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Monday Business

Cala Contemporary Woodwork opens new showroom

NEW ULM — A local family business that specializes in handmade furniture from wood and metal, opened a new showroom with an open house Saturday. Cala Contemporary Woodwork owners Harold and Jayme Enamorado celebrated the event with the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen ...

Minnesota Valley Funeral Home pays dividends

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes & Cremation Services recently paid patronage dividends to its members. Dividends of more than $13,000 went to families that had funerals in 2010 and over $44,000 were sent to the family who were served in 2011, said General Manager, Eric Warmka. ...

New optometrist welcomed

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Drs. Akre & Clark Family Eye Care office recently to welcome new optometrist, Dr. David King! King comes to Minnesota from southwest Wisconsin, where he attended school in Madison and then later attended college in ...

Pieser adds seminar on Italy

Betsy Pieser, owner of The Details Travel Agency, recently attended an invite-only seminar hosted by the Italian National Tourist Board North America in New York City. “Italia: The luxury of beauty” connected tour operators, hotel owners and destination management companies from Italy with ...

New location for Beruck Studios

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at 1106 South Broadway to welcome Ashley Aukes with Beruck Studios to her new location! Formerly operating out of her husband's business space, Tech Unlimited, Ashley has expanded her equipment and felt the need to have ...

New HR manager at Firmenich

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Kris Wuller as the new HR Manager at Firmenich. Kris has a long-standing history in New Ulm. After finishing her college experience, Kris started her career as a manager at Herberger's. After gaining experience ...

Powerhouse Nutrition opens in downtown Sleepy Eye

In former insurance office SLEEPY EYE — Powerhouse Nutrition recently opened at 135 Main Street West in downtown Sleepy Eye. Owned by Brooklyn Stevenson, the business features Herbalife products including shakes, tea and aloe featuring protein bars, tea packets including fiber and ...

AMPI cheesemakers earn champion title

Dairy farmer-owned co-op’s Parmesan tops national contest NEW ULM — The cheesemakers of Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) are bringing home the Chairman’s Trophy following the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Championship Cheese Contest. A hand-crafted Parmesan made at ...

Lamplighter, Kaiserhoff win first place in local contest

NEW ULM — Lamplighter Restaurant and Lounge, Russell Davis' choice for first place, and Veigel's Kaiserhoff, the People's Choice for first place, won the bar crawl and cocktail competition hosted by celebrity bartender Russell Davis on Nov. 9. Davis ranked B&L Bar in second place and ...

New leaders at Jefferson Elementary

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Jefferson Elementary School to welcome Julie Hull, Principal, and Jonathan Schwaegerl, Assistant Principal. Julie was previously the Assistant Principal before being promoted to this new role. She was ...

Puhlmann Lumber & Design remodel space

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Willkommen Committee of the Chamber of Commerce recently visited Puhlmann Lumber & Design to check out their remodeled space. Their business started in 1926 as just one of five lumber yards in New Ulm. The focus of their remodeling was to demonstrate design ...

Local Edward Jones branch team participates in advanced training

NEW ULM — Mike Benz, a financial advisor with the financial services firm Edward Jones in New Ulm, and Branch Office Administrator Paula Wenninger recently attended an invitation-only training opportunity at the firm's St. Louis headquarters. The two-day Custom Forum is offered to fewer ...

Pre-shopping opener concert at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — Broadway hits to suit anyone’s taste will be the focal point of State Street Theater’s pre-shopping opener launch on Friday, Nov. 1, starting with a social hour at 6 p.m. The concert will feature Broadway hits like “Cabaret,” “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa My ...

New Ulm Real Estate adds Henle

NEW ULM — New Ulm Real Estate has added Chayla Henle to its team. Chayla, her husband Michael (a New Ulm native) and their daughter Quinn recently settled in New Ulm. Henle has a business background including management of large apartment communities in and around the Twin Cities. She has ...

Sleepy Eye Coffee Co. opens in renovated PIX Theater

SLEEPY EYE — Downtown Main Street is often lit up these days by Sleepy Eye Coffee Co. which recently opened for business in the former PIX theater building. Theater marquee lights can be seen for blocks in the business advertised as having a big-city vibe and small-town charm. Serving ...

Big ideas scoped out

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Big Ideas to check out their new space at 9 N. Minnesota St. and to find out more about what Big Ideas is all about. It is co-owned by Mary Ann Christensen and Rebecca Fliszar. It is a non-profit organization for ...

United Prairie celebrates

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently helped United Prairie Bank celebrate 100 years of banking. The New Ulm location originated as Klossner State Bank in 1919. The United Prairie Bank organization was born in 1973 when former President, Jim Sneer, bought ...

Jackie Goblirsch receives Paraoptometric of Year Award

MINNEAPOLIS — Jackie Goblirsch was named Paraoptometric of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) at its annual Fall Meeting recently. She is a paraoptometric with Madelia Optometric and was nominated by Dr. Viktoria Davis, owner of Madelia Eye Care. She joined Madelia Eye ...

New spa in New Ulm

NEW ULM — A new type of spa experience has floated into New Ulm, which gives users an immersive therapeutic experience. The spa is called “Calm Lake Float” and is run by Virginia Suker-Moldan out of her home. Calm Lake Float allows users to experience a floatation pod by appointment. ...