Celebrating True Leaders

Well, if you’ve reached this page in the magazine you’ve no doubt seen that this year’s Business Person of the Year is Dennis Terrell, owner of Re/Max Dynamic Agents. This is only my second year involved with this promotion, but I can tell you entries doubled from last year! All the nominees certainly could have fit the bill. I’m sure glad I didn’t have to choose.

Speaking of choosing, I want to let you know how the winner and two runners-up were decided. For the selection team, we started with a diverse group of five business leaders in the nine-county region. They were joined by two votes from the Minnesota State University Mankato College of Business and our three-person editorial board. All on the selection team ranked their top five and we tabulated the results. Close, close, close this year!

Thanks to all who nominated…I’m already looking forward to next year. In the meantime, enjoy their stories in our pages as we kick off a new year learning about and celebrating the characters that make Southern Minnesota such a great place to live and do business.

Happy reading, and hopefully, learning!

Lisa Cownie,

Lisa Cownie

Editor of Connect Business Magazine