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.

Tom Hubler Sums Up Family Business Success

The family business consultant pours a career’s worth of advice into a new book.

Networked: November 2018

Your top networking opportunities for the month of November.

What's On My Desk: Eric Perkins, KARE 11 Sports Anchor and Director

The bobbleheads and pocket squares were expected, but it’s what’s under Perk’s desk that really has us worried.

Hemp Could Become the Midwest’s Next Big Cash Crop. But What’s the Potential Environmental Impact?

Even if the market for industrial hemp becomes viable, a green revolution isn’t likely to result from mass production of the crop.

‘It’s a Really Unhip Situation’: Minneapolis Voters Could Shake Up Liquor Licensing for Restaurants

If approved, the ballot measure would eliminate the boundaries that restrict liquor to restaurants within seven acres of commercially-zoned areas, better known as the “the 7-acre rule.”

Xcel Energy, Google Team Up to Improve Energy Efficiency of Xcel Customers

The collaboration involves connecting Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy with consumers through Google Assistant. The Xcel features of the voice-action technology will evolve over time.

Breaking Down the Business Deal Behind the Timberwolves’ Prince Jerseys

Nike gave special preference to the royal purple kit it designed through a partnership with the Prince estate. More Prince-themed Nike gear could become available, and new Prince music may even make its way to Target Center.

Target Announces Black Friday Plans — Including “Skip-the-Line” Technology

The retail giant will equip employees with devices enabling customers to check out with any employee anywhere in the store. Black Friday hours and deals were also announced.

What Local Businesses are Doing to Boost Voter Participation on Election Day

Anytime Fitness, Askov Finlayson, Clockwork, Nice Ride, Target are among the companies in the Twin Cities that have enacted policies including full closures, adjusted hours, and more, to ensure employees get to the polls.

Toronto Firm Buys Outstate Shopping Centers

Lured by strong fundamentals, Brookfield Property Partners now owns malls in Rochester, St. Cloud, and Mankato.

The Value of North

From sports to supermarkets, Minnesota has embraced “North” as our brand. But is there any evidence it’s been good for business?

Facing Boycott Threats, Land O’Lakes Pulls Support for GOP Rep. Steve King

Twitter erupted with calls for boycotts against Land O’Lakes over a June donation to King’s campaign, as King is oft criticized as being a white nationalist, and otherwise divisive voice.

Prince Documentary Coming to Netflix from Oscar-Nominated Director Ava DuVernay

The renowned filmmaker has reportedly been working on the multiple-part Prince documentary for several months. The project is being supported by the Prince estate.

Mega-Waterpark for MOA? New Plan Could Cost $250M

Mall of America owner Triple Five and the city of Bloomington are weighing a deal for the massive complex.

Honeywell Completes Spinoff of Resideo Technology, Looks to Move Its HQ Out of Golden Valley

Formerly Honeywell’s Homes and ADI Global Distribution business, Golden Valley-based Resideo will focus on security solutions and is looking to move its headquarters to Texas.

Minnesota Viking Owners Launch Investment Firm Aimed at Sports, Entertainment, Real Estate Startups

New York-based WISE Ventures will be targeting early and growth stage startups. So far it has invested in at least nine companies, including one from Minneapolis.

Five Things I Learned from MN Cup

Entrepreneur Jess Schaack takes us behind the scenes at the largest statewide startup competition in the country.

Eagan-Based IT Co. ConvergeOne May Sell Less Than A Year After Going Public

Reuters reports that the IT solutions and services company is considering selling given significant interest from private equity firms. Its stock has improved based on the possibility.

Minnesota’s Buffer Law is Likely to Change — No Matter Who Wins the Governor’s Race

With Gov. Mark Dayton leaving office, the buffer law has become one of the top natural resource issues in the governor’s race between Republican Jeff Johnson and DFLer Tim Walz.

How Minnesota Stacks Up Against the States Our Gov. Candidates Fear the Most

Republican Jeff Johnson says Minnesota will become California if DFLer Tim Walz is elected. If the opposite happens, Walz threatens Mississippi.

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