Every town needs a go-to bakery. See how Susan Krieg, owner of The Pie Shell in New Bremen, cooked one up with the help of Minster Bank.
From Home Business to Owning a Business
Susan began her path to business ownership in 2005, when she first began baking desserts for a local restaurant. At the time, she still worked full-time during the day and did her baking at night.
As her family grew, she decided to expand the business and offer decorated cakes and wedding cakes.
“Pretty much anything that someone wanted me to bake, I would figure out a way to make it for them,” she said.
Local dessert aficionados began to take notice. When Wagner’s IGA in New Bremen opened, they approached Susan and asked if she could bake and sell her desserts in their store.
Six years later, in 2019, Susan took the next step and decided to open a storefront of her own. The Pie Shell is located at 468 S. Washington St. in New Bremen – ironically, in the same shopping center as the IGA.
Besides pies, the store offers cheesecakes, cupcakes, brownies and more, all homemade and from scratch.
A Bank to Trust
When she first decided to open her business, Susan already knew that she wanted to work with Minster Bank based on her experience with them for personal banking.
“It was the ease of doing banking with people you already know,” she said. “It was just very comfortable going to people that were professional and that you almost call friends because they were excited for me as much as my other friends or family were.”
Throughout the process, Susan said Minster Bank has been helpful with everything from applying for loans to simplifying the payroll process.
“I just really appreciate Minster Bank as people, and it’s just comforting to know our banking needs are in good hands and they want the best for us,” she added.
Learn More About Minster Bank’s Business Services
From loans to payroll to cash management, Minster Bank can help handle the financial aspects of your business – so you can get back to doing what you do best.
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