R E T T E B ETHER G TO T
IN WORK AND AT HOME,
COMMUNICATION IS KEY FOR THESE BUSINESS COUPLES. By Vicki Ikeogu // Photography by BDI photo
Business Central Magazine // J A N U A R Y/ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8
he success rate for the average marriage in the U.S. can be likened to a coin-flip. Fifty percent will end up making it, the other half not so much. But throw in a business partnership and things can quickly spiral out of control. Modern Barnyard owners Jim Beck and John Malikowski, Audio Video Extremes owners Jodi and Rich Erkens, and Rock On Enterprises Inc.
owners Krystal and Kevin Vierkant have seen it all when it comes to blending long-term relationships and business. The late nights. The stress. The juggling of household bills along with business expenses. Not to mention the regular day-to-day responsibilities of maintaining a home. These three Central Minnesota couples take their commitments to their businesses and their customers just as seriously as they take their commitments to each other.
Published on Jan 2, 2018