Shops & Business

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.

Liz Mattingly, the owner and lead designer of Deephaven’s Lilia Flower Boutique, dreamed about finding a way to combine her love for plants with her desire to connect people with nature.

Minnesotans love ice hockey. And we know—while it’s fun to play and watch, it comes with risk, just like any sport. Jeremy Schmoe, D.C., DACNB, works with athletes, including some pros, to treat concussions and other neurological illnesses and injuries.

When the holidays arrive, Andrea Loth’s friends and family can expect perfectly wrapped gifts—complete with a bow or two. While attending Orono High School, Loth worked at the now-closed Toy World, where she was trained to wrap gifts.

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