There's an old adage that goes something along the lines of "you can take the person out of their birthplace, but you can't take that birthplace out of the person".  I'm paraphrasing, but the general idea is that a persons origins remain a big part of the person they become - no matter how far away they might travel in life.

It seems like it's the same in business.

The Greyhound Bus Line is a familiar name to most Americans, but many Northlanders aren't aware of its origins in our area.  What has become the largest motorcoach operator in America got it's start in Hibbing, Minnesota in 1914.  While the company doesn't have a presence in the area these days, they apparently still remember their Iron Range roots

Fellow Iron Ranger Aaron Brown writes a blog that I follow on a regular basis; Minnesota Brown.  The blog is a good read on what's really going on on the Iron Range - covering a good cross-section of business, industry, politics, culture, and history.   In a column this past weekend, Aaron shared the fact that the Greyhound Bus Line uses the word "Hibbing" as the name of their wi-fi network.  Who knew?

Over the past few generations, native Iron Rangers have left their hometown roots and spread themselves (and their work ethic) all across the country; it seems like one of its native businesses has as well.