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Now, thanks to an $18
million investment, the
independent and assisted living
facility has been expanded
to include new memory care
apartments and care suites,
as well as a transitional care
unit, fitness center, and
rehabilitation department for
physical therapy, occupational
therapy and speech therapy.
“In short, this expansion
serves the needs, supports
the wants and contributes to
the dreams of anybody who
comes here,” notes campus
administrator Mark Pederson.
Westwood Ridge continues
to offer spacious apartments,
attractive common areas,
a variety of amenities and
optional services such as
personal assistance, fitness
programs, social opportunities
and a full range of health
services. And though located
atop scenic Thompson Hill
and surrounded by woods and
nature, Westwood Ridge also
has easy access to the plethora
of businesses on West St. Paul’s
bustling Robert Street.
A full continuum
The recent expansion at
Westwood Ridge has created
a flagship campus in the east
metro, allowing more seniors
to remain in their Westwood
Ridge homes for as long as
Twenty-four secure memory
care apartments provide a warm
and safe setting for residents
without an institutional-like
feel, and the new wing has
a beautiful outdoor garden.
Ten care suites are designed
around comfortable and quiet
living areas near community
amenities where customers and
families can visit and share
Additionally, the new
Care and Rehabilitation allows
patients to quickly recover
from surgery or illness in a
serene setting close to home
with quality health care and
exceptional therapy services.
The newly expanded
campus demonstrates Walker
Methodist’s vision of enabling
seniors to easily navigate care
and living options by providing
services and plans that are easy
“We fiercely protect
customers’ desire to make their
own choices and fulfill their
wishes;” explains Nick Kozel,
vice president of marketing
and communications, “that’s
why everyone who comes here
will experience our mission:
‘Life. And all the living that
goes with it.’”
Quality fine dining
Because people stay
healthier with good food
presented well, culinary
excellence was a top priority in
the Westwood Ridge campus
Under the direction of an
executive chef, the culinary
team at Westwood Ridge
makes meals from scratch using
many fresh and locally grown
Residents have several
dining options including room
service, dining in the gorgeous
dining room with its excellent
view, or having a smaller
gathering in a large private
family dining room.
“We know that an
excellent food experience
is always important for
people, regardless of age or
says. “And restaurant-quality
dining can bring comfort and
The executive chef ’s
exhibition kitchen features
a ‘vertical rotisserie’ as the
dramatic focal point of the
“This impressive feature
is one of only two anywhere
in the entire metropolitan
area; we’re thrilled because it
demonstrates our commitment
to top-notch food service,”
or 25 years, seniors
at Walker Methodist
Westwood Ridge have
enjoyed the life-enhancing
services, friendly staff and
abundant natural beauty that
the 127-unit West St. Paul
facility has to offer.
The Westwood Ridge culinary team serves a variety of tasty meals, all under the
direction of an executive chef.
An $18 million campus expansion means seniors at Westwood Ridge have more options than ever for a continuum of care.
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The business provides year-round
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hassle of calling around to different
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“My goal has been and will always
be to provide professional, quality
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prices to local homeowners,” says
owner Scott Nelson.
His family-owned business has
served the community for more than
20 years, formerly operating under
the name of Scott’s Lawn Care and
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new name and rebranding, New Leaf
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Nelson extended his original busi-
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snowplowing and lawn care to meet
his customers’ requests. With six
plows and a dedicated crew, New Leaf
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Even before the business got start-
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his craft. In junior high school, the
West St. Paul native began working
for his father’s sealcoating company,
and he worked as a parking lot striper
in the late ‘70s.
“I’m still serving the commu-
nity that I was born and raised in,”
Nelson proudly states. “I feel a great
sense of loyalty to this community.”
New Leaf Outdoor Services has
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Optician Chris Gregg, who has
owned the clinic for 22 years, says
offering his customers the widest
selection of custom eyewear in the
metro area is one of the things that
sets his office apart from other eye
Gregg has over 3,000 pairs of
glasses on display at Family Eye
Clinic, including well-known
designer names like Prada, Oakley,
RayBan, Gucci, Silhouette and a
bevy of others to choose from.
Family Eye Clinic also offers
more than 300 types of specialty
contacts lenses, including bifocal
lenses, seven of which Gregg notes
he invented himself.
If a customer with a set vision
in mind still can’t find it in his
store, Gregg has more options. “If
we don’t have it, we can get it,”
he says. “If we can’t get it, we can
probably make it from scratch.”
Assisting Gregg at Family Eye
Clinic is optometrist Dr. John
Ellison, who conducts eye exams,
treats eye injuries and dispenses
Gregg says many people have
been loyal clients for over two
“Customers who started coming
here years ago are now bringing
their kids in,” Gregg says, adding
with a laugh, “It makes me feel a
Others literally make road trips
to get to Family Eye Clinic, he says.
“We have people who drive a long
ways to come here, passing numer-
ous eye clinics on their way. It’s a
humbling experience when you get
someone who has driven over two
hours to get here.”
Hence the name, Family Eye
Clinic can address eyewear needs
for everyone in the family, Gregg
notes. Additionally, the clinic is
“the only office this side of St. Paul
that can actually weld any kind of
metal eyeglass frame,” Gregg says.
“Most places will try to sell you a
new frame, but we can fix it for you
for a lot less.”
That’s good news for customers
who just can’t bear to part with
their favorite frames, he adds. “If
you’ve grown fond of a pair of eye-
glasses that are broken and hard to
find or out of production, we can
fix them for you.”
A world-renown business
Over the years, word of Gregg’s
expertise has spread, with respected
health leaders such as the Phillips
Eye Institute and Sister Kenney
Rehabilitation Institute on his client
Even celebrities know about
Family Eye Clinic, thanks to Gregg’s
wide range of fashionable frames and
his work making special-effect pros-
Remember being chilled by Vin
Diesel’s metallic stare in “Pitch
Black” and “The Chronicles of
Riddick”? That was due to Gregg’s
mirrored contact lenses. Another set
of his specialty lenses was purchased
to give Arnold Schwarzenegger an
icy, “Mr. Freeze” glare in 1997’s
“Batman and Robin.”
Gregg, who is only one of a
handful of people in the world who
makes these lenses, says they are a
big hit at costume parties, and he
can custom make any design.
“If somebody’s got a pattern on
a shirt that they’d like to put on a
contact lens, I can do that,” he says.
“I’ve done the plaid of a kilt on a
pair of contact lenses, I’ve matched
the mother of a bride’s dress for a
wedding. I’ve even done company
Gregg says with the more intri-
cate designs demanded by some
customers, he can spend as long as
80 hours meticulously making the
The amount of time and care
Gregg and his team spend on mak-
ing eyewear for every customer’s
need is evident from the happy cus-
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Inver Grove Heights Family Eye Clinic even offers eyewear for pets.
Founding owner John E. Trojack
has been practicing estate-planning
law since beginning his career 36
Five years ago, Trojack
expanded his office to accommo-
date a larger team of trusted help-
ers to assist in providing quality
service to clients. His son, daugh-
ter and son-in-law all work at the
firm, supported by a part-time
employee, Trojack says.
The office motto is “estate
plans that work,” and Trojack
ensures that the firm meets cli-
ents’ needs with a variety of wills,
trusts, probate, guardianships,
directives and powers of attorney.
“We take the person all the
way through the options,” he
Estate planning can be a
daunting task, but families who
work with the John E. Trojack
Law Office, P.A. find valu-
able help every step of the way.
Trojack and his associates have
perfected a clear, easy process
to make sure clients understand
their options and find what works
best for them.
