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List information taken from the 2013 Business Information Guide
Company
Address
Phone
Website
Contact
Offerings
AchieveGlobal
3800 American Blvd. W, Ste. 1500
Bloomington, MN 55431
952-921-5870
achieveglobal.com
Steve Pettit
(senior account executive)
steve.pettit@achieveglobal.com
Classroom, e-learning, and virtual classroom leadership, sales, and customer service training
Adayana, Inc.
4444 W 76th St., Ste. 100
Edina, MN 55435
800-285-8859
adayana.com
Steve McQueen
(director of commercial sales)
smcqueen@adayana.com
Management consulting, customized e-learning courseware, instructor-led training materials
Administrative Excellence, Inc.
3936 133rd Ct. W
Rosemount, MN 55068
651-322-3678
adminexcellence.com
Erin O'Hara Meyer
(owner and president)
erin@adminexcellence.com
Personal and professional effectiveness training and consulting for office support staff
Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-762-4403
alextech.edu
Bob Defries
Chad Coauette
(Dean of Customized Training, Manufacturing, and Transportation Divisions)
(dean of customized training and health divisions)
chadc@alextech.edu
Organizational development, farm business management, and computer and technology training; industry-specific training for the manufacturing and health care industries
Allen Interactions, Inc.
1120 Centre Pointe Dr., Ste. 800
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
651-203-3700
alleninteractions.com
Marty Lipshutz
(president)
mlipshutz@alleninteractions.com
Custom e-learning design and development, learning strategy consulting, and ZebraZapps (authoring and publishing platform)
Anoka Technical College
1355 W Hwy. 10
Anoka, MN 55303
763-576-4800
anokatech.edu
Jamie Barthel
(executive director of professional and work force training)
jbarthel@anokatech.edu
Manufacturing and trades, IT and computer applications, safety and OSHA, leadership, health care, and emergency medical services
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763-433-1200
anokaramsey.edu/classes/customizedtraining.aspx
Stephen Jones
(director of training)
stephen.jones@anokaramsey.edu
Leadership, management, project management, sales and marketing, small business development, computer applications, Lean and Six Sigma, and IT training
AppDev Products, LLC/LearnNow, LLC
10250 Valley View Road, Ste. 120
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-943-1363
appdev.com
Craig Jensen
(president and CEO)
craigj@appdev.com
Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, cloud computing, Java, mobile development computing, and Web development training and certification
Ascolta
7900 International Dr., Ste. 170
Bloomington, MN 55425
651-244-9230
ascolta.com
Julie Gottschalk
(manager)
jgottschalk@ascolta.com
Cisco and Microsoft training
The Bailey Group
4800 Olson Memorial Hwy., Ste. 225
Minneapolis, MN 55422
763-545-5997
thebaileygroup.com
Leigh Bailey
(CEO)
lbailey@thebaileygroup.com
Team and organizational development, talent management, leadership development and executive coaching
Benchmark Learning
4510 W 77th St., Ste. 210
Edina, MN 55435
952-896-6800
benchmarklearning.com
Eric Garrison
(learning solutions director)
egarrison@benchmarklearning.com
Skill assessments, learning consulting, and career guiding; training on Citrix, Cisco, CompTIA, Security, SharePoint, SQL, System Center, PowerShell, Windows Server 2008, Developer, graphic design, and Web; Information Technology Infrastructure Library; business analysis, project management, and professional business skills
Brainy Training, LLC
5115 41st Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-724-5110
brainytraining.com
Susan Foster
(main brain)
susan@brainytraining.com
Custom corporate training and development, writing and editing, and ghostwriting
Central Lakes College
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-855-8000
clcmn.edu
Rebecca Best
(dean of workforce, economic, and regional development)
rbest@clcmn.edu
Leadership and organizational development, OSHA safety classes, and other trade- and industry-specific training
Century College
3300 Century Ave. N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651-779-3341
century.edu/continuinged
Jeralyn Jargo
(vice president of continuing education and customized training)
jeralyn.jargo@century.edu
Health care, business skills, IT, transportation, commercial driver's licenses, trades, language and culture, and public safety programs
Computer Training International (CTI)
600 Twelve Oaks Center Dr., Ste. 217
Wayzata, MN 55391
612-378-0665
go-cti.com
Theresa Lundquist
Ellen Zissler
(President & CEO)
(president)
ezissler@go-cti.com
Customized training on client's proprietary software, e-learning development, instructional design, and national training rollouts, both local and internationally
Convenience Learning International
175 Jackson Ave. N, Ste. 412
Hopkins, MN 55343
952-938-3830
clearning.com
David Janiszewski
(president)
djaniszewski@clearning.com
More than 1,000 video-based online interactive courses covering topics like OSHA compliance, safety, HR, and technical and trade skills; an integrated learning management system allows customers to track course completion, make course assignments, and deliver their own custom content
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th St. E
Rosemount, MN 55068
651-423-8223
customizedtraining.com
Patrick McQuillan
(dean of customized training and continuing education)
patrick.mcquillan@dctc.edu
Business and management, manufacturing, IT, health care, transportation, and public safety training
