Who would have predicted that a small Minneapolis niche videography business would rise to global prominence? In March, Rally Studios’ sweeping drone footage of Bryant Lake Bowl launched the company
As director of Duluth’s Glensheen mansion for eight years, Dan Hartman led the transformation of a sleepy attraction into a happening music and special events destination for visitors and locals.
Serial entrepreneur Michael Walters says he’s long hoped to build a firm that’s not limited by one area of expertise or industry—he calls it “the company of ‘and.’ ” Studio
In its first two years of business, Minneapolis-based startup Rae Wellness products landed on shelves at national retailers including Target and amassed more than 160,000 TikTok followers, and a growing
After launching a fast-forward marketing business and a co-working space in Colorado, Megan Kellin returned to her hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to be close to family. She and her
Minnesota is the natural home for an agtech company. St. Paul-based Sentera developed the Field Agent software platform, which uses drone sensors to help farmers gauge the health of crops.
Matt Baumgartner believes the Duluth Area Chamber has “the ability to make Duluth a community that’s more prosperous for everybody.” In July, he succeeded David Ross, the organization’s president for
Plant-based foods are drawing more interest than ever. Edina-based Wicked Foods, doing business as Wicked Kitchen, is an emerging player. The packaged food company landed $14 million in financing in
Until Duluth-based Loll Designs was acquired by Landscape Forms of Michigan in 2020, the outdoor furniture maker ran like a small business, with its executives leading design decisions. It worked—Loll’s
This half-century-old St. Paul-based PR and lobbying firm founded by Bob Goff and Nick Coleman Sr. in 1966 is riding a wave of transition, and Jennifer Hellman is leading the
Venture capital has long been a universe of white guys. Twin Cities natives Paul Campbell and Chris Brooks, who are Black, are looking to rewrite the rules of the game.
2021, Change Agent: Sondra Samuels and other leaders started NAZ in 2008 to address racial and educational inequity in opportunities. The organization focuses on supporting children in north Minneapolis so
Flagg didn’t turn the Twin Cities into one of the top bicycling regions in the country on his own, of course. But he’s certainly been one of the big wheels.
Mohamud Noor demonstrated his ability to marshal the electoral power of the Somali community in his DFL primary contest against Rep. Phyllis Kahn. Although he lost the August election, it
Scott Litman knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. Alongside longtime business partner Dan Mallin, Litman co-founded Imaginet in the early 1990s and St. Louis Park-based Magnet 360 in 2008.
Kristin Pardue left corporate America to found Rêve Consulting, a business strategy consulting firm, in 2009. Brad von Bank joined a year later after leaving Target Corp. In 2012, the
Once a rather sleepy group, the St. Paul Area Chamber seems far more energetic these days. Weinhagen’s a big reason why. He loves his city, loves what he does and
Under Karl Florida’s watch, FindLaw—an Eagan-based consumer legal website and attorney directory—extended its lead on the competition. Florida was promoted to president of FindLaw in 2010 after serving as the