January Business of the Month

B & C Plumbing and Heating was established by owners                                                                                                                      Bob Arthur and Corey Strom. Driven by the goal to be the best heating and plumbing company in the industry, B & C Plumbing and Heating has been serving Hutchinson and the surrounding area since 1997.

With more than 64 years of combined experience, Master Plumbers Bob and Corey have built a skilled and knowledgeable team that is licensed, bonded, and insured.     B & C Plumbing and Heating offers both residential and light commercial services.

While they specialize in plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and new home construction. B & C Plumbing and Heating also offers services relating to indoor air quality, radon mitigation, in-floor radiant heating, and commercial refrigeration. B & C installs various brands and products. These include: water heaters, fuel oil furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, air exchangers, and Consumer Reports’s top-rated Rheem furnaces.

“The resourcefulness towards business growth & endless knowledge for the community.”

320-234-6900 | 15 Monroe St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350

December Business of the Month


Owner, Emmet McCormick built the Hutchinson restaurant
location in 1981 and when the lease expired in 1977 he decided to change the name to McCormick’s Family Restaurant. At this same time he began operating a family style restaurant serving homemade comfort style food.
Emmet’s philosophy still holds true today that if you provide good customer service, good food with reasonable prices and treat your staff and customers as family, you’ll be okay.
“We have a great staff which along with their dedication and commitment has allowed us to be a part of such a wonderful community for nearly 25 years!”
320-587-4417 | 1102 MN-15 Hutchinson

November Business of the Month

Business of the Month- November 2021

Qdoba Mexican Eats has been a part of the Hutchinson community since 2016. Mark and Leigh originally moved to Hutchinson in 1999 and opened the Papa Murphy’s pizza shop here in 2000, later selling to Joel Meyer in 2017.

The Hutchinson Qdoba location is the third Qdoba restaurant in what eventually grew to nine stores for Mark and Leigh Miller (Left and Middle).

Joey Hofmeister (Right) is the manager of the Hutchinson location and also is the General Manager of the Willmar location. Joey has been with the company for several years and is a big reason for their success. Qdoba was recently chosen as the Favorite Fast Food restaurant by readers of the Hutchinson Leader. As stated from the owners “This is an honor we don’t take lightly. We are proud of our restaurant and even more proud of our awesome team!”

1380 Hwy 15 S  | Hutchinson |  320-587-8279












Business of the Month- October 2021

Business of the Month- October 2021


Papa Murphy’s has been a part of the Hutchinson area since 2000 and current owners, Joel (Right) & Jane Meyer, who live in Litchfield, acquired the store in 2017.
Their son, Nic Meyer (Left), is the current General Manager of the store, joining the family business in 2019.
Nic and his crew of pizza creators strive to do their best to serve the community and their pizza cravings.
Papa Murphy’s offers custom made pizzas featuring high quality, fresh toppings generously layered on pizza dough that is made fresh every morning in the store.
By baking Papa Murphy’s pizza at home customers get to experience the home baked aroma of a convenient & delicious meal that the brand is known for.
Along with fresh pizzas, Papa Murphy’s offers hand-crafted salads, sides, and desserts to complete your meal and please your palate.
Stop in, order online or through the app to pick up your made to order pizza for lunch or dinner today! We’d love to see you.
Papa Murphy’s also offers fundraising opportunities for groups looking to raise money. Contact Nic to find out more information.
1380 Hwy 15 S
Hutchinson, MN

Business of the Month September

Business of the Month– September 2021

Country Kitchen has been serving the Hutchinson community since 1972. Yes, you did your math correctly, that’s just shy of 50 years!!

1988 Matt Woelfel started as a dishwasher in this very location, today he is the proud owner. At the young age of 14 he fell in love with the community and knew that one day he wanted to own this business. That is exactly what he did. Matt has now owned & operated the Hutchinson Country Kitchen since 1999 where he and his staff are committed to their guests.


At Country Kitchen the food is always fresh & breakfast can be anytime of the day. Be sure to stop in and enjoy breakfast, juicy burgers, savory sandwiches, hearty dinner and a homemade dessert!


528 Hwy 7 East  |  Hutchinson, MN




Business of the Month August 2021

As a former Business Consultant for McDonald’s and many
trips through Hutchinson to their family cabin. The Lake’s saw Hutchinson as a vibrant growing community and knew this was where they eventually wanted to own a restaurant. As the former grocery store became available they believed it was the perfect time to open a second Pizza Ranch location.
In May of 2020 the Fun Zone was planned to open but due to COVID the Fun Zone actually opened in August of 2020. Now it loved by many!
Pizza Ranch is a buffet style family restaurant that offers all of the menu items for Delivery, Carryout or catering. Be sure to have Pizza Ranch for your next event.
1320 Hwy 15 S. Suite 102 | 320-587-0128
Fun Facts…
-Hutchinson Pizza Ranch is the 1st true “lean” design in the Pizza Ranch Chain-Inline buffet & streamlined kitchen & décor changes
-There are 70+ Fun Zone Arcades with 20 more opening soon
-Weekly Specials including discount days for the Fun Zone

Business of the Month- July 2021

Crow River Winery and Vineyards is one of the premiere Minnesota Farm Wineries, located 2 miles east of Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Since beginning their project in 2004, the Crow River Winery staff has nurtured five vineyards and growing Minnesota Cold Climate grapes. They practice sustainable agriculture while growing grapes, hard neck garlic and pumpkins.
Locals and visitors have adopted the winery as a favorite venue for celebrations and annual events such as Grape Stomp, Pumpkin Fest, Sunday Live Music in the Courtyard, and more. It has beautiful facilities for weddings, anniversary parties, corporate events, fundraisers and all types of community revelry.
The Tasting Room offers wine, cider, local craft beers on tap and artisan pizzas along with other starter food options. Grab a table out on the courtyard and enjoy a glass of wine and a pizza any day of the week!
For more information visit www.crowriverwinery.com or follow Crow River Winery on Facebook and Instagram.


