Business weekly features

  • Updated: December 21, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Below are features that run each week in the Star Tribune Business section.

Start-up hopes to dominate grocery delivery

By Heather Somerville February 01, 2014, 02:35 PM

Instacart contracts drivers to shop at local stores for customers who order and pay online.

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Gadgets: PowerSound portable speakers

February 01, 2014, 02:35 PM

portable charger adds speakersPowerSound, $99, www.powerstick.comWith its latest product, the PowerSound, the Canadian portable charger company PowerStick.com ventures into new...

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Cheerios' Super Bowl commercial is a welcome return for Gracie

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY February 01, 2014, 02:34 PM

Gracie and her white mom and black dad are back for another Cheerios commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl.This ad is...

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With Chrysler merger done, Fiat thinks global for Jeep brand

By Brent Snavely February 01, 2014, 02:28 PM

DETROIT – Chrysler’s quest to turn Jeep into a larger global brand will accelerate now that Fiat has completed its...

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Consumers have reached the wellness 'tipping point'

By David Phelps January 25, 2014, 04:39 PM

A survey finds that a growing number of consumers factor health – theirs and their community’s – into their buying...

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CommonBond CEO Fate will leave after seven productive years

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY January 25, 2014, 04:38 PM

Paul Fate plans to retire later this year, after seven years at the helm of CommonBond Communities, Minnesota’s largest nonprofit...

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Larson Boat debuts a pontoon with style

By John Ewoldt January 25, 2014, 04:37 PM

A new, sleek craft offers uncharacteristic speed, fuel efficiency and a hard-sided port-a-potty that appears at the touch of a...

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Real estate investor makes money, but not too fast

By Janet Moore January 22, 2014, 08:50 AM

St. Paul's AEI Capital proudly promotes its conservative investment philosophy.

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Lawyer's 10-year push for 'ban the box' succeeds

By Neal St. Anthony January 18, 2014, 04:50 PM

Gray Plant Mooty's Carl Crosby Lehmann spent hundreds of hours on ways to help ex-offenders get a shot at a...

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Businesses divided over how to improve recycling system

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY January 18, 2014, 04:47 PM

There’s a new twist in the yearslong debate over how to increase the Minnesota recycling rate beyond 50 percent for...

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Fairview's new leader seeks to rebuild trust

By Jackie Crosby January 11, 2014, 05:22 PM

Agenda includes a strong relationship with the University of Minnesota, as well as better alignment between administration and physicians.

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Detroit law firm gains foothold in Minnesota

By David Phelps January 11, 2014, 05:21 PM

More and more national law firms want a piece of the legal action in the Twin Cities.

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Deal reached for National Marrow Donor Program office building near Target Field

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY January 11, 2014, 05:19 PM

The first big downtown deal of 2014 is nearing, fresh off news that Minneapolis issued a record $1.2 billion in...

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Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

January 05, 2014, 03:45 PM

MINNEAPOLISJerry A. Westrom, as surety for Cambridge Sinclair LLC, Rural Politan LLC and Westrom’s Development Co. LLC, Isanti, Minn.; filed...

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Small business calendar

January 05, 2014, 03:45 PM

TUESDAY, JAN. 7SCORE CONSULTATION: Bring your small-business idea or problem for one-on-one confidential counseling. 1-4 p.m. Free. Ridgedale Library, 12601...

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Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota investors

January 05, 2014, 03:44 PM

Target AcquirerDate | Location | Description12/27 Accelecare Wound Centers Multiple investors Nine institutional investors, including Bloomington-based Yukon Bellevue, Wash. Partners Management, acquired a majority equity interest in...

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Business calendar

January 05, 2014, 03:44 PM

BusinessWEDNESDAY, JAN. 8INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN DISCUSSION: Chad Laden, regional vice president of operations at Jacobson Global Logistics, will speak about...

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Business people

January 05, 2014, 03:44 PM

at the topBPKZ, Golden Valley, named John Edson president. Edson has been a shareholder for more than 25 years. He...

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Jobs calendar

January 05, 2014, 03:43 PM

JobsMONDAY, JAN. 6JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE: Free one-on-one assistance from Goodwill-Easter Seals representatives with your job search, filling out applications or...

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Movers & Shakers: Todd Ostendorf

January 05, 2014, 03:43 PM

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business:Todd OstendorfNorth Memorial Health CareTitle: Chief financial officerAge: 46Todd Ostendorf...

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