Longtime Family-Owned Owatonna Business Expands
An Owatonna family-owned business that dates to 1892 recently opened an expansion, just in time for their busy holiday season. Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (OACCT) Ambassadors visited Souba Greenhouse to celebrate their green house expansion.
Souba's website indicates the business dates to 1892 when "John Souba ended his career as a grocer in Owatonna and started a farming operation west of Owatonna. What started as a truck farm, providing fresh vegetables to local communities, branched to a bedding plant operation allowing John to raise and sell flowers and vegetable plants in the spring."
"The farm and greenhouse have now been passed down five generations, with cousins Jody (Souba) Hugley and Jon DeMars taking over operations for the 2020 season," states their home page. Owners include Bill and Debi Souba according to the chamber of commerce. (Ambassadors, below, photo courtesy of OACCT.)
In their Tuesday Talk newsletter, the Owatonna Chamber invites members to Business After Hours on Tuesday, November 16 from 5:30 to 7 pm at Rise Modular at 2355 Lemond Road in Owatonna. Take note the event is a week earlier than usual.
The chamber expressed excitement over the opening of the new portion of Highway 14, "The $107 million, 12-mile stretch between Owatonna and Dodge Center now connects three regional centers with the four-lane highway-Rochester, Owatonna and Mankato."
The chamber is still accepting registration for the Lighted Holiday Parade on Thursday, December 2. Entry deadline is November 24 and is $25. Find the sign up form here.