How to Attract High-End Clients: ILEA Quick Tips for Event Planners

In order to succeed, prove to them you’re worth partnering with and make sure you meet their expectations.

Twin Cities to Receive Estimated $11M Windfall from NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships Next Week

Tickets to the volleyball tournament are nearly sold out. A nearby volleyball coaches convention is also expected to draw more than 2,800 people into Minneapolis.

Ecolab to Acquire Cleaning Products Supplier Holchem, Makes Offer for Bioquell

The price and specifics of the deal were not disclosed, but by teaming up with Holchem, a supplier of hygiene and cleaning products, Ecolab is looking to better serve European markets.

On Listening Tour, Walz Gets an Earful, and Offers an Admission: ‘I Will Fail You at Times’

Even while the tour raised expectations of an open and inclusive administration, Walz admitted that he might not always meet those expectations.

Chicago is Losing Citizens and Many of Them are Moving to Minnesota

Of the 100 biggest metro areas in the U.S., Chicago is one of just 10 that lost population.

Medtronic Pays $50.9M to Settle Three Federal Cases

The medical device giant isn’t admitting wrongdoing in any of the cases but will pay $13 million in relation to its own STRATIS Registry, and the remaining amount for issues involving products and activities of two subsidiaries: Covidien and ev3.

Seven Minnesota Business Leaders Share Their Goals for 2019

From mental health support to launching a stadium, local businesspeople are already looking at what’s on their plate next year.

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly's Advice on Leading with Purpose

TCB's 2018 Person of the Year on being clear, being authentic, and shareholder buy-in.

WCCO Radio Hires KARE 11’s Cory Hepola to Host Mid-Morning Show

The weekend TV anchor is leaving the job he once called his dream for the chance to help the iconic AM radio station find a younger audience.

U of M Launches Startup Developing Bioengineered Tissue That Could Shake Up Medical Device Market

The Stillwater-based startup, Vascudyne Inc., will move to commercialize two cardiovascular-related products that utilize its novel technology: living replacement tissue made of skin cells.

16 Minnesota Businesses Honored at 2018 Tekne Awards

Award winners for the annual awards held by the Minnesota High Tech Association included long-established companies like 3M, startups like HabitAware, a nonprofit, and more.

Evine Live Parnering with Legendary Actress, Fitness Personality Jane Fonda for Workout Gear

Fonda’s line will include activewear, athleisure clothing, fitness equipment and more, and will be the debut brand of Minnesota-based Evine’s new product development division out of Los Angeles.

Big Money for Bright Health: Insurance Startup Raises $200M

The Minneapolis-based company’s equity financing haul now totals $440 million since its 2016 launch.

Flanagan Tells Business Leaders: Push Coming for Paid Family Leave, More Affordable Child Care

While the incoming lieutenant governor expressed a willingness to listen to concerns about regulation and efficiency in government, she also set out what Gov.-elect Tim Walz might want in return.

Latest Fight Over Controversial Landlord’s Minneapolis Properties Puts Spotlight on Housing Court

Del Campo Chacon’s eviction fight — part of a larger struggle among a group of families living in five Frenz properties on the same block — is a new chapter in a long story, one that includes allegations of fraud, unsanitary conditions, rent strikes and city intervention.

Mayo Clinic Startup Phenomix Sciences Initiates $1M Seed Funding Round

The startup focuses on personalizing chronic disease treatment, and will use the investment money to commercialize a new blood-based test for obesity types in 2019.

Coming Soon: Mall of America Introducing Ice Skating Rink Outside North Entrance

The 12,000-square-foot “Skate the Star” rink will be built around the entrance’s star sculpture. Rink use will be free, while a skate rental fee will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

Orange Line Project Secures $74M Federal Grant

The project will improve roads, stations and service all along the I-35 corridor from Minneapolis to Burnsville.

Book Review: "Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us"

Author Lyons says, in many ways, that chaos, brain-altering, and new ways of working are not working and that it’s time to step back. CEOs who’ve come around to that same conclusion may be ready to see what’s inside this book.

Friends and Family Are Not Your Target Customer

Don’t mistake constructive criticism from loved ones for brand feedback. Your start-up needs a persona. Here’s how to develop one on a shoestring budget.

Minneapolis-Based Lerner Publishing Group Acquires Zest Books

Zest Books, headquartered in San Francisco, specializes in young adult nonfiction, and the deal – for which a value was not disclosed – bolsters Lerner’s reach in the market, starting with 10 new titles in 2019.

Ad Agency Periscope Agrees to $132M Sale to Quad/Graphics

Periscope ranks as the second-largest ad firm in Minnesota by both revenue and employee count.

Twin Cities Shoppers Will Spend More Online This Holiday Season

Holiday sales are expected to surpass $1.1 trillion, Deloitte says. But Minneapolis-St.Paul area shoppers are more frugal than most and likely to spend as much on experiences as gifts this year.

DEED Awards $1.5M in Grants to Six Businesses For Job-Creating Growth Projects

The six businesses are expected to collectively add 381 job opportunities and invest more than $48 million into Minnesota’s economy.

Fairview’s New Service Brings Behavioral Health Specialists into Your Workplace

Fairview’s new Behavioral Health & Well-Being program, the first of its kind at least in the Twin Cities area, boasts more direct access for employees in need to professionals, all while cutting costs long-term.

10 Essential Lessons Learned by a First Time Entrepreneur

A founder reflects on the most pivotal year of her personal and professional life. 

Prime Therapeutics CEO Jim DuCharme is Retiring

The Eagan-based pharmacy benefit manager hopes to have a successor picked before DuCharme’s exit in March 2019.

Will Minnesota Lawmakers Pass an Opioid Bill in 2019? Some Say It’s Practically a ‘Done Deal’

DFL Rep. Chris Eaton said she expects some kind of dedicated funding measure to pass early in the 2019 legislative session.

Acquisition of Pearson Candy Company Returns Ownership to Minnesota

After seven years under Connecticut-based private equity firm Brynwood Partners, the St. Paul candy business known for the Salted Nut Roll expects to benefit from Minneapolis-based Spell Capital’s familiarity with the region and company.

With Federal Approval, What’s Next for the Southwest LRT?

Here’s what the latest developments mean for the $2 billion project — and what has to happen in the next weeks, months and years for the line between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie to actually start serving passengers.

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