I spent the majority of my career in corporate retail. I was the proud Director for Target Stores. I got to spend my days guiding over 500 employees to serve our community, allowing me to flex my drive, execution, collaboration and leadership muscles to build a store that profited over 100 million a year. I opened Agent M insurance in 2020. I have immersed myself in cultivating an environment of lifting people up.
Agent M is a community-focused agency servicing the community. We are a full-service Insurance Agency licensed in 25 states. We provide over 50 years of experience in customer service and the insurance field so you can rest assured that all of your Auto, Home, Life, Specialty, Umbrella, and Business policies are in good hands. -Life can be a free fall. For a safe landing, let us be your guide.
Align Optimal Wellness, Dr. Ashley LaBore,PT, DPT, COMT
Ashley has a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy since 2009 as well as advanced training and certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She teaches Doctorate of Physical Therapy students at the University of Minnesota and has a bustling wellness-centered private practice in Stillwater, MN called “Align Optimal Wellness.” Helping people to recover full function and achieve their goals is a priority for Ashley. Clients find her to be a supportive and caring advocate for the whole person while she uses evidence-based treatment for recovery as well as preventative training for longevity, health, and hyper-wellness through the lifespan.
Whether historic, vintage, modern, urban or suburban, I have the resources available to help you prepare, launch, market, and sell your home. In today’s market, it is vital to work with an agent who understands the nuances of your particular home and can strategically market it to attract the right buyers and achieve the best possible sale price. With professional photography and videography, which includes aerial where appropriate, combined with “B-roll” of your neighborhood, we create gorgeous marketing materials and robust online exposure that will gain visibility for your property that far exceeds the competition.
Arbor Glen Senior Living,Director of Sales & Outreach
Jill has been the director of the Bayport Public Library since 2015. Her love of libraries is centered in sharing a love of books and reading with children (and their grown ups!). Early literacy is her passion, and supporting families with young children is a critical issue for our communities. She can help if you want assistance using library resources, especially eBooks and databases. Need a library card? Have a program idea? Want to recommend a book? Get in touch!
I’m a Mindset Coach for Women in Business who want to stop the self-sabotage and clear the mental blocks holding them back from creating more Success in their Business and Life. I coach Women privately 1:1 and also host a Women in Business Soul-Aligned Success Workshop at Hotel Crosby. Email me for more information.
Creative and full of sass!
Full printing background - large format (Hotel Crosby, JX, Leo's, Candyland, The Lumberjack, Lolito) and small format printing (Business cards, postcards, etc) and now focusing on clothing and garments! And Graphic Design. :-)
I'm a fierce and loyal friend, an ally for good people doing good things, and HUGE supporter of businesses supporting their community. Professionally I'm a graphic designer, creative thinker, and dependable worker/business owner. I own Big Red Dog Studios - a graphic design/print company specializing in vinyl graphics, graphic design, and all things print related. I create top notch designs and know what files look the best throughout all stages of print, social media, signage, etc. I'm also the General Manager/Strategic accounts manager at Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More where I work on the bigger, long term accounts. I make sure corporate clothing sites are running smoothly, orders are fulfilled in a timely manner, and quality is superb.
I'm also super goofy and am the BEST instigator/lover of shenanigans.
I am a believer of anything is possible. I help small business owners be bold and brave by making decisions which totally align to their goals and dreams. I have the ability to quickly discern complex situations and find useful patterns that allow them to grow their business simply, yet effectively. I do this by guiding small business owners to intentionally choose a clear path that taps into their fullest potential.
Our family owned promotional product advertising and recognition awards business has been helping businesses shine and get their message in front of others with customized promotional items that make businesses stand out since 1973. Call me for creative ideas to promote your upcoming events!
Budget Blinds of Stillwater,Owner/Interior Designer
As an Interior Designer with over 18 years of experience, I stay relevant to modern industry trends, including innovative products like motorization and smart home automation, and bring valued knowledge to my clients. My expertise is in window treatments and I am passionate about style! I personally work with all my customers and assists them throughout the entire process – from design consultations to measuring, installation and the completed result. I love bringing style and practical, energy efficient window treatments to my clients.
My name is Holly Corbid and I am the founder and owner of Capture Your Photos, where we help families celebrate life, tell stories and touch hearts with their photo and video collections by helping them to organize, preserve and share their lifetime of memories. I believe photos are a powerful force in building relationships and love helping families connect, while bringing the peace of mind that comes with knowing their memories are safe.
I'm Dr. Chloe Thorpe and I am the owner and lead chiropractor at ChiroWay of Stillwater!
