November 13, 2023
In the heart of our community, we are fortunate to have a diverse network of professionals who are not only experts in their fields but also dedicated Chamber members. As part of our Small Business Saturday campaign, we want to celebrate and shine a spotlight on these invaluable members who play a significant role in our community. While retailers and restaurants are vital, there's much more to explore within the world of local business. Here, we'll introduce you to some of our Chamber members who are eager to serve you. To see all our Chamber Members and organizations ready to serve you, please visit our directory.
Dentists and Orthodontists: Smiles that Brighten Lives
Your oral health is a crucial aspect of your overall well-being, and our local dentists and orthodontists are committed to keeping your smiles healthy and vibrant. Whether it's a routine check-up or a consultation for orthodontic care, choosing local dental professionals means quality service and personalized care. Book an appointment with:
Molly McMahon, Anchored Orthodontics: Anchored Orthodontics is a boutique orthodontic office located in the heart of Minnetonka, MN. Their goal is to provide personalized care and superior results in a relaxing environment.
Town Dental: If you need a dentist in Excelsior, MN, look no further than the experts at Town Dental. For years, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Harvieux have provided patients with a broad variety of dental treatment options, including dental inlays & onlays, crowns, implants, veneers, sealants, fillings, extractions, clear braces, root canals, teeth whitening treatment, and much more.
Counselors: Supporting Your Well-being
Mental health is as crucial as physical health. Local counselors and therapists are here to help you navigate life's challenges and promote well-being. Seek support from professionals who understand your unique needs and circumstances. Connect with:
Libra Health Coaching, Jenny Lang: Jenny Lang is a health and mindfulness coach for working professionals who want lasting change and to rediscover themselves! She offers group coaching (start with Clarity Catalyst), private coaching, a Facebook group (“RecaLIBRAte Yourself!”), online courses, workshops, employee wellness and more. She wants to empower people to create their own version of wellness, with no judgment, at their own pace and in a way that fits their lifestyle!
Interior Design Consultants/ Home Remodelers: Creating Your Dream Space
When it's time to upgrade or renovate your home, local home remodelers are ready to bring your vision to life. They take pride in enhancing the beauty and functionality of your living spaces. Explore the expertise of:
Create Home: All things home and design. Create Home – Shop home goods & furniture store in downtown Excelsior, MN – featuring a curated collection of art, furnishings and accessories.
Located in the 312 Water Street in the historic Excelsior Mill Building Create Home has partnered with the best in architecture, construction, interior design and home furnishings.
Union Place: Union Place was family-founded in 1978, in Excelsior, Minnesota. Today, four decades later, they are still family-operated, and committed to being contributing members of this small, hard-working community. Their artisans and craftsmen live and work right here, and many of their design products are created in their on-site workrooms. They take pride in offering a range of services that combine innovation with good design and good value for their customers.
Excelsior Appliance Sales and Service
-Family owned and operated appliance sales and service shop, assisting Excelsior and the surrounding communities since 1958.
- Believe in timely service and support.
-Pride themselves in providing a higher level of customer service and satisfaction.
-Stand behind the quality of the products they offer and the services they provide.
Self-Care: Beauty You Deserve
Whether it's for a special occasion or just a self-care day, local nail salons and spa professionals are your go-to experts for feeling and looking your best. Experience the artistry of:
Bayside Nails: Whether you're seeking a speedy touch-up or a glamorous set of acrylic nails, Bayside Nails is committed to providing you with the utmost in customer service and care. Recognizing the importance of your time, they prioritize efficiency without any compromise on quality.
At Bayside, they take pride in being an integral part of the Glen Lake Minnetonka community, and they cherish the strong connections they've forged with their clients. Their commitment is to surpass your expectations during every visit.
Financial Advisors: Navigating Your Financial Journey
Your financial well-being is paramount, and local financial advisors are here to provide expert guidance to secure your financial future. Whether you're planning for retirement, investing, or managing your assets, their expertise is invaluable. Seek consultation with:
Sanvold Financial Group: Sandvold Financial Group provides planning based on specific needs for you and your family. They are an independent organization, therefore bring an unbiased opinion and have no allegiance toward specific investments or investment organizations. As they have such a multitude of options available they are able to create individualized plans to better serve you and your financial goals.
Small Business Retailers: Unique and Local Finds
Small business retailers offer a curated selection of unique products, often sourced locally. They enrich our community with their distinct offerings. Explore what they have to offer:
Amore and Fede: Amore & Fede is known for being a step ahead when it comes to the fashion needs of women. When you want unique pieces at savvy prices, think Amore & Fede. Their store is located in the beautiful town of Excelsior along Lake Minnetonka. They are a family owned and operated boutique & have been open for 16 years & counting!