First, a counseling-oriented
attorney works with you to
develop a plan. With the help
of the experienced Trojack legal
team, clients can go through the
process of growing older with its
many pleasures — grandchildren,
retirement and travel — with the
confidence of knowing they’re
prepared for the future.
Second, there is a commit-
ment to continuing maintenance
of a trust and education with the
client. After developing a plan
for properties and assets, Trojack
continues to work with clients
periodically, updating the infor-
mation if changes are needed.
“Our clients don’t have to
worry once they plan their trust
with us. We schedule regular
meetings to ensure everything is
up to date,” Trojack says.
Third, Trojack can help clients
to pass on their wisdom as well as
wealth. With years of experience,
he monitors ever changing legis-
lation and helps families manage
their estates. He can help ensure
loved ones receive what is meant
for them as easily and smoothly
The law office even handles
finances left in a trust or will
through an estate-planning
checking account, Trojack says.
Meeting clients’ needs
A funding settlement coordina-
tor from the office will accom-
pany clients to the bank to set up
accounts and work with them to
carry out financial responsibilities
designated by their loved ones, he
If a client prefers a meeting at his
or her home, Trojack will make the
“I go anywhere a person wants
me to” he says.
Trojack recalls a client who was
terminally ill and had no estate
plans. When he got the call asking
to meet with him, Trojack went to
the man’s home in Woodbury and
sat at the foot of his bed.
Together they discussed his
options, and the client decided to
have a trust written up. He was
determined even after Trojack
explained that this is normally a
long process, taking weeks to put
together documents and then weeks
more to take care of transferring
everything, from a client’s name to
“the client’s name living trust.”
Knowing this is what his client
wanted, Trojack rushed back to
the office and got everything pre-
pared within the next few days. He
returned to the client’s home with
witnesses present, and the client
signed the trust.
That client passed away in the
following weeks, but everything
was in order, and distribution to his
family members could be made eas-
Taking time to plan ahead
As a lawyer for more than three
decades, Trojack maintains a ser-
vice to the greater community by
offering consultation and legal
advice. He presents free monthly
estate planning workshops where a
light lunch or dinner is served.
“I think it’s the duty of a law-
yer to help people,” Trojack says.
“What may seem small to the
casual observer is really significant
to me. I want to see the case from
my clients’ eyes, because to them
it’s very important.”
Some tips Trojack offers are to
think about the future and take the
time to plan. Don’t just take what
you think will be the easy way
out, such as completing your will
online, because something usually
“You can have multiple wills
done correctly for the price it will
take to have to go to court and
redo something that wasn’t exactly
what the client wanted in the first
place,” Trojack explains.
Consult with the experienced
legal planners at the John E.
Trojack Law Office, P.A. - they’re
committed to meeting clients’
estate planning goals.
“The clients should be able to
look down from heaven and see
that their plan is working out as
they intended,” Trojack says.
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uality and timely legal
services to help with
estate planning are
key at the John E. Trojack Law
Office, P.A., which has served
clients in West St. Paul, Inver
Grove Heights and South St.
Paul for more than 30 years.
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The law office staff includes John E. Trojack (front right), his son attorney Joseph
E. Trojack (front left), son-in-law paralegal and funding settlement coordinator
Sean Schneiderjan (back left), and paralegal and marketing and law firm strat-
egy coordinator Signe T. Betsinger.
John E. Trojack, founding owner of the
John E. Trojack Law Office, P.A., has
been practicing law in estate planing
for his entire career, starting in 1976.
Trojack is admitted to the U.S. District
Court, District of Minnesota; the U.S.
Court of Appeals 8th Circuit; and the U.S.
Supreme Court. He graduated from the
University of Minnesota in 1968 and from
William Mitchell College of Law in 1979.
He has been a member of the National
Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
Since its inception five years ago,
Spirit of Hope has thrived thanks to
its intense focus on spiritual growth
and its welcoming and diverse parish
made up of about 200 families.
“It’s very much a growing church,
but it’s also a close, relational church,”
says Deacon Colleen Woodley. “We
really strive to know everyone that
comes to us and welcome them.”
Community members come from
nearly every background in search
of a place where their journeys are
affirmed, their joys are lifted up, and
their wounds are tended to with
The Old Catholic Church is a
denomination that honors the model
of the early Church and operates on
the principles of collegiality and con-
But the Old Catholic Church is
anything but “old.” It is an engaging
and uplifting denomination, which
was born out of the Catholic Church
in the Netherlands. Its growing num-
bers across the United States attest to
the fact that many folks are searching
out new ways to express the deepest
yearnings of their hearts.
Spirit of Hope invites anyone
and everyone to the table of the
Eucharist. Its mission is “To invite
and inspire all people to live in
“We just want to welcome people
to hear our mission and to join us
and experience a place where our
sacred God’s grace can be celebrated
openly and joyfully by all people,”
Deacon Colleen says.
Spirit of Hope Catholic
Community shares St. Anne’s
Episcopal Church with two other faith
communities at 2035 Charlton Road
in Sunfish Lake. Masses are celebrated
5 p.m. on Saturdays, and a 6 p.m.
Parishioners can grow spiritually
with education programs and stop by
a local coffee shop on Tuesday after-
noons to talk with parish clergy about
A January celebration marked
founding pastor Fr. Marty Shanahan’s
ordination anniversary, and the com-
munity has also welcomed the Rev.
Joan Flood, the first woman ordained
to priesthood in the Holy Cross Old
Catholic Diocese of the Midwest.
Another female deacon Corein Brown
presides at Mass as well.
The Spirited Women of Hope
is another way for women to get
involved in outreach and social activi-
ties. The women’s group leads commu-
nity service opportunities by support-
ing Joseph’s Coat and Neighbors, Inc.
Food Shelf along with other charities.
Spirit of Hope is also now a
teaching parish through the United
No matter how or why you walk in
the door at Spirit of Hope, it’s more
than likely that your view of the world
may change by the time you walk out.
“We are committed to offering
homilies that are relevant, timely and
deeply meaningful, uplifting and chal-
lenging as well,” says Fr. Marty.
We are an open, afÀrming & inclusive Catholic Community that welcomes everyone!
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Spirit of Hope
A member of the Holy Cross Old Catholic Diocese of the Midwest
MASS at 5:00 pm Saturday Evenings
We Are Co-Located At:
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
2035 Charlton Road, Sunﬁsh Lake, MN
Weekly Mass Schedule
Thursday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 5 p.m.
New Summer Schedule
starts June 2nd:
Saturday Mass will move to
Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrating five years of community and faith
at Spirit of Hope Catholic Community
nyone who visits
Spirit of Hope Catholic
Community will find
a vibrant parish rooted in deep
faith and genuine hospitality,
with uplifting homilies and joy-
ous music to boot.
Fr. Marty Shanahan cuts the cake at the fifth birthday
photos by John Lindholm
Spirit of Hope Catholic Community celebrates its fifth anniversary
with a large gathering.
Fr. Marty Shanahan, the pastor and founder of Spirit of Hope
Catholic Community, shares the celebration with family and
Deacon Corein Brown, Rev. Joan Flood, Fr. Marty Shanahan, Deacon Colleen
Woodley and seminary student Deacon Pam Kern all preside over the Mass cel-
ebrating the fifth anniversary.
All are welcome to receive the Eucharist at Spirit of Hope Catholic Community
regardless of their faith background.
Though the bride’s father had
lobbied to hold the event at his
country club, the bride reports,
“I knew instantly that Concord
Exchange was where I wanted my
reception to take place.
“I couldn’t picture us anywhere
else than in that beautiful space on
our wedding day.”
