With Small Business Saturday approaching this weekend, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate a great small business in our community.
Monticello’s very own Cornerstone Café, owned and operated by Sue Swiecichowski, was named WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Wild Rice Soup. Having been a customer at Cornerstone Café on several occasions, I can personally attest to the wonderful food and service this local restaurant provides. I recently brought a bipartisan group of legislators to Sue’s restaurant for lunch on a tour of small businesses in our area. I also had the pleasure of having Sue as my guest to Governor Dayton’s State of the State Address in early February. As the governor was beginning to tout his legislative agenda for the year, I felt it was critically important to have a small business owner by my side to get her perspective on how these policies would affect her ability to hire and pay employees.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit Sue’s restaurant, be sure to do so! Cornerstone Café is located at 154 W Broadway Street in Monticello.
Also, I want to invite small business owners from our community to testify before the Small Business Caucus (which I co-chair) about what state government can do to make doing business in Minnesota easier and more successful. Those hearings will take place on December 12 and December 19 at noon in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
As always, you can contact me by e-mail at Rep.Marion.ONeill@House.MN or contact my office at 651-296-5063.