Twelve young professionals met at Memory Fireworks on Tuesday, October 24th. Braun Knutson always knew he would be in the fireworks business, even from a young age. But when his dad sold his business to the national TNT Fireworks, plans changed. Fast forward several years, and Memory Fireworks has become “THE PLACE” to buy fireworks in North Dakota and western Minnesota. Fireworks are a year-round business, which starts with visits to manufacturers in China in the fall, inventory orders in the winter and stocking and distributing in the spring. Firework sales occur June 27th through July 5th. With 33 locations, Memory Fireworks is the premier fireworks shop in the Midwest! Braun & Shannon Knutson and full-time employee Chad Neff talked about the challenges and lessons learned from their past 10 years of business. Many of their locations are a family affair, with all ages chipping in during sales times. And many of their employees have been in the business for decades, dating back to when Braun’s father owned the business. Not sure what to buy for fireworks, but you have a set budget? It’s very common for customers to ask Memory Fireworks’ knowledgeable staff to put together a package for them. Memory Fireworks will be open for sales December 26th through January 1st from noon to 8pm.