Christian Benson


Frost River




Benson bought and revived a moribund Duluth-based outdoor gear manufacturer; Frost River is now one of the Zenith City’s many flourishing cut-and-sew businesses. In the past few years, Benson has helped launch a “craft-business district” in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, where Frost River is located. Lincoln Park has been in decline for a couple of decades, but Benson could help turn it around, just as he did Frost River. He’s been joined by Bent Paddle Brewing and the OMC Smokehouse, as well as other local businesses, new and established.