Home & Garden Business Expo-2002

This year's Home & Garden Business Expo, sponsored by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, was held in the spacious gymnasium of Holy Family Catholic High School on Saturday, April 6th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  At least 65 exhibitors displayed wares and services.  I tried to capture 100% of them on film, but when I do a tally I see that I missed almost 20 booths!  Conversation turned corners and company around.  Anyhow, have fun meeting local business people.

An overview of the Expo area, which is only part of the large gymnasium.

Hometown Mortgage,
"Where Dreams Come True," is owned by Joyce Windschitl of Chaska who is "committed to service excellence."  For your
appraisals call Joyce at 952-368-9201.

R.L. Promotions
is based in Waconia.  "Advertise with  Promotional Products" by calling Ronda Leivermann, owner,
at 612-964-7722.

Carver County Red Cross,
a chapter of the American Red Cross, can be contacted by calling LaVonne Kroells at 952-467-4449.

Lake Auburn Moravian Church in Victoria
can be reached by calling Pastor Frank Jones (center) at 952-443-2051.   
Hello, Wilfy Plocher
and Carol Jones. 

Travel Easy,
"Service when you need it by people who care," is a travel agency
located in Waconia. 
Call LaVerne Abraham at 952-442-4443. 

Nature's Bounty
Garden and Gift Center located in Victoria is "Proud to be your neighbors in business."
Proprietor Mike Hanlon can be reached by calling 952-443-3888.

Hennepin Parks
is changing its name to Three Rivers Park District.  Can you name
the three rivers? 
Call Lowry Nature Center in Victoria at
Hello, Judy Voigt Englund.

Waterbrooke Fellowship
is "a growing church
reaching out to Victoria and the southwest suburbs with God's love and grace."  Call Pastors Bill and
Maureen Bonner at

Lakeview Clinic
has many doctors, nurses, staff, and facilities located in Waconia, Chaska,
and Chanhassen.
Hello, Kathy Hackett.   
Call Lakeview Clinic at

is "a pediatric speech-language pathology
practice" located in Victoria and run by Candy Almquist, a registered speech language pathologist.  Candy can be reached at

Town & Country Glass
is "a full service glass
specialist performing fully guaranteed work," with offices  in Waconia and
Hutchinson.  Hello, Susan Fischl and Scott Kleman.
Call 952-442-4325.

billed as the real estate company that is "above the crowd," is represented here by realtor Paul Aspelin who can be reached at his Eden Prairie Office by calling

Tahitian Noni
is a juice "for everyone, everywhere, and millions enjoy the miracle every day."  It is sold locally by Karen "KC" Coon of
Victoria, and daughter
Ashley Melton, who can be reached at

Dakotah Pizza
is the name of a restaurant in Victoria that also serves Italian and American food, located next to Subway and Cabin Fever,
owned by Jim Winkels.
all 952-443-4644.

Merit Heating & Cooling,
located in Chanhassen,
is represented here by (l-r) Tim Collins, Terry Yanisch, and Gary Kearin.  Call them (and also Jay Legler)
at 952-474-1725.

Safari Island,
"an excursion into
fitness and fun,"
is located in Waconia. 
For more information call Kara Schmitz at

Metro Handyman,
for all of your carpentry needs, whether repair or remodel, 24 hours a day, call Skip Holscluh at

S & C Photography
specializes in wedding, high school seniors, and
family portraits. 
Call Steve and Colleen Tompkins, Chaska, at

Drs. Dungey & Regnier
work out of the
Victoria Dental Clinic and
Waconia Dental Clinic.  Hi, Dr. David Dungey.  For an appointment call
952-443-2816 or

Picture Perfect
Landscapes & Designs
is located in Waconia and owned by Don and Danielle Washburn.  For design and installation information call them at 952-442-1726.

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres, located in Victoria,
serves developmentally and disabled children and adults.  You can reach Linda Borrell, Director of Human Services, at 952-401-4858.

C.H. Carpenter Lumber
sells all of your building and carpentry supplies and operates out of four
locations, including
Victoria.  Hello,
Rod Groff!  Call for
more information,

The City of Victoria
is represented here by
City Planner Mark Kaltsas and Receptionist Secretary Doc Schmieg.  Call city
offices at 952-443-2363.

The City of Victoria
is also represented by Mayor Mary Meuwissen who informed residents and passers by of plans for downtown redevelopment and the Victoria Field House, among other things.

Home & Garden Party
is geared up for spring and other seasons, too.  You can reach designer Wynne Trick of Norwood Young
America by calling

Dynamic Chiropractic
calls itself "Minnetonka's Choice for Natural Health Care."  Dr. Lynn M. Miller works on Dave Speltz as assistant Judy Goulin looks on.  For consultation call 952-933-2695.

Waddell & Reed
is a financial planning company and
Fred Koppelman is their
financial advisor who helps put your financial house in order.  Call him at his Edina office,

Lake Auburn Moravian Church in Victoria was also represented during the Expo by (l-r) Harriet and Ron Holtmeier and Terry Wilhoit.  Call the church at 952-443-2051.

supplies clothing needs for many occasions.  Wendy Vos from Chaska is an independent fashion coordinator for the company.  Call Wendy at

is the name of a specialty basket company and
Judy Kaaua of Victoria is an independent sales
consultant for the company.  Call Judy at

Young Computing
is run by Ryan R. Young,
a young CEO who is A+ certified and lives in
Waconia.  For your computing needs, call Ryan at

provides for creative planning and expert installation of natural stone, patios, walls, drives, and
water features.
Call Darin Christofferson
at Excelsior, 952-474-1951

Air Source,
"superior technology for the best indoor air quality," is owned by Kim Baker and also represented by Glynis Caton.  For more information
Call 952-470-7504.

