Lisa Needels – with Norwegian flag in hand, as that is her heritage too – in front of her historic Memories at the Depot building in Woodville, WI. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Lisa Needels – with Norwegian flag in hand, as that is her heritage too – in front of her historic Memories at the Depot building in Woodville, WI. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

WOODVILLE, WI – Lisa Needels is the third-generation owner of Needels Supply, a Janitorial and Maintenance supply company serving the region based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Lisa is an entrepreneur in transition who was looking for another business opportunity to invest in and begin to make a move to a bit more freedom potentially away from the more demanding Needels Supply company in the future. With that she has created her umbrella business of Lily Pad Ventures.

When Needels saw that the Memories at the Depot property in Woodville, Wisconsin was for sale she was intrigued by it and then when it became evident that it was a business within the property, she was ready to invest. She bought Woodville’s historic (1889) renovated railroad hotel that serves as a great scrapbooking and craft (quilting) getaway business a year ago.

The Memories at the Depot was turn-key with little needed to do to it and a solid client list of bookings. It has 6 bedrooms, each with separate themes and 17 beds available (there are no bunkbeds). The basement is equipped with a full kitchen, dining area, and bar seating for the guests use. Needels has added a nice patio with firepit in the back yard of Memories.

In addition to Memories at the Depot, Needels also purchased the Nordic Mall just down the hill from Memories at the Depot, where she has several good lease tenants along with space that Needels Supply has. There is also some additional space available for rent in the Nordic Mall.

“I have some great renters in the Mall with His and Her Hair Salon, Lab Zone, Bag Man and Needels Supply,” said the smiling Lisa Needels.

Lisa has a connection to rural Wisconsin as her grandfather had bought property in Osceola, Wisconsin and Needels grew up spending her summers there and loving it. And she has a nine-year-old daughter named Morgan in the third grade who will be here at Syttende Mai riding in mom’s purple VW Bug in the Grande Parade.

Speaking of Syttende Mai, Lisa invites everyone to stop in after the parade on Saturday, May 18 for an Open House at the historic Memories at the Depot from 1 to 3 p.m. with light refreshments being served.

Needels looks forward to working with the community to expand the use of Memories at the Depot where she envisions having the space available for business meetings, bridal and baby showers and more. There is an existing website that will be become more dynamic in the future to integrate with the community at memoriesatthedepot.com, so check it out now and again in the future. A Facebook page is also in the works, and in the meantime you can reach Lisa Needels by email at: lisa@memoriesatthedepot.com.

So, stop in to the Syttende Mai Open House at the historic Memories at the Depot and introduce yourself to Lisa Needels; she is looking forward to meeting you!