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Cooks’ Emporium Owner Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Mindy Bergstrom, owner of Ames, IA-based stores Cooks’ Emporium and Nook & Nest, has been named entrepreneur of the year by the Ames Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates. Award winners will be honored at the Ames Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Cooks’ Emporium opened its doors in 1979. It was owned by Margaret Junkhan until her retirement in 2018 when Bergstrom took over the business.

Bergstrom remodeled the independent housewares store and re-opened in April 2019. She also recently opened Nook & Nest, which is designed for linens and other goods for home entertaining.



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