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Michael Armstrong will join wealth management firm this summer.
In 1993, Don MacPherson and Patrick Riley were temporary employees at what is now Ameriprise Financial, helping with employee surveys.
Kweilin Moore Ellingrud is the co-author of a just-released McKinsey & Co. report that found “gender parity,” or paying women equally to men, is not…
Susan Bachman West, a fifth-generation family member who has worked for 131-year-old Bachman’s since she was a part-timer as a teenager, will become president of…
The total is up nearly $10M from a year ago.
Years ago, businesswoman Anne Patterson ate some whole wheat bread baked by a friend in a solar oven on the deck of her sailboat. Patterson,…
Alex Rodriguez, not to be confused with the New York Yankee, is a promising player in the Twin Cities technology scene.
Tom Salonek, frustrated in his first job as an IT professional at the former West Publishing, started the software and training firm Intertech in his…
Vlad Gribovsky is a 70-year-old entrepreneur who has a history of overcoming the odds. Gribovsky was born in 1945 in a German dislocated-persons camp. His…
The executive director of YouthLink in Minneapolis believes she and other homeless-youth advocates now can make a great return-on-investment case for their work.
Training organization will form partnership with leadership group to round itself out The Performance Excellence Network (PEN), formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, and Good…
When Nina Hale decided to sell her company, she opted for a plan of employee ownership.
One night in 1971, at her home in Kampala, Uganda, Dolly de Souza got a frightening phone call from an anonymous caller who said her…
CEO Jennifer Larson of Minnetonka-based Vibrant Technologies and CEO Amanda LaGrange of Golden Valley-based Tech Dump are veterans in the business of refurbishing and recycling…
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity plans a $90 million loan fund that would get 500 working-class families into refurbished and new houses in which they…
Business is good at expanding Seward Community Co-op.
The markets struggled back to positive territory in a first quarter that got off to a bearish start. Now, a 'bunny market' may be ahead.
The training school aims to bolster opportunities, numbers in the tech field.
One of the larger office furniture sales-and-installation outfits in the Twin Cities, iSpace Furniture, is growing on Glenwood Avenue N., a rebounding commercial artery that starts at International Market Square.
Shepherd Data Services, located downtown, fluctuates between 15 and 40 employees, including lawyer contractors, depending on business assignments.
The Heads-Up Braking System uses brake lights to alert nearby traffic not only when a motorcycle is braking but when it is decelerating, too.
Dave Hubers, who rose from intern to chief executive at IDS, the forerunner to Ameriprise Financial, died last week.
Andre Best, the 10-year owner of Best Home Care, believes he’s developed at least a partial solution to fraudulent employees and employers who cost Minnesota…
on small business | Neal St. Anthony Bjorn Stansvik, who studied disruptive technologies in college in Sweden, moved to Minnesota in 2000 to play his…
Somali-American chemist pins hopes on Ziwa yogurt products, inspired by kefir.
The hunt begins this week among myriad interests at the Minnesota Legislature for a piece of the $900 million Minnesota budget surplus projected for the…
Supporters of small business are raising up to $20 million to launch publicly traded Hill Capital Corp., housed at the James J. Hill Center in…
Data-protection firm Arcserve, sort of a Minnesota start-up — even with 25 years under its belt — has completed its first full year at its headquarters in Eden Prairie.
KKR, the chain's new owner, selected a former Wal-Mart executive for the top job.
The Golden Valley-based company tried and failed to build a $105 million factory near Hoyt Lakes.
Ag and steel aside, few see a recession looming despite recent bumps.
There's a new collaboration in the effort to increase the skills and employment rate among black men in north Minneapolis.
Total premium dropped 26 percent from 2014 due in part to lower interest rates.
Lawyers for hundreds of nonunion janitors and a custodial services company for Macy's and Herberger's stores in Minnesota have reached a $425,000 proposed settlement.
After surviving a recession, Gerry Flannery sold to a new owner: his daughter.
Beth Kieffer Leonard has been managing partner since 2008 of Minneapolis-based accounting firm Lurie. Leonard, the first female partner, presides over a firm that was…
Downtown Minneapolis is hot, six years into the economic recovery.
The Mpls. firm's founders said deal was necessary.
