Good Company: Patina

With the holidays just around the corner, it's nice to have those stand-by gifts. You know something to give just in case you get an unexpected package. There's one store perfect for those very situations. It's a staple here in communities all over the metro and as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us in this Good Company, Patina is...

Good Company: Plush Pumpkin

Once Halloween is over, that spooky store aisle comes down and Christmas trees pop up. But there's a season retailers miss in between there – Fall! A Saint Paul mom set out to change that 15-years-ago and her company has become wildly successful. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson introduces us to Plush Pumpkin.

Good Company: Balloons Galore & More Update

Twin Cities Live is taking the show on the road in November for a Girls Weekend! We're heading to Mystic Lake Casino on Thursday November 1st to broadcast live inside the Mystic Showroom. On that very stage you'll once again see the amazing work of Balloons Galore and More. We brought you the story of this husband and wife team back in April,...

Good Company: BA Craftmade Aprons

You ask any trained professional chef out there what their most important tool in the kitchen is and they'll likely tell you it's their knives. But the apron, the white one that is usually covered in last night's menu, is pretty darn important too. Now chefs and restaurant staff are saying see-ya to that trusty old loop neck apron and showing...

Good Company: Hastings Co-op Creamery

It's TCL in Your Town, celebrating all things Hastings. The town is home to something pretty unique. It's where the Mississippi, Vermillion, and St. Croix rivers meet. Also just as cool, a business there that's been a staple in the community for more than 100-years. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside the Hastings Co-op...

Good Company: Larkin Dance Studio

Tuesday's here on Twin Cities Live we introduce you to a Good Company - one that's made their mark on a local community and found huge success. In this Good Company we head to Maplewood to a business 70-years in the making. If you grew up taking dance lessons or maybe have a child taking dance right now, you've likely heard of Larkin Dance...

Good Company: Sota Clothing Update

What started as a college project back in 2011, is now a full-time business for Spencer Johnson. The 32-year-old came up with Sota Clothing Company for a branding project and since then the clothing brand has exploded in popularity. So much so, the company just opened its first brick and mortar in Saint Louis Park.

Good Company: Izzy’s Ice Cream

Eighteen years ago a Minnesota couple quit their day jobs to create the perfect scoop of ice cream. Since then their shop, Izzy's Ice Cream now in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, has been featured on the Food Network and The Chew and was named one of the best ice cream shops in America by Food and Wine.

Good Company: Electric Fetus

If you're into music, whether it's vinyl or CDs or a free concert, then you've heard of Electric Fetus. The record store has been around since the decade that some say changed the nation. And even with new ownership, sales are as strong as ever. Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside this iconic spot in Minneapolis where regular...

Good Company: Lettermen Sports

This week we are celebrating our friends in the north metro and heading to Blaine for TCL in Your Town. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to a staple in Blaine, one that's been around for 36 years. What she found out was their success is in part due to a t-shirt. Lettermen Sports is this Good Company.

Good Company: Eyebobs

Something we just learned about TCL's Steve Patterson -- he has a face for sunglasses. Every single pair, every single style. It doesn't matter if they're made for a man or a woman, they all look good on him. Steve thinks It's his face. We think it's the frame. Last Fall we took you to eyebobs in Minneapolis, a company that wants frames to be...

Good Company: Buddy’s Small Batch Nut Butter

A 28-year-old is St. Thomas grad is making a name for himself in the super competitive Nut Butter World. Andrew "Buddy" Kincheloe started making peanut butter in his small apartment kitchen 4 ½ years ago. Today his nut butters are sold all over the country and are made by Saint Paul company, Bergin Fruit and Nut Company.

Good Company: LUV Ice Cream

TCL in Your Town takes us to the town of North Saint Paul. And that's where you'll find Elizabeth on Thursday, June 21st. Join her for a live broadcast at Neumann's Bar and Grill as we celebrate the best of North Saint Paul. Neumann's will serve up burgers for $5 when we're out there. Best of all, it's free to attend. The town of nearly...

