Monday, May 6, 2013
Seese is ready to show business owners "the awesomeness of Patch."
One of Patch's goals is to make life ridiculously easy for our communities, and that includes businesses. To that end, we introduce Devin Seese, new Local Ad Manager for Patch sites in Hopkins, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Fridley and St. Michael. He comes armed with ridiculously cost-effective advertising deals that should fit most any budget. To introduce you to Devin, we asked him to share some highlights about himself. Education: "I graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2010 with a degree in bio-based products." Joining Patch: "I joined Patch March of 2013 and love what we have to offer to the communities we serve. I attended Chaska High School and have lived in Minnesota my whole life." Outdoors enthusiast: "I love …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
April's business news includes a continuing foreclosure fight, new bars and restaurants, flat home sales, a new HCMC clinic, business awards and a new bakery.
Editor’s Note: The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on the following Patch sites in April 2013: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Edina Municipal Liquor Stores Among Most Profitable in Minnesota The City of Edina's three municipal liquor stores brought in $1.445 million in net income during fiscal year 2011. How About a Brewpub in Hopkins? They currently aren’t allowed in the community, but inquiries have prompted the City Council to discuss whether to change that. Sammy's, Version 2.0, Ready for Dog Days of Summer Sammy's Speed Dog—a gourmet hot dog diner—…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fill out our form and we will run a profile on Patch so residents can learn more about you and the business where you work.
If you are an employee of a local small business, Patch wants to learn more about you. We want to know more about the people who work in our town. What's the best advice you've ever received? What are your Pet Peeves? What's your dream vacation? Fill out this "Employee Spotlight" form, upload a photo and we will post a profile about you on Patch. Have fun with it. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the right. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include your name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't wait for us to come to you. We'll give a shout out to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture.
If you own or manage a local small business, Patch wants to hear from you. Fill out this "Business Spotlight" form and we will feature your company on Patch. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include the business name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch.com.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's selections include a racetrack's end, a resident still in danger of losing her home to foreclosure and all-day, everyday kindergarten.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Memorial Service Scheduled for Eden Prairie Teacher Jodi L. Heyman died March 23 at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. Multi-Level House Fire on Oxford Road in Shakopee Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire in the Dean Lakes area. Pedestrians Play Frogger at Moore Lake Beach Bus patrons are clashing with speeding cars. Pedestrians deserve more respect. Yorktown Park Community Garden Gets Council Approval Registration for garden …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
It is the fourth location in Minnesota and located near the Plymouth/Maple Grove border.
As of April 1, a new business has opened up at Bass Lake Center in Maple Grove. ChiroWay opened its fourth Minnesota location, with Drew Fautsch, D.C. as franchise owner of the Maple Grove location. ChiroWay first opened in Minnesota at its Woodbury location three years ago. In the past year, three new locations have opened in St. Paul, Blaine and now Maple Grove. Some of the highlights of the business, according to the ChiroWay website, include no appointments necessary, one fee “which covers up to 20 visits per month without the need for insurance or referrals” and multi-location access with no extra charge. ChiroWay states its goal is to provide “to provide regular spinal checks, at an affordable cost, to infants, children and adults so…
Friday, March 29, 2013
It's a short trip down Rockford Road for the 37-year-old restaurant, according to twelve.tv.
Look for a new restaurant to go up in Plymouth this summer and fall if all goes as Randy Rosengren plans. Rosengren owns the Sunshine Factory, a New Hope landmark he built in 1975 and opened days before the United States celebrated its 200th birthday in the summer of 1976, Channel 12 reported. Now Rosengren has his sights set on a site in Plymouth about three miles west on Rockford Road from the current Sunshine Factory, according to the story on twelve.tv: Rosengren chose to relocate to a shopping center near Interstate 494 and Rockford Road in Plymouth. He plans to tear down a restaurant that is currently at 4100 Vinewood Lane North in order to build a brand new building. He said he likes the fact that it is in a busy area and allows …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The business also donated services as the vet for Plymouth’s K-9 unit.
After closing in June 2012, the Northwest Animal Hospital in Plymouth has reopened under new ownership and a few new perks for patrons and pets. Northwest Animal Hospital was originally owned Dr. Sam Allen, who built the practice more than 30 years ago. After his retirement in 2012, Dr. Sara Williams decided to purchase the clinic at the end of October last year. A month and a half later – the clinic reopened with a new look and staff. The full-service veterinary clinic cares for canine and feline patients in the Plymouth and Wayzata area. Services offered include wellness, vaccinations, digital radiology, surgery, dentistry, diagnostics and surgery services. Here are a few of the highlights and features of the remodeled Northwest Animal …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
More than 20 health and wellness exhibitors attended the 2013 event at the Plymouth Creek Center March 10.
Businesses from Plymouth, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Wayzata and Saint Louis Park were among those exhibiting at the Plymouth Healthy Living Fair Sunday, March 10, 2013. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Did you take pictures at the event? Share them by uploading on Patch!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Find out what the governor said he will change next week that will benefit area businesses.
On Friday morning, Gov. Mark Dayton told TwinWest Chamber of Commerce members that he will take a business-to-business sales tax plan out of his revised budget next week, according to media reports. MPR reported the governor "has heard a lot of concerns about his proposal to add sales tax to the services business sell each other." Last month, a tax policy expert told minnpost.com that extending sales tax to these services—such as accounting, advertising and legal—was not a good idea. “It is very rare when all economists agree,” said John Spry, a professor of business economics at the University of St. Thomas and an expert on state tax policy. “But I am still trying to find an economist who studies this area who thinks taxing business-to-…