Christine Lantinen


Maud Borup Inc.




This local candy company traces its history to 1907, when its namesake started a business making homemade chocolates. Over the years, there have been several owners. Now in its second century, Borup has a new direction under Christine Lantinen, who bought it in 2005. The company now wholesales its products, such as S’more Bites and Licorice Snowmen, directly to large retailers such as Target, Walmart and Barnes & Noble. Under Lantinen, Borup is expanding, opening a packaging facility in 2013 in LeCenter, her hometown.