Dale Carnegie Training
4938 Lincoln Dr.
Edina, MN 55436
952-548-5600
minnesota.dalecarnegie.com
Jennifer Huber
(director of marketing)
jennifer.huber@dalecarnegie.com
Customized and public training and coaching in sales strategies, leadership development, presentation skills, employee engagement, and customer service
Dashe & Thomson, Inc.
401 N 3rd St., Ste. 500
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-338-4911
dashe.com
Paul Paradis
Luke Powers
(Director, Sales and Marketing)
(project coordinator)
luke.powers@dashe.com
Customized training for large-scale business changes, such as enterprise software and process re-engineering
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-381-3098
dunwoody.edu/custom
Debra Kerrigan
Mike Anderson
(Dean of Workforce Training & Continuing Education)
(director of custom training and continuing education)
Customized programs on topics ranging from hydraulics to energy efficiency to precision manufacturing; leadership and quality training, including LEAN and Six Sigma
Easel Solutions, Inc.
23 Empire Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-602-3153
easelsolutions.com
David Schomaker
(CEO)
info@easelsolutions.com
Adobe authorized training, consulting, and development
EDI Partners
7204 Oaklawn
Edina, MN 55435
612-839-6890
edipartners.com
Dan Petrosky
(president and owner)
partners@ix.netcom.com
Seminars and coursework in electronic data interchange and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Elert & Associates
140 S 3rd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-430-2772
elerttraining.com
Kit Elert
(director of training)
kit.elert@elert.com
Microsoft Office Suite training; instructor-led classes delivered on site or in a virtual classroom
EngagementWerx
7700 Equitable Dr., Ste. 102
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-548-1250
engagementwerx.com
Cal Munkvold
(president)
cmunkvold@lifecycletech.com
Employee engagement and leadership assessments, roadmaps to improvement, leadership and management coaching and training for business improvement and culture change
Euler Training Center
1660 Hwy. 100 S, Ste. 101
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-567-4220
euler.com
Pam Laulainen
Title and e-mail address not provided
Unix/Linux, WebSphere, Oracle, Java, Web development, C++, and Perl training
FirstTech
2640 Hennepin Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-374-8000
firsttech.com
Chad Carlson
(professional services manager)
ccarlson@firsttech.com
Training and integration for Apple, Adobe, iPad, and Filemaker applications
Fissure
8120 Penn Ave. S, Ste. 454
Bloomington, MN 55431
952-882-0800
fissure.com
Jesse Freese
(president)
jesse_freese@fissure.com
Simulation-powered learning in project management, business analysis, Agile Scrum, leadership, and managing organizational change
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-0846
fdltcc.edu
Cassandra Nicholson
(administrative assistant)
cnicholson@fdltcc.edu
Courses in computer literacy and applications, Web and graphic design, computer programming, writing and publishing, grant writing and nonprofit management, sales and marketing, accounting, starting your own business, business administration, clean energy technology, home energy auditing, structural building performance, and American Indian studies
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd., Ste. G201
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
952-995-1330
hennepintech.edu/cts
Joe Mulford
(dean of customized training)
joe.mulford@hennepintech.edu
Customized training and continuing education in manufacturing, industrial safety, emergencies services, culinary arts, health care, nursing, computer applications, IT, Web and graphic design, digital audio, transportation, management, customer service, occupational English, and work force development
