Good Company: Angel Food Bakery

Good Company: Angel Food Bakery
Businesses are shifting the way they do business to keep their doors open these days.  Angel Food Bakery has found a way to keep their doors open.  Every week Angel Food Bakery ships 600 boxes of donuts across the country.  If you’d like to place an order for donuts from Angel Food, click here.

Good Company: Changes Due to COVID-19

Good Company: Changes Due to COVID-19
In light of COVID-19, every business Twin Cities Live has featured in our “Good Company” has had to make big changes.  Kelli Hanson gives us a look at how three local Good Companies are doing that. Tonkadale Greenhouse Open to retail traffic and Offering Curbside Pickup Requiring a $25 reservation that can be redeemed at the...

Good Company: Excelsior Candle

Good Company: Excelsior Candle
The sense of smell is said to easily evoke memories.  It can even change a mood.  That is exactly why Heidi Mueller started Excelsior Candle.  Kelli Hanson takes us inside this Good Company that started in the owner's kitchen. You can buy Excelsior Candles online or at several stores across the metro.  For locations, click here.

Good Company: Rosedale Center

Good Company: Rosedale Center
Twin Cities Live is celebrating all things Roseville this week in our TCL in Your Town Series. Roseville is a suburb that was home to the first ever Target, along with the first McDonald’s and the first Dairy Queen to open up in the state of Minnesota. The town is also known for another big company – one that attracts more then...

Good Company: Faribault Woolen Mill

Good Company: Faribault Woolen Mill
It’s been more than 150 years since opening their doors and we’ve visited Faribault Woolen Mill before.  There has now been even more changes and Kelli Hanson gives us an update on this Good Company. The company closed its doors in Faribault in 2009, but two years later opened again under new ownership.  The craftsmanship picked right...

Good Company: Mostly Made

Good Company: Mostly Made
It's very Minnesotan to bring a meal over to someone who's just had a baby. Maybe there's been a death in a the family or maybe you're cooking for someone who's just going through a really tough time. A Deephaven mom took her family's time of need and actually turned it into a business. It's all thanks to extra time in the kitchen prepping food...

Good Company: Dancing Dragonfly Winery

Good Company: Dancing Dragonfly Winery
Tucked in the small Wisconsin town of St. Croix Falls is a beautiful sprawling vineyard full of Cold Climate Grapes. It all began back in 2013 and now is a winery that’s being recognized across the nation. In this Good Company, Kelli takes us to Dancing Dragonfly Winery. Click here for upcoming events at Dancing Dragonfly Winery  

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.