Category Archives: Featured Business

Toot! Toot!

photocredit: articulatepersuasion.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Merriam Webster defines the term ‘tooting one’s own horn’ as: To talk about oneself or one’s achievements especially in a way that shows pride or too much pride. Often times, it’s a bit frowned upon; being overly boastful and such. But I don’t care. That’s right!  I said it! Clear Lake has had some INCREDIBLE local achievements...
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Anchored in Clear Lake – yet forging ahead on the business frontier!

photocredit:  ebay.co.uk BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s no secret that nautical terms are used frequently in and around Clear Lake.  To ‘Drop your Anchor’ is a common term used in boating.  When a boat comes into shore, or wishes to remain in one area while on the water, you would drop your anchor into the water, securing yourself...
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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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