Business Spotlight Feature Stories

In our Business Spotlights, we shine a light on local businesses in Coon Rapids and the people behind them. Go inside these businesses with videos brought to you by CTN and learn more about what makes these Coon Rapids businesses unique. The City began the Business Spotlight series in 2016 and features two local businesses every quarter.

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Find All Business Spotlights on a New Interactive Map!

A new, interactive map allows you to browse past Business Spotlight features by location or by category, such as restaurants, retail, health and wellness, services and youth-focused businesses. The map includes links to the CTN video profiles of the businesses, as well as other business links and contact information.

View the Business Spotlight Interactive Map.

Recent Business Spotlights


Anoka Hennepin Credit Union

3505 Northdale Boulevard

A long-running business in the Coon Rapids and Anoka County area is Anoka Hennepin Credit Union. Started in 1963 by a group of educators in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, this credit union now boasts over 18,000 members while staying true to the values they had 60 years ago. 

Learn more in a video by CTN here!

Visit them online here.

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Café Donuts

12035 Hanson Boulevard

Café Donuts owner Seila Prom opened a new location in Coon Rapids this year on Hanson Boulevard. Prom owns the location in Champlin where the donuts are made fresh every day and brought to the Coon Rapids location. Curious customers have been coming in since the opening, and Prom is excited to see repeat customers enjoying the donuts. 

Learn more in a video with CTN!

Find them on Facebook here. 

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Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant

12759 Riverdale Boulevard

Esmeralda's Mexican Restaurant opened in 2023 in the Riverdale Shopping Area. Luis Ortiz, the proud owner of Esmeralda's, is excited to welcome new customers into his restaurant. He has been in the restaurant business since he came to America and has touched every part of the business. Esmeralda's serves authentic Mexican food and traditional western meals along with a full bar.

Meet the owner in a video by CTN!

View a menu online here.

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River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic

1615 Coon Rapids Boulevard

River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic opened last year on Coon Rapids Boulevard. This animal clinic is the result of a lifelong dream Veterinarian Jennifer Hale had of being a veterinarian at her own clinic. They see pets for everything from routine preventative care to same day emergency care. 

Go inside River Rapids Pet in a video here!

Find them online here.

Looking for more Business Spotlights? 

Check out CTN's YouTube channel to view all previous Business Spotlight video segments. There are so many more businesses to discover! 

Go here to watch more Business Spotlights!