Business weekly features

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

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

inside view: Helen Brooks

By Special to the Star Tribune August 22, 2013, 05:41 PM

Helen BrooksRetired Twin Cities industrial real estate brokerHelen Brooks was determined to pursue a career in commercial real estate in...

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Hot property: Bluff Creek Cottages, Chanhassen

By Don Jacobson, Special to the Star Tribune August 22, 2013, 05:39 PM

Type: Senior care facilitySize: 13,700 square feetDevelopers: Chestnut Group LLCArchitect: 292 Design GroupDetails: A development group headed by former Chaska...

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Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota investors

By Special to the Star Tribune August 18, 2013, 11:16 AM

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description8/11 Cardiocom LLC Medtronic Inc. Medtronic acquired Cardiocom, a disease management andChanhassen Fridley patient monitoring firm, for $200 million in cash.8/12 InsideView Inc. Multiple investors InsideView, a developer...

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Movers & shakers: R.J. Heckman of Korn/Ferry International

By Special to the Star Tribune August 18, 2013, 11:10 AM

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business:R.J. Heckman of Korn/Ferry internationalTitle: President of leadership and talent...

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Inside Track: Local jeweler Chamilia cuts staff after sale

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Special to the Star Tribune August 17, 2013, 05:27 PM

Minneapolis-based Chamilia has slashed its Minnesota workforce after being quietly sold in late April to Swarovski, an Austrian-based luxury retailer.Fast-growing...

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Minneapolis start-up Itizen launches kids' clothing swap app

By Celia Ampel, Special to the Star Tribune August 17, 2013, 05:27 PM

The Itizen app for iPhone allows parents to buy, sell and trade kids’ clothes and other gear.

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Ron Elwood: Forestalling the foreclosure

By Jim Buchta, Special to the Star Tribune August 17, 2013, 04:51 PM

A sweeping new state law ensures that those facing loss of their homes be given all opportunities to avoid foreclosure.

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Hot property: 4900 Olson Hwy., Golden Valley

By Don Jacobson, Special to the Star Tribune August 16, 2013, 08:26 AM

4900 Olson Hwy., Golden ValleyType: Showroom/OfficeCampus size: 12.9 acresDeveloper: Room & BoardArchitect: Fortier ArchitectsDetails: Room & Board Furniture is seeking...

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Inside View: Bill Pew, construction manager, Oppidan Investment Co.

By Special to the Star Tribune August 15, 2013, 07:26 PM

Bill PewConstruction manager at Oppidan Investment Co.Construction industry veteran Bill Pew, 57, recently joined Oppidan Investment Co., a growing Minnetonka-based...

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St. Paul apartment building to be rehabbed, given historic status

By Don JACOBSON, Special to the Star Tribune August 15, 2013, 07:25 PM

If all goes as hoped, an 1890s building in St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood will again be habitable – and...

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Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota investors

By Special to the Star Tribune August 11, 2013, 11:58 AM

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description8/2 Cable Holdings LLC ITT Educational ITT Educational Services has acquired Cable Holdings, anEdina Services Inc. information technology and business training company doingCarmel, Ind. business as...

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Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

By Special to the Star Tribune August 11, 2013, 11:55 AM

MINNEAPOLISSCICOM Data Services Ltd., 10101 Bren Road E., Minnetonka; filed Aug. 6, 13-43894; Chap. 11; no schedules filed. Timothy L....

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Movers & Shakers: Kevin Searight, Comm-Works

By Special to the Star Tribune August 11, 2013, 11:48 AM

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business:Kevin Searight Comm-WorksTitle: Director of IP video and securityAge: 55Retail...

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Mackay: Lou Holtz coaches you all the way to No. 1

By HARVEY MACKAY, Special to the Star Tribune August 11, 2013, 11:47 AM

Do you have what it takes to be successful?One of my closest friends, Lou Holtz, the Hall of Fame college...

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Plymouth company gains traction with Beijing-inspired sandal

By Celia Ampel, Special to the Star Tribune August 10, 2013, 04:12 PM

The durable rubber Bokos shoes are part of the fast-growing sport sandal industry.

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Washburn children's center will get new home in north Minneapolis

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Special to the Star Tribune August 10, 2013, 04:04 PM

The nonprofit Washburn Center for Children this week begins construction of a $24.5 million mental health facility and headquarters at...

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Inside View: Karen Pribnow, NorthMarq

By Special to the Star Tribune August 08, 2013, 09:14 PM

Karen PribnowExecutive vice president and managing director of servicing for NorthMarqAfter 40 years with Bloomington-based NorthMarq, Karen Pribnow, 65, will...

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Local artist turns storefront into live-work space

By DON JACOBSON, Special to the Star Tribune August 08, 2013, 05:02 PM

Ben Janssens needed something beyond his noisy sign-fabrication shop to draw walk-ins.

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Hot property: 3998 Wooddale Av. S., St. Louis Park

By Don Jacobson, Special to the Star Tribune August 08, 2013, 04:59 PM

3998 Wooddale Av. S., St. Louis ParkType: CondominiumsUnits: 34Site: 2.42 acresDeveloper: Gatehouse PropertiesArchitect: Collage ArchitectsDetails: A proposal by a Wayzata...

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Movers & Shakers: Amy Drury, Coherent Solutions

By Todd Nelson, Special to the Star Tribune August 04, 2013, 11:40 AM

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business.

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