Northern Minnesota Correspondent

Gene Rebeck

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

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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.

Staff’s archive

A New Image For Ikonics

A New Image For Ikonics

A quiet publicly traded Duluth company is shaking up its business model with partnerships in the aviation and automobile industries.
Lock Up Your Data

Lock Up Your Data

Online security is more challenging than ever, but there are smart strategies that can safeguard company data from global cyber-crooks.
Valley Cartage Crosses The River

Valley Cartage Crosses The River

Todd Gilbert walked into the building and thought to himself: This is perfect. Well, almost perfect. Gilbert is the third-generation president of Valley Cartage, a trucking company founded in Hudson,
Riding The Bike Boom

Riding The Bike Boom

The cluttered racks, the Nice Ride stations, and the stylized bikes painted on city streets all attest to the well-publicized fact that the Twin Cities has become a focal point
See And Be Heard

See And Be Heard

Though the last few years have been tough on numerous marketing firms, they turned out to be a boom time for Bloomington-based Morsekode. And the agency has the video to
Social Drinking In HTML5

Social Drinking In HTML5

Think of it as a drinking game for grownups. As a holiday-season gift to friends and clients, Minneapolis marketing agency Zeus Jones put together a mobile app called Proof that
Call Centers 2.0

Call Centers 2.0

The conventional wisdom in call centers is, ‘I want to get you off the phone as quickly as possible,’” notes Bob Denman, president of Bloomington-based communications IT firm Avtex. But
A Ride Wherever You Go

A Ride Wherever You Go

Twin Cities entrepreneur and inveterate cyclist Dan Cleary loves to ride wherever he travels. But he was finding that shlepping his bike with him on airplane trips was like pedaling
Words On The Street

Words On The Street

Element Six Media is one of those start-ups you can’t imagine starting up in the predigital age. It’s both virtual and global. Its nerve center and headquarters is a heavy