By John Reinan
Looking for a Christmas gift that will do some good? A Minneapolis entrepreneur is donating profits from sales on Monday to the social services organization that helped him gain the skills to start a leather goods business.
Scott Loeser was a product developer for Gander Mountain when he was laid off during the Great Recession. After several years of unemployment and underemployment, he was able to enroll in a Dunwoody College of Technology program that teaches skills in working with leather and fabric: the so-called “cut and sew” industry.