Minnesota Makers: Minnesota Makers features the work of over 150 Minnesota artists. They strive to create an experience where the customer will learn more about the artists featured, their work, and the ever-present talent in Minnesota. Shopping at Minnesota Makers is like shopping with more than 150 local small businesses in one.
Excelsior Bay Books: We’re pretty excited about Paul Maravelas’ new book, THE HISTORY OF BIG ISLAND LAKE MINNETONKA. It sells for $65 and we think it’s going to be the big book for our area this holiday season. Paul is a historian who grew up on Lake Minnetonka. The book is beautiful and well-researched, filled with photos, maps, and documents.
Day-Cares/Schools: Nurturing Young Minds
Local day-cares and swim schools are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for your children. Their commitment to early childhood development is instrumental in setting the foundation for a successful future. Explore the options available with:
The Goddard School of Minnetonka: Welcome to The Goddard School® of Minnetonka, where every day is filled with fun learning experiences! Each day, caring and attentive teachers provide your child with countless opportunities to grow academically, socially, emotionally and physically in a safe and loving environment.
Goldfish Swim School: Science says the foundation for a child’s cognitive growth is rooted in two key factors: a safe environment and learning through guided play at any age. Yes, play. This is how kids develop the skills that ultimately give them the courage to dive into new experiences.
The fact is your child’s potential is in there. Sometimes you just need to add water. That's where Goldfish Swim School comes in - our swimming lessons for kids are based on the philosophy that children learn through play.
Gas Stations: Keeping You Moving
Gas stations are a vital part of our everyday lives, ensuring you're fueled up and ready for your journeys. Support local gas stations for your fueling needs:
Lakeshore Market and More Testimonials:” I am so happy that Lakeshore Market and more has opened in Excelsior. The people who work there are so helpful and they told me they are getting new pumps and concrete in September. The store is clean, bright and stocked with things we use when out on the lake. Thank you to Ashley and Karen for keeping this location a gas station, convenience store and More!! Now I get it. So happy.”
- John B
Marinas: Exploring Waterside Adventures
If you're a fan of waterside adventures, our local marinas provide essential services and support for your boating needs. Discover the expertise of:
Bean’s Greenwood Marina: Bean’s Greenwood Marina is a family owned facility on Lake Minnetonka nearing 50 years of operation, and over 70 years of local history. They are the only marina on the lake providing covered slips, a preferred in-water solution for protecting your boat from the elements. Come and go whenever is convenient for you.
Car Services: Keeping You on the Road
Local car services are your reliable partners for keeping your vehicle in top condition. Whether it's routine maintenance or repairs, they ensure you stay on the road safely. Trust the experts at:
Youngstedts: Our Family Taking Care of Yours Since 1971
What all began as a single gas station and auto repair shop in Hopkins has grown to eight auto repair service and tire locations, three car wash and detail locations and a collision center in the western metro area of the Twin Cities. Youngstedts also has two auto repair service and tire locations in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Realtors: Navigating Your Real Estate Journey
The real estate market can be complex, and local realtors are your trusted partners in finding the perfect home or selling your property. Their knowledge of the local market is invaluable. Navigate your real estate journey with:
Carriage House Rentals & Realty LLC: Nancy Raddohl
Real estate can be one of the most exciting investments you can make. I would love to help you find the right neighborhood and the right home that fits your needs, wants and desires. Buying or selling your home should be a memorable and pleasant experience. Should you need expertise in valuing your home, I would be delighted to assist you.
Minneapolis, Chaska, Chanhassen, Cologne, Eden Prairie, Carver County, Lake Minnetonka Area, Victoria, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, St. Bonifacius, Shakopee, Mound, Bloomington, Deephaven, Richfield, Edina, Shorewood, Greenwood, Tonka Bay, Orono, & Wayzata.
Re/Max Advantage Plus, Colleen Johnson: Located in the heart of downtown Excelsior at 216 Water Street, Re/Max specializes in residential real estate in the western suburbs and downtown Minneapolis. They excel in relocation and helping clients find the community that will best suit their needs. New construction is also a focus of their group, and they have decades of experience and success in custom home building with some of the finest home builders in the Midwest.
On Small Business Saturday, we invite you to explore the wealth of expertise our Chamber members offer. Whether it's for a check-up, consultation, home improvement, or a touch of beauty, these professionals are eager to serve you. Your support is not only valued but vital to their success. So, mark your calendar for November 25th, and experience the wealth of expertise within our community. Embrace the local excellence that is ready to serve you, and let's celebrate Small Business Saturday together.