Shops & Business

Laura Hotvet, executive director of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce

We spoke with the executive director of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce about her role in the community and her deep, deep roots here.

A hat made by Excelsior company Summit Creek Hat Co.

Excelsior native Tony Filippi founded Summit Creek Hat Co. last summer, inspired to create a line of hats and other products that make the wearer think about their favorite places in the world.

Personal stylist Jess Burke sits on a chair.

Personal stylist Jess Burke helps women feel beautiful in their everyday looks.

A woman on a laptop building a website from scratch.

Today, you can launch a simple website in just a few days.

The bookshelves and community space at Cream & Amber, a Hopkins store offering books, beer, coffee and more.

Go inside Hopkins’ newest hot spot for books and beer—all run by women.

A pink SusiBash handbag created by local designer Sussan Mahjouri

Wayzata’s Sussan Mahjouri launches a new line of handbags with a very specific marketing plan.

Joe Ryan, CEO and owner of Oppidan Investment Company

Joe Ryan’s worldview is simple: leave the world better than you found it.

As the CEO and owner of Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm based in Excelsior, Ryan knows he—and Oppidan—can make a real difference in the communities they serve.

Kate Meier, founder of BA Craftmade, a company that makes aprons for professional and home chefs, woodworkers, florists and more.

Tim McKee, Thomas Boemer, Lenny Russo and Justin Sutherland wear aprons by BA Craftmade, just to name a few.

Top Dog Foundation, Lake Minnetonka

While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart

 Marie Raley, owner of Laine Moire Floral Design

To the untrained eye, arranging a floral bouquet might sound like an easy task.

Pages