Entrepreneurs on Tap: Starting Your Business on the Iron Range
Starting Your Business on the Iron Range: Stories of Success, Tools and Resources for Startups
Hear from a panel of doers and experts about real experiences of successful Iron Range startups, effective tips
and tools for bootstrapping, crowd-funding how-to and resources available on the Iron Range.
Moderated by Anna Anderson – Art Unlimited (Cook)
Megan Kellin – Lake Time Magazine, Lake Bride Magazine, Rapids Hotel, and Lake & Co (Grand Rapids)
Megan Kellin understands the ebbs and flows in business and the power of enthusiasm. Mom to two
awesome kids and proprietor of multiple thriving startups, Megan’s professional background in public
relations and global travel elevates her community leadership as well as her passion to promote,
collaborate and ultimately support the spirit of business in the north country.
Keny Adams – Country Kitchen Franchises (Hibbing and Faribault)
Keny Adams is a creative financing expert. She has revitalized multiple Iron Range restaurants with no
cash up front. Keny’s success attracted the eyes of Country Kitchen International, who approached her with
another opportunity over 250 miles away. Today, Keny is playing “What if?” with lenders and entrepreneurs
to facilitate a development deal with minimal liquid assets up front.
Carol Carlson – Comet Theater (Cook)
Carol Carlson is a successful entrepreneur with a unique history. Her career began with dancing and
choreographing in Minneapolis before moving to New York City. There, she danced, taught yoga and
helped open Kundalini Yoga East. After moving back to Minnesota, she purchased the Comet Theater
and a yoga studio. Carol and her husband also own Grey Wolf Lodge on Pelican Lake, in Orr.
Registration is free.