Cover Story Archives

2021

JULY/AUGUST 2021
A LITTLE BIT OF MAGIC  By Jeanine Nistler
Donella Westphal knew nothing about running a restaurant when she purchased Jules’ Bistro in 2017.  Despite an admittedly steep learning curve she calls the experience a little bit magical.
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MAY/JUNE 2021
STILL A START UP  By Gail Ivers
Central McGowan may be a 70-year-old company, but owner Joe Francis sees so many growth opportunities, it could be a start-up. Read entire story.

MARCH/APRIL 2021
PRETTY DARN COOL  By Gail Ivers
John Herges, CEO of Falcon National Bank, has spent his entire career helping small businesses – and communities – grow.  Read entire story.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021
TRUSTED PARTNER  By Jeanine Nistler
Brad Goskowicz has helped move Microbiologics from a small water testing lab into a global leader for quality controls used in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to health care. 
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2020

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020
DEFYING COVID  By Jeanine Nistler
Brandon Testa, House of Pizza, faced the challenges of a pandemic by expanding his pizza franchise. Read entire story.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020
POSITIVITY  By Gail Ivers
Melinda Tamm has a vision: Create a positive environment that allows young dancers to become strong in mind, body and spirit.  Read entire story.

JULY/AUGUST 2020
AN INCREDIBLE RIDE  By Gail ivers
Simonson Lumber President Richard Hobbs is proud of his company’s success, but his real passion is creating a culture of inclusion and respect. Read entire story.

MAY/JUNE 2020
riteGUY By Gail Ivers   
Becoming a global company was not part of Bruce Hagberg’s business plan.  But that’s what happened. Read entire story. 

MARCH/APRIL 2020
RELATIONSHIP PRACTICE  By Gail Ivers
In an age of disconnecton, Sara Cuperus uses her chiropractic skills to help people connect.
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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020
MORE IS BETTER  By Gail Ivers
Ernie Wollak’s dad told him he could have whatever he wanted as long as he worked hard. It turns out, Dad was right.  Read entire story.