by Bob Grawey Staff writer While many businesses have suffered through a lengthy and tough recession, one Rogers company has expanded twice and is poised for even bigger growth. Enviro-Chem, a recycling-based business, has been around since the early 1980s, starting out in Hamel. In 1984 the Meyer family moved the operations to its present [...]
by Bob Grawey Staff writer For many, the lingering recession meant big lifestyle changes as people lost their jobs and/or lost their homes to foreclosure. Just as many companies were affected, too, as they were forced to close or downsize. Now businesses in most every sector are beginning to rebound. That means filling positions once [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Daniel Seddiqui set out to work 50 jobs in 50 weeks in 50 states —including one at Metal Craft in Elk River. He accomplished his mission in 2009, and now has written a book about it. Seddiqui was at Metal Craft earlier this month to sign copies of his new [...]
Crowds wound through the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant and out the back door as people waited for their chance to order the grand opening special of a $1, one pound pulled pork sandwich. Owner Jason Stewart says 475 sandwiches were served through 1 p.m.
by Bob Grawey Staff writer For years people have seen Hardee’s, a fast food burger chain, disappear from the retail landscape. But the company is beginning to rebound, and residents can expect to see a new Hardee’s built this year in Hassan. It will be located in the KinderCare development on 141st Avenue North between [...]
by Bob Grawey Staff writer Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is Hassan and Rogers’ latest restaurant and offers something new for area residents. Owner Jason Stewart opened the store that specializes in slow-cooked beef brisket and pulled pork March 1. A new breed of fast food to the area, Dickey’s offers what Stewart calls “high quality food [...]
“Once I get going, I want to give back to the community by offering jobs and a special service for people who need it,” Brent Palmer said, standing outside his new Zimmerman-based autobody shop.