Shops & Business

Sometimes you choose service, and sometimes service chooses you. Ann Deshler of Edina knows both sides of this story. She’s been an oncology nurse her entire career, currently working in cancer research for HealthPartners.

The Peters Billiards logo is a familiar sight to many driving on Highway 62 over Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis. But many Twin Cities residents might not know the business’ interesting history.

Sara Aubitz is an Edina homeowner and mother of two who loves her neighbors, Edina public schools, staying fit (she runs and does yoga), travel and gardening. Her employment history includes merchandising at Target and marketing at 3M.

Being single doesn’t mean you should single yourself out from having pretty flowers to display in your home or office. Ann Backman, owner of Spruce Flowers and Home, says, “My idea for singles is to sign up for one of our flower arranging classes.

When Molly Resch was younger, she always loved going over to her best friend’s house, where her friend’s mom had a hair salon in their basement. Years later, Resch is continuing what she has always enjoyed doing, but now at a Sola Salon.

After seeing wide success in its other Midwest boutiques, Tory Burch, a distinguished American lifestyle brand, opened its first Minnesota boutique in the Galleria in October.

Mindy Rozman-Banko and Carl Anderson have been classmates since the fifth grade at Countryside Elementary in Edina. Since graduating from Edina High School in 1982, they have gone on to successful careers.

Argo Tea, a Chicago-based retailer, is selling some of their drinks at a newer Coffee & Bagels hybrid shop in Edina. The store is a partnership between Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels, with the newest addition being Argo Tea.

Helping high school youth succeed in different aspects of life is something Becky Briggs truly loves. Last spring, Briggs received a Connecting with Kids leadership award. This is an honor given in recognition of a significant commitment on behalf of youth.

BoxElder Senior Moving Services is a full-service moving company for seniors. This Edina-based, family-owned company offers a variety of services like sorting, purging, disposal, organization, shipping, storage and staging.