Category Archives: Featured Business

Poppity, Pop for Popcorn!

photocredit: foodnetwork.com BY: RACHEL SMITH One of the coolest National Days I have found yet – National Popcorn Day! I thought I’d start with a brief history of the day, but unfortunately, there is not a single record of when the day started, or who was responsible for its creation.  What we do know, is that whoever came...
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Something for everyone at Ralphene’s

photocredit: Ralphene's BY: RACHEL SMITH This story has been many, many years in the making.  Over forty, which is incredible.  Dave and Ralphene Stokke were married in 1966 and opened their first store in Forest City that same year.  Then, in 1978, they moved their family and their business to Clear Lake and have been here ever...
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There really IS an app for everything!

photocredit: www.macmixing.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Today is National App Day.  Seems like an odd thing to ‘celebrate’ if you ask me.  I was just excited that it coincided with the release of the new mobile banking and app for Chamber Member, Clear Lake Bank & Trust and giving me something to write about today! Coincidence?  Maybe.  Maybe not. Either...
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Simply Nourished in the Spotlight

photocredit: keweenaw.org BY: RACHEL SMITH I’m starting a new thing.  I tend to do this from time to time… so bear with me!  I figured maybe if I put it out here for all the blog-world to see, y’all will hold me accountable to keep it up! So what is it?  Well… running a business is hard work,...
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