Shops & Business

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.

Lake Minnetonka sailing boat the Onawa

Built in 1893 by “Minnetonka’s Boat Builder” Arthur Dyer for Hazen and Ward Burton, the boat was conceived with the idea that greater speed could be attained by sailing over the water, rather than through it.

Volunteers clean up a beach

The next time you plan a trip (even here in the states), think about how you might do some volunteering while you’re there.

Post-it notes displaying a business plan and other business terms

Entrepreneurs who write a plan are 2.5 times more likely to launch a company.

Designer clothing from Down the Rabbit Hole boutique in Excelsior

Sitting in the heart of downtown Excelsior is boutique Down the Rabbit Hole, which opened last spring and offers a combination of new and gently used clothing for women.

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