Events coordinator Juliann
Morris says she hears comments
like that all the time. “As soon as
people walk in the door, they’re
sold on the place.” That’s because
Concord Exchange, dating back to
1887, offers all the grandeur of an
historic building and all the com-
forts and advantages of present-day
During the extensive restora-
tion work, the design team carefully
retained all the historic characteris-
tics — the high ceilings, oak panel
doors and woodwork, and original
fireplaces in every room — that
make Concord Exchange so special.
While the grandeur was pre-
served, party hosts have peace of
mind knowing that the building is
thoroughly up to date with a new
guest elevator, electrical wiring and
fixtures, plumbing, and heating and
Concord Exchange boasts a
variety of spaces to host private or
corporate functions ranging in size
from intimate gatherings to large-
scale events, all at very competitive
The main banquet area has a bar,
fireplaces and balconies where there
are small conversation areas and a
bird’s-eye view of the scene below.
There’s an “intelligent” lighting
system to spotlight dances, and DJs
use their laptops to present their
music, which can be live-streamed
throughout the public spaces.
Off the banquet room on the
main level area are a lounge with a
full-service bar and a large space for
dining. Tables are set with exquisite
china, glass stemware and candles.
“We can easily accommodate up
to 700 guests here, and people don’t
feel claustrophobic. You’re free to
move around from space to space,”
Morris says. There are also eight
large-screen TVs so guests never
miss a party’s big moments.
Concord Exchange has an in-
house chef, Craig “Duke” Lindberg,
who prepares any dishes hosts
want to serve. Newlyweds have the
option of providing their own wed-
ding cake and are not charged a
“We try to look for ways to
accommodate our hosts and not
make rules that are difficult,”
Concord Exchange’s upper level
has tastefully appointed hotel
rooms, which are only available to
hosts and their guests. Each guest
room has a fireplace and a two-
person whirlpool bathtub.
A look back
The Concord Exchange build-
ing’s colorful past was shaped
by members of the local com-
munity and the contributions of
many. Originally built in 1887
and designed by Charles A. Reed,
a prominent architect in his era,
the Stockyard Exchange building
housed some 90 commission firms,
banks and cattle brokers’ offices at
its peak in the 1930s and ‘40s.
In its early days, the building
also served as a post office, local
government center and social hall.
Now, after extensive and ongo-
ing restoration, the Concord
Exchange building is once again
being returned to its original glory
as the epicenter of social activity.
The perfect setting for your perfect day.
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The Historic Concord Exchange, built in 1887, is a newly restored and absolutely
elegant building. Standing for more than a century, the extensive handcrafted
woodwork and majestic atmosphere make this venue the perfect place for
weddings or any event you can imagine.
Accommodating parties of 10 to over 800, Historic Concord Exchange has the
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couple in the midst of
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ding recently toured
the historic Concord Exchange
Building in South St. Paul. As
they entered the spacious main
foyer and saw the handcrafted
oak woodwork, gold metal ceiling
and grand staircase, they knew
they had found the perfect spot
for their wedding reception.
The historic Concord Exchange building offers an elegant space for
any occasion, from intimate gatherings to large weddings.
The multi-level ballroom offers a picture-perfect
location for that special day.
The balcony adds extra dining space with a grand touch.
Classic hotel suites are available for
you and your guest to spend the night.
Its seven channels serve the cities of
Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota,
Mendota Heights, South St. Paul,
Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul.
For more than 25 years, Town Square
Television has been committed to cover-
ing events in its communities as well as
helping people learn the technology to
tell their own stories.
“We are a local community media
outlet that is similar to a local newspaper
except we use video. In our early days it
was cable TV only, and now with web
streaming, viewers can see our programs
live or on-demand from anywhere they
can use the internet,” Executive Director
Jodie Miller says.
Town Square Television crews cover
numerous events such as graduations,
sports, elections, multi-faith services,
parades, summer festivals and more. It
produces local programs, keeps up with
the latest technology, promotes freedom
of speech, covers local events and docu-
ments local history.
Not only does Town Square
Television produce local shows, it also
allows volunteers and community groups
to come in to record their own stories.
“Half of our shows are produced
locally by our staff and volunteer produc-
ers, the other half are produced elsewhere
and submitted to our channels. Many
volunteers and groups submit their pro-
grams to us and we are very reliant on
the community to be involved,” Miller
Last year, Town Square Television
logged 1,300 hours of volunteer time,
“That equates to about $28,327 worth
of volunteer effort leveraged for our mis-
sion, ‘Your Town, Your Stories.’”
In addition to a plethora of volun-
teers, a team of 15 employees works to
make Town Square Television a success.
“We have a highly-talented staff who
are very involved in the community.
Many of them live in the areas that we
cover, so they know this community on a
personal level,” Miller says. “The average
employee tenure is 12.75 years, and the
two longest-serving employees are near-
ing their 24th anniversaries with us.”
Coverage and channels
Town Square Television channels are:
• Community (Ch. 14)
• Public Access (Ch. 15)
• Multifaith Access (Ch. 16)
• Government (Ch. 18 and 19)
• Education (Ch. 20)
• Community Bulletin Board (Ch.
“Our highest locally-programmed
channel is Multifaith Access 16,” Miller
says. “There is high interest in the faith
groups in our area submitting very diverse
programs such as teen music concerts,
Bible studies and Sunday services.”
The most popular shows on
Community Channel 14 include
“Insight 7,” “Girl Talk,” “Amp It Up,”
“Game of the Week” and “SportsZone.”
On its Government channels, Town
Square Television televises and web-
streams city council meetings so West
St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota
Heights and South St. Paul residents
can keep an eye on local government.
“We’re one of the last remaining
truly local media sources. We can cover
things more in depth here that people
care about: local people, events and his-
tory,” Miller says. “People can usually
find a connection to a program that
covers something local in their life.”
In 2012, about 1,600 programs were
televised on Town Square Television
channels. Recently, Town Square
Television began LIVE coverage of prep
sports in the community, including high
school football, volleyball and soccer
games, among others.
Planners are always looking for ways
to offer more information.
“This year, our Community Bulletin
Board has a whole new look. It scrolls
through our programming schedule as
well as community events, and shows
the weather from the South St. Paul air-
port,” Miller says.
Additionally, Town Square
Television programs have been regional
Emmy finalists and won national
government programming awards
through the National Association
of Telecommunications Officers and
“We are very proud that programs
can compete at a national level,” Miller
says. “It’s our version of the Oscars.”
One of Town Square Television’s most
popular shows is “Amp It Up,” a program
that invites local bands and artists to the
studio for an interview and to perform.
“It’s a great opportunity for local
artists to get more exposure,” producer
Shawn Vougeot says. “The show is played
not only on our channel (Ch. 14), but
it’s also played back on 14 additional
channels reaching 60 cities in the metro
area and webstreamed with full episodes
“Amp It Up’s” most recent claim to
fame — in addition to its 2011 regional
Emmy nomination and 2012 first-place
NATOA Award — was when “The
Voice” finalist Nicholas David was fea-
tured on the show in July 2010, before he
See yourself on TV?
Want to find out how it all comes
together? Consider taking one of the
many classes offered, including Intro
to Community TV, Digital Field
Production, Studio Production and
Once people have completed the
appropriate course, they can check
out cameras, tripods, microphones,
light kits and batteries to try out
their skills in the field.
“Our classes are inexpensive and
it is hands-on training,” Miller says.
“In 2012, we provided 176 hours of
training and 6,900 hours of video
production equipment between our
cameras, editing suites, studio time
and production truck.” For more
information, check Town Square
Town Square Television is thank-
ful for the support and donations
from the community.