Hibbing Community College
1515 E 25th St.
Hibbing, MN 55746
218-262-7270
hibbing.edu
Denise Vlatkovich
(director of continuing education)
denisevlatkovich@hibbing.edu
Certification and re-certification in industrial maintenance, heavy equipment operation, commercial driver's license, manufacturing, OSHA, MSHA, NEC update, and electrical maintenance; other training developed upon request
Index Computers
7447 Eagan Dr., Ste. 100
Savage, MN 55378
952-447-1040
indexcomputers.com
Patricia Norris
(owner)
patn@indexcomputers.com
Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks training
Insights Learning & Development
684 Excelsior Blvd., Ste. 100
Excelsior, MN 55331
952-223-1147
insights.com
Scott Schwefel
(managing partner)
sschwefel@insights.com
Organizational development, sales and leadership training
Interlinx Associates, LLC
7801 E Bush Lake Road, Ste. 230
Bloomington, MN 55439
952-829-0911
interlinxassociates.com
Elaine Koyama
(CRM Consultant)
ekoyama@interlinxassociates.com
ACT! Contact Manager, SageSalesLogix, Sage CRM, and Salesforce.com implementation and training; Website and e-marketing consulting
Intertech
1575 Thomas Center Dr.
Eagan, MN 55122
651-994-8558
intertech.com
Ryan McCabe
(partner)
tsalonek@intertech.com
.NET, JEE, SQL Server, SharePoint, and open source technology consulting and training
Inver Hills Community College
2500 E 80th St.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651-450-3763
inverhillstraining.org
Peter Hoch
(director of business development)
phoch@inverhills.edu
Individually designed courses, that may include e-learning, on topics such as IT, health care, business, entrepreneurship, and safety
Itasca Community College
1851 E Hwy. 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-322-2300
itascacc.edu
Mike Knapp
(customized training representative)
mike.knapp@itascacc.edu
Professional and personal growth, management and leadership development, quality and continuous improvement, customer service, health and safety, IT, manufacturing, and Lean health care training
Kaplan Professional Schools
1295 Bandana Blvd., Ste. 245
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-641-1000
kpsminnesota.com
Christine Foster
(director)
E-mail address not provided
In-person and online computer and Microsoft Office training
Knowledge Design & Delivery, Inc.
1600 18th Ave. NE, Ste. 18396
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-379-3883
kdsquared.com
Polly Johanson
(president)
polly@kdsquared.com
Custom documentation and training in technical writing
Knowledge Peak
3140 Neil Armstrong Blvd., Ste. 230
Eagan, MN 55121
952-431-2999
kpeak.com
Neil Peterson
(president)
npeterson@kpeak.com
ITIL, ISO 20000, project management, .NET, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Unix, Linux, and Java training and consulting
Knowledge Transfer Training Center
3140 Neil Armstrong Blvd., Ste. 121
Eagan, MN 55121
651-905-3729
ktcs.biz
Sarah Gwaltney
(CEO and owner)
sarah.gwaltney@ktcs.biz
Training in Microsoft programming, servers, Microsoft Office, SQL server, Java, Unix, Linux, project management, Adobe, ITIL, business analysis, Scrum, Agile, and others
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55811
218-733-7601
lsc.edu/continuingeducation
Bill Gunderson
(customized training representative)
w.gundersen@lsc.edu
Customized and skills training covering a wide variety of areas; specializes in Lean and Six Sigma, leadership, computer and information technology, health care/nursing, workplace safety, OSHA and MSHA, emergency response, and welding
Learning Masters, Inc.
6619 Parkwood Lane
Edina, MN 55436
952-938-0239
learningmasters.com
Al Frank
(president)
al.frank@learningmasters.com
Custom training in sales and marketing, HR, and process improvement
MarketPlace Innovations, Inc.
