Shops & Business

The animals at Long Lake’s Spring Farm Sanctuary look happy. But behind their loving eyes are heart-wrenching stories of past abuse, neglect and the horrors of factory farming.

This spring, an unconventional beauty store opened at Ridgedale Center. The vibe is decidedly Generation Z—a far cry from the department store beauty counter of yesteryear.

Traveling all the way from California to Minnesota, entrepreneurs Rachel and Bryant Amundson are bringing açai bowls and a passion for healthy lifestyles.

While designing her own dream home, Minnetonka’s Jessica Schaack discovered she wanted creative control over every aspect, including the lightbulbs.

They say necessity is the mother of invention. So when marketing and PR professional Nicole Pomije needed a treat for a party but couldn’t find her cookie sheet, she made do.

Inspired by Minnesota and specifically Lake Minnetonka, Erin Martin, owner of Martin’s Boutique in Excelsior, and her husband Mike founded North Shore Apparel MN, a business selling garments like hats, shirts

Maddy & Maize, a gourmet popcorn company, might be small-batch (it’s produced in handmade batches in a cozy St.

Reach for Resources is a Minnetonka-based nonprofit organization focused on providing support and services for individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities.
 

Cari Giglio, owner of Cherie Consignment Boutique in Excelsior, has always dreamed about owning her own shop and using it as a platform to empower women.

Excelsior Sawdust Company LLC was born when owners Patti and Steve Benson were searching for a reclaimed, rustic table to complete the dining room in their northern Minnesota cabin.

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