“We want to thank everyone who
has supported us. People don’t real-
ize that just by purchasing a DVD
or taking a class they are support-
ing what we do,” Miller says with a
Town Square Television:
Over 25 years of telling your stories
ormed in 1987, Town
Square Television is a
based in Inver Grove Heights
that provides local community
television for seven cities.
Produce local programs
Train & support volunteers
Teach affordable video classes
Provide hands-on training
& employment skills
Purchase & maintain state-of
the art studio & equipment
Keep up with technology
Help non-profits tell their stories
Maintain a LOCAL media presence
Cover local events
Promote freedom of speech
Support local business economy
Employ local residents
Preserve & document local history
Nicholas David, finalist on “The Voice”
performs on “Amp It Up,” July 2010.
The Nicholas David episode was #19 of 45 “Amp It Up” shows produced to date,
featuring local bands and musicians.
The clinic provides services includ-
ing electrolysis, laser hair removal,
CoolSculpting and non-invasive
skin treatments that utilize advanced
Sciton and Lumenis lasers.
“We want to give everyday people
solutions to their problems. These
procedures improve self-esteem and
help people look their best,” says
owner Christina Cairl.
Cairl opened Christina Clinic in
Arden Hills in 1981 and made the
move to Roseville in 2001. The state-
of-the-art facility has seven treatment
rooms and serves men, women and
even children. Over the years, they’ve
treated patients ranging from age 8
“We have patients who come in for
multiple services; hair removal and
skin laser treatments are popular,”
For those with unwanted hair,
electrolysis is a popular procedure.
This safe, permanent hair removal
technique involves sending heat and
current through a probe to destroy
hair roots. Electrolysis works best for
removing light-colored hair and is
permanent after a series of treatments,
The clinic is also one of only a few
clinics in the state to offer laser treat-
ments using the new Light Sheer
Duet Laser System, a comfortable
removal option for dark, thick hair.
Christina Clinic can also help with
problematic skin issues like scars,
acne, mild wrinkles, sun damage, ker-
atosis and broken capillaries through
skin resurfacing. Fractional resurfac-
ing and superficial resurfacing using
Sciton skin lasers are popular treat-
ments with minimal recovery times.
The clinic can even help patients
with body concerns. CoolSculpting is
a great way for patients to eliminate
unwanted bulges. This non-invasive,
non-surgical procedure is an alter-
native to liposuction. If diet and
exercise fail to remove fat deposits,
CoolSculpting can freeze that stub-
born fat, which is then naturally
eliminated from the body.
“We specialize in these non-inva-
sive treatments with little downtime
because they give us great results,”
A progressive clinic
Cairl notes that the industry
is ever-changing, but Christina
Clinic remains a leader in the
“We are really taking it to the
next level and bringing this tech-
nology to everybody,” she says.
“We’re moving away from basic
procedures toward medical and
Cairl says she’s proud
Christina Clinics offers its clients
these revolutionary new tech-
niques and that she has even tried
them herself, with great results.
“I want to make sure the ser-
vices will work for my clients,
so I test them out on myself,”
Christina Clinic also offers
a full line of skin-care items,
featuring Dermalogica and
NeoStrata products. Beginning
with a Face Mapping analysis,
a client can choose various
degrees of treatment designed
to make the skin glow and
reduce signs of aging. Further
treatments may include peels,
waxing and microdermabra-
The clinic also offers gift cer-
tificates and now has a special
offer for a package of five treat-
In addition to nine longtime
employees, the clinic has two
supervisory medical directors,
plastic surgeon James Wire, M.D.
in Chaska and dermatologist
Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D.
from Crutchfield Dermatology.
The staff also includes nationally
certified laser technicians, estheti-
cians and electrologists.
Cairl says she believes her staff
can help clients keep their skin
looking great, and help them feel
“We can help them have an
overall sense of well-being.”
Christina Clinic: your bright star for beautiful skin
ith more than 30
years of experience
in hair removal
and skin care, the staff at
Christina Clinic does it all.
Owner Christina Cairl and Medical Assistant Teri Palermo-Kelliher use advanced
Sciton skin lasers for skin tightening and resurfacing.
Christina Clinic has a warm, welcoming feel from the moment you enter the door.
Pictured: Office Coordinator Vanna O’Neil.
Procedures & Treatments
Laser Hair Removal
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The ultimate hair removal procedure.
It’s quick, comfortable, permanent and
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laser hair removal isn’t for everyone, so
give us a call today to find out if laser
hair removal is right for you.
Non-Invasive Fat Removal
CoolSculpting is a patented revolu-
tionary, non-invasive cooling technology
created by Zeltiq. It has the capability of
removing specific localized fat in body
areas such as the waist or love handles,
back and abdomen which are proven to
be stubborn to respond to exercise and
diet. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive
and non-surgical liposuction alternative
and tummy-tuck alternative.
The time proven method for safe,
permanent hair removal that works on
a wider range of skin and hair types.
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Safe and effective technique for
improving the texture & appearance of
Superficial chemical peel treatments
are quick, in-office procedures that are
given in combination with glycolic home
care products to stimulate skin renewal
helping the skin appear healthier,
plumper and tighter with enhanced skin
smoothness and clarity.
Fillers For Wrinkles
Restylane, Juvederm & Botox.
This laser procedure uses
ProFractional Therapy to improve skin’s
appearance. The laser pinpoints only a
fraction of the skin, allowing for rapid
healing and creating new collagen to
add firmness and resilience. This proce-
dure has minimal downtime because the
skin recovers in just a few days.
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Superficial Skin Resurfacing utilizes
MicroLaserPeel technology to treat
mild wrinkles, scars and sun damage,
to name a few. The MicroLaserPeel
removes a thin layer of damaged skin,
allowing the surface to heal anew by
eliminating cells that make the skin look
tired or aged. This treatment is great for
those looking to brighten their skin.
For those looking for noticeable skin
improvement without undergoing sur-
gery, SkinTyte infrared technology is the
way to go. This non-invasive procedure
utilizes pulsed light to deeply heat
dermal collagen and promote a more
youthful appearance. SkinTyte treat-
ments require no downtime, perfect for
those who are on-the-go.
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The goal of the business is
quite simple — staff members
diligently work to ensure every
customer is happy with their
experience so they’re excited
about the opportunity to return.
Both new and pre-owned
vehicles are available for pur-
chase at Inver Grove Toyota,
and quick diagnoses and easily
scheduled service appointments
help keep your vehicle running
and in tip-top shape.
A full lineup of options
Interested in a roomy ride
capable of comfortably fitting
your growing family?
How about that sporty car of
Maybe you’d like to test out a
new economical hybrid?
Whatever your preference,
Inver Grove Toyota has a car
that will fulfill your needs. Staff
who are fully knowledgeable
about the renowned products
being offered to customers will
help find the best fit for you.
If a pre-owned car is your
goal, a large inventory is avail-
able to select your next vehicle.
Descriptions, as well as prices,
can be found at www.inver-
A welcoming community
Visiting the car center is a fun
outing for everyone, even the
An entertaining, clean, and
secure play area entices children
and keeps them busy while you
explore the wide array of automo-
Creating an environment in
which your time and experience
is paramount, Inver Grove Toyota
offers a complimentary shuttle
service to get you to and from
nearby locations while you wait
for the service of your car.
Whether providing safe and
reliable transportation to its
neighbors or contributing to
nonprofit events and area ath-
letic teams, Inver Grove Toyota
works for you and for the com-
munity. Bridge to a Cure and
the Chamber of Commerce Golf
Classic are two events in which
they are involved regularly.
