Good Company: Gertens Greenhouse

Good Company: Gertens Greenhouse
It’s TCL in Your Town week, featuring the lovely community of Inver Grove Heights. It’s a town associated with one very popular name - Gerten. As in Gertens Greenhouse. It’s a massive family run business that started very small more than one hundred years ago. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us there in this Good Company.  

Good Company: Kiwanis Malts

Good Company: Kiwanis Malts
When you go to the Minnesota State Fair there are certain things you can count on – Pronto pups, cookies, and of course, all the new baby animals at the Miracle of Birth Center.  There is another staple that has been at the fair for 50 years – The Kiwanis Malt Shop!  Kelli becomes this Good Company’s newest hire.

Good Company: Erik’s Bike Shop

Good Company: Erik’s Bike Shop
Every week we bring you the story of a local good company, one that has had that AHA moment many business owners are searching for. That lightbulb went off for this Good Company when the owner was only 13-years-old. Kelli introduces us to Erik, the bike man behind Erik’s Bike Shop. Erik’s Bike Shop now has 31 locations across the...

Good Company: Heppner’s Auto Body

Good Company: Heppner’s Auto Body
If you've ever gone to a body shop to get your car repaired, you've seen it's an industry dominated by men. But a Twin Cities auto body repair company has been run by a woman for the last 8 years. In today's good company, meet a 34-year-old mom, who is not only working to grow Heppner's Auto Body, but preserve it for her family's...

Good Company: Kiddywampus

Good Company: Kiddywampus
Gone are the days where you would find a locally owned toy shop on the corner downtown main street.  Stores like Target, Walmart, and even Amazon have taken their places.  But there is one in the town of Hopkins that has survived in spite of the big box retailers and on-line shopping.  Kelli takes us inside of this good company, Kiddywampus.

Good Company: Blue Sun Soda Shop

Good Company: Blue Sun Soda Shop
The Soda Jerk was a popular job, peaking back in the 1940s. But one still exists here in Minnesota. Twin Cities Live found him in Spring Lake Park. He goes by the name of Billy and he works inside Blue Sun Soda Shop. A company that’s only been around for 3 ½ years, but feels like you’re stepping back in time as soon as you walk in. It...

Good Company: Pleasant Hills Saddle Shop

Good Company: Pleasant Hills Saddle Shop
The northwest metro has been home to Pleasant Hills Saddle Shop for 50-years. It’s a spot where you’ll find the entire western experience - from the boots to of course the cowboy hats. In this Good Company, Kelli heads to the town of Rogers where this family business has evolved and keeps changing with the times.  

Good Company: Thomson Reuters

Good Company: Thomson Reuters
It’s TCL in Your Town Eagan, a town to not the states, not even the countries, but the world’s leading provider of news and information based tools. It’s all happening inside Thomson Reuters. Their largest campus right in Eagan, Minnesota employs over 6,000 people. In this Good Company, Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside this...

Good Company: Hagen & Oats

Good Company: Hagen & Oats
Two sisters, a saw and Google. That is how Good Company “Hagen and Oats” got its start back in 2015. Now the sister-run business has a major online presence, their own store front inside the largest mall in America and a brand new spot at Rosedale Center. Even with all of that success, Anna Hagen and Nikki Hollerich, are still pinching...

Good Company: Haute House Studio

Good Company: Haute House Studio
Two Edina women flex their creative muscles every single day making beautiful arrangements for weddings and events. Now Marsha Hunt and Bridget Connell have opened their brand new space so you can tap into your creative side two. Formerly Haute Flower Boutique, Haute House Studio is a space to make and take everything from herb gardens, to...

Good Company: Fluegel’s Farm, Garden & Pet Supply

It's TCL in Your Town Rosemount and the town of 24,000 people has been home to one of the oldest businesses we've featured on the show. Fluegel's Farm, Garden & Pet Supply was founded in 1927. It's a business that's stayed in the Fluegel family, now welcoming the 4th generation on board. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside...

Good Company: BitterSweet Gluten Free Bakery

15-years-ago Lareen Narva opened BitterSweet Gluten Free Bakery in Eagan. It was a store she never thought she'd have, but after a push from her son and sister, the rest is history. Now it's a family run-business making gluten free baked goods and pizzas that they sell retail and wholesale. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us...

Good Company: Deluxe Corporation

TCL in Your Town takes us to Shoreview this week to a 100-year-old company. For years the printed check was the primary product of Deluxe Corporation. But it is now so much more now thanks to Amanda Brinkman. She's the companies brand marketing powerhouse who took Deluxe's centennial celebration and turned it into the show "Small Business...

Good Company: Muddy Paws Cheesecake

Here's a fun fact our producers searched the internet for: The more cheesecake you eat, the more energy you'll have. In fact, there's evidence that cheesecake was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. We are celebrating cheesecake right along with our celebration of January's TCL in Your Town; the lovely Saint Louis...

Good Company: Illume

Have you ever wondered why smells trigger an emotion or memory? We'll explain - smells get routed through your olfactory bulb. This is the smell analyzing region in your brain. That is closely connected to your hippocampis, which then triggers memories to come flooding back. Get it? Plain and simple – when you smell something you like,...

Good Company: Koo Koo Kangaroo

Tuesdays on Twin Cities Live we feature a local good company, big or small, that's achieved great success. This Good Company is unlike any we've ever featured because it's a band, started for fun, that's now turned into a very lucrative business. The catch is, the band is one your kids are probably obsessed with.

Good Company: Blue Plate Restaurant Company

TCL in Your Town takes us to Edina, home to a neighborhood restaurant that many of you are probably familiar with. Edina Grill is part of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company which focuses on community-based, neighborhood restaurants. And in this Good Company, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how a couple of 21-year-olds browsing...