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.

What’s On My Desk: Wardrobe Consultant Alexandra Eve

Behind the styling closet of this Twin Cities-based fashion pro is a desk that reflects her style.

Xcel Energy Terminating Grant Awarded for St. Anthony Falls Hydro Facility, City Officials Pleased

Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council member Steve Fletcher praised an Xcel and Public Utilities Commission decision to pull funding for the Crown Hydro project, as it’s no longer favored by the city or public.

U.S. Bank Laying Off About 700 Workers, Cites ‘Changing Business Needs’

Departing employees will be provided severance and outplacement assistance, a spokesperson with the Minneapolis-based bank said.

First Avenue Inks Deal with MPR to Acquire St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theatre

MPR will continue to hold events at the 1,000-seat Fitzgerald Theatre despite the sale.

Identity Crisis: Managing Expectations, Sense of Self When Shifting to Startup Life

From corporate communications to a bootstrapped fashion brand, the co-founder of Alice Riot discusses working beyond her comfort zone.

Moo-ve Over Farmers: Cargill Introduces Robot Cattle Driver

The tech enables farm staff to herd cattle from a greater distance, improving both animal and employee welfare.

Insurance Brokerage Hays Cos. Agrees to $705M Sale

Florida-based insurance firm Brown & Brown is set to acquire the Minneapolis-based company for a mix of cash and stock.

Bryant-Lake Bowl to be Sold, Owner Bartmann Seeking Additional Investor

Restaurateur Kim Bartmann believes another investor could help to drive growth in her restaurant portfolio.

Head Impact-Monitoring Mouthguard Maker Prevent Biometrics Buys X2 Biosystems Technology

Both companies monitor head impacts using a similar approach: by having athletes outfitted with a device capable of sharing the data from every hit or tackle.

Remembering Earl Bakken, the Founder of Modern Medical Technology

At the age of 94, Columbia Heights native Earl Bakken passed away on Sunday. Many on Monday are remembering him for his positive (and oftentimes life-saving) contributions.

Three Figures Who Knew Earl Bakken Recall His Legacy

Former Medtronic CEO Bill George, Medical Alley Association Shaye Mandle, and David Rhees, the retired director of The Bakken Museum, offer up their thoughts on Earl Bakken.

Inside Dunwoody College of Technology’s $10M, Phase One Renovation

The second phase of the technical college’s renovation plan is set to start next year.

How Minneapolis and St. Paul are Acclimating to Dockless Bike Sharing

Everything you need to know about dockless bike programs across the Twin Cities metro.

Mining Makes Up a Sliver of Minnesota’s Economy. So Why is It Such a Hot Button Political Issue?

Mining is directly responsible for about 0.2 percent of Minnesota’s jobs and less than 3 percent of its economic output.

Minnesota Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8 Percent in September, Lowest Level Since Mid-1999

The state’s improving jobless rate has reached an 18-year low, and is approaching an all-time low, even as the economy shed 1,400 jobs last month.

Former U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard Davis Named Make-A-Wish America CEO

About two years since his exit from U.S. Bank’s CEO seat, Davis will continue a career of leadership and mission-based work as he replaces long-time Make-A-Wish leader David Williams.

University of Minnesota Partners with Canadian Startup to Advance Development of Alzheimer’s Detection Tech

Combining RetiSpec’s machine learning program with the U of M’s imaging system is expected to accelerate time-to-market for a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s detection tool.

Women Engineers Conference Could Be a Boon to Twin Cities Employers

More than 13,000 engineers are expected to attend the three-day professional event at the Minneapolis Convention Center, which kicks off Thursday.

Twin Cities Startup Week in Review

Participants in what was the Twin Cities’ biggest startup week ever weigh in on the success, opportunities, and growing pains.

Meet Atland Ventures: The First-of-Its-Kind, Student-Run VC Firm at the U of M

The story of the founding, structure, early accomplishments and direction of a venture capital startup company comprised of University of Minnesota students.

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