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The Innovatives

15 leaders achieving through innovation.

April

The Innovatives: 15 Leaders Achieving through Innovation + Parasole's Endless Appetite

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Parasole’s Endless Appetite

Parasole’s Endless Appetite

The company means to feed its development side by positioning more of its concepts for sale. The upshot: Parasole will double its number of restaurants in the next five years.

Covert Ops

Covert Ops

Spy gear is everywhere. Should your business beware?

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At Your Service

At Your Service

Sears Imported Autos had to choose between two German luxury brands. Here’s why it picked Mercedes-Benz.

Distinctive Locations For Memorable Meetings

Star treatment for your VIP clients and guests.

Flexitarians Change The Menu

At Red Stag, meals are complete with or without meat.

The Art (or Luck) Of Timing

Compellent patiently watched and waited, and then positioned itself for a deal.

Her Job: More Jobs

As the governor's adviser on job creation, Kathy Tunheim wants to lead “a more substantive conversation.”

Cambria’s Growing Mortgage Biz

Cambria’s Growing Mortgage Biz

Cambria Mortgage made more than $60 million in home loans in 2010.

Kowalski’s Nabs National Retailer Award

Something Fishy?

Something Fishy?

Salmon leather as a luxury alternative to calfskin or snakeskin?

Temporary Relief

Temporary Relief

Experienced Resources places seasoned health care execs in short-term assignments.

Ultra Green

Ultra Green

Premium dinner plates made from sugar cane fiber.

Blu Dot Barters

Blu Dot Barters

The furniture maker invited customers to make offers they’d trade for Blu Dot items.

Broader Vision, Tighter Focus

Broader Vision, Tighter Focus

The Capital City Partnership takes a new director and a new direction.

Destination Beer

Destination Beer

Craft brewers are on a growth bender. Now more of them want to create both the beers people love to drink and the places beer drinkers love to visit.

A Reason To Invest

A conversation with longtime start-up middleman Rich Daly.

Innovation, the Economy, and Government

Innovation, The Economy, And Government

As businesses continue to innovate, governors and legislators must learn to do so, too.

Our LOSS (Lack-of-Service Society)

Our LOSS (Lack-of-Service Society)

Where efficiency trumps effectiveness, no one wins—not customers, not companies.

Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites

18 avid golfers in the local business community share some of their favorite courses in Minnesota and elsewhere.

Kiss The NYSE Goodbye

This is our real “Sputnik moment.”

An Outside-the-Box Success

How Malt-O-Meal’s new all-natural cereal brand “kicked some shelf”—with only its packaging design as a marketing campaign.

Giving

Giving

An annual focus on corporate and individual philanthropy.

Profiles of Each Generation

Profiles Of Each Generation

A breakdown of how each generation gives back.

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