I have a passion for caring for pediatrics & pregnant women. I am a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), where I am Webster certified and actively taking additional training courses. I am also passionate about caring for young athletes, I participated in competitive athletics throughout high school and went on to be a dual sport D1 athlete in college. The impact that chiropractic care had on my athletic performance and overall wellbeing throughout that portion of my life is what eventually guided me to this profession.
I am honored to serve Stillwater and surrounding communities in the St. Croix River Valley through helping individuals and families experience the benefits of regular chiropractic care.
Christianson & Company Commercial Real Estate Services,Commercial Agent
Dance and Entertainment Studios began in 2008 in Woodbury, then moved to Stillwater in 2021, teaching all styles of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country dancing. Owner, Tricia (Wood) Schwietz was named Top Teacher in ballroom dance competition in 2022. She is also a licensed Travel Agent organizing and teaching dance classes at Resorts and on Dance Cruises! Tricia lives in Afton with her husband Scott, kids Lucas (13), Olivia (11), and dog Maverick. Being involved in the community has always been important. We are a member of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Woodbury Lion’s Club, University Club of St. Paul, and a Sponsor of the Woodbury Royal Ambassadors. One of our business awards was the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year!
Educators Insurance Resources Services represents The Horace Mann Companies which was “Founded by Educators for Educators.” We focus on coordinating your School District and State benefits, make sure that you are protecting what you own and what you owe, and preparing you for a successful and rewarding retirement. Together, we’ll create a lesson plan for life and help you keep more of your hard earned insurance and financial services dollars in your pocket. I had the honor of serving my community as a teacher and my father was an educator for over 40 years with the Los Angeles School District. Let us help you achieve financial freedom and economic security!
EVER Skincare/Stella & Dot Family of Brands,Clean Skincare Specialist
Clean beauty advocate. Helping others have their healthiest and best skin EVER by providing personalized service and recommendations using clean and clinical grade products that are customized to your skin type and concerns. The beauty industry is highly unregulated making it difficult to know what's good & what's not. My passion is educating others so they too can know better so they can do better taking care of the one skin they're in.
Joette Barr graduated from the College of St. Benedict and has been in the financial services industry since 2003. Since 2005 she has worked at First State Bank and Trust where she is currently the VP – Director of Marketing and oversees the marketing for FSBT and Valley Agencies.
A former Chamber Ambassador and WBB Steering Committee Member, Joette enjoys being a part of the St. Croix Valley communities.
Robin serves as the President of the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce where she began in 2016. Prior to that she worked twelve years in local and state government, 8 years in global consulting, and 6 years as a small business owner building a business from the ground up. She is a self-starter and team-player fostering collaboration, ability to multi-task, and to successfully work in fast-paced organizations. She has a passion for the community and has lived in Stillwater for over 33 years. Robin has two children and two grandchildren.
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce,Communications
Proud to be the communications manager for the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. My role at the Chamber allows me to bridge business and community through marketing of our members, mission and events.
At the Chamber, I am also Chair of the Women's Business Bridge, the largest gathering of women in the St. Croix Valley - currently 100+ women business professional members - who connect, learn & grow each month!
I put a creative twist on marketing, branding, and social media, to engage our audience!
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce,Partnership Manager
Jennifer is a diligent leader with years of experience in service and guest experience. Jennifer values relationships and enjoys lending support to others. Working for the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, she is passionate about serving the community and sharing all the wonderful opportunities we have to offer local residents, businesses and our visitors.
My word of the year is HELPER - I get to do exactly that for others as a Hemp Wellness Advocate with Green Compass. For those struggling with things like anxiousness, sleep, mood, pain, stress management, athletic recovery, and appetite, hemp is a wonderfully versatile plant to target getting our bodies back into homeostasis.
Green Compass products are:
USDA Certified Organic
Grown in North Carolina on a 6-generation organic farm
Fully traceable, every batch - with a QR code on every product
CO2 extracted (no chemicals!)
Vertically integrated, meaning we fully control everything from "seed to shipping". Only 3rd party testing is outsourced.
Backed by a 30 day no questions asked guarantee
If you are looking for solutions for you, your family or your clients, I'd love a conversation!
Lisa Bevens is owner of Home to Sweet Home, Senior and Specialty Move Managers. Home to Sweet Home exists to bring joy, compassion and efficiency to senior and their families as they navigate the overwhelming process of downsizing and moving to a new home. Lisa's prior work was in the financial industry, with over 25 years of managing offices of financial institutions. She has always been involved with volunteer opportunities, serving as Sunday school teacher, Youth Advisory Council Chair, Board Member of U of M Wesley Foundation, and currently serving as Past Chair of Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Board. Lisa and her husband live in Stillwater where they enjoy spending time with their young grandsons and adventures in this beautiful river valley. Lisa also plays fiddle and sings for a small acoustic band.
