Northern Minnesota Correspondent

Gene Rebeck

Gene Rebeck, a former Twin Cities Business senior editor, serves as the magazine's northern Minnesota correspondent

Phone: 612-336-9299

Gene Rebeck, a former Twin Cities Business senior editor, serves as the magazine's northern Minnesota correspondent. Now a resident of Duluth, he covers established and emerging businesses in the region and also works as a freelance editor. His writing work has won several awards from the Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association and the American Society of Regional Business Publications. Before joining TCB, he was editorial director for a St. Paul trade publisher, as well as a freelance business and travel writer.

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Workforce Connected

Workforce Connected

During the pandemic, that age-old ice-breaker—“So, where are you working?”—developed a new meaning. For most people with office jobs, the answer has been “at home.” Now, thanks to the availability
Destination Beers

Destination Beers

It’s not exactly musical breweries up here in Duluth, but it’s close. In late 2019, Lake Superior Brewing, which had been Duluth’s oldest craft brewery (it was founded in 1994),
Battling Cyberthieves from Home

Battling Cyberthieves from Home

The number of closed sales for homes in the Duluth area hit a 15-year high this past summer, according to the Lake Superior Realtors Association. Fall temperatures didn’t cool demand:
Marketing in Pandemic Times

Marketing in Pandemic Times

Windows and doors are built to be durable products that are long-term investments for homeowners. Campaigns that market these products should not be ephemeral. Annie Zipfel, chief marketing officer and
2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

EY annually recognizes CEOs and regional business leaders for their outstanding entrepreneurial accomplishments and major contributions to their communities. Eight business innovators from six Minnesota companies were awarded the Entrepreneur
Minnesota Family Business Awards 2020

Minnesota Family Business Awards 2020

When time are tough, it’s often our families we turn to for support. The 2020 Minnesota Family Business Awards honorees can all speak to the resilience, agility, and strength of
The New College Normal?

The New College Normal?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, online postsecondary programs had been growing in popularity. “Online learning has evolved by leaps and bounds in recent years,” says Rick Revoir, former dean of
How New Technology Helps in a Crisis

How New Technology Helps in a Crisis

The shock that the coronavirus has delivered to the economy cannot be overstated. During and after the crisis, Minnesota-based businesses will be relying even more heavily on technology. Leveraging technology
Spin-Free Crisis Communications

Spin-Free Crisis Communications

When a company's credibility is under siege, leaders need to be honest with customers, take responsbility for problems, and clearly explain how they will address serious issues.
24/7 Cyber Defense

24/7 Cyber Defense

After entering the digital age, businesses need to continuously guard against cybersecurity attacks and identify new and better strategies to keep hackers at bay.