7025 Edenvale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55346
612-670-4714
mpii.com
David Sunnarborg
(Act! Premier Trainer & Act! Certified Consultant)
Title and e-mail address not provided
ACT!, ACT! for Web, and Sage ACT! training and consulting
Mateffy & Company
2930 Highland Court
Lakeville, MN 55044
952-472-0820
mateffyco.com
Jack Mateffy
(employee engagement speaker and author)
mattefyco@frontiernet.net
Customized leadership development, employee engagement, productivity and communication, and sales and service training; workforce re-engagement programs
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
1001 Chestnut St. W
Virginia, MN 55792
218-741-3095
mr.mnscu.edu
Colleen Gerzin
(customized training for business and industry)
c.gerzin@mr.mnscu.edu
Organizational development, team building, strategic planning, and customer service training
Metro Alliance for Customized and Continuing Education
3300 Century Ave. N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651-747-4096
macce.net
Denise Stephens
(executive director)
denise.stephens@century.edu
Courses in business and management, IT, languages and culture, professional development, trades and industry, manufacturing; other types of training spanning numerous industries
Metropolitan State University
1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-659-7254
metrostate.edu/com
Paula Ball
(special programs coordinator)
paula.ball@metrostate.edu
Business valuation, banking, process management, project management, public speaking, writing, and vision strategy planning training
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave., Ste. K2100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-659-6200
minneapolis.edu
Reede Webster
(dean of workforce development)
reede.webster@minneapolis.edu
Customer service, project management, languages, Microsoft applications, Web design, and computer programming training
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
1200 Storr's Pond Road; P.O. Box 409
Winona, MN 55987
507-453-2740
southeastmn.edu/training
Calli Ekblad
(business relations manager)
cekblad@southeastmn.edu
Business and professional development, trade and industry, computer, and health training
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
405 Colfax Ave. SW
Wadena, MN 56482
218-849-2655
minnesota.edu/?id=1084
Mary Ryan
(director of client services)
mary.ryan@minnesota.edu
Sales, marketing, and management, business development, health and safety, manufacturing technology, leadership, and other industry-specific training

Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina
7700 France Ave. S, Ste. 360
Edina, MN 55435
952-818-8888
mnsu.edu/7700france/
Candace Raskin
(director of site management and expansion)
candace.raskin@mnsu.edu
Certified financial planning, leadership certificates, customized applied lean workshops, supervisory management, health care workshops, speech forensics (online), school social work (online), customized on-site solutions
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
1001 Erie Road
Marshall, MN 56258
507-537-7051
mnwest.edu/training
Valerie Jordan
(marketing manager)
valerie.jordan@mnwest.edu
Computer training and Internet, health and human services, management and professional development, manufacturing, dental, and other industry-specific training
New Horizons Computer Learning Center Twin Cities
2915 Commers Dr., Ste. 500
Eagan, MN 55121
651-287-9950
nhtwincities.com
Sammy Peterson
(manager)
sales@nhtwincities.com
Microsoft Office and technical courses; Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, Novell, VMWare, Linux, ITIL, information security, helpdesk, and Adobe courses
Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave. S
Bloomington, MN 55431
952-358-8343
normandale.augusoft.net
Sunny Ainley
(associate dean)
sunny.ainley@normandale.edu
Certificate programs in supervision and management, administrative assistant leadership, business acumen and communication, computer applications, health care, medical and health IT, Scrum, and Six Sigma
North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Ave. N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
763-424-0880
nhcc.edu
Nerita Hughes
(interim director of professional training and development)
nerita.hughes@nhcc.edu
Project management, communications, accounting programs and certificates, Microsoft applications, certificate in regulatory affairs, continuing education certificates and courses, leadership programs, customized training for businesses, human resources certificate
Northland Community & Technical College
1101 Hwy. 1 E
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-793-2800
northlandcollege.edu/coi
Kirsten Michalke
(director of workforce development)
E-mail address not provided
Computer, industry-specific, manufacturing, employee skill development, diversity, leadership, fire safety, health care, entrepreneurship, and continuous improvement training
O.I. Partners - Organizational Innovations, Inc.
5821 E Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-525-1475
organizational-innovations.com
Thomas Bodin
(president and CEO)
tbodin@oipartners.net
Human capital and talent management; consultants, trainers, coaches, and recruiters; talent acquisition; talent development; talent transitions; organizational alignment
