The TCB 100 - 2016

Pete Smith

Based in downtown St. Paul, design firm BWBR traces its history to 1922. After 93 years in business, the company is enjoying a growth spurt. Pete Smith joined BWBR in…

Julie Snow

Julie Snow had never designed a baseball stadium, but CHS Field in downtown St. Paul has drawn rave reviews for its impressive design. That’s no surprise to anyone who’s followed…

Colleen Needles Steward

You may remember her as Colleen Needles, a co-anchor of WCCO-TV news during its journalistic heyday. She came to TV production 20 years ago, and today Tremendous! is far and…

Ralph Strangis

Known for his longtime behind-the-scenes work with TCF Bank, prominent Minneapolis attorney and dealmaker Ralph Strangis was a critical player in helping secure the Target Field site through negotiations with…

Kam Talebi

Kam Talebi left the technology sector for hospitality nearly a decade ago. His prolific company (in 2013 described as a $60 million business) is best known for its glam, female-centric…

Megan Tamte

Fast-growing retailer Evereve began with a single store in Edina—known as Hot Mama—where the privately held company is still based. Today, the business, renamed Evereve in 2014, has grown to…

Deb Taylor

Glen Taylor’s niece arrived in Taylor Corp.’s CEO office after just four years with the North Mankato company. Deb Taylor has so far met looming expectations with astuteness similar to…

Rick Trontvet

Rick Trontvet has been a tireless advocate for economic development in northwestern Minnesota, particularly its manufacturing sector. (He’s been equally passionate about working to improve the viability of Thief River…

Jeff Tyler

The former Clear Channel Twin Cities operation has vastly slimmed down from its heyday, due to massive cost-cutting brought on by the company’s staggering debt loads, but the broadcaster remains…

Bill Ulland

Pope Francis is a tough act to follow for any Christian leader, but Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent, is running a close second by breaking new ground for the Minneapolis-based…

Mike Veeck

Mike Veeck was back in the news this year, basking in the glory of a Saints playoff run and ringing the cash registers at the new CHS Field, which not…

Andrew Wallmeyer

Former Star Tribune publisher Joel Kramer, his wife, Laurie, and three other couples launched MinnPost with personal contributions totaling $850,000. Now its board is hoping that Andrew Wallmeyer, the first…

Marty Weintraub

Marty Weintraub opened this all-purpose digital media and display marketing shop in Duluth in 2006, and he’s a key reason why the Zenith City is on the map as a…

Penny Wheeler

Allina Health’s Penny Wheeler is unique—in a world where neither women nor physicians usually serve as CEOs of major health care organizations, she is both. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Wheeler took…

John Wiehoff

The Eden Prairie-based Fortune 500 company, one of the world’s largest logistics-services providers, continues to expand, doubling the size of its European workforce in three years. In October it announced…

Scott Wine

A former Navy man, Wine held senior roles at national firms like Honeywell and United Technologies before becoming Polaris' CEO in 2008. In his handful of years at the helm,…