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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Heads up Motorists! Beginning 7 p.m. Fri, Nov. 9, the Hwy 97 bridge over I-35 will be closing for bridge removal. To complete this work, I-35 traffic will be reduced to a single lane and be diverted around the work zone by using the exit and entrance ramps at Hwy 97 during the following times: Southbound I-35 traffic will be diverted to the ramps beginning 7 p.m. Fri, Nov. 9 through 10 a.m., ...read more
Categories: Transit
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
ST. CLOUD, MINN., NOVEMBER 5, 2018 - Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today its acquisition of East Coast leader Phillips Office Solutions. Since starting 78 years ago, Phillips has become a leading provider of copier/printers and document management solutions. The company has 140 employees at 10 offices across Pennsylvania and Maryland. “We’ve known ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (October 29, 2018) - The Division of Equity and Inclusion at Minneapolis College announces the placement of permanent staffing dedicated to helping bridge the city’s educational opportunity gap by supporting successful academic pathways for students. According to Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Jay Williams, “The phrase ‘All are welcome here’ is more than just a clever phrase on a sign ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, October 29, 2018
Minneapolis (Oct. 26, 2018) – Celebrate “Day of the Dead” with the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District and preview their upcoming Open District event, on Nov. 1, at Minneapolis Visitor Information at Nicollet and 5th Street. As part of its monthly “First Thursdays” event, visitors will be able to sample free pan de muerto (bread of the dead) and view an ofrenda (offerings on a ritual altar) by ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Monday, October 29, 2018
Minneapolis (Oct. 29, 2018) – Asha Hassan, a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minneapolis-Downtown (Convention Center) has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the third quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues. ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Thursday, October 25, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (10/25/2018) – The banners on Johnson Street Northeast received a fresh look on October 24 thanks to a rebranding effort between the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber and the Johnson Street Merchant Association (JSMA). Ten banners went up between 28th Avenue and 29th Avenue, replacing damaged or missing banners that were last installed more than a decade ago. Eight banners will be ...read more
Categories: Northeast Mpls Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Minneapolis October 24, 2018— Xcel Energy has been recognized on Forbes Global 2000 list of World’s Best Employers for the second year in a row. Among the thousands of companies considered, 500 earned a place on the list, and Xcel Energy ranked 74th in the world.   “We are pleased to receive this honor and believe it recognizes our longstanding commitment to an inclusive and engaging culture,” ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ST. PAUL (October 15, 2018) - The St. Paul Saints formula continues to equal success.  Hard work in the off-season and grinding away when the lights aren’t bright has turned into success once the calendar turns to May, or this season in the month of March.  From another incredible season at the turnstiles, once again leading all of minor league baseball in percent capacity, to promotions that ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, October 22, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (October 22, 2018) - The new Academic Success Center at Minneapolis College opened its doors in time for the more than 6,700 students attending the College this fall. The Center brings a $2.5 million, 16,400 square-foot ultra-modern space, equipped with the latest breakthrough technology and services, to the College to help its diverse student body reach their full academic potential ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (10/15/2018) – The Minneapolis Regional Chamber recently celebrated the companies that completed the first year of the mspWellness program with an inaugural breakfast. The program highlighted the changes these mspWellness champions have made to their workplaces creating better health and wellness opportunities for their employees, and to inspire others to do the same. This ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
Thursday, October 11, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (10/11/18) – The Minneapolis Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the 2018 Minnesota Keystone Program honored companies. Nemer Fieger, Highland Bank and Walser Automotive Group were chosen for recognition due to their generous contributions to the community and their outstanding giving programs. Honored companies are selected each year from categories determined by business size. ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release
Monday, October 08, 2018
Minneapolis (Oct. 5, 2018) – As autumn colors sweep the city, bringing with them cozy clothing, food and décor, Minneapolis visitors and locals have yet another opportunity to indulge in all things “hygge” with the opening of the Elliot Park Hotel, Autograph Collection. Minneapolis has been a hot hotel market with occupancies remaining high enough to spur development of 1,538 new rooms that have ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Monday, October 08, 2018
