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.

Longtime Gold’n Plump CEO Retires In Wake Of Acquisition

Michael Helgeson—who has spent more than four decades at the business his grandfather founded, and who recently guided GNP through a sale to an Illinois company—will retire, and Steve Jurek will be promoted to president.

HRST's Founder (And His First Employee) Exit The C-Suite

Founder Robert Krowech—who is also an accomplished weight-lifter—and Chief Financial Officer James Froemming have transitioned out of their executive roles but will remain on the company's board.

The Best (And Busiest) Local Commercial Real Estate Brokers

TCB’s inaugural survey reveals who leased the most square footage in office, retail and industrial spaces and who were the top performers in investment sales.

Why Middle Managers Are Crucial Right Now

With sagging employee engagement in many workplaces, effective middle managers are crucial to inspiring workers and helping them achieve company goals.

Jim Dolan Resurfaces At Cherry Tree, A Longtime Investor

James Dolan has joined Cherry Tree Companies, the Minnetonka-based investment firm that helped him launch the Dolan Company more than two decades ago.

Two Former Colleagues Reunite To Launch Exec Search Firm

Marcia Ballinger and Lars Leafblad have formed Ballinger | Leafblad, Inc., and their initial clients include the Bush Foundation, CaringBridge, the University of Minnesota, and more.

Merrill CEO Retires After 30 Years; IBM Exec Takes Over

James “Rusty” Wiley has been named CEO of St. Paul-based Merrill Corporation, replacing John Castro, who spent three decades at the helm.

After Exiting Bankruptcy, Dolan Co. Names New CEO

Mark McEachen, who most recently served as chief operating officer of California-based Freedom Communications, will lead the Dolan Company, which is now a privately held company.

ValueVision Replaces CEO In Wake Of Proxy Battle

After shareholders elected several board members nominated by activist investor the Clinton Group, ValueVision said it has also appointed Mark Bozek as its new chief executive.

ValueVision, Investor Trade Barbs Before Shareholder Vote

Ahead of an annual shareholder meeting at which it hopes to win board seats, activist investor Clinton Group has made public three emails that decry management practices at ValueVision; meanwhile, ValueVision’s CEO called the allegations “simply not true and completely unfair.”

Securian Financial CEO Retires After 20-Year Tenure

Robert Senkler was appointed CEO in July 1994 and has worked for the company since he was just 21 years old.

Medtronic Seeks Dismissal Of Shareholder Lawsuits

A two-person committee appointed by the med-tech giant concluded that allegations against Medtronic’s leaders are “without merit”; it’s now seeking dismissal of shareholder lawsuits.

Target Taps GM Leader As Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Maiorino, who has overseen information security at General Motors and General Electric, will join Target in the newly formed chief information security officer role.

3M Promotes Executive As CFO Leaves For Another Co.

Longtime 3M employee Nicholas Gangestad is replacing David Meline, who had served as the company’s chief financial officer since 2011.

Famous Dave’s Chairman Abruptly Resigns Amid Turnover

Dean Riesen left the company on Friday after serving as a board director since 2003 and chairman since 2011.

Employees Of 3 MN Cos. Make List Of Fortune 500 "Heroes"

Employees from U.S. Bancorp, Ecolab, and Thrivent were named to Fortune’s “Heroes of the 500” list, which recognizes acts of charity and courage.

Arctic Cat Confirms CEO’s Departure

Claude Jordan exits after three years at the helm; company veteran Chris Twomey named interim leader.

What MN Values Mean To A Pulitzer Prize Winner (Video)

Thomas Friedman, a New York Times columnist, said he’s “always looking for Minnesota” in each of the subjects he covers.

Should Shareholders Overhaul Target’s Board Of Directors?

Twin Cities Business' Dale Kurschner recently questioned the composition of Target’s board; now, a proxy advisor is recommending that shareholders oust the majority of Target directors.

What's With Famous Dave’s CEO Turmoil?

An attempt to discover what's in the sauce that keeps causing the barbecue chain's CEOs to split.

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