Best Buy Chairman, CEO Hubert Joly is TCB's 2018 Person of the Year

In his six years as Best Buy's leader, Joly has built up the retailer's relevance among both young and old consumers, resulting in some of the company's best comparable sales growth in years.

Creative Agency Carmichael Lynch Names Its New CFO

Minneapolis-based marketing firm Carmichael Lynch didn’t have to look far for a new executive, naming its director of financial planning and analysis John Green as its new CFO.

Former Medtronic Executive Joins Starkey Hearing Technologies as CFO

Coming off his role as CFO of Medtronic’s global operations and business services, Bill Courtney brings 30 years of finance leadership experience to the Eden Prairie-based hearing aid company.

25 Leaders Who Shaped TCB's Quarter-Century

With essays from John Lindahl, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Susan Marvin, Lee Lynch, and Richard Anderson.

25 Companies to Watch

These Minnesota businesses are at key stages, including rapid growth, product launches, and new leadership.

Q&A: Arne Carlson

The governor during TCB’s inaugural years doesn’t have much good to say about state governance today.

All Those Years Ago

Memories from the birth of a magazine.

Land O’Lakes Promotes Beth Ford to CEO

She becomes the first woman to lead the giant agribusiness cooperative.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler to Step Down in 2019

Citing his readiness to move on from the high demands of the top leadership role, Kaler will have completed an eight-year presidency tenure, but will remain involved with the University.

What It Means to Be a CFO in Today’s Economy

Four chief financial officers share how they drive growth and stay focused in their ever-evolving role.

Target Accidentally Ships New Xbox To Customers Weeks Early

An estimated 150 Xbox One consoles were reportedly shipped to customers over the weekend, ahead of its official November 22 launch date.

3M Sues 2 European Cos. Over Patents

3M is suing two dental businesses for allegedly infringing on the company’s ceramic-based dental technology.

Activist Investor Calls ShopHQ’s Actions “Surreptitious”

ValueVision asked activist investor Clinton Group to postpone a special meeting until after the holidays; Clinton said it would wait until January, but it won't withdraw its filing, because that might allow ValueVision to push the date back even further.

MN Co. Wins $23M In Trade Secrets Case

A jury sided with Willmar-based Relco after two former employees allegedly used confidential company information after moving to a competitor.

Shareholder Group Presses ValueVision To Replace CEO

An investor group says ValueVision is underperforming and needs a new chief executive; the company, meanwhile, pointed to its climbing stock price as indicative of a successful turnaround strategy.

Local Leader Picked From Pool Of 197K, Wins Nat'l CEO Award

Chief Executive magazine presented Chuck Runyon, co-founder and CEO of Hastings-based Anytime Fitness, with the award in its “Leadership” category.

Imation Divests Business As Losses Keep Mounting

The 3M spin-off sold one of its businesses in an attempt to turn itself around, but its quarterly loss was worse than analysts expected.

Target And General Mills Are Top MN Grantmakers

Target and General Mills each paid cash grants of more than $100 million last year, although both companies allocated just 18 percent of those grants within Minnesota.

Jörg Pierach Keeps On Rebranding

Fast Horse started off as a PR firm. Now it isn’t.

Lisa Hanson Powers Through At Her Restaurant, Mona

At the year-and-a-half mark, her restaurant, Mona, is in the black, despite a tough location. Her finance degree has come in handy.

MN Public Company May “Go Dark”

After being delisted from Nasdaq and moving to a smaller exchange, Granite City Food & Brewery is now thinking of deregistering its shares altogether to reduce costs.

Mpls. Gets Green Light To Sue Uptown Building Owner

The city accuses a property owner of illegally discharging water into Minneapolis’ Chain of Lakes; the building’s property manager, however, remains hopeful that the parties can come to a “mutually acceptable solution.”

Veterans Represent Untapped Talent For MN Employers

Post 9/11 veterans are a gold mine of management talent. So why don’t more employers see them that way?

Agreement Reached To End Shutdown, Avoid Default

A final bipartisan agreement was announced Wednesday that would end the government shutdown, and the House is reportedly expected to approve the deal before midnight.

As Economists Issue Dire Warnings, Klobuchar Says Budget Deal Gaining Traction

As for the length of the debt limit increase, Klobuchar said she hopes the deal is for “as long as possible.”

Land O’ Lakes Helps Empower Women In Sub-Saharan Africa To Develop Business Skills

African governments and a wide range of aid organizations are also working to empower women farmers.

Does Latest Filing Portend A Jump In MN IPOs?

As more financial enterprises return to the Minnesota market, the state may see a rise in initial public offerings.

Target Sets Sustainability Standards For Product Sourcing

Target is asking certain vendors to assess the sustainability of their products; the “sustainability scores” will help guide Target's merchandising and product-placement decisions.

MN Among Least-Affected States During Shutdown

Although a large group of federal employees in Minnesota may be laid off in the coming weeks, a recent report said Minnesota is the fourth-least affected state by the government shutdown.

Mpls. Small-Biz Owners Talk Strategy, Successes (With Video)

The owners of Dogwood Coffee Bar, Regla De Oro, Butter Bakery Café, and Hot Indian Foods discussed their entrepreneurial endeavors.

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