Project complete The I-94 road reconstruction work that began back in summer 2016 is now complete. If you traveled recently on I-94 between St. Paul and Maplewood, you may have noticed there was still some minor construction work going on in the area.  Materials that were on back-order finally arrived, so crews were back in the project area late last week installing railing under overnight lane ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, October 08, 2018
Upcoming long-term lane and ramp closure You may have seen the signs go up on the 106th St. ramp to southbound I-35W, here are the rest of the details. Beginning at 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 18,  you will encounter alternating lane closures on southbound I-35W between 106th St. and Cliff Rd. as crews begin implementing a long term lane closure. Once Complete, southbound I-35W will be reduced from four ...read more
Categories: Transit
Friday, October 05, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (10/4/18) – Today, Sports Minneapolis, powered by Meet Minneapolis, is pleased to announce legendary Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman will be the first person in 12 years to be inducted into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame. The honors will take place during this year’s Minnesota Sports Awards, presented by Sports Minneapolis, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at U.S. Bank ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Results from a statewide poll of Minnesota voters show broad support for expanded and improved public transit. Nearly three-quarters, 74 percent, of all respondents said they would support the State of Minnesota making additional investments in transit, including buses, trains and light rail. A majority of self-identified voters across parties said they back more spending on ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release, Transit
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS– The Opus Group (Opus) today announced the completion of 365 Nicollet, a 30-story market-rate apartment building in the heart of downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall. “We’re very excited to continue building on the north end of Nicollet Mall and once again add to the vibrant Minneapolis skyline,” said Nick Murnane, director, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “Our team is proud to ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (10/1/18) – Your next flavor obsession is here!  Dipped & Debris, now open at 2422 Central Ave NE, is serving up your favorite classic American sandwiches thoroughly researched through family road trips, visits to iconic American eateries, and a hunger for experiencing local cultures through their food. A new concept joining long-established Sen Yai Sen Lek, Thai Rice & Noodles ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
MnDOT is planning to resurface I-94 from Western Ave. to Hwy 280 in St. Paul starting in spring of 2019 which will have multiple weekend closures of the interstate as well as lane and ramp closures. This work consists of pavement resurfacing for a smoother road surface, repave ramps, replace signal system at Lexington Ave. intersection, new accessible pedestrian signals at Cretin Ave. and ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (September 2018) – Kraus-Anderson Insurance, a national leader in risk management services, has hired Cory Hillery as director of Comptrol, the company’s proprietary Workers’ Compensation management division.   Hillery has spent his entire 13-year career working exclusively in the workers’ comp arena, managing employer programs and understanding issues such as multi-state ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, September 24, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (September 24, 2018) – The Minneapolis Regional Chamber recently announced the 2018-2019 Leadership Twin Cities class at the program’s annual kickoff retreat. The annual retreat features two days of activities and speakers aimed at providing participants with a deeper understanding of the region and a chance to build relationships with one another. “We are excited to introduce and ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 18, 2018) – Minnesota sports fans have an incredible choice to make for this year’s “Minnesota Sports Moment of the Year” to be presented at the upcoming Minnesota Sports Awards – from an extraordinary show of sportsmanship, a buzzer-beater state title and a national championship to an Olympic Gold medal or a “Miracle.” The award will be decided by the public and voting is ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, September 17, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Downtown Minneapolis commuters will celebrate World Car-Free Day on Friday, September 21 by leaving their cars at home. Instead of driving alone, participants will commute via transit or by biking, walking, or teleworking. Carpoolers can also take part by reducing the number of cars from the day’s traffic count. Downtown Minneapolis employers will vie for trophies and the ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Friday, September 14, 2018
Minneapolis (Sept. 13, 2018) – Fall colors and football are leading the way as Minneapolis runs head-first into autumn with plenty of arts, active living and tasty spots that show off the city’s diverse offerings from its downtown core to its neighborhoods. This Meet Minneapolis leisure travel round-up offers highlights of what’s new in Minneapolis this season.  Minneapolis Institute of Art and ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Friday, September 07, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (August 31, 2018) – Normandale Community College will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the 2018-19 academic year. The first day of classes for Normandale took place on Monday, September 23, 1968. The prior day there was a dedication ceremony, featuring founding Normandale President Dