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Waseca Tries to Rekindle Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Past

Mar 2018 • Category: Connect TV, Special Reports

Waseca city leaders are planning for the future, by studying the past. Waseca, like many rural cities, has had many notable entrepreneurs such as EF Johnson (EF Johnson Company), Bumps Brown (Brown Printing), and George Herter (Herter’s Outdoor Goods). As they grew their companies, they spawned many other ventures in Waseca many of which are still around.

Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm

May 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

When Bill Bartz bought land outside of Waseca in 2008, he initially considered raising alpacas. Now, he runs a pizza farm.

Extreme Businesses of Southern Minnesota

May 2016 • Category: Special Reports

As consumers finally start to emerge from the recent recession and loosen their financial belts, an interesting trend is coming to light: just how people spend their newly available money.

4-Seasons Athletics

Nov 2015 • Category: Feature Story

Jeremiah Miller leans forward in the office chair at 4-Seasons Athletics, LLC, in Waseca. His voice grows more intense as he discusses the various aspects of his life: his family, 4-Seasons Athletics, being a licensed agent in his uncle’s insurance company and his mission to help veterans regain stability in their lives.

Barry Pallet

Sep 2014 • Category: Feature Story

In the 1980s, Richard Berry’s pallet business was a part-time venture out of his garage while he spent his days working at his full-time job. Now, 25 years later, Berry Pallets has grown large enough to warrant its own assembly building and offices. Berry oversees 36 employees and turns out 8-10,000 pallets a week, offering about 30 types of pallets to clients across the state.

Amy Borneke

Mar 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

Amy Borneke has lived in Waseca her entire life. At 41, in August 2013, she earned her real estate license and began with Century 21 First Choice.