Wakonda business adds a personal touch

Wakonda business adds a personal touch by Kelly Alexander Dakota Screen Works is a screen printing and heat transfer business. It moved March, 29 to the former library building located at 118 Ohio Street which was purchased by Mark and Julie Nelson of Wakonda. Prior to that, the Nelsons operated the business out of their home.

Dakota Screen Works specialize in screen printing apparel and personalizing team uniforms. They can personalize plain t-shirts to Greg Norman golf shirts. Price ranges vary.

The Nelsons also sell home decoration items.

"We will do our best to give our customers the best deal for their money," Mark Nelson said.

Their regular customers are from the surrounding schools and businesses. They have just completed orders from USD and are currently working on an order for Gateway.

"Anytime a new business opens in a small town it can create a positive image for a community," Julie Nelson said.

We have always been taught to take an active role in our community and what better way to do that than to start a new business," she said.

As orders increase, so will their business hours. Currently they are open Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

They also hope to expand their business and services and offer vehicle personalization. They would create vinyl letters for your auto or truck, for business advertising or identifying DOT information.

"We have learned a lot from trial and error, and learn something new everyday. Starting a new business adventure is no easy take, but with a lot of hard work and dedication we can achieve our goal of having a successful company," said Mark Nelson.

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