Shops & Business

Tucked away in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis is a little, family-owned optical store. What’s inside is a feast for the eyes (pun intended).

You’ve probably seen Sota Clothing’s logo out and about, whether you’ve realized it or not.

If you haven’t purchased outdoor furniture lately, you may not be aware that the popularity of dining sets with round glass tables, umbrellas and four rocker-type chairs sporting poufy, flowered seat cushions is dwindling, if not already zero.

A fashion-forward boutique now celebrating five years in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood, Showroom remains committed to elevating the value and professionalism of Minnesota makers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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