Julie lives in Bayport with her husband and three children. She loves being outdoors, traveling, and being an Uber for three different schools and multiple sports. Julie has a diverse background with over 26 years of program management in national and local non-profits, museums, state government, and corporations. She enjoys work that reflects the intersection of mission, staff and volunteers, programs, community, and budgets. She finds professional fulfillment as a consultant for non-profits providing support and resources for program and volunteer management, staff structures and engagement, planning, fundraising, and more. Julie's strengths are Communication, Individualization, Woo, Positivity, and Empathy.
Ever since I was young, organization has been important to me. Rather than playing with my dolls, I re-organized her closet and sorted her shoes by color. When I helped my mom put away the groceries, I arranged the canned goods in order of descending height. Creating order has always helped me to feel calm, confident, and ready to take on any task!
With a background in interior and closet design and over 15 years experience in process management and efficiency, I have found my true passion is helping families and busy professionals re-take control of their spaces and changing the way they live their lives.
Kirsten is a deeply skilled communications strategist and executive coach with more than twenty years of professional services consulting and advisory experience. From the break room to the boardroom, across nearly every industry, she built her career helping C-level execs of Fortune 500 companies communicate effectively with employees, clients and shareholders. As a professional executive communications coach and adviser, Kirsten works with senior executives and their leadership teams to help them become more impactful and influential speakers and leaders. She lectures, mentors, and advises future CIOs and start-up founders as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute. Kirsten Parker is a board member and past board chair of The Partnership Plan for Stillwater Schools, a board member for Curio Dance Company, and a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach and LUMA-certified Design Thinking Practitioner.
I am the proud owner of the first 100% Woman-Owned Mortgage Broker in Minnesota! We opened winter of 2023, and are eager to continue to help first time homebuyers, move-up buyers and real estate investors achieve homeownership. We are passionate about educating our clients to help them feel comfortable with the homebuying process and grow a real estate portfolio. We are also fortunate to finance many organizations that help others through real estate, such as Esther Homes who provides housing and resources to pregnant mothers, and Spirit Lifters, providing housing and care services to those in need. Our desire is to continue to expand our community support in this way, while still providing an exceptional experience to all our homebuying clients.
Kris Jensen Team - Keller Williams Premier Realty,Real Estate Consultant
Kris has been guiding buyers and sellers with their real estate needs since 2002 at Keller Williams Realty. She brings valuable experience and extended education to her clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her Team’s ‘Signature Service’ generates satisfied clients over multiple generations leading to a strong referral based business. Kris has a passion for getting to know her clients personally and matching them with a home perfect for their individual lifestyle. She is a designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist and an expert in Short Sales. Reach out for a confidential consultation to meet your real estate goals.
Kris Jensen Team - Keller Williams Premier Realty,Director of Operations
I proudly own La Vie Est Belle, LLC. La Vie Est Belle is a labor of love as a result of our own journey with our daughter courageously living with a panic disorder that has pivoted our lives. Our Lake Elmo, MN gift and home decor store is not a financial endeavor, but a human endeavor. In honor of our beautiful daughter, 20% of our net profits are donated to non-profit organizations raising awareness and transforming care for children and families experiencing a mental health condition.
Amanda Lathrop, owner of Lead Sheep Productions, LLC, received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UW-River Falls. Film Studies had been her choice for a “fun minor”, but after an internship with the MN Film and Television Board, she decided to pursue a production career. Since then she has worked on independent films, commercials, corporate videos, and many television series for History Channel, Food Network, and Travel Channel. After producing a family history video for her own family, she combined her genealogy hobby with her professional video business. Giving her the opportunity to use her skills to help people capture, share, and preserve their own stories.
Hello my name is Deb and I own Loving Care Home Services for the past 22 years in the twin cities. I am the head hancho of my household ;) and have 3 children Taylor almost 24, Jack 22 and Gracie 18. We also have the cutest dog in town. His name is Hank and he is a laberdoodle. I enjoy listening to podcasts, walking and slowing getting back into running. I love the outdoors and exploring all the parks and trails our area has to offer. I love being on the water in the summertime. I am passionate about helping families find the best caregivers. I hope I get a chance to meet and spend some time with you all very soon. Make it a great day!
It’s my mission to support your business or nonprofit.