14848 MN-7
Hutchinson, MN 55350












June- Business of the Month. Wright Farms!

Paul and Heather Wright own and operate Wright Farms. This family farm is located southwest of Hutchinson on County Road 7.  Wright farms is comprised of Dairy, Beef, Crop production, Hay and Straw production, and Aronia Berries.
Aronia Berries are the highest antioxidant fruit available, with 3x more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates! Aronia’s potential within the health food diet is amazing and something to consider in today’s health-conscious atmosphere.
Wright Farms beef is raised on non-GMO feeds, hormone free, and locally processed.  Beef is sold in quarters, halves, and wholes. This fall beef packages can be purchased directly from our farm!
Hay and Straw sales are marketed through retail and wholesale channels as they have a unique packaging system to make handling very easy. The straw market also includes production of a “mini straw bales” popular for fall decorations. They market to local farms/stables, lawn and garden centers and farm stores.  Taking great pride in their “farm to table” connection with our beef sales.
The Wright Family enjoys participating in the county and state fair, promoting agriculture, and are blessed with the opportunity to have raised their children on a family farm. Paul & Heather have 4 children Cody, who currently works at R D Machine Inc, Breanna (just completed 3rd year at South Dakota State University in Ag Science and Ag Leadership), Allison (just graduated from HHS and will be attending South Dakota State University in Ag Education and Ag Communication) and McKenna (just completed her sophomore year at HHS). They are strong believers in community support & are active volunteers in their church, 4-H and FFA programs.
15215 County Rd 7 Hutchinson, MN
(320) 587-7332

 Fun facts

   * Each year Wright Farms opens their farm for Farm Safety Day. This is an event that the Hutchinson Ag Program puts on and brings the entire Hutchinson 4th grade class to our farm to learn about farm safety, farming products, see the livestock and machinery.
   * They have one of the largest Aronia Berry orchards in the State of Minnesota!
   * For Holidays and special events, they build bale displays in the shape of Easter bunnies, Halloween pumpkins, Santa Claus and other designs. Keep an eye out for our June Dairy month creation!
   * 3 generations of family that work on the farm.
   * Paul serves as a McLeod County Commissioner and Heather works at Ridgewater College.

May Business of the Month- Compass Occasions

The Compass Occasions story started during a 12-day road trip from San Francisco to Seattle. Making their way way along the coastal highway & imagining what creating a company of their own would look like. Thinking and analyzing how could they make it happen. 

6 years later, Compass Occasions has evolved into a multidimensional coordinating and design company. Last September, they expanded to a new venue, Art’s Place. Located in downtown Hutchinson, Art’s Place is a history rich venue that provides intimate spaces for meetings and events. In addition to offering an event venue, their company specializes in coordinating Weddings, Non-profit fundraisers, and corporate events.

CompassOcassions.com(320) 234- 2787

Fun Facts:

The idea for Compass Occasions started on a trip, they have since traveled to 10 states and 2 countries together. 
Kayla and Valerie met while working together at Zella’s. 


Business of the Month- April 2021

H Fit 360 opened their doors in June of 2020 in Hutchinson, MN.

This self-described strong willed and determined woman managed through COVID & Main Street road construction to proudly open a new business during a pandemic! Sheila opened H Fit 360, a first-class modern fitness center with a vast array of cardio, strength and group fitness options. When asked, ‘what is the greatest asset of H Fit 360?’ Sheila responded with “Our greatest asset is our people, truly great (qualified) group fitness instructors who possess a natural passion for fitness with the professionalism of being an inspirational leader. Personal training adapted for the individual, not recycled from the previous session”.

Sheila was also asked ‘how does H Fit 360 encourage each and every one of their members whom are all at different stages?’ “H Fit 360 is like an extension of my family, I wear my heart on my sleeve and let my members do the talking. I am not one to boast how much I can lift, show-off my abilities or even feel comfortable in a video of myself. I am here to make our members lives better whether that is through a heavy deadlift, a striking cobra or a deep tissue/muscle release massage. All ages can reap the benefit of movement and my overall goal is to create happier people from within! “

This new contemporary gym consisting of two levels. On the ground floor they offer a dedicated heavy lifting base with a variety of free weight options as well as cardio and free style. The second floor offers another cardio zone for those not wanting to be in the hustle and bustle of the main gym. Alongside the cardio is a group fitness studio, all of which areas are open 24/7.

 Personal Training | Group Classes | Freeweights | Tanning Room
Silver Sneakers | Silver & Fit Programs

Did you know?

-7 day Free Trial is available

-Health Insurance Reimbursement

-Senior Programs are available

-A Body in motion, stays in motion!