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Contact Kandiyohi Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities students

Aaron Roeder, a junior at New London-Spicer High School, has business called A BackWoods Industries, which does small custom orders of screen printing and embroidering. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
  • Rural Renting: Nate Ackerman, Willmar senior, a website to help connect renters and landlords in Kandiyohi County, 320-894-3635;
  • Char Media: Charlotte Ammerman, ACGC junior, a business offering to manage other businesses’ activities on social media, 320-535-0572;; @charmedia_ on Twitter; Char Media on Facebook
  • Inside of the Box: Mackenzie Andrews, ACGC junior, a service that will ship care packages to college students, 320-905-3934;;
  • E&E Planning: Emma Asche, Willmar senior, offering event planning services for nonprofit organizations, 320-295-2818
  • A Dream Come True: Alayna Baggenstoss, ACGC senior, planning children’s birthday parties, 320-420-0703,
  • Fuel Right: Robert Bangasser, NLS junior, providing refueling services for docked boats on Green Lake, 320-444-8944, 
  • A Novel Approach: Erica Borchert, ACGC senior, a subscription service which provides a monthly novel and a related small gift for adults or young adults, 320-212-2464,
  • Baja Ray: Addie Erickson, Willmar junior, selling authentic Mexican apparel, backpacks and blankets, 320-212-0285,, Baja Ray on Facebook, @BajaRay1 on Instagram
  • Avalon Media: Erich Feist, NLS junior, a video production business, 320-455-2039,,
  • Bombs Away: Ingrid Figenskau, Willmar senior, offering all-natural organic facial scrubs and bath bombs,,, @mybombs_away on Instagram and Twitter, My Bombs Away on Facebook
  • Four Eyes Marketing & Communication: Chloe Halvorson, Willmar senior, offering marketing services for other businesses, 320-220-1364,
  • HomeTown Hooks: Brennan Holien, ACGC senior, custom fishing lures, 320-894-0519,, HomeTown Hooks on Facebook
  • Trendy Vintage: Jenna Jagow, Willmar senior, vintage jewelry and accessories sold online and in trunk shows, 320-444-8290,, trendy_vintage_kceo on Instagram
  • Genderoos: Haley Mottinger, Willmar senior, offers a unique way to let parents announce the gender of a coming baby, 320-979-0417,, Genderoos on Facebook
  • Mint Designs: Anika Olson, NLS junior, repurposing vintage furniture and household goods, 320-444-7963,, Mint Designs on Facebook
  • Just Sayin’: Martha Roberts, Willmar senior, custom screen-printed clothing, 320-212-4133,
  • BackWoods Industries: Aaron Roeder, NLS junior, custom T-shirts and other items, 320-212-1768,, BackWoods Industries on Facebook
  • A View From the Top: Lyle Schmidt, ACGC senior, aerial photography using drones, 320-444-6874,
  • Bargain Blvd.: Bergen Vollan, Willmar senior, selling health and beauty, grocery and clothing on Amazon, 320-905-4657,
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