Associate Editor

Tess Allen

Tess Allen is associate editor.

Phone: 612-336-9294

Tess Allen joined the Twin Cities Business team in January 2019 after interning with its sister publications, Delta Sky and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. As associate editor, she oversees special sections and supplements, covers entrepreneurship and local startups, and helps manage the monthly print magazine. Prior to diving into the magazine world, she interned with several business startups and nonprofit organizations. Tess is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism.

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New Flames: Three Minnesota Candle Makers

New Flames: Three Minnesota Candle Makers

Minnesota Smells Founders: Brothers Mike and Dan Gordon  Founded: 2020 HQ: Edina  Where to buy: minnesotasmells.com  Best sellers: Purple Rain (woods, rain, lavender); Raspberry Beret (raspberry, lemon, lime, apple, orange,
Startup Snapshot: Nokomis Energy

Startup Snapshot: Nokomis Energy

Headquarters: Minneapolis Founded: 2017 Founders: Brendan Dillon, Dan Rogers, and Julian White. Joseph Stofega joined the trio as a partner in July 2020.  Nokomis Energy is a local energy developer
More Than a Market

More Than a Market

At first glance, the new Brand Builders Market looks like any other booth in St. Paul’s Keg and Case Market food hall, brimming with colorfully packaged food and beverages, organic
Fido Fridays?

Fido Fridays?

Pets are not a new thing, of course, but in the pandemic, a lot of folks who live alone acquired a pet. Now, as they return to the office, they
Can Magnets Make You Sleep Better?

Can Magnets Make You Sleep Better?

We’ve all been more stressed this year. According to the American Psychological Association, the U.S. is facing a national mental health crisis as a result of the pandemic. Dr. Dan
Employing All Abilities

Employing All Abilities

Even with the heightened focus on diversity and inclusion, there’s still a group largely forgotten in the conversation about workplace equality: people with disabilities. According to the U.S. Bureau of