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.

Whistleblower Lawsuit Costs Globe University Nearly $1M

After Heidi Weber, one of the for-profit school’s former deans, was awarded almost $395,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit, a judge has now ruled that the school must pay an additional $570,000.

The Business Of Tom Barnard

Inside the business life of Tom Barnard—the least-known, most relevant aspect of the Twin Cities’ most important radio personality.

Famous Dave's CEO Resigns After 16 Months

Former McDonald's executive Ed Rensi, who joined the Famous Dave’s board a month ago, will lead the company on an interim basis; he succeeds John Gilbert, who resigned after roughly 16 months in the job.

Small-Biz Owners Sought For Leadership Training Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering local small business owners and CEOs an MBA-like curriculum meant to help them grow.

Leader Sought For Rochester Econ. Development Agency

The new post at Rochester’s Economic Development Agency will help steer Destination Medical Center planning.

Activist Investor Calls Foul, Won’t Attend ShopHQ Meeting

The Clinton Group claimed in a recent letter that ValueVision broke state law by not holding a special shareholders meeting 90 days after it was requested—but the Minnesota company argues that Clinton’s original request was invalid.

Entrepreneur Of The Yr. Awards Seek Nominations

Ernst & Young is seeking nominations for outstanding entrepreneurs in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Edina Realty Names New CEO, Replacing Bob Peltier

Bob Peltier, who began his real estate career in 1978 and was appointed CEO of Edina Realty Home Services in 2009, is stepping down but will remain chairman emeritus; Greg Mason is the company's new leader.

With Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Over, Businesses And City Tally Losses

Minneapolis finance officials estimate city restaurants, like MASA, left, lost $1.7 million in dining revenues for the season.

Ad Agency Rebrands After Hiring Former Olson CEO

Kevin DiLorenzo has joined forces with Bob Barrie and Stuart D’Rozario, whose firm will now be called Barrie D’Rozario DiLorenzo.

3 MN Cos. Among “100 Best Companies To Work For”

Allianz Life Insurance Company, Mayo Clinic, and General Mills were named to the list based on employee surveys and company benefits and practices.

Long Lockout Of Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Officially Over

The vote of the musicians was complex, because members of the orchestra are scattered around the globe, performing with symphony orchestras elsewhere.

Dolan’s Stock Hits All-Time Low On Credit Deal

Since announcing its new amended credit agreement, Dolan’s stock has dropped more than 8 percent, reaching a record low price Tuesday afternoon.

Investor Buys $200M+ Stake In Snap Fitness

A “significant” amount of Snap Fitness shares are changing hands as TZP Capital Partners buys Summit Partners’ more than $200 million stake in the company.

Dolan Faces Stock Delisting, Hires “Restructuring Officer”

Minneapolis-based Dolan’s stock has fallen to $0.52 per share, well below the New York Stock Exchange’s listing requirements, and a new executive appointment illustrates continued distress.

Mayor Betsy Hodges Calls Minneapolis To A New Era Of Growth And Greatness

Mayor Betsy Hodges: "In every part of Minneapolis, we must maintain and grow the middle-class backbone of our city."

Local 3D-Printing Firm Denies Patent Infringement Claims

Afinia is pushing back against 3D-printing giant Stratasys, which claims in a lawsuit that Afinia is infringing on four of Stratasys’ patents.

Explosive Train Derailment Heightens Concerns About Transporting Bakken Crude Oil

The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a safety alert Thursday, warning that Bakken crude may be more flammable than other, heavier crude oil.

Techne CFO Resigns After Being Passed Over For CEO

Gregory Melsen, who has served as chief financial officer and as interim CEO, will leave Techne Corporation in early February to “pursue other opportunities.”

Debate Over Orchestra Hall Lease Continues

The group Save Our Symphony is urging the city to end its lease with Minnesota Orchestra management; orchestra leaders, however, say they provided sufficient financial information and are in compliance with the lease’s terms.

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