April 2018 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the April issue we're checking out Wildhive, where you can boogie to the beat and connect to your inner child.

It was the mural on the bus that captivated Jo Davis and her then-7-year-old daughter, Riley. “We wanted to explore it just a little more,” Davis says. Which is what they did, on a day last summer in Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park, while they waited to watch the Parktacular parade.

 

When Hoban Korean Barbecue opened in Uptown in 2016, manager Fred Hwang had already devoted four years to making the restaurant possible. Before that, well, he grew up in one.

 

It’s a cold and wet night but the community room in Colonial Acres is warm, bright and filled with beautiful singing by a choir, led by director Melissa Warhol, called the Methodaires.

 

Whether you’re looking to restore an old wooden table, shop authentic Mexican folk art or locally made jewelry, Minnesotans often don’t have to look farther than our own neighborhoods. The following businesses show the range we offer in talent and unique aesthetic.

 

Gail Dorfman is the accomplished leader, innovator and public servant who came to mind recently when St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano was speaking at a national conference (and thinking of a photograph of Dan Wilson on a City South Magazine cover). That’s when it first dawned on him: St.

 

The origin of the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” is unknown. It’s one of those sayings rooted deep in our culture. And while the phrase may sometimes be overused, the words speak a truth that spans centuries: No one should have to go it alone.

 

George E. Prine III knew there was more to life than this. “After 25 years in the hotel industry, I decided to make a change. It was a change that was passion driven. I wanted to be outside, and I loved plants and designing,” Prine says.

 

According to Mollie Krengel, each of us is born with a beat inside us.

 

The TwinWest Chamber is a group of 700 businesses and 3,000 business leaders who provide a voice for the west metro. Shannon Full is TwinWest’s newest CEO, assuming the position in Minnesota about one year ago.

 

Got a green thumb and ready to use it? Consider volunteering at Lyndale Park Gardens with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Opportunities abound, says environmental stewardship volunteer coordinator Sherry Brooks.

 

“It’s our mission to provide healthy, affordable food to build happier and healthier communities,” says Becca Rowe, regional marketing coordinator for Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.

 

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is a partner organization of the American Cancer Society (ACS) with the ability to lobby and advocate for the ACS to members of state and national government.

 

About seven years ago, a tiny business started in a St. Olaf dorm room with four friends and an idea. Erik Brust wanted options for fruit-based frozen pops.

 

You may not be aware Dunwoody College of Technology approved a school of engineering in 2015, or that in 2016 it launched a bachelor of science degree program in mechanical engineering, followed by a bachelor of science in software engineering in 2017 and now, in 2018, plans for a bachelor of sci