A stop at Inver Grove Toyota
is absolutely necessary if you’re in
the market for a new vehicle or
maintenance for your current car.
Trusted employees will meet you
smiling and create a comfortable
setting to discover the wide range
of options available on the lot.
Call Inver Grove Toyota at
651-455-6000 or stop by the
convenient location at 1037
Highway 110 in Inver Grove
Heights, serving Eagan, St. Paul,
Minneapolis and Burnsville areas.
The staff at Inver Grove
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you with your automotive needs!
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Saddled with a three-
game losing streak
entering its Feb. 9 Classic
game against Richﬁeld,
the South St. Paul High
School boys hockey team
was in need of a jump
start. The Packers got it
from junior forward Billy
Brandecker, the team’s
leading scorer, helped
South St. Paul to an 8-0
victory over the Spartans
with a four-point effort.
his third hat trick of
the season and added
an assist to record his
of the season.
The Richﬁeld game
season numbers to 15 goals
and 8 assists for 23 total
points. The goal total in No. 1
on the team and he is fourth
on the squad in assists.
Inver Grove Toyota offers care
and convenience for customers
assistance to a car
owner in desper-
ate need of a service appoint-
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to questions from an inquisitive
customer perusing their award-
winning lineup of automobiles,
Inver Grove Toyota employees
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In 2005, Dzieweczynski moved to
a much larger location in Inver Grove
Heights atop a hill overlooking the
Mississippi River Valley. He changed
the restaurant’s name to “Old World
Pizza,” a name that the owner feels
more accurately describes how the pizza
“We do things the old-fashioned
way,” Dzieweczynski says.
Old World did not make the Twin
Cities Guide of top ten pizza restau-
rants by cutting corners like so many
national pizza chains do these days.
There is no frozen, pre-molded dough
or pre-cut and shredded veggies and
cheese used here.
Their pies are made from scratch
using homemade dough, and the sauce
and Italian sausage is made in-house
daily. The two different types of moz-
zarella cheeses are blended and shred-
ded in-house and the fresh, whole veg-
gies are hand sliced in the restaurant’s
The end result is worth the extra
effort. A chewy thin crust with a zesty
tomato sauce and generous amounts of
freshly blended, bubbly cheese await
every customer along with whatever
additional toppings are chosen.
Old World has a list of over 20 top-
pings, ranging from traditional staples
such as pepperoni and sausage to hot
pepper rings, garlic chicken and sau-
erkraut. There are also nine specialty
pizzas to choose from such as the Top
of the Line Pizza; a large weighs in
at an astonishing four pounds and is
loaded with sausage, pepperoni, mush-
rooms, green peppers, onions, green
olives, bacon bits and sauerkraut.
“All of our specialty pizzas are
popular, but our best seller is still by
far our sausage pizza,” Old World’s
All of Old World’s pizza creations
are available for dine-in, take out or
delivery and are served piping hot.
The 185-seat, 5,800-square-foot
restaurant features two large but cozy
dining rooms that were completely
renovated when Dzieweczynski took
over the space in 2005.
There are plenty of comfortable
booths and tables where customers
can relax and converse over lunch or
dinner. The dining room has floor-to-
ceiling windows on one side, flooding
the space with natural light and pro-
viding a touch of warmth on a cold,
sunny winter’s day.
In summer, guests can enjoy views
of the Mississippi River and Gertens
Greenhouses and Gardens’ display of
outdoor plants and flowers from the
restaurant’s patio, which can comfort-
ably seat 50.
The family-owned pizzeria has
plenty of space and an efficient and
friendly staff on hand to accommodate
parties of up to 80 people in a semi-
private dining room.
“I have some of the best employees
you could ever ask for,” Dzieweczynski
says. “They are key to the whole busi-
The owner says that he and his
hardworking group of 56 employees
have hosted groom’s dinners, hockey
and swim team gatherings and birth-
Additionally, Old World provides
off-site catering and can accommodate
large delivery orders throughout most
of Inver Grove Heights and South St.
Diners who visit the restaurant
over lunch can enjoy the very popu-
lar daily pizza buffet from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. There are two full buffet lines
with several varieties of freshly made
pizzas and two full salad bars.
Old World Pizza also offers a spe-
cial dinner buffet on Monday and
Tuesday nights from 4 to 7 p.m., and
runs a half-price wine special every
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Old World Pizza:
Scratch-made pies done right
Old World manager Mark Kahle pulling a fresh pie from one of the restaurant’s six ovens
ld World pizza owner
has been in the pizza
business for over 40 years. He
started working at the South St.
Paul Pizza Factory at 15 years
old, and he took over the business
just four years later, in 1973.
One of Old World Pizza’s two salad bars included in the endless pizza buffet,
open every weekday from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Old World Pizza owner Brian
“I’ve seen the places with the high-
pressure, manipulative approach, and it’s
not for me,” Henkels says frankly.
Sales — without pressure
Henkels, who has worked in a dealer-
ship environment for two decades, says
the “no-pressure sales” philosophy revolu-
tionized auto sales.
That’s the approach he brings to Used
Cars & Trucks for Less in Inver Grove
Heights, where car shoppers find it a
“We see ourselves in more of a ‘con-
sultant’ role here,” Henkels explains. “It
only makes sense — people have the
information on cars, features and prices at
their fingertips these days, so that high-
pressure stuff just turns them off.”
Henkels knows autos from the inside
out. He started working on cars as a
mechanic, worked for a while in parts and
service and designed a dealership’s online
programs before moving into sales. “I like
to say I’ve gone from the back shop to the
front,” he says.
Service — with
you in charge
John Frantz, service manager, also has
extensive experience — 20 years — in
his field, and he, too, has seen the effects
of high-pressure tactics.
“We just had a young woman in here
the other day after a chain service place
had given her a huge list of things she
‘had to fix right away’ on her car,” Frantz
says. “She was panicked.”
With a second look at the car, Frantz
put together a prioritized list so the owner
could address the fixes her car needed
now and plan for those she could pursue
“We’re glad to offer people a ‘second-
opinion’ estimate,” Frantz explains.
“Knowing we’re being frank with them
about what they really need takes a lot of
stress out of repairs.”
The business’ service center sells tires,
does oil changes — with complimentary
fluid top-off and interior vacuuming —
and repairs and services all makes and
Safety-checked — on site
Part of General Manager Dan
Peterson’s mission is to have both sales
and service working hand-in-hand for
customers. And nowhere is that such a
perfect fit as in checking out the vehicles
Used Cars & Trucks for Less sells.
“We inspect every car that goes to our
lot right here, to make sure they’re safe
and meet our standards,” Frantz says. “We
don’t ‘send them out’ and you don’t have
to get information secondhand from some
service center off site.
“You have to build trust in this indus-
try, and so I want you to know everything
I know about the car you’re buying,” he
Selection — no lemons
on the lot
You could drive from one end of the
suburbs to the other before finding a deal-
ership that offers the number and quality
of used cars as Used Cars & Trucks for
“A typical dealership has maybe 10,
15, 25 used cars on the lot,” Henkels says.
“We regularly have from 110 to 140.”
Those cars, he adds, don’t come from
the auctions where everything from sal-
vaged to hurricane-flooded vehicles trade
“Our inventory comes from the
Honda dealership next door and the
Inver Grove and Maplewood Toyota
dealerships,” he explains. “We do not deal
in salvaged or frame-damaged vehicles.”
Of the vehicles on the lot, Henkels
currently had 60 for under $10,000 and
20 for under $5,000.
