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Earlier this year we asked executives and decision-makers for recommendations in common business service categories. TCB’s annual subscriber survey is based on the opinions of people like you who make key vendor decisions. Thanks again to all those who shared their expertise.
—Adam Platt, executive editor
Events by Melody
Events by Melody creates one-of-a-kind weddings, celebrations, and corporate events that will be remembered for years. The Savage-based company handles everything for wedding clients, from planning and design to day-of coordination. Such high-pressure settings are not for everyone, but Events by Melody thrives in stressful situations with creativity, a hands-on approach, and a focus on communication. The firm recently won an ILEA award for best wedding with a budget over $75,000. Events by Melody works with clients big and small, whether a couple, nonprofit, or small business.
Event Lab | metroConnections
TopLine Federal Credit Union
With the philosophy of “people helping people,” TopLine Federal Credit Union provides financial services and banking to more than 40,000 members. It started as a credit union for Bell System employees in 1935, expanding to additional employee groups and becoming a federal credit union in the 1990s. Today, it serves the seven-county metro area. Maple Grove-based TopLine, with $400 million in assets, says it works to improve the lives of neighbors and area businesses with diverse financial products, advisory services, and insurance. In 2015 it started the TopLine Credit Union Foundation to contribute to its communities with financial education, scholarships, and support for local nonprofits.
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union | Wings Financial Credit Union
Murphy Logistics Solutions
Edward L. Murphy Sr. bought two horses and a wagon in 1904, founding the current Minneapolis-based Murphy Logistics Solutions (previously Murphy Warehouse). With operations in Minnesota and Missouri, Murphy is recognized as a savvy, reliable third-party logistics (3PL) provider for clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Murphy’s many sustainability initiatives include installing solar panels on warehouse roofs. Sadly, president/CEO Richard T. Murphy Jr., the company’s fourth-generation leader, passed away in July.