I have experience in owning small businesses. I love the challenge and creativity required to help businesses get found by their clients. I use my technical and creative skills as a web developer, web designer, SEO strategist to help highlight your secret sauce- what makes your business stand out. I work with the data - everything online can be tracked- I evaluate what is working and what needs more attention. Put your money and energy where you know it will move the needle for your business.
We moved to Stillwater in 1981 and fell in love with the city immediately! My sister and I brought Gertie Gorilla Grams to the area in 1981 and ran that business for about four years. After that, I became a tour guide for Old Town Tours and worked part-time at Amodt's Apple Farm.
My husband and I made our Marriage Encounter in February of 1976 in Milwaukee, WI. It was a transforming weekend for us therefore, we got involved as volunteers immediately. When we moved to MN in 1981, we became volunteers with the local Marriage Encounter Community. After almost 20 years of volunteering with the MN affiliate, I became Director of MN Marriage Encounter in July 1998.
Observing the incredible impact the weekend has on a couples relationships keeps me motivated to stay involved.
As a proud Beautycounter Consultant, I am passionate about helping you choose very safe and high-performing products that you will LOVE! Shop here http://www.SaferBeautyCompany.com and I will happily reimburse you 15% off your first order! Text my mobile at 612-759-0904 to notify me of your reimbursement preference (Paypal, Venmo, etc). Thank you for choosing #betterbeauty!
Ashley O'Neill is Stillwater local, along with her husband, Dan, and daughter, Josie. Ashley is the Vice President, Operations and Business Development of O'Neill Electric Inc. (Commercial, Residential and Industrial Electrical Contractor) as well as a co-owner of The Croix Group, LLC. – an office rental company in Stillwater. Ashley holds 17 years’ experience in roles ranging from Business Development and Management, Marketing, Executive Support and Planning, Project Management, Healthcare Operations, and more. In prior years involvement with the Chamber of Commerce, Ashley served as a Board member for the Women's Business Bridge and most recently serves on the Steering Committee for the World Snow Sculpting Championship, as well as other various volunteer roles in the Chamber and other organizations in the Construction industry. Outside of running their business, time is spent raising traveling, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Romance N Relax Travels is a full service travel agency. We specialize in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Anniversary trips and River Cruises. The benefits of using a travel advisor are endless. Feel free to contact me to curate your next trip using my many suppliers and knowledge to ensure you receive the best pricing and perks.
My passion explodes when I get the opportunity to help professional women create an interior space that fits them and their lifestyle, whether it's her home or office. After enjoying a successful 20-year career in the investment business, I decided it was time to honor my God-given gift of design. I returned to UW River Falls to get a four-year degree in broad area arts and design.
I reside in Woodbury with my husband of 34.5 years, Arlyn. We have one adult son and a fantastic daughter-in-law.
I bring a creative eye to our projects. I'll help you design a space that is beautiful and functional for your family. I'm a big believer in building a space that you will love and making each area useful for the life you live. Whether it's finding the most durable carpet for your toddlers or finding the largest windows to take in the view, I'll help you get there within your budget.
Sprout Nutrition and Wellness Coaching offers individual and small group nutrition and wellness coaching, meal planning and coaching, wellness events and nutrition education to help clients live a life of health and vitality.
I was born and raised on a farm in rural Southern Minnesota and attended college at the University of Minnesota. My husband and I have 3 grown children living throughout the US. We opened, 83rd Street Abstract in 1998 and are still open on a small scale today. As our kids grew and became involved in activities and sports, I found that it was important to give back to those organizations as a Volunteer Non-Profit director, team manager, uniform coordinator, Program Director, Tournament Director, Fundraising Coordinator, etc. This provided the opportunity for my current position as Administrative Director for the St Croix Soccer Club.
Building on this history and continuing to provide opportunities for our players and community is a passion for me. It's important for me to work within the community and beyond to share the game of soccer at all levels with our youth and provide them with opportunities to expand beyond the St Croix Valley.
Annette Sallman is the Director of Community Education for Stillwater Area Public Schools. She has more than 25 years of experience in education. After joining the Stillwater school district in 2004, Annette served in several roles before assuming the director’s position in 2014. Although she does not live in Stillwater she considers this her community. Beyond her work for the school district, she is a board member for United Way Washington County East, serves on the Lakeview Health Foundation Health and Well-Being Advisory Committee and is an active chamber member.