“It’s reliable quality for the lowest pos-
sible prices,” he notes. “This is the time
of year college students and high-school
students start looking for summer jobs,
and this is a great place to find a reliable,
Savings — and loans
Used Cars & Trucks for Less also offers
financing through a number of providers
to fit customers’ needs and make the pur-
chasing process seamless. “Good credit,
bad credit, no credit — we help every-
body,” Henkels says.
Stop in — and see
The business is enjoying its new front-
age along Robert Trail after starting out
about a block further west. Its spacious
building offers a comfortable waiting
room with snacks and pop available, toys
for the kids and a cozy fireplace — and
not a sound of air hammers.
Most of all, Used Cars & Trucks for
Less is committed to serving the area for
the long haul.
“We’re focused on building relation-
ships where customers return to us again
and again,” Frantz says. “I’m happy to sell
you one set of tires, but we want to be
your choice into the future.”
Henkels agrees, noting that custom-
ers who stop in for car service or to look
at the inventory often comment on
how helpful they found the staff. “It’s a
change, I think, for the better.”
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f the phrase “used
car salesman” sends
shivers up your spine,
Chad Henkels — a used car sales
manager — can sympathize.
Sales Manager Chad Henkels and Service Manager John Frantz talk with a cus-
tomer about the car he’s considering while another employee confers with a cus-
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floor fronting on Robert along with a full-service maintenance and repair shop.
The spacious lounge offers customers a quiet place to relax, with coffee and
snacks at hand and a play area for the kids.
Along with a trusted
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Thanks to customer satis-
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Kath is an industry leader
carrying trusted products as a
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One of the popular Carrier
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“We’ve seen a huge move-
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Customers can control their
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Clients can also work with
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Kath Heating, Air
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urnace on the fritz?
A/C blowing hot air?
For all your heating,
cooling and electrical needs, you
can count on Kath.
All Kath products are installed by Kath employees, not subcontractors, Williams notes, and customer satisfac-
tion is guaranteed.
As the economic development
foundation of the River Heights
Chamber of Commerce, Progress
Plus brings together more than 50
public and private partners, all of
whom are dedicated to investing
in the development of the local
Throughout the economic
downturn, Progress Plus worked
with city officials and develop-
ers to lay groundwork of detailed
plans for growth so the area would
be ready for business when the
time was right.
“In 2012 Progress Plus respond-
ed to more than 100 specific
requests for space or sites between
Inver Grove Heights and South
St. Paul,” notes River Heights
Chamber of Commerce chair-
man Bruce Bairaktaris. “That’s an
average of a 35 percent increase
between both communities over
Highlights of 2012
In the past year, Progress Plus
watched its hard work pay off with
its most significant developments
in Inver Grove Heights and South
St. Paul since before the recession.
Most notably, in July Target
opened its new 135,000 square-
foot store, anchoring the new
Argenta Hills retail development
in Inver Grove Heights.
Inver Grove Heights
Director Tom Link calls the proj-
ect a “catalyst for growth.” The
store employs more than 130
people and has attracted a strong
customer base already.
“Because of Target develop-
ment, we’re seeing housing and
retail develop around it,” Link
Also last summer, Pawn
America opened its new Inver
Grove Heights location at
5300 South Robert Trail. The
33,000-square-foot space is the
largest of Pawn America’s 23
Progress Plus also worked with
Relan, a company that recycles
and repurposes more than 600,000
tons of vinyl billboards and ban-
ner material each year, to relocate
the business to its new Carmen
Additionally, Progress Plus
assisted West Side Transport in
its relocation to South St. Paul.
West Side Transport now occu-
pies 424 Farwell Ave. with about
10 full-time employees at the site.
South St. Paul also welcomed
BW Systems, a St. Paul-based
manufacturer of electrical sys-
tems, in the newly constructed
building near BridgePoint Business
In 2013, Progress Plus will
continue to amp up its marketing
efforts to attract more businesses
to the area. Progress Plus offers
online resources as well, includ-
ing property databases searchable
by location, price, sale or lease,
square footage and type of build-
ing. Its website brought more than
3,500 page views in 2012, a 23.6
And in an effort to reach out
to existing businesses, Progress
Plus recently launched a new
program, “Open to Business,”
supported by Dakota County,
the River Heights Chamber of
Commerce and the Metropolitan
Consortium of Community
Developers, to offer free business
consultations to small businesses,
“We’re quite excited about it,”
Link says. “It will offer businesses
free technical help for issues
small businesses face whether
it’s marketing, getting organized,
making a business plan or getting
financial advice and small busi-
“Open to Business” sessions
are held from 9 to 11 a.m. every
second Wednesday of the month
at South St. Paul City Hall and
every third Tuesday of the month
at the Inver Grove Heights City
Whether reaching out to new
partners or helping to strengthen
existing local businesses, Progress
Plus has proven itself to be a vital
asset to the communities of Inver
Grove Heights and South St.
or find them on Twitter and
Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul
see big changes thanks to Progress Plus
or more than 20 years,
Progress Plus has
played a pivotal role
in the growth of Inver Grove
Heights and South St. Paul.
“Open to Business,” a free program for local businesses, kicked off in Inver Grove Heights last month with a ribbon cutting
Feb. 19. The program also debuted in South St. Paul in February.
Open for Business
Dakota County recently launched a new program,
“Open to Business,” which offers free consulting
services to businesses and residents in Inver Grove
Heights and South St. Paul. A consultant is available
for walk-in appointments and can help small busi-
• Accounting and recordkeeping
• Business acquisition
• Business start-up
• Business plan development
• Cash flow, financial and business analysis
• Loan packaging
• Strategic planning
• Commercial real estate analysis
On any given day, you’ll spot
patrons having fun ice skating, swim-
ming, exercising, playing pickup bas-
ketball games or enjoying coffee with
The number of classes offered at
The Grove has grown exponentially
since the center first opened in 2001.
“Now we offer pre-school gym and
swimming programs during the day,
and more fitness classes — every-
thing from Pilates to personalized
workouts — and lessons of all kinds,”
explains Bethany Adams, market-
ing and guest services supervisor for
the Inver Grove Heights Parks and
Many members take advantage of
the free drop-in classes like Zumba,
kickboxing, yoga and Pilates, Adams
says, and a new drop-in class, Group
Cycle Spinning, is sure to be a favor-
ite. The class meets six days a week
at various times of the day and offers
In addition to new classes, The
Grove also boasts new and improved
portions of its facilities. Over the past
two years, The Grove has redone the
locker rooms, remodeled three meet-
ing rooms and repainted the fitness
center and pools. Additionally, new
turf will be installed in the ice arena
from March to October.
“We’re really excited about our
updates,” Adams says with a smile.
Relief from the heat
The Grove offers several enter-
tainment options for families year
Kids love having the pool is
open for extended hours during
spring and summer breaks, and
the Kids R.O.C.K. (Recreational
Opportunities Catered to Kids) sum-
mer program for kids ages 5-12 uti-
lizes all The Grove’s amenities for
a guaranteed good time. Between
field trips, swimming in the water
park and large group games like
kickball and soccer, Kids R.O.C.K.
is the place to be this summer!
The Grove also offers special
summer membership rates for stu-
dents home from college or for fam-
ilies who aren’t members yet want
to utilize the pools, turf and gym.
Patrons appreciate the flex-
ible membership options, which
include a convenient three-month
minimum rather than an yearlong
commitment. Monthly membership
fees for residents and non-residents
alike are $56 for an adult, $43 for
a senior, $76 for a single “plus one”
and $88 for a household.
