“It was a school project and we had to do something to help our community and the neighborhood, and I thought of a food shelf.”
Teddy Bekele is the son of an Ethiopian agronomist. After getting a taste of the family business at a young age, Bekele never thought farming would be in his future. But, after starting his career in mechanical engineering, he took a chance and made the move to Minnesota.
Jashan Eison moved to the Twin Cities for a job more than 10 years ago. The Brooklyn Park resident has been working at H&B Elevators since then, but it’s how he went from Project Manager to CEO that makes him a Minnesotan to Meet.
What started as just a hobby for Peter Mogck and Matt Frakes is now a full-fledged business.
Steve Thomas, a digital artist, started his career at a paper in Pittsburgh doing graphics and occasional illustrations, but it’s his latest work is a part of that far, far, far away galaxy and that’s what make Forest Lake’s Steve Thomas a Minnesotan to Meet.
As a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Olsen served as captain for the women’s basketball team. She was also a standout high school athlete for Minneapolis South High School. Using her experience as an athlete, and a broadcaster, she’s asking others to “Rethink the Win,” which makes her a Minnesotan to Meet.
Motherhood and their careers influenced them to make a change in the juice pack industry.
In 2007, like so many Americans, Charles Thayer, a bank loan officer, lost his job due to the recession and housing crisis.
Community leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist are just some of the many roles Jennings has taken on in the Twin Cities community.
As bonfire weather sets in, most Minnesotans are bound to grab a sweatshirt at some point in the next few months. One local company, Hoodies for Good, is trying to capitalize on that in a different way.
Step inside Mary’s Northeast Minneapolis studio and you are surrounded by kinds of color.
Miller is anything but your average CEO. In fact, he’s still in ninth grade at Maple Grove Senior High School.
Margaret Wacholz is the community relations manager at Woodbury Senior Living. She brings personality, passion and poise to the job. And for that, and so many other reasons, Wacholz is this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.
For anyone who has had a loved one diagnosed with an illness or in the hospital, CaringBridge is probably a familiar name.
Cydni Bickerstaff was named a “Woman to Watch” by Washington Magazine. Now she is making her mark in Minneapolis ahead of the Final Four in 2019.
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For this week’s Minnesotan to Meet, we take you an old dairy farm in Maplewood. Inside, they aren’t milking any cows, but instead manufacturing thousands of products.
The newest member of the Minnesota United squad has been called one of the Loons “best signings” with experience on the national and global stage. But you won’t see her on the field, instead you’ll see her in the booth — the broadcast booth.
Luz Maria Frias is adding to her already impressive career by working as the President and CEO of YWCA Minneapolis. Her constant dedication to public service makes Luz Maria Frias a Minnesotan to Meet.
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there before: sometimes the clothes we put on first thing in the morning, don’t always lead to instant comfort throughout the day. One St. Paul woman is trying to change that one pair at a time.
Josh Kirkpatrick is Capitol Barbers newest owner. It’s how he’s keeping this business in the family that makes him a Minnesotan to Meet.
Jamice Obianyo of Ecolab is responsible for a big task: an education program being rolled out all over the world to make sure kids aren’t just washing their hands, but understand what a precious resource clean water is.
Robert Evans has spent nearly three decades capturing the walk down the aisle, not just for celebrities, but for everyday couples all over the country.
For years, Stephanie Glaros has been carrying her camera everywhere. At first the images were really just for fun.
Lundstrum is the place where “Broadway meets West Broadway,” and it’s also where Casserly Ellis got her first taste of musical theater.