2016 Small Business Person of the Year
Cellular Only Connection, Inc., Sioux Falls
Starting as a salesperson in a Cellular One store in 1995, Janet Eining moved up to store manager and became an authorized agent with her own business in 1997. Her goal from day one has been “under-promise and over-deliver” and wants her customers to have the “smile and handshake” experience of dealing with people you trust. Cellular Only Connection, Inc. now has 30 stores in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri with over 150 employees. As president and majority owner, Janet is involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. But this is not the only business venture that keeps her busy on a daily basis.
Ten years ago while visiting friends in Minneapolis, Janet discovered the Original Pancake House. Bringing it to Sioux Falls was a challenge, but she and her partner did just that. anet has since become the... Read More