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Posts Tagged ‘st. peter’

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.

Knit & Sew World

May 2014 • Category: Feature Story

When a knitting machine breaks in Oregon, Mexico City, Quebec, Canada, or even Sweden, there’s a good likelihood it will be repaired in St. Peter. A little shop nestled in St. Peter’s historic district, Knit & Sew World, occupies the storefront at 119 South Minnesota Avenue.

St. Peter’s Mattress Factory

Sep 2013 • Category: Hot Startz!

Bob Emery gives most of the credit to the start of his new business to his partner, Bill Peterson, and a little to Aunt Opal Mae and Uncle Ken Emery of Vernon Center.