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Posts Tagged ‘st. peter’

Generations Boutique

Jan 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

For years, 21-year-old Chelsie Salonek has dreamed of opening her own boutique. She even had a dream location picked out along Minnesota Ave in St. Peter, which she often passed during shopping trips to the Twin Cities.



St. Peter Stained Glass Studio

Sep 2015 • Category: Feature Story

St. Peter artist and business owner Bob Vogel travels the world to find inspiration for his unique artwork. “Just show up.” That’s Bob Vogel’s philosophy for reaching a goal. “To start anything, you first have to show up, and good things will usually follow.”



Saint Peter Laundry Co.

Jul 2015 • Category: Hot Startz!

After 17 years in the sales industry, Megan Kaduce decided she’d had enough of the long drives and late nights. Instead, she and her husband, Larry, decided to start their own business in St. Peter.



Creative Coop

Mar 2015 • Category: Hot Startz!

When Rob Lawson decided to start his own business, he discovered that one of the trickiest parts was finding affordable office space.



The Fair Emporium

Nov 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

Family physicians Carrie and Keith Stelter grew up in Michigan and Lake Benton, Minnesota, respectively. Nothing in their backgrounds would indicate any clue they would own or manage a retail store, which explains why the opening of The Fair Emporium has been more a social cause than a business decision.



River Valley Birth Center

Nov 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

The daughter of two schoolteachers, 33-year-old Erika Urban is carrying on a family tradition. Rather than music and social studies, like her parents, her “teaching” involves helping women give birth to healthier babies. She opened River Valley Birth Center in March.