Yet More Board Visits

The NDDC Board visited more businesses last week. It is truly amazing to see the wide variety of products and services available in Downtown Northfield.

BVIIISweetPea.jpgWe started with Nicole Maloney and Jerry Weber, the wife and husband team that opened Sweet Pea’s Loft and recently expanded across the hall to Sweet Pea’s Toys & Treats. They’ve got a wonderful selection of home accessories and gifts and now offer toys and candy too. Come visit them at 220 Division Street.

Then it was just up the street to April Ripka at The Sketchy ArtistBVIIISketchyArtist.jpg. She been open since January and has been meeting the needs of area artists as well stirring the creative juices of average citizens ever since. April also has an ever-changing show of the work of emerging artists on her walls too. Check it out at 300 Division Street.

BVIIIEquineOutfitters.jpgOur next stop was Equine Outfitters. They have tack, apparel and gifts for those that own, or just love, horses. Owner Brenda Miller treated us to a tour of their lower level manufacturing facility, where they make products that are shipped all around the world. Be sure to check out their fascinating products at 200 Division Street.

Finally, we climbed the stairs to idinsight. BVIIIidinsight.jpg This local high tech company, started by some of that famous St. Olaf talent, offers fraud prevention software to the banking industry. Pictured are: Robert Olson, Purushothaman Subbaiah, Jens Jensen, Matthew Schraan, Glenda Mixer, Aswani Nair, and Lee Runzheimer, along with the NDDC’s Keith Covey, & Mary Rossing.

The businesses that we visited, small but vigorous enterprises, have an impact locally, nationally and even internationally. All that and more are available in Downtown Northfield.