A wedding favor has turned into a tasty business venture for Plymouth couple Tom and Nicole Dokman, the makers behind Here’s the Deal Spice Company.
Bloom Early Learning & Child Care, with two locations in Plymouth, named Rock Elm Tavern as its 2020 Community Partner of the Year. Plymouth resident, Eric Olson, was named Volunteer of the Year. Both Rock Elm and Olson played roles in helping Bloom carry out a virtual 20th anniversary c…
An initiative to bring back apprenticeships for St. Louis Park High School students faltered amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but one student pursued the opportunity on his own.
Opening in the midst of a pandemic has had its challenges, but Boba Tonka Bubble Tea owners Rod and Thusuong Hiel of Minnetonka aren’t letting it stop them.
Luke Kujawa and Michael Jellish, owners of Your Boat Club, were worried the business would sink last spring as club members were asking to cancel memberships during the stay-at-home order. They applied for a government grant of $10,000 to help with potential losses.
Accra, a Minnetonka-based provider of homecare services, has promoted Amy Hilsgen to chief human resources officer. In her new role, Hilsgen will continue to lead the organization’s human resources department.
Small Business Saturday is a day to support small and local businesses in the community. This year, it’s on Saturday, Nov. 28, the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Comcast announced plans Nov. 19 to equip more than 20 different locations in the Twin Cities with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” before the end of 2020, including Perspectives Family Center in St. Louis Park.
Business is booming at Nordic Ware, prompting the St. Louis Park City Council to vote in favor of an expansion for the cookware manufacturer.
MinnyRow Market is now open in downtown Hopkins, offering locally sourced and ethically produced food in the former Erbert & Gerberts location at 740 Mainstreet.
A Minnetonka mother and teacher has made it her mission to lift up other local Black business owners and makers this holiday season by offering gift boxes curated with locally sourced products.
Blue Horizon Energy, based in Minnetonka, announces the hiring of Marilyn Hardy as vice president of business development. Most recently, Hardy served 17 years as director of finance for Berkshire Hathaway BNSF Railway in Fort Worth, Texas, with an emphasis on revenue management and administ…
The Eden Prairie Players are looking for ways to continue inspiring members of the community by creating theater opportunities in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There has been a lot of brainstorming by the crew at Excelsior Brewing Company, 421 Third St., about how they could extend the patio during the winter and keep customers warm. The patio is a large part of the brewery in the summertime, said Tony Filippi, the taproom’s business manager.
Plymouth residents have long awaited a brewery, and as of Nov. 18, that wait is finally over with the official opening of Luce Line Brewing Company.
As with most things this year, COVID-19 has shifted the way community events take shape and Holiday in Hopkins is no exception.
The Foursome in Plymouth has opened a new store, Boundary Clothing, featuring outdoor activewear for men and women. The Engel family has owned and operated The Foursome for three generations and continues to do so.
Development projects in Hopkins and St. Louis Park gained financial backing from the Metropolitan Council.
Two days after Election Day in 2016, Jaime Chismar designed a sign to welcome all to her St. Louis Park neighborhood. Four years later, the sign has been translated into nearly 40 languages and has traveled across the world.
Jewelry designer Erica Molinari will provide a trunk showing of her collections 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day Nov. 12-14 at Max’s, 3826 Grand Way in St. Louis Park.
St. Louis Park, in partnership with local marketing firms, will cover the cost of up to $1,000 of new marketing services on a reimbursement basis for businesses seeking to gain customers during the pandemic.
St. Louis Park-based JonnyPops and grocery store chain Kowalski’s Market are pairing up to provide in-store winter clothing donation boxes benefiting Joseph’s Coat and Sharing & Caring Hands.
Amy Brace, the baker at Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe in Hopkins, was recently named Top Outstanding Young Minnesotan at JCI Minnesota’s fall convention. She was being nominated for the award by JCI Hopkins for her excellent skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, and community service, all of which …
Excelsior has received funding from a Hennepin County initiative, the Business District Recovery Program, to support local business districts through the winter and COVID-19, according to Ryan Kelley, a transit-oriented development program manager for the county.
Arctic Wolf, a corporation doing business in security operations, has raised $200 million in funding and will relocate its global headquarters from California to Eden Prairie.
Cornerstone Auto Plymouth is inviting the community to contribute in helping the homeless of Minneapolis with a clothing and hygiene drive going on now through Saturday, Nov. 7.
The Glenn Minnetonka has been named an Outstanding Disability Employer by the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation, MOHR, for its senior dining facility operated by Unidine Corporation.
Westwood Early Childhood Center in St. Louis Park has been recognized with a statewide award during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
With the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce merging with the larger Minneapolis Regional Chamber, former TwinWest President and CEO Shannon Full has announced she will leave the organization.
Red Sauce Rebellion Executive Chef and Owner Eli Wollenzien always knew downtown Excelsior needed an establishment that serves hot breakfast. The restaurant, which was focused on traditional Italian fare, events and cocktails, is about to do just that.
With 25 years of restaurant experience and 10 years in wine distributing, Minnetonka resident Michael Bouchard was ready to take the risk of launching his own brand of wine.
Now open in Hopkins is Panka Natural Health, where husband and wife team Dr. Jacob and Dr. Haley Panka are making it their mission to offer patients health and healing by getting to the root cause through naturopathic medicine.