Life’s turning points are rarely planned nor expected. Almost over the night, the pandemic served as a critical turning point that changed not only many lives, but the world as we knew it. Despite its hardships, some people flipped the script on their careers.
Shops & Business
Laurie Pohlad’s business, You Are Here Design, literally began with a vision.
As the holiday season approaches, don’t forget to include the four-legged members of your family on your shopping list. Dogs like presents just as much as the rest of us, and given how much joy they provide all year, isn’t it right to show our love and appreciation?
Kisa Boutique owner Emily Johnson Kisa first envisioned selling the Turkish jewelry she now offers in her store while living in Istanbul in 2007.
For the past 14 years, an optometry shop has been a fixture of the Wayzata Village Shops. When the opportunity came up to purchase Latham Optical, certified optometrist Clayton Carlson did so, and updated the space.
Now in its 21st year, the Giving Tree Project has become a staple of the Christmas season in Excelsior. The project is organized by the Excelsior Fire District and sponsored by Gary’s First Class Car Care.
Ed Zembrycki, longtime proprietor of Tony's Barber Shop in Excelsior, has managed to avoid many of the issues that keep 21st century business owners awake at night. He doesn't have to worry about hackers, since the shop doesn't have a website, and Zembrycki doesn't do email.
Dan Prosser, author of Thirteeners: Why Only 13 Percent of Companies Successfully Execute Their Strategy — and How Yours Can Be One of Them, grew up sailing on Lake Minnetonka and attending Minnetonka High School. His book has become a popular business book around the world.
Mollie Krengel’s life is all about balance. She’s a businesswoman and a mom. Full of energy and full of calm. She’s always engaged in the world around her, whether she’s cozying up at her parents’ home on Lake Minnetonka, or traveling around the globe with her own kids.
Patrick Nelson and Mary Kay Mohs are not only husband and wife but business partners and artistic collaborators, too.