Shops & Business

What better way to start off the summer than with some brand new, locally-made metal home décor accessories to brighten up your summer nights?

The doldrums of an economic recession might not seem like the best time or place in which to launch a wealth management company, but for certified financial planner and certified divorce financial analyst Kelly Pedersen, it fit.

It began on the golf course with two college friends and their sandal-covered feet.

The name Hazeltine has become synonymous with the Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska. The golf course was named after its most charming feature, Lake Hazeltine.  All this prompts the obvious question, “Who or what is Hazeltine?”  

Over the last several years, breweries and distilleries have been making their beverage marks on the area. There’s another player in the mix—this time the beans are doing the talking.

As spring bursts back into our lives—on the wings of red-winged blackbirds and on the promise of warmer days—style begins to shift along with the season. It’s not always easy to keep up with these ever-changing trends but, lucky for us, we have help from some area experts.    

There are few things in life that can beat the smell of freshly-baked bread—nothing that is, except for the taste of freshly-baked bread.

Chalk it up to creativity! Krista McPherson's  business provides personalized touches to any type of party.

A seed was planted several years ago when the Waconia Lions Club organized a trip to Washington, D.C., in 2007 for 119 World War II veterans. “The experience was fantastic, phenomenal,” says Joe Gifford, public relations chair and former president of the Waconia Lions Club.

He graduated from Chanhassen High School in 2016 and now attends Iowa State University, double majoring in management with an entrepreneur track and supply chain management—that only scratches the surface of Matt Hodges’ accomplishments, including launching