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KRockArt Launches from a Love of Painting

Kristen Rock Chouinard left a corporate career on the chance that she could turn her passion into a new business. Today, her love for painting has evolved from a therapeutic and creative outlet into an entrepreneurial quest with KRockArt. “When I create, one of my many hopes is that the piece will speak to its [...]

By |2019-03-12T15:11:33-05:00March 12th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on KRockArt Launches from a Love of Painting

Jen Rarey Harnessing Creativity

Jen Rarey was enjoying a successful eighteen-year career as a Creative Director at Hallmark when her name was among the hundreds who found themselves suddenly unemployed in the Hallmark layoff of 2015.  While she knew layoffs were coming, she thought her position was secure, but she was wrong.  Her head spinning from the shock, she [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:07:56-05:00February 13th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on Jen Rarey Harnessing Creativity

The Brewkery Taps Handcrafted Kombucha

Taste a handcrafted, artisanal kombucha and meet the founders of this Lucky Elixir at The Brewkery, a kombucha brewery in the Northland. Founded in 2015 by Amy Goldman and Sean Galloway, The Brewkery opened with a mission to make great tasting, handcrafted, artisanal kombucha that is local, healthy and sustainable. By tapping into the services [...]

By |2019-01-11T08:52:29-05:00January 11th, 2019|Success Stories|Comments Off on The Brewkery Taps Handcrafted Kombucha

Lightworks Tackles Growth and Balance

When Kathi Vandel started Lightworks, Inc. in 2002, she wanted a business that created balance between light and dark, art and engineering and most importantly, work and family. “The backbone of our company rests on the concept of balance,” she said. “That’s why the company was formed, and maintaining that balance keeps us happy people.” Today, [...]

By |2018-12-12T08:36:08-05:00December 12th, 2018|Success Stories|Comments Off on Lightworks Tackles Growth and Balance

M-Power Enterprises builds from Primal Cry

Marisa Wiruhayarn’s entrepreneurial journey began when she left Thailand in the early 1980s for a fresh start in the United States. But it would be many years later before her spicy Thai hot sauce would truly launch her into a business of her own. Shortly after coming to the U.S., Wiruhayarn would mourn her young [...]

By |2018-11-12T14:53:46-05:00November 12th, 2018|Success Stories|Comments Off on M-Power Enterprises builds from Primal Cry