Dr. Krista Koehler is from the small town community of Marshfield in central Wisconsin. She attended the University of Minnesota for both her undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and is a current member of the Minnesota Dental Association and American Dental Association. Dr. Koehler opened Stillwater Modern Dentistry in 2023. She has a passion for educating her patients on the Mouth Body connection and how oral health contributes to overall body health. Dr. Koehler is excited to be putting down roots in Stillwater and investing in being a part of the community.
An oasis of peace in an overwhelming world dedicated to guiding you on your path to whole-body wellness. Whether you want 20-minute of scalp therapy, a 30-minute reflexology session, 2 hour massage, or any service in between, I customize your experience for the relaxation of the mind, body, and spirit. A certified massage therapist with a master's in REAL Life. Are you ready to Invest in YOU??
Anne is a personal injury attorney and founder of Stoudt Law in Stillwater, MN. Anne grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, graduating from Maple Grove Senior High in 2000. Anne then went to St. Olaf College where she majored in math and political science. Anne was captain of the St. Olaf Women's Swim Team during the 2003-2004 season, which was also the season she qualified for NCAA Division III Nationals and earned All-American Honorable Mention honors. Anne no longer swims competitively, but she has completed 6 marathons with Grandmas 2022 being the most recent. Anne is married to Dan Stoudt, owner of Dan Stoudt State Farm Insurance with offices in Stillwater, Lake Elmo, and Woodbury. They have four children in the Stillwater District: a 4th grader, 2nd grader, kindergartener, and almost preschooler. Anne is an active member of the Stillwater Chamber and Women's Business Bridge.
Cindy Parsons, Executive Director at The Connect Center (TCC) (formally known as St. Croix Family Resource Center). TCC helps clients work toward greater financial security and deeper social connections within their community.
The Dancing House & Brick and Mortar Visibility,CEO
After nearly 15 years of working in nonprofits in Minneapolis and St Paul, I excitedly joined the team at The Partnership Plan in 2019. As the Program and Communications Manager, I combine my skills and expertise in the areas of volunteer and program management, grant writing, and data analysis to help fund the extras that make school fun for kids throughout the Stillwater Area School District. My husband and I have lived in Bayport for the past 11 years, just houses away from where he grew up. We have 2 kids who in Stillwater Area Public Schools. In my free time I volunteer with the Bayport Community Action League and the Andersen Parent Group and serve on the Steering Committee for Leadership in the Valley and as a board member of Bridge to Books.
I love to help people with their finances. I work alongside them as they set and achieve their goals. People work hard for their money; I like to help them put that money to work and find financial clarity.
I joined UBS Financial Services and the Swiller Lederfine Wealth Management team in 2015. My primary focus when working with clients is to provide holistic financial planning services along with portfolio management to act as a road map in helping clients reach their goals and achieve financial freedom. I hold the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses along with licenses for life, accident, and health insurance and variable annuities.
Prior to joining UBS, I earned her bachelor’s degree in global business leadership from the College of Saint Benedict. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family and can be found at the hockey rink in the winter and on the golf course in the summer.
Kelly Stenerson is the Development and Community Engagement Manager for the United Way of Washington County East. Her role is to educate the community on the importance of philanthropy, while bridging relationships and fundraising for the many agencies that United Way supports. A life-long resident of Stillwater, Kelly is active with the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and loves to contribute her time and talents with various local non-profit events. Kelly loves living in downtown Stillwater with her husband Christian and her black lab, Luna.
After 30+ years in a variety of leadership roles in the corporate world Margaret founded UXL. A career coach, author and workshop facilitator, she works with individuals and teams to accelerate their career and overcome challenges.
Margaret is also a licensed practitioner for Insights Discovery, a self assessment tool that helps her clients identify their strengths, motivators and management style to enable their ultimate effectiveness. Margaret and her husband, Marlay, raised their two boys in Stillwater and continue to reside in this historic town.
As the owner of Valley Vision, Adriane works with executive leadership to build strong teams and develop effective, implementable strategic plans that do more than just sit on a shelf. She brings over 15 years' experience with private companies, nonprofits, and public agencies, helping them better understand where they are and where they want to go. Her previous work has been in support of volunteer programs, youth development, agriculture and food access, community health and social services, and natural resources. Her professional experience spans from private sector tech to nonprofit senior leadership, from Google to Girl Scouts, and includes extensive work on diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and racial justice.
Melena is the Director of Development & Communications with local non-profit, FamilyMeans. With a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of St. Thomas, and over 10 years of marketing and development experience, she thrives in a hands-on, face-paced environment. New to the Valley, Melena likes to try new experiences and spend time outdoors with her husband and their dog, Delilah!
Rainfall Therapy and Consulting, PLLC,LICSW, OWNER