Business memos 3/13/13

Local builder wins pair of awards

Posch Builders LLC of Stillwater was recently named 2012 “Contractor of the Year” by the state chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and earned the 2012 “Super Service Award” from the online consumer rating and review service Angie’s List, company officials announced.

Posch Builders received its fifth COTY from NARI for outstanding achievement in residential interior remodeling under $150,000 for a project that turned a basement into a family area and home office.

Angie’s List “Super Service Award” honors exellence among service and health providers who maintain a superior service record. Less than five percent of the thousands of businesses registered on Angie’s List earn the award annually.

“We are humbled by these awards, as they represent the very essence of our values: excellence in both quality of work and customer service,” said Brian Posch, owner of Posch Builders. “As we celebrate our fifth anniversary this month, it’s a great validation that the work we do is making and positive impact on both the industry and our clients.”

Open Soon

The Chicago Dogs restaurant at 40 N. Main Street in Downtown Stillwater opens for the 2013 season at 11 a.m. April 1, according to the owner Bruce Chesin, Chicago Dogs will open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Through Saturday. To celebrate, the restaurant offers complimentary soda with the purchase of any sandwich and all customers that day recieve a Sandwich Club Card, which offers a free "meal deal" after the purchase of 9 sandwiches. (Photo Courtesy of Chicago Dogs)

The Chicago Dogs restaurant at 40 N. Main Street in Downtown Stillwater opens for the 2013 season at 11 a.m. April 1, according to the owner Bruce Chesin, Chicago Dogs will open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Through Saturday. To celebrate, the restaurant offers complimentary soda with the purchase of any sandwich and all customers that day recieve a Sandwich Club Card, which offers a free “meal deal” after the purchase of 9 sandwiches. (Photo Courtesy of Chicago Dogs)

Couple donate to Forest Lake care center

FOREST LAKE — A Forest Lake care center received a $2,500 gift from a Washington County couple who were selected the winners in “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Chris and Kellie Taylor selected Lakes Life Care Center at 840 W. Broadway Ave. in Forest Lake to receive the Monsanto Fund donation. The Taylors and a Monsanto representative presented the donation to Lakes Life officials Tuesday afternoon.
The Taylors were among farmers in 1,271 eligible counties in 39 states who could sign up to win a $2,500 donation to their favorite charity. The Monsanto Fund will invest more than $5 million in rural communities this year.

Falls Chamber honors Coffee Talk shop

TAYLORS FALLS — Coffee Talk, a busy coffee shop in a historic downtown Taylors Falls house, is the Falls Chamber of Commerce March business of the month, chamber officials announced.

John Coffey and Mark Falter purchased the Riley sisters’ 1892 Queen Ann-style house at 479 Bench St. in January 1995 and after a complete remodel, opened Coffee Talk in July 1995. Eighteen years late, the shop continues to pour coffee daily.
Coffee Talk has five employees and been a Falls Chamber member since 1995. Contact the shop at 651-465-6700.

Compiled by Stillwater Gazette staff

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