Business weekly features

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

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

Affordable housing for veterans is on the way to Minneapolis

By DON JACOBSON, Special to the Star Tribune August 22, 2013, 05:46 PM

About 700 veterans are homeless in Hennepin County, and the present vets’ housing complex has 150 names on its waiting...

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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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