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Posts Tagged ‘sleepy eye’

Jill Berdan

Jan 2016 • Category: Feature Story

Berdan is the Sleepy Eye Branch President of SouthPoint Federal Credit Union, but she sums her job up a little more informally: “I’m supposed to get out into the community, build relationships, and find ways to fulfill needs and to drive businesses back to SPFCU.”



Cafe Euro

Sep 2015 • Category: Hot Startz!

For Renata Konopka, the path that led her to opening a restaurant in Sleepy Eye was a long and twisting one. Konopka grew up in Krakow, Poland. She lived with her mother, while her father, a U.S. citizen, lived in America.



Mark Thomas Co.

May 2015 • Category: Feature Story

When Mark Beito decided to open his own funeral supply business—Mark Thomas Co.—in 1990, he had no idea it would spring to life as quickly as it did. In fact, by 1993, he had outgrown his rented quarters in the back of the local bank and needed to expand—fast.



Mathiowetz Construction Company

Sep 2014 • Category: Feature Story

Brian Mathiowetz is a gambler. Instead of dice, he rolls with the weather. At the time of his Connect Business Magazine interview this summer, Mathiowetz Construction Company was halfway through a three-month contract to build two roundabouts in Mankato, despite excessive rain in June.



Farm Bureau Financial Services

Mar 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

Sister and brother team Randi and Mike Wise, ages 26 and 33, respectively, became Farm Bureau Financial Services agents at 135 Main Street West in October 2013.



Hacker’s Tree Farm, Nursery and Greenhouse

Mar 2013 • Category: Feature Story

Driving two-lane Highway 14 over slippery Sleepy Eye snow, across gravelly prairie hinterlands, and just a frozen spit or two north of eye-blink Cobden (pop. 36)—to the edges of the Earth—the wayward traveler spies an army of 6,000 evergreens surrounding the North Pole at the corner of Christmas Tree Lane and Evergreen Boulevard.