Friday, February 24, 2012
Eric Malmberg, broker/owner of RE/MAX Advantage Plus, was honored with the Office Image of the Year award for their new Shakopee office location.
RE/MAX associates with RE/MAX Advantage Plus in Shakopee were recently recognized at the RE/MAX North Central Day of Distinction and Awards Celebration for their outstanding achievements in 2011. Eric Malmberg, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Advantage Plus, was honored with the Office Image of the Year award for the new Shakopee office location. This honor is given to only one office in the state of Minnesota and recognizes the entire RE/MAX Advantage Plus Shakopee staff for their positive representation of RE/MAX within their office and community. John Canny and Jason Miskowic were honored for finishing 2011 in the Platinum Club level. As the third highest regional honor for sales in a single year, only 4 percent of nearly 2,000 RE/MAX North …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Frazier will come from Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America, where he's currently general manager.
Dave Frazier has been named vice president and general manager of Valleyfair Amusement Park, according to a news release. Frazier, 46, has more than 25 years of experience in the amusement and theme park industry. He spent 17 years within Cedar Fair, which owns Valleyfair, beginning in 1984, including six years at Valleyfair in various seasonal roles. Most recently he served as the general manager of Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park at the Mall of America in Bloomington. “We are pleased to welcome Dave to our senior management team,” said Richard Zimmerman, Cedar Fair's chief operating officer. "He is a disciplined leader who is truly customer focused." Valleyfair is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, May 12. …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Imagine! Print Solutions officials are planning a $9 million to $10 million, 300,000-square-foot expansion.
Bob Lothenbach, president and owner of Imagine! Print Solutions, is ready to move on a 300,000-square-foot expansion at his Shakopee headquarters that he put off last fall over concerns about turbulent global markets, according to a report today by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. The company plans to break ground in April on the $9 million to $10 million project, near Highway 169 and Canterbury Road, the report says. Imagine has grown into one of the largest, sheet-fed printers in North America with more than 650 employees in Shakopee and in eight regional offices around the country. They will also celebrate their 24th anniversary in April.
Monday, September 19, 2011
From trash to treasure, one Shakopee women is making a living by turning ordinary junk into unique art.
Bustling about her small stall, Sara Smith was bartering with a customer who wanted to purchase her giant iron windmill. Around Smith are bicycle seats turned into jewelry stands, baseballs into cloth flowers and world globes into roly poly dolls. “It’s kind of like cars,” Smith said. “I like to take things apart and put them together.” Since she was a child, Smith has been digging up treasures from trash. Now, as an adult, she sells her art at the Junk Bonanza every year. The Junk Bonanza is an annual three-day sale that has antiques, vintage clothing and furniture, jewelry and decor made from salvaged items. Smith also owns Seasons in Carver, a store that is open several days a month. “I know this is what I’m supposed to do,” she said. “…