But almost anyone can get a
price break through his or her
insurance company. Discounts are
offered through HealthPartners,
UCare Minnesota, Blue Cross/Blue
Shield of Minnesota and North
Dakota, Medica, Humana and
Preferred One. “That’s something
else that didn’t exist a decade ago,”
In addition to the use of the
swimming pools and exercise facili-
ties, memberships include free ice
skating and hockey during open
times on the ice arenas, as well
as discounts on various programs
offered. Programs include swim-
ming lessons, learn to skate classes,
specialty fitness classes and birthday
While Veterans Memorial
Community Center’s offerings have
expanded in the past twelve years,
its clear that its core mission has
been constant: to offer fitness and
fun for all ages.
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The Grove Aquatic and Fitness Center
or 12 years, The Grove
Aquatic and Fitness
Center at Veterans
Memorial Community Center
has been a hub of activity.
Get in shape with the new Group Cycle class that meets six days a week!
There are many drop-in and specialty classes to choose from at The Grove.
Have some fun with The Grove’s waterslide!
Swimming lessons at the Aquatic Center are offered for children of all ages.
The Grove offers a wide variety of
opportunities for active seniors.
Not only does a senior membership
include access to all of The Grove’s
amenities, but there are drop-in classes
designed just for seniors, such as Silver
Splash, Joints in the Pool and yoga, to
name a few.
“People in their 60s, 70s and 80s
come here faithfully and have a great
time,” says Bethany Adams, market-
ing and guest services supervisor for
the Inver Grove Heights Parks and
Recreation Department. “They find
all ability levels in every class, so no
one feels intimidated or left out. Some
people might do their exercises sitting
in chairs, while others stand up.”
“SilverSneakers” classes — includ-
ing the new Zumba Gold, where seniors
learn the salsa, merengue and more at a
moderate tempo — are free for eligible
Medicare members. SilverSneakers is
the leading fitness program for older
adults with chronic conditions.
If you want to build it, they will come.
Since 1981 Rossbach Construction has quietly
built a reputation for quality. They hire people
who love their jobs, they use quality materials and
they stand behind their work. Their level of ser-
vice is second to none.
Rossbach Construction’s owners — Will
Rossbach and Don Hruby— conduct business
with the understanding that above all else,
customer satisfaction is always the first priority.
Clients hiring them quickly discover a level of
customer service rarely seen in either the new
construction or remodeling fields.
It starts with your first phone call to Rossbach
Construction. You talk to a real live person, not a
machine. And then staff makes sure to show up
on time for appointments.
“You’d be amazed at the tales we get —
horror stories, really — regarding such basic
considerations found lacking in competitors,”
Rossbach’s clients not only stay happy, but
“Customers are kept in the loop with schedules
detailing not just our project start dates, but end
dates too,” Hruby says.
That’s the kind of service that has earned
Rossbach a 99 percent satisfaction rating among
the customers they’ve polled. And customers
keep coming back for more.
Falcon Heights City Council Member Pam
Harris is one of those repeat customers. She’s
hired Rossbach Construction to do several
remodels for her.
“Rossbach is fantastic,” says Harris. “I couldn’t
imagine using any other construction company.
There is no comparison.”
The 2007 remodel of her home was so
extensive, she says, “the only thing left was the
front of the fireplace and the floorboards.”
Thanks to that remodel, her house was
featured in the Remodelers Showcase and can
be seen in the June/July 2008 issue of Midwest
Harris says the Rossbach bid ranked in the
median price range, so with the trust they’d
already built up with her, the hiring decision was
“I knew I could count on them,” she says. I’ve
had them do many things for me, and I feel safe
that I can call them if there’s anything I need.”
Rossbach’s owners know paying attention to
the small jobs conveys the expertise they bring to
their major projects. Their handyman services are
a no-nonsense way to build brand loyalty among
both old and new clients even if the money
involved is minimal.
Take, for example, the Maplewood woman
who tried in vain to find someone willing to fix
her doorknob in the height of the building boom.
After more than a dozen calls in vain, she
called Hruby, who agreed to come out without a
The payday for Rossbach was minimal, of
course. She actually wasn’t even charged. But
bringing in money wasn’t the point.
She was so grateful for the help that when her
son wanted to build a new home, she told him to
seek a bid from the Rossbach team. He did, and
Rossbach Construction built the home.
That’s how a successful company keeps its
reputation. That and the fact that Rossbach
Construction stands behind its work, not for the
industry standard of one year, but for five years.
“If you need a doorknob replaced, we can
do that,” says Hruby. “If you want a whole new
house, we can build it for you. There’s nothing we
Will and Don also volunteer in their communi-
ty. Will has partnered with Habitat for Humanity
to build sound housing for those in need of ade-
quate shelter and Don participates in a builders
outreach program which helps our injured war
veterans fix up and maintain their homes. Will
Rossbach is also the Mayor of Maplewood.
It is this type of dedication — and the obvious
pride that comes with a job well done — that the
company knows will keep customers coming back
for more, in any kind of economy.
That’s because they’ve been around enough to
know their sterling reputation for quality not only
keeps them going in boom times when shoddy
firms proliferate, but also sees them through
economic rough patches when lesser companies
“We can’t stress that enough,” says Hruby.
“A customer needs to know that their contractor
will be around when a project’s done, because
a warranty is only as good as the company that
stands behind it.”
Rossbach Construction: from handyman
services to the home of your dreams
Afamily owned business for
over 30 years
“A Tradition of Excellence!”
“I couldn’t imagine using any other construction
company. There is no comparison.”
Pam Harris, Falcon Heights City Council member
and Rossbach client
Don Hruby and Will Rossbach
One million and counting
Our 1 million visitor mark was frst reached in 2011,
but success is even sweeter now that we’ve been
able to hold onto it through 2012.
Last year was certainly one for the books.
Our parks and trails are already the site of dozens
of exciting activities, but our newly constructed
mountain bike skills course and impressive picnic
shelter defnitely upped the ante.
Setting up camp
in Dakota County
Campgrounds within our park
system tallied more usage in 2012
than any year past—and generated
record-breaking revenue as a result.
Last year was spent making plans to
transform 456 acres of rolling hills, woods
and wetlands into the outdoor oasis we
call Whitetail Woods Regional Park.
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A record level of loving cou-
ples focked to Thompson
County Park to prove their
commitment to each other
in the Dakota Lodge.
We added 16 miles to the
Mississippi River Regional
Trail, which will one day
extend 27 miles from St.
Paul to Hastings.
Ringing in record
The New Year kicked of with a new record when
more than 700 people came to Lebanon Hills
Regional Park to ring in 2013.
Van Drake Jewelers has witnessed
many jewelry trends during the 57 years
the store has been in the community.
In the 1990s, popular engagement
rings had large, raised diamond soli-
taires, but now brides-to-be are more
apt to choose classic designs reminis-
cent of the 1920s and ‘30s with smaller,
high-quality diamonds and white gold
or platinum settings.
What hasn’t changed through the
decades, though, is the expertise, wide
selection and top-notch customer ser-
vice offered at Van Drake.
“The veteran staff have all studied
academics in the area of jewelry,” says
Craig Ishii, whose family has owned the
business since 1981. “We’re all dedicat-
ed to our profession and are accredited
That distinction is important to cus-
tomers selecting, appraising or repairing
costly jewelry, he notes.
“That sets us apart from someone
who was selling shoes last week and
is behind a department store’s jewelry
counter this week.
“We’re the people you can trust. We
are not salespeople pushing items on
customers; we are consultants helping
our clients meet their needs.”