Community Education
in School District #112
includes Adult Program Planning under the supervision of Allyson Rudy.   Hello also to
Mary Erickson and
Gay Mattson.   For more
information call

The Victoria Chamber of Commerce enjoys the membership of everyone, and especially Liz Anderson of Victoria who makes draperies and pillows and things and cooks for many of the Chamber meetings.  Call Liz at

Edward Jones,
"serving individual investors since 1871," is represented here by
Chuck Schmidt who offices in Chanhassen.  Call Chuck at 952-442-4524.

The Victoria Chamber of Commerce had many good workers throughout the day including (l-r)
Marlene Speltz (director),
Kathy Tieden (seated),
and Michelle Aspelin.  Call Marlene at 952-443-2443.

The Sarvi Children
enjoyed each other as their dad, Victoria City
Administrator Steve Sarvi, manned the City of
Victoria booth.  Call their dad during the day at

Statewide Gas Services,
the place for "heating, air conditioning, gas fireplaces, and gas grills," is represented by Sales Manager Mike Spaude, left, and Owner Chris Heller.  Their store is in Waconia.  You can reach them at 952-442-FIRE (3473).

Sennes Design/Build, Inc., out of Waconia, does custom remodeling and is a "Builder of Architectural ideas."  Call Scott Sennes
at 952-442-1044.

Draperies by Carol,
"Your professional window treatment source," includes 34 years of experience, a free in-home consultation, and free installation. 
Call Carol at
Norwood Young America, 952-467-3587.

D & J Furniture & Floors
is located in Waconia and sells furniture, floor covering, draperies, accessories, and ceramic tile.  Call Mitch Wittmer or Amy Ross at 952-442-2815.

The Pampered Chef,
billed as "The Kitchen Store That Comes to Your Door," and Pam Byrne of Victoria, can be reached by calling 952-443-2056.

Waconia Good Samaritan Center in Waconia helps to prove  that "In Christ's Love, Everyone is Someone."  For information on this living community, call Steve Smith
at 952-442-5111.

Landscape Products
of Victoria are "Retaining Wall and Hardscape Specialists Since 1975."  Call Scott Hertzenberg or Randy Nelson for your walkways, seminars,
pond supplies,
decorate rock and stone..

Sandau Construction,
Located in Shakopee, specializes in siding, windows, new homes.  The company is represented here
by Steve Kaiser.  For assistance call

Baker Family Dentistry
is located in Victoria.  For your dental needs and appointments call
Dr. Bruce Baker (right) at

Quality Heating
& Air Services, Inc
is an employed owned company that services and installs air conditioners, gas furnaces, and other systems. 
Call 952-403-1110.

Victoria State Bank
is represented here by Allen Liestman, vice president and senior lender, and Julie Jedlicki, personal banker.
For all of your banking needs call 952-443-2491.

The City of Victoria
is administered by City Administrator Steve Sarvi, who is also the mayor of Watertown and other good things.  Call Victoria City Offices at 952-443-2363.

The Victoria Fire Dept.
is a group of dedicated volunteer firefighters represented here by Firefighter Tom Schmieg and Fire Chief Gary Sohns.  To contact the Department on a non-emergency basis, call 952-443-2771.

By the Woods
Is a Victoria company owned by Jeff and Laura Wood who create "distinctive ponds and landscape," including water gardens, retaining walls, lighting and patio designs.  Call Jeff and Laura at

Victoria Chamber of Commerce is a small group of hard working people.  The new president is Laura Wood and the treasurer is John Siegfried, who is also a Carver County Commissioner.
Call the Chamber
at 612-247-4878.

Girl Scouts Troop #2448 sold soup at the Business Expo for the Victoria House and raised funds in other ways for a trip the troop is planning.  Thank you, Girl Scouts, for being so industrious.

The Triple B
is the name of the company selling delicious beef sandwiches throughout the day.  Thank you, Deb and Mike Brewer.  For more information, people can call 612-229-6453.

Cub Scouts Troop #303,
with boys from Victoria and Chaska, were instrumental in helping "clean up" after the Victoria Business Expo.  Thank you, Scouts, and thank you, Shawn Knutson of the Edward Jones Investment office in Chaska for organizing the troop for this event.

Jeff Hartman of Harman Companies, Victoria,
and Wayne Larson, executive director of
Mount Olivet Acres in Victoria, talk about the long and productive day.  Thank you, guys, for your hard work.

Prairie Golden Kettle Korn, where "sweet things are popping up," took care of late night television needs as people exited the Victoria Home and Garden Business Expo.  For their sweet popcorn call Scott and Brenda Kern at
952-937-1491 or Jim and Donna Murphy at

The Victoria Gazette
didn't have a booth at the  Expo because Editor Sue knew it would be more fun to meet and photograph everybody else who had a booth.  I'm holding one of the gifts raffled off during the day.  I didn't win it;
I simply displayed it.  Call The Victoria Gazette at 952-443-2010
or e-mail me below with news and views.

Other vendors at this expo:
Andrys Home Improvement
B & B Carpet One
Carver County Master Gardeners
Catch a Falling Star
Coldwell Banker-Homes Mortgage, Title
Community Insurance Advisors
Ecoquest Alpine Air/Water Purifiers

Framing Images/My Favorites
Holy Family Catholic High School
Homeland Heating/Countryside Corn Stoves
Kraemer's Cotton Candy
Lecy Chiropractic/Chanhassen Chiropractic
Mike's Mini Donuts
National Energy Systems
Southwest Sales & Rental

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Love, Sue

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