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The 400-plus business volunteers included 50 employees from Accenture, 50 employees from Wells Fargo, and representatives of Allianz Life, Best Buy, Bremer Bank, CenterPoint Energy, General Mills, Health Partners, Children’s Museum of Minnesota, Padilla Speer Beardsley, Piper Jaffray, Target and U.S. Bank. For more information, visit www.achievempls.org/stepupachieve.
Sheila Bair addresses Hendrikson Forum at SMU
Remember the 2008 financial crisis that led to the federal bailout of the financial industry?
Sheila Bair, former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, will give her first Minnesota keynote address at the annual Hendrickson Forum at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota on Tuesday. Tickets are available for her address, “Main Street vs. Wall Street and the New Financial Paradigm,” and a lunch for $40 at www.smumn.edu/ HendricksonForum or 612-238-4517.
Bair, a Republican, has been critical of megabanks that dominate the financial system.
Also, Land O’Lakes CEO Chris Policinski will be honored by the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at St. Mary’s at the same event. The moderator is Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the university’s “Under-Told Stories Project” and correspondent for PBS NewsHour.
Twin Cities-based Travel Leaders Expanding
Travel Leaders Group, created in 2008 from the former Carlson Leisure Group and Tzell Travel Group, is forming Travel Leaders UK. The move will consolidate Travel Leaders, Tzell UK and Protravel UK under one roof and be the platform for a European expansion. Since 2008, the Travel Leaders business has grown from about $5 billion in consolidated sales to $20 billion through its 6,000-plus travel agencies in the United States and Canada.