Shops & Business

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

Wayne Hays’ 10th birthday in 1968 was something. The day was gift wrapped with a poodle puppy named Sam and a family move into a house on Powers Boulevard in Chanhassen, which served as the family’s homestead until last year, when his mother, Jennie Hays, passed away.

Lorene Brown has discovered her “happy place”—The Langdon, a 501C3 consignment-for-charity resale shop located in an elongated, rustic log cabin in Mound.

Nothing brings Kristen Vidmar more satisfaction than redoing a lifeless piece of furniture, creating a brand new feel with perfectly paired fabric.

“Calling all women hunters,” Athena Annis says. “I want to work with you on creative and interesting projects.” Annis is working in the male-dominated field of taxidermy, and she knows there are women hunters and anglers out there who would be just as happy to meet her as she’d be to meet them.

Have a sweet tooth or looking for a tasty treat? Funky Chunky, a company dedicated to creating delectable snacks, provides a wide range of options to satisfy any craving.

The scent of lemongrass, clean and crisp, softly welcomes visitors stepping into gather + grace in downtown Chaska.

Visiting a health spa is not a new concept.

When shoppers step through Boutique 78’s doors in Chanhassen, they might encounter mischievous Norwegian trolls poking their heads out, catch a glimpse of sparkling tiaras or stop to admire intricate handmade jewelry from Barcelona, Spain.

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