Shops & Business

After over 17 years in the business of hair, Betsy Benson decided to open up her own rent-your-space salon, Pinnacle Salons, right before Thanksgiving last year. This up-and-coming concept offers a unique take on the salon business.

The Laemmle Greenhouse was started on the eastern side of Woodbury around 1988 by Bill and Marlene Laemmle. Bill had the experience and the drive to put the greenhouse together.

In October 2015, nearly 15,000 volunteers from the Woodbury community and beyond assembled and packed meals for the hungry at the largest-ever Feed My Starving Children event under one roof at the HealthEast S

For 15 years, current Woodbury resident Jenny Salinas-Borrero has designed and created unique and irreplaceable jewelry.

After looking for alternative ways to raise funds, Jacki Frazer and others created the Math and Science Academy’s first Dragon Dinner in 2017. They’re now gearing up for this year’s event on April 14.

Image 360-Woodbury is a graphic design company that focuses on the entire visual communication package. Unlike other agencies, Image 360 takes one step further, actually producing products as well.

Last fall, Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co. threw itself a big birthday party at its Woodbury plant, with food, drinks, a presentation by the mayor and plenty of prize drawings for its employees.

Kids experimenting with entrepreneurship is far from uncommon—the lemonade stand has become an American rite of passage after all. What is more uncommon is when a childhood passion carries into adulthood and makes way for a highly successful business.

After browsing numerous pet product websites, Pet Evolution co-owners Rian Thiele and Mike Osborne saw a need for a website that clearly showed what items people were purchasing for their furry friends.

This winter, the Woodbury community welcomed a Twin Cities favorite, the Duluth Trading Co. “We’re completely excited to be coming into the Woodbury area,” Maggie Chanthavong, store manager, says.

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