Shannon Wiger, Director of Business Development at Moss & Barnett, Named College of Saint Benedict’s 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year
For over a decade, Shannon has had a personal passion for revitalizing historic and underutilized properties, by repurposing them in a way that provides dynamic use options and vibrant new spaces for growing businesses. Projects include several of the most significant historic properties in Central Minnesota, including the First National Bank of St. Cloud building (1889) which earned a “Top Project Award” from Minneapolis Finance & Commerce and “Project of the Year” from Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. Most recently, she has completed a number of projects in St. Joseph, Minnesota, including the renovation of the Frank X Timmers Saloon (1870), the former St. Joseph Police Station (1920), and the Ford Building (1920). She takes great pride in uncovering hidden opportunities and reimagining properties in a way that generate a positive economic impact for the communities in which she works.
Shannon was named one of St. Cloud Times “5 Under 40” business leaders in Central Minnesota, was the Downtown Council’s Urban Hero Award recipient for economic impact in 2017 and 2018, and received the City of St. Cloud’s Rock On Award for her leadership. Shannon graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with her B.A. in Spanish and Economics, and lives in Sartell, Minnesota, with her husband Nick, and their sons Jack and Owen and daughter Anne.
Shannon and her family were honored at a ceremony on October 23, 2023, at the Metropolitan Club in Golden Valley. Some photos of the event are below.
Shannon and husband Nick Wiger, daughter Anne Wiger, and parents Ed and Rita Verly
Shannon with College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University President, Dr. Brian Bruess
Shannon Mid-Renovation, Frank X Timmers Saloon (1870)