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New year brings new owners for Generations of Harmony

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Progress Edition

On January 1, 2015 Harlan and Joan Thilges purchased Generations of Harmony Antique Mall from Jean and Terry Ingvalson, who built the building in 2008 and opened the business in November of 2008.

The Thilge’s had lived in Welcome, Minn. and started two businesses from scratch which are located in Fairmont, Minn. One business was a decorating business, which they owned for approximately 30 years, and the other was a storage business they owned for about 24 years.

Looking forward to retirement, the couple bought some land north of Mabel, Minn., and “that’s where it all started”, states Harlan. Both Joan and Harlan like antiques so one day Joan stopped in to Generations of Harmony and was told it was for sale. She didn’t know if Harlan would be interested or not but thought she would talk to him about it.

Harlan states that after checking into it they felt it would be similar to renting storage space as they had before, only it would be a different kind of space. They thought it would work quite well for them and decided to purchase the business. From start to finish the process only took about two months and the Thilge’s were the new owners of a popular Fillmore County business.

The transition has been a smooth one since Jean Ingvalson helped with the initial transition and Trista O’Connor, who is the Ingvalson’s daughter and has been involved with the business since the beginning, will stay on until May of this year.

Jean says the Thilge’s “fit into the mall family well” and she wishes them luck, but knows they will do a good job. Harlan says that his business experience is helpful in this new venture and everyone familiar with the business has been “very helpful” with any questions.

There have been minimal changes according to Harlan and Jean as Trista did a very nice job with the business. He says “it was a very good business to step into” and the fact that the owners apartment is on the premises makes it very convenient. Living closer to their land by Mabel is an added bonus.

Harlan and Jean have been meeting customers and vendors and say everyone is very friendly. They currently have approximately 90 vendors within the 10,000 square feet of vendor space that the building offers which is actual vendor space as the living quarters are not included in that number.

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First Southeast Bank of Harmony completes remodel

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Progress Edition

The First Southeast Bank of Harmony, Minn. began a large remodeling project in October of 2012 with the purpose of providing additional space as well as added privacy. The project was completed in October of 2013 and is very impressive. The renovat ..... 
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