If you were asked – What is your plan for the next 5 years? – what would your response be? Almost 7 years ago, that was Pink It Forward’s question when thinking about becoming a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The process is much like a business plan. What is your mission? What do you intend to accomplish in 5 years? How about 10? Now lay it out. When asked today if they ever dreamed of helping more than 3,300 individuals impacted by breast cancer, cofounder Kayla Tanhoff’s response was “Absolutely.”
I believe that caves will always hold a special appeal to people. Only a few thousand years ago, a cave was the best haven we could ever hope for. Imagine how cozy it must have felt, to be safe and sound in your cave, with a fire roaring under a whole deer leg and one of those newfangled dog creatures chewing his bone beside you.
Ice cream is first order business in the Midwest. If you serve a North Dakotan or a Minnesotan ice cream that’s even remotely lackluster, they will politely thank you, and they will eat it — but they will not say it’s good. Not saying that something is good is the most scathing rebuke a Midwesterner keeps in their arsenal. Truly, if you’re to run a successful ice cream parlor in this neck of the woods, you had better bring your A game.
Luke Clausen used to be an oil man. It was a difficult job made no more comfortable by the dining options around an oil field. Luke lived through many a cold sandwich in the cab of his pickup truck. When he could return to some island of civilization in the middle of nowhere, he only wanted steak. The grayish shoe leather served at dives and truck stops had to do.