Sunday, August 20, 2017

Business

A Blooming Prairie manufacturing company is gaining statewide recognition. For the second straight year, Minnesota Business magazine has named Minimizer a finalist for its Manufacturing Awards. Minimizer is one of three companies up for the title of Best in Class – Mid-size. “It’s a huge honor for...
For the past 10 year United Way of Steele County has tapped a local corporation to lead their annual fundraising campaign.  Today they announced that, for the second time, Federated Insurance will serve as the 2017 United Way Corporate Campaign Leader. “We are grateful that Federated, a local,...
How about opening a retail shop in historic downtown Owatonna? The MainStreet Owatonna 2017 Retail Challenge is offering an incentive package worth up to nearly $25,000 for a winning retail business that will open in Owatonna’s historic downtown district by November 1, 2017.  Contestants will take...
United Prairie in Owatonna recently raised $880 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds were donated to the Salvation Army of Steele County. The Salvation Army helps those in need throughout the community with various programs, as well as a store in Owatonna. Denim for Dollars is a...
A new business venture is blowing into Steele and Dodge counties. NextEra Energy Resources is proposing The NextEra Wind Project to establish a field of wind turbines in both counties.  The project would consist of 30-year contracts with local landowners, particularly farmers who are willing to...
It may be a responsibility or a courtesy to send your elevator back down once you’ve reached the top. It may be a sign of maturity not to push all the buttons as you are getting off. It may be a well-deserved time for reflection if your elevator is empty. The savvy business guru is hungry for the...
The Ellendale City Council announces Ralph Diaz as the new manager at the Ellendale Muni. The Muni is a bar, liquor store and eatery, offering off-sale and on-sale liquor, as well as a lunch and dinner menu with a wide variety of burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and more. Diaz brings years of...
It ‘tis the season to give Blooming Prairie a beautiful look. That was the message brought forward by Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce President Greg Johnson at a regular membership meeting held Wednesday noon, May 17, at Bunkies Grill & Lanes. With the community into celebrating its...
Mothers and daughters have been known to shop together, but a fresh twist on that concept is a mother/daughter team in Owatonna that not only shops together, but they own a shop together.  The Rustique, a consignment shop owned by Karen Schultz and Tami Krogman, is located at 207 N. Cedar Avenue in...
Vicki Lysne, Jerry Ganfield, Nancy Morness, Jame “Corky” Ebeling, Jack Spitzack, and Tom Brick pose with the plaques they received for excellence in tourism. This is the first time the chamber has recognized separate facets of tourism.
Owatonna is a wonderful place to visit, and the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce decided to honor a few of the people who help make it that way. The 2017 Tourism Awards were handed out on May 11 during a luncheon at The Steele County Historical Society Center. Kate Godfrey, director of Conventions and...

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