Sewn Edge Offers “Equal Access to Beauty” in Walnut Grove & Willmar

Sean & Sao Yang | Sewn Edge Sean Yang and his wife, Sao, opened Sewn Edge in Walnut Grove, Minnesota in 2018 and have recently (August of 2019) expanded to Willmar’s Kandi Mall. They offer sewing and creative clothing alterations. We got to know them during our Startup Bootcamp for entrepreneurs earlier this year. Sean came to the United States …

Hiring + Passion: 7 Years In

Claire Meyers + Heather Koffler | VantagePoint Marketing “Our real passion lies in helping communities in our region. More and more, cities and counties are seeing that they have to do something to market themselves and tell the story of their area.” Claire + Heather started VantagePoint, their full-service marketing agency in Morton, MN nearly 7 years ago. They went …

Using a Podcast to Spread Your Message

Tyler Gehrking | DisruptED Seeing the Need For Change Tyler Gehrking knows a thing or two about education. He works with the KCEO program in the Willmar Public School District and says it’s time to change the way traditional education works. “Being in education, I don’t want to hear excuses anymore. You can go and build the kind of change …

Putting Downtown Willmar on the Map

Sarah Swedburg | Willmar Main Street / City of Willmar Sarah Swedburg is using her skills in geography to map out a plan for Downtown Willmar and positively influence the people and places around her. Point A Sarah grew up in the Bemidji/Walker area. She graduated from Bemidji State where she majored in geography. She is well-traveled and has done …

Art is for Everyone

Kristin Allen | greenwater garage + gallery According to Kristin Allen, art is for everyone. It allows people to see, to swim and to fly. Kristin’s career has included being a graphic designer, artist, marketing manager, product designer, and community builder. These days, she owns and operates greenwater garage + gallery while also working as a professional fundraiser for a …