Chocker's Bakery welcomed in Menahga

The Wadena County Welcome Wagon is a new way to recognize our areas new business owners.

Wadena County Small Biz Welcome Wagon outside Chocker's Bakery.
Liz Olson, Mayor of Menahga (left); Katie Heppner, Executive Director of the Economic Alliance; Michelle Wagner, owner; and Andrea Haverinen, President of the Economic Alliance Board of Directors take part in the Wadena County Small Business Welcome Wagon.
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MENAHGA — Michelle Wagner started making baked goodies out of her dorm room but has since found a much better location to share her talents at Chocker's Bakery in Menahga.

Wagner, who lives in Park Rapids, opened up as the new bakery owner in December 2021. The bakery features breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries and more. Chocker's, named for Wagner's grandmother, is open Tuesday- Friday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to noon.

The bakery was recently welcomed in by the Wadena County Small Business Welcome Wagon. This initiative launched in October 2021. Volunteers, organized by the Economic Alliance, visit new business owners and provide them with a welcome bag to thank them for making an investment in our community. The bag is filled with goodies and promotional items from over 15 local businesses throughout the county. They hope that the initiative helps entrepreneurs feel supported and included in the Wadena County small business community.

You can read Wagner's entrepreneur story and find out what you'll be eating when you next visit by searching her website at .
Visit them at 111 Main St. NE, Menahga.

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