Good Company: Cre8Play

There's a warehouse in New Hope that's home to giant baseball gloves, possibly the largest catcher's mask you've ever seen and they're meant to be played on. This Minnesota company is the mastermind behind amazing playgrounds and play environments all over the country. Twin Cities Live reporter takes us inside Cre8Play.

Good Company: Rapala

There are nearly 1.4 million people in Minnesota that carry a fishing license and almost 12,000 lakes here in this great state. No worm? No worries. All you need is a little wood. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson heads out to the water and finds out why Rapala Fishing Lures -- a Finnish company -- now calls Minnesota home.

Good Company: Cooper’s Foods

Every month Twin Cities Live picks a spot on the map -- a town to really get to know and we then share the good news. This month we're in Chaska. It's not only the place TCL Host Steve Patterson calls him, but a town full of really cool history. Reporter Kelli Hanson found the oldest business in Chaska and takes us to Cooper's Foods.

Good Company: Handsome Cycle

The week of May 14th is National Bike to Work week, which can stir up a lot feel good feelings. The wind in your hair, cruising down the street, letting all of your inhibitions go. It just makes you feel like a kid again! TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson found a business that embraces two wheels all year long. Kelli introduces us to Handsome Cycles,...

Good Company: Kafe 421

Antigoni Sander is one of our favorite cooks here on Twin Cities Live. In fact, Elizabeth loves her food so much, Antigoni's restaurant Kafe 421, catered her wedding! The restaurant is known for their amazing Greek food and menu items you'd recognize anywhere. But what you haven't heard about is the mother daughter team that makes sure...

Good Company: Tonkadale Greenhouse

Spring fever is here! Actually it's pretty much come and gone. A lot of us are already looking toward summer and that means we'll start to see green and a lot of color. It's a welcome sight for greenhouses, one in particular that's called Minnetonka home since the 1940s. In this Good Company, Kelli takes us to Tonkadale, where a fresh face and...

Good Company: Balloons Galore and More

We are celebrating our 10th birthday the entire month of April. And a birthday isn't a birthday without balloons! For several years we've worked with Balloons Galore and More. They've created amazing balloon art for many of our big stage shows. What you'd never guess is it's all done in an 800 square foot space by a husband and wife team. In...

Good Company: Holy Land Deli

There's a deli in Northeast Minneapolis that has all the street cred it needs, after being featured on Food Networks Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. But it's success isn't thanks to a National TV show, instead generations of hard work. In today's Good Company, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Holy Land Deli, where this family...

Good Company: Cry Baby Craig’s

For some of us Minnesotans, black pepper is about as spicy as we can handle. But a Minneapolis man says not all of us have mild palates. In this Good Company, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how an accidental recipe is now a hot success.

Good Company: Angelina’s Kitchen

TCL in Your Town is taking over Woodbury this week and heading to an authentic Italian restaurant. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Angelina's Kitchen where a New Yorker, turned Minnesotan is making sure memories are still made around the dinner table.

Good Company: Something Sweet by Maddie Lu

About a year ago we met Maddie Lu Carlos. She wowed us on the show with her beautiful cupcakes and her yummy cookie dough in a cup. But her work and her story doesn't stop there. In this Good Company, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Something Sweet by Maddie Lu, to find out why her success tastes so sweet.

Good Company: Jostens

We're only a few days away from the big game and a few weeks away from seeing those beautiful Super Bowl rings. Minnesota-based Jostens, known for their yearbooks and graduation regalia, has designed and created 33 of the 51 Super Bowl rings and they're hoping to design this year's too.

Good Company: Jack Links

You know you love it. Whether it's on a road trip, camping, on a plane or before a working. I'm talking about beef jerky. The CEO of Jack Link's Protein Snacks, a Wisconsin based company, says he eats so much of it, his dentist is constantly asking if he grinds his teeth. Jack Link's is this Good Company and they're making waves not only...

Good Company: Eyebobs

The right pair of frames can change your look. It's what one Minneapolis business woman knew was possible when she created Eyebobs 16-years-ago -- an affordable way to make your frames part of an outfit, more like an accessory. Eyebobs is this week's good company, where Kelli Hanson shows us how one vision is now creating signature looks.