Van Drake is an accredited member
of the American Gem Society, an elite,
restricted group that requires high levels
of education, business practices and
Gemological Institute of America-
trained goldsmith Jim Aubol has a
workshop in the back of the store where
he does meticulous jewelry repairs, ring
sizing and stone settings.
“People have peace of mind know-
ing that their jewelry is never sent away
for repairs,” Aubol says. “It all stays
Making the right choice
Craig suggests browsing the many
showcases in the store, or going online
to Van Drake’s website, where you’ll
find a wide array of selections for many
occasions, from designer-styled engage-
ment rings to classic anniversary rings
to fashionable gemstone jewelry “for all
of life’s special occasions.”
The store also has a Facebook page
where people can stay up to date on
new merchandise, promotions and
contests, or follow them at twitter.
One trend in the down economy is
customers selling gold, sterling silver
and platinum pieces they no longer
wear or that can’t be repaired. Craig
says customers frequently tell him Van
Drake offers them the most money for
their old jewelry.
Van Drake Jewelers also offers watch
repair and watch battery replacement.
And every Friday David Buchosky does
jewelry appraisals. He is one of only 20
certified gemologist appraisers trained
by the American Gem Society in
Craig’s mother, Donna Ishii, has
been helping customers find just the
right jewelry for over three decades.
She says, “We show customers different
pieces to help them make their deci-
sions, and the different color, quality
and cut of stones if they are unsure.
“I like customers to make the right
choice,” Donna adds. “We have gold
and sterling silver pieces in many price
ranges, and I ask them what they like
so the piece will be something they will
want to wear.”
Sales associate Cathy Ishii smiles as
she adds, “When you wear a good piece
of jewelry, it makes you feel on top of
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For all of life’s special occasions,
visit Van Drake Jewelers
ewelry styles change over
time. Elegant yellow gold
is all the rage, and then it
gives way to the cool sophistica-
tion of white gold and platinum.
Left to right, Jim Aubol - gemologist; Donna Ishii - president; Craig Ishii - vice president and registered jeweler; Cathy Ishii - secre-
tary and sales associate; and Kyle Ishii - bench jeweler.
Above, Certified gemologist appraiser David Buchosky examines an heir-
loom gold ring. He provides appraisal reports based on market prices so
customers can have adequate insurance protection.
Right, Goldsmith Jim Aubol does meticulous jewelry repairs, ring sizing and
stone settings at the store. Customers have peace of mind knowing their
jewelry is never sent away for repairs.
Devoting himself to the
rare coin and precious
metal trade for well over
three decades, Westerling’s
commitment to the cus-
tomer is second to none.
From their Roseville office,
he and his associates offer
purchases and appraisals
for estates, banks, insurance
companies and individuals.
“My staff and I are dedi-
cated to helping people
preserve and grow their
explains. “That’s why The
Truman Company offers
personalized service tai-
lored to each individual.”
Introduced to the busi-
ness by his Uncle Truman, a
young Roger became enam-
ored with coins. This near-
ly-lifelong passion encour-
aged Westerling to open
his own business under the
“Every time he visited
my family, he gave me a
coin that had an interest-
ing history. His hope was
that I would develop a real
interest in rare and unusu-
al coins, and it worked,”
Westerling says with a
Minnesota to appraise a
collection in 1998, and was
so touched by the welcome
he received he decided to
move both his home and
business to St. Paul. He
currently works with about
3,000 clients around the
Westerling is a life
member of the American
and holds an A+ rating
with the Better Business
His knowledge can reas-
sure people that they’re
insuring or pricing such
items correctly. “I’m more
than happy to visit a home
or bank to review a col-
lection,” Westerling notes.
“There’s a market for
Though old coins appre-
ciate gradually, precious
metals have undergone
dramatic spikes over the
past decade in value,
Westerling adds. From 2002
to 2013, the value of silver
went up by 668 percent and
gold by 595 percent. Many
of Westerling’s customers
are currently transfer-
ring individual retirement
account funds from banks
to a precious metal IRA.
“I honestly think the
prices for gold and sil-
ver will continue to rise
throughout our life-
time, while the U.S. dol-
lar declines,” Westerling
explains. “Transferring to
a precious metal IRA can
be an excellent invest-
Customers will feel
at home in The Truman
Company office, where
they might even meet
Westerling’s pooch, Sonny,
and his wife, Donna, a
Twin Cities artist whose
work is featured through-
out the office.
Curious about the worth
of a personal collection?
Roger Westerling and
his staff at The Truman
Company are ready to
The Truman Company: a valuable
source for coins and precious metals
rust and confi-
dence are key in
the coin industry,
and customers from all over
Minnesota and the U.S.
have found an extraordinary
guide in Roger Westerling of
The Truman Company.
This is a look at the variety of coins and pieces in The Truman Company’s collection.
With 37 years’ experience in the field, Roger Westerling can appraise and handle a
wide range of inventory.
Roger Westerling was introduced to coins at a young age by his Uncle Truman, a
numismatist for whom the company is named. Westerling is as passionate about
coin collection as his customers, making them feel right at home when they visit The
Roger Westerling and his rescue dog Sonny, a fixture at The Truman Company office
writers, photographers and
designers, we have a news-
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up and read,” Fragnito says.
“And with a readership
audited in the high 80th per-
centile, we know our adver-
tisers’ messages are getting
South-West Review adver-
tising representative Jeff
“We work hard to bring
the news that really matters
to our local communities,”
Dimmel says. “Nobody pro-
vides better local news cov-
erage than the South-West
Dimmel says that strong
local news reporting has the
added benefit of offering
excellent results to the busi-
nesses who advertise with the
“As a newspaper we pro-
vide the news and features
that people want to read,
while our advertisers keep
readers informed about what
the local business community
has to offer,” Dimmel says.
“I enjoy working with the
businesses in our area to get
the word out about the prod-
ucts and services they pro-
vide,” he adds.
And though many busi-
nesses that advertise with
Lillie Suburban Newspapers
are locally owned and oper-
ated, Dimmel says bigger
corporate clients realize the
benefits of advertising with
a weekly community news-
paper with a seven-day shelf
Fragnito adds: “Our readers
are using our papers to find
their grocery ads on a weekly
basis. They turn to us again
Newspapers will be here for
the long term, co-publishers
Jeffery Enright and Ted H.
Lillie add. The pair are the
third generation in a family
business than began in 1938.
“Our reporters, advertising
representatives and manag-
ers are familiar faces in our
communities,” Enright notes.
“People from the newspaper
are involved in civic activities
year-round, from business
associations to development-
planning groups, and are
doing everything from mod-
erating political debates to
helping build floats.”
Another benefit: the vari-
ety of services the newspaper
offers, Enright notes.
“We have a full-fledged
print shop and can produce
booklets, flyers, inserts, post
cards, door hangers, calen-
dars, raffle tickets, newslet-
ters, brochures, envelopes,
letterhead, invitations, busi-
ness cards and more,” he
Installing high quality digi-
tal equipment has recently
allowed the company to
increase its four-color, sheet-
fed printing capabilities and
increase its color capacity.
“We can produce our print
jobs faster and more afford-
ably for our customers,”
Enright adds. “We control
the process from beginning
to end, and we can now pro-
duce a higher quality four-
color or single-color digital
Lillie Suburban also prints
other niche newspapers, such
as school newspapers, “and
best of all, whatever product
a client chooses, their logos,
art and copy are all in-house,
and they talk directly with
the person responsible for
making the project happen,”
Fragnito adds. “We don’t
outsource our design and we
don’t have a huge bureau-
cracy to work through. Our
speedy response time keeps
the client in charge of deci-
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