Shifting Gears - Orono Business Undergoes Luxurious Transformation - Laker Pioneer March 21 2021

Turns out, corporate trade shows and private luxury are built from the same stuff.

The story goes back to 2018 when Steve and Heidi Clear of Orono decided they were done with the corporate world and yearned for a different kind of challenge: business ownership.

The two purchased CenterPoint Marketing, a Twin Cities company at home on the trade show floor and with a couple of Fortune 500 companies in its back pocket.

Business ownership had been a sweet fruit until March of last year.

Building highly customized promotional exhibits for the likes of Polaris and Ecolab was enough to keep CenterPoint going until a “novel” coronavirus morphed into a full scale pandemic and the work orders dried up.

“As the pandemic hit, our business basically evaporated,” said Heidi Clear.

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