Shops & Business

Seven years ago, Sarajo Wentling was looking for a stained glass class when she stumbled across a beading class at The Bead Monkey in Minneapolis. Right away, she was hooked.

Jamie Tesch was browsing Pinterest for the perfect gift for her husband to mark their first wedding anniversary. When she found a picture of folded book art, she knew it would be a perfect memento for the “paper” anniversary.

More than 30 years ago, Nicole Hodo of Eden Prairie was perhaps the youngest “saleswoman” in the southwest metro.

Like many middle school students, Chanhassen’s Jackie Coulter loved crafting and making things. But five years ago, she decided to revisit that childhood passion and ended up with a business.

The kitchen bowl cradles so much more than the food it serves. The vessel holds memories of a grandmother’s warm German potato salad, sweet mounds of cookie dough or a family’s treasured holiday recipe.

Cat or dog? Ketchup or salsa? Shower or bath?

In an effort to help the downtown business of Chaska and Carver during the closing of Hwy 41 and 101 due to flooding, the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce will offer a “Rally for Downtown Business” program to anyone and everyone that