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Millennials Are Rocking The Workplace

Seven generational trends and how seven Minnesota companies are finding value in adapting to them.

June

Millennials are Rocking the Workplace + Denali Marketing's Mark Lacek and Peter Brennan are working on their sixth business.

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It's All About Loyalty

It's All About Loyalty

Since meeting in the early 1980s and building Northwest Airlines’ WorldPerks frequent-flyer program, Mark Lacek and Peter Brennan have started five businesses, with a sixth on the way—nearly all devoted to helping businesses keep their customers coming back.

Further To Fall

Further To Fall

Stu Utgaard was the Twin Cities’ biggest dealmaker in the ’80s and ’90s, a master of M&A. Then he made his own acquisition, Sportsman’s Warehouse, and built a single store into a $718 million retail chain. So how did Utgaard wind up buried under $31 million in personal debt?

21st Century Watkins Man

21st Century Watkins Man

What would lure Mark Jacobs (Irwin Jacobs’ son) from Manhattan to Winona to run an old-fashioned door-to-door business? The chance to apply entrepreneurial liniment to a tired, aching brand.

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Minnesota Wind Industry Slows Growth In '09

Still, planned projects and industry advocates will help ensure that the state's wind-energy future is bright.

A Fresh Revenue Source

A Fresh Revenue Source

With a new, proprietary product line, Burnsville’s Valley Natural Foods co-op is looking to a bigger market.

All Hopped Up

All Hopped Up

Surly makes a new extreme beer. What’s driving the bitter-beer trend?

Clean More Than Green

Clean More Than Green

Segetis produces bio-based plastics and chemicals. But it’s emphasizing value more than values.

Interns Save Ad Agency!

Interns Save Ad Agency!

Pixel Farm Digital hits “Refresh.”

Joint Effort

Joint Effort

At OrthoCor, a venture capitalist and an electrical engineer create “a next-generation heating pad” for troubled knees.

Transom

A Short Entrepreneurial History

Brennan and Lacek's Loyal Subjects

Miles To Megawatts

Meetings: The Twin Cities Outlook

Meetings: The Twin Cities Outlook

What’s happening with local meeting planning and spending in 2010?

Fallen Castles

Fallen Castles

Faced with disagreeable circumstances of our own making, we determine that they are inevitable, desirable, or someone else’s fault.

When the CEO’s Gotta Go

When The CEO’s Gotta Go

Views from both sides of the fence.

"Don't Play Ball Indoors!"

The Twins and one courageous local politician listened.

Russia's Entry In The Burger Wars

Piroshki- fast food from the Russian Tea House.

2010 ISES Minnesota Star Awards

2010 ISES Minnesota Star Awards

An evening of ritmo caliente or “hot rhythms” feted the ISES winners.

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