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.

Granicus Acquires Records Management Co. SouthTech

The move boosts Granicus technology solutions. SouthTech staff will not be impacted by the acquisition, remaining in place under Granicus, but no other details – including purchase price – were disclosed.

E-Commerce Payment Solutions Provider Sezzle Raises $100M

The financing came entirely from Bastion Capital and will go toward growing the Minneapolis-based company’s retail payments business.

Ben & Jerry’s Teams with Local Nonprofit on Mission-Driven Flavor “Pecan Resist”

The limited-run flavor was launched recently as part of a campaign to lend publicity and financial support to four justice-based organizations, including Minnesota’s Honor the Earth, which is battling the Enbridge pipeline.

MN Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 2.8 Percent in October

Employers created 3,400 jobs in October, contributing to the 2.8 unemployment rate that was reached in September for the first time since mid-1999.

Amy Klobuchar is the Only One Not Talking About Amy Klobuchar Running for President in 2020

Some in the media, who had already been buzzing about Klobuchar as a dark horse candidate, went all-in after her decisive win on Election Day.

St. Paul Passes Law to Establish $15 Minimum Wage

The largest of businesses in the city will have until mid-2022 to comply, while “micro” companies will have an extra five years.

Food Giant Schwan’s Sells 80 Percent of Business to Korean Company in $1.8B Deal

In the deal with South Korea-based food and bioengineering business CJ CheilJedang, the Bloomington-based, family-founded Schwan’s will retain 20 % ownership, full ownership of its home service division, and headquarters and leadership team.

Electric Vehicle Company Lime Recalls A Scooter Line, Admitting Potential Manufacturing Flaw

One of the three Twin Cities competitors for electric vehicle consumers – alongside Bird and Nice Ride – Lime has pulled its China-made Okai line. It’s not the first safety issue that’s been raised regarding the California-based company.

Will a Five-Star Hotel Finally Land in the Twin Cities?

United Properties inked a term sheet with Four Seasons for the Gateway tower in Minneapolis.

Minnesota’s Top 40 Tourist Destinations by Attendance

For the first time in eight years, Explore Minneapolis has compiled a list top tourist draws in Minnesota. The list reflects attendance levels in 2017.

Door Manufacturer Senneca to Move Into Vacated Mankato Plant, Hire 82 New Staff

Senneca Holdings, which specializes in commercial doors for places like airport hangars and fire stations, plans to lease a 117,000-sqare-foot plant once used by Imperial Plastics.

Local Shopping Returns to City Center for Holidays

North Local Market opens November 15 featuring 35 makers. Now under new management, City Center hopes to highlight the downtown opportunity for small retailers.

Book Review: “Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey”

Author A.J. Jacobs dissects gratitude with the help of science and research. As it turns out, being thankful is good for us and offers benefits that you may not realize.

Year-Long Search for Walker Art Center Leader Ends, New York Curator Mary Ceruti Chosen

Ceruti will assume the Walker post following more than 20 years in the business and 17 years as executive director and chief curator with nonprofit art institution SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York.

Philanthropist Jay Alix Gifts Mayo Clinic $200M, Its Largest Donation Received in History

As thanks, the Mayo Clinic is changing its School of Medicine to feature Alix’s name.

How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck: ILEA Quick Tips for Event Planners

Booking early and with some flexibility could lead to money saved when crafting an event.

Trailblazing Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton to Speak at Twin Cities Economic Inclusion Event

The founder of Backstage Capital, one of very few venture firms focused on minority-owned startups, will discuss gaining equality in venture capitalism.

Life Time’s First Built Facility in Eagan Gets $7M Renovation

The project, involving a new basketball court, new studios and an enhanced LifeCafe, is the largest portion of $30 million total spent in 2018 on improvements to several different company facilities.

Heart Valve Repair Co. NeoChord Closes $25M Series D

The St. Louis Park-based company’s products treat mitral valve regurgitation, a common heart malfunction experienced by Americans.

Advice from a ‘Corporate Junkie’ Who Ditched Her High Heels to Follow a Passion

Three tips from a yoga studio owner who left the security of a salary and full-time benefits for the unknown, all in search of elusive enlightenment.

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