Mixing work with family can be tough for a married couple. But one duo seems to have done it, building a booming business despite very limited experience. “I didn’t have a retail background and I opened up a store called Hot Mama,” said Megan Tamte, the founder and CEO of Hot Mama. “I think those are two things right there that set you up for a lot of naysayers.” But Tamte has been proving those naysayers wrong for nine years. The third grade teacher turned business mogul was recently named Ernst and Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. So Amelia Santaniello sat down to talk to her about building a business, with kids, without any experience, and with her husband as a partner. Watch them getting ready for a family dinner, and you can tell that Megan and Mike Tamte know how to work together. They preach teamwork to 16-year-old Allison and 13-year-old Roian, and say it’s one of the secrets to their success in an unexpected business.
Employees at a popular Uptown restaurant say they want money they worked hard for. Customers, and even some employees, showed up to Heidi’s in Minneapolis a week ago to find a sign notifying them the restaurant was closed.
More drama over the new Vikings stadium. Team owners again Monday refused a request to return to the stadium bargaining table.
The Crave folks are at it again. Plans have been announced for Kaskaid Hospitality (parent company to Crave, Union, figlio and Urban Eatery) to open a new concept in the soon-to-be former home of Old Chicago in Uptown.
In a matter of months, the city of Osseo could open a gun store and indoor shooting range in the middle of town. It’s being discussed among city leaders right now, and many feel it could bring a lot of new business to Osseo.
A Twin Cities dog owner calls her best friend a “miracle.” Once a runner, it’s now amazing 3-year-old Gauge can even walk.
While some NFL owners prefer to be out front as the faces of their franchises, Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf stay behind the scenes providing quiet support.
NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would end the lockout, provided that players re-establish their union and sign off on the proposal. But the players didn’t vote, leaving the country’s most popular sport in limbo for at least another day.
Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that negotiating teams for NFL owners and players are in Minneapolis and expected to resume talks aimed at ending a lockout now in its fourth month.
Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier says Vikings coaches stand firmly behind their owners in the NFL labor dispute and were not consulted before the NFL Coaches Association filed a brief supporting the players.