Securian Financial Group earnings in 2015 declined slightly to $273 million on revenue that grew 9 percent to $4.2 billion. The St. Paul-based insurer said…
In his latest career, think of Don Samuels as kind of a venture capitalist to the working poor.
Eureka, a nonprofit business formed in 2001, has grown markedly as municipal and commercial customers increased recycling for the environmental and economic benefits of avoiding landfills and incinerators.
He claimed a company statement defamed him.
Nine companies so far have agreed to pay millions to beneficiaries.
Minnesota firms stayed busy in 2015 with mergers, acquisitions.
A surge of investments in the fourth quarter into companies such as Code42 ($85.6 million), Cardionomic ($20 million) and Zipnosis ($17 million) pushed venture capital…
Aisha Wadud and Crystal Larson plan to move their Nura Holistic Massage & Bodywork this spring from the south side to the just-opened Northside Economic Opportunity Network business incubator.
Foreverence brings another dimension to the common urn.
St. Paul company is developing a device to help treat patients after a ruptured aneurysm.
Small business owner Jen Swendseid started with passion and purpose. Her business, Heart & Core, was inspired by a 2007 shopping trip for a sports…
Score one this month for Twin Cities "affordable housing," largely absent in a multifamily construction boom targeted largely at upscale renters and owners.
Kent Larson's The General Counsel Ltd. has proved there's room for a growing group of alternative legal providers who offer efficient business-legal service for less than the typical hourly bills.
The St. Louis Park company is being bought by Mindtree, an IT consulting firm based in India.
Minneapolis-based JAMF Software, the Apple device management firm that grew by 165 employees to 505 over the last year, will leave downtown's Grain Exchange Building this spring for larger quarters.
Isaiah Campbell, a black electrician trainee at Hunt Electric Corp., is the emerging future of the historically white Twin Cities construction trades.Campbell, 32, spent most…
Slumberland acquired a 122-acre Oakdale campus from Imation Corp., the struggling data-storage company that last week announced the sale of $21 million in assets, including its headquarters campus.
The deep-pocketed KKR is likely to invest in a Mills Fleet Farm expansion that could transcend its four-state Upper Midwest region.
A Minneapolis firm that developed a system for virtual medical office visits has just raised $17 million.
CEO Richard Murphy of family-owned Murphy Warehouse Co. sold his 22-acre flagship campus to the University of Minnesota in late December, but he's not moving out of the state.
The funds amount to less than 10 percent of the firm's assets.
Several big stories of 2015 promise to transcend the new year.
The owners of Central Boiler, Dennis and Terri Brazier, high school sweethearts and farm kids who started the company in 1984, distributed $1.26 million — about $5,400 per employee — to workers, including production workers who average $20.75 per hour plus benefits.
Laura Oberst, a native of Rugby, N.D., took a management-trainee job after graduating college in business and accounting with a Minneapolis-based predecessor institution to what…
The once high-flying company looks to retool its business plan after a dramatic drop in sales.
At a cost of nearly $18 million, the site could be used for expansion.
Recent expansions are evidence of a turn in fortunes for successful small nonprofits that bit the bullet during the Great Recession and the lean years following when donations dipped.
Tasha Byers, a graduate of Minneapolis North High School and the University of St. Thomas, in some ways felt more a sense of “community” and…
In 2000, Scott Burns, a Duluth native who studied economics at Dartmouth College, was a 24-year-old junior consultant at McKinsey & Co. with thoughts of…
Wayzata-based Northern Oil & Gas (NOG), which operates in the oil fields of North Dakota and Montana, has the financial wherewithal to survive more rough times in the energy patch, an executive predicted last week.
The deal awaits federal and state approval.
Downtown Minneapolis and the U are topped out; activity has to move along.
About four years ago, Paul Koenig, the product of a Hutchinson-area farm, was talking to his brother, who farms the family homestead. Koenig’s brother had…
Firm will occupy two floors in AT&T tower in Minneapolis, and operate under a single CEO.
Delphax Technologies, then a black-and-white printing systems designer and manufacturer, essentially went dark in 2008, amid the Great Recession and lagging performance.The Bloomington-based company delisted…
A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit brought this year by eight custodial workers who charged Capital Building Services Group with underpaying, failing to provide proper records and other violations of Minnesota and federal employment law.
Winners ranged from state agencies and small firms to large corporations with global operations.
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