Onyx Training Company
1439 Fairway Ct.
Chaska, MN 55318
952-443-4694
onyxtraining.com
Ann Kalin
(president)
onyx@onyxtraining.com
Instructor-led, Web-based and/or classroom-based corporate IT training for developing software, managing relational databases, data warehouses, and business intelligence reporting, with a focus on Oracle products
Optivation (at Bemidji State University)
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Ste. 34
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-4900
optivation.org
Kerry Ross
(associate director)
kross@bemidjistate.edu
Trades, project management, technical writing, managing conflict, lean manufacturing, leadership and management, human resources management, and other types of custom training and continuing education
Pine Technical College
900 4th St. SE
Pine City, MN 55063
320-629-5100
pinetech.edu
Paula Hoffman
(dean of student affairs)
hoffmanp@pinetech.edu
Programs include accounting, American Sign Language, automotive technology, business administration, business technology, computer programming, computer science, early childhood development, gunsmithing technology, network administration, practical nursing, precision manufacturing/machining, IT, management education and professional skills, firefighting, allied health care, and emergency medical services training
Resource Training & Solutions
4150 2nd St. S, Ste. 550
Sartell, MN 56377
320-255-3236
resourcetraining.com
Robert Cavanna
(executive director and CEO)
rcavanna@resourcetraining.com
Sales, customer service, supervision, executive leadership, team building, time management, diversity, and Smart Board training; online software training and online health and safety training
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave. NW
Willmar, MN 56201
320-222-5200
ridgewater.edu/customized
Sam Bowen
Kathy Schwantes
(Dean of Customized Training & Continuing Education)
(dean of customized training and continuing education)
kathy.schwantes@ridgewater.edu
Business and computer, professional development, and industry-specific training
Riverland Community College
965 Alexander Dr. NW
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-455-5880
riverland.edu/rtd
David Hietala
(dean of extended learning)
david.heitala@riverland.edu
Leadership, communication, supervision and management, allied health, fire and emergency medical services training, and trade- and industry-specific training
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
507-280-3157
rctc.edu
Abbey Hellickson
(workforce development specialist)
abbey.hellickson@roch.edu
Computer, leadership, supervisory management, and industry-specific training
Saint Paul College
60 E Plato Blvd., Ste. 150
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-846-1800
saintpaul.edu/continuingeducation
Heather McGannon
(interim dean of customized training and continuing education)
heather.mcgannon@saintpaul.edu
Lean-flow methodologies, renewable energy technologies, health care careers, leadership development, team development, succession planning, customer service, ServSafe (for managers and hospitality workers), supervisory and management development, and customized training
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-221-4722
comped.smm.org
Sara Graffunder
(director of computer education)
comped@smm.org
Beginning and intermediate-level classes in Microsoft Office, database management, desktop publishing and digital imaging, information management, social media, and Web development and design
Service Quality Institute
9201 E Bloomington Fwy.
Bloomington, MN 55420
952-884-3311
customer-service.com
John Tschohl
(president)
service@servicequality.com
Customer service programs for the total work force, training programs on empowerment and service recovery, customer service certification seminars
Seward, Inc.
2200 E Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-721-4444
sewardinc.com
Victoria Frank
(president)
vfrank@sewardinc.com
Custom e-learning, e-business, and e-marketing solutions; international education development
South Central College
1225 3rd St. SW
Faribault, MN 55021
507-332-5800
cbi.southcentral.edu
Brian Knutson
(Center for Business and Industry coordinator)
brian.knutson@southcentral.edu
Business development, e-learning, computers and IT, manufacturing, workplace health and safety, and industry-specific training
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
320-308-4723
scsutraining.com
Gail Ruhland
(director of training)
gmruhland@stcloudstate.edu
Business training, career training, certificate programs, conference planning, human resources and management, personal development, and other programs designed to fit specific needs
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Dr.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
320-308-5000
sctcc.edu/customized-training
June Hirdler
(administrative assistant)
jhirdler@sctcc.edu
Business development, trade- and industry-specific training, health care programs, driver training, and firefighter and EMS training
StoneArch
710 S 2nd St., 7th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-379-4678
stonearchcreative.com
Nikos Katopodis
(director of client services)
nkatopodis@stonearchcreative.com
Customized professional, clinical, and patient education for the health and medical industries
University of Minnesota
1994 Buford Ave., Ste. 353
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-624-1228
cce.umn.edu/professionaleducation
Jean McLeod
(program director)
mcle0097@umn.edu
Short courses and certificates in communication, business writing, supervision, management, leadership, business analysis, project management, business process improvement, training and development, and human resources management; custom development of other programs specific to an organization's needs
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Ave., TMH 166
Minneapolis, MN 55403
651-962-4600
stthomas.edu/execed
Marlin Meendering
(director, executive and professional development)
marlinm@stthomas.edu
Open enrollment and customized executive education and professional development programs in leadership, business acumen, innovation, strategy, and business ethics
Watermark Learning
7301 Ohms Lane, Ste. 360
Edina, MN 55439
800-646-9362
watermarklearning.com
Chris Anderson
(Vice President, Sales and Delivery)
chris.anderson@watermarklearning.com
Business analysis, project management, and business process management training; certification preparation
Wilson Learning Worldwide
8000 W 78th St., Ste. 200
Edina, MN 55439
952-944-2880
wilsonlearning.com
Nancy Brenny
Molly Howard
(Director of Marketing)
(Marekting Coordinator)
nancy_brenny@wilsonlearning.com
Sales effectiveness, leadership and team building, assessment and measurement, customer service, and workforce effectiveness training
Winona State University
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
507-457-5080
winona.edu/oced
Diane Dingfelder
(executive director of outreach and continuing education)
ddingfelder@winona.edu
Workforce and professional development, health care training, customized training for business industries