Passion Pays Off

I often consider myself lucky that I have the chance to pursue my passions. The awesomeness of that is not lost on me. As I put together this issue of Connect, it hit me how all of our profiles this issue also have the good fortune of living out their passions every day.

Take our cover story, Tony Frentz. While he seems to have an overall passion for enjoying life…he has also found his professional passion: creating a building or project and seeing it through from conception to end product. And it’s a passion he is “passionate” about sharing with his hometown of Mankato.

Jesse Olson pursued his passion of cars and racing, and that passion drove him to Mankato where his business, Medieval Metalwerx, just keeps growing.

And a passion for family, St. Peter and helping others design and build their dream home has helped Chad DeBlieck keep St. Peter Lumber Company going strong despite the ups and downs in the economy.

I hope you enjoy their stories and are motivated to follow your own passions!

So, happy reading…and hopefully, learning!

Lisa Cownie,

Lisa Cownie

Editor of Connect Business Magazine