creative “Nicoise” salad, which features pan seared Yellowfin tuna, herbed fingerling potatoes, haricot verts, hard cooked eggs, kalamata olives, mixed greens, and lemon thyme vinaigrette.



Calendar Specialists of Minn. and Sportsman’s Specialties

Jul 2013 • Category: Feature Story

The year 1994 was the worst and best of times in the life of Jeff Flood, owner of Calendar Specialists of Minnesota and Sportsman’s Specialties, both operating from his rural North Mankato home.



Amber Pietan Travel Agency

May 2013 • Category: Hot Startz!

Amber Pietan’s Eagle Lake family used to take annual driving trips out West. She said in a Connect Business Magazine telephone interview, “We’d stay at KOA campgrounds and dad would make coffee and toast around the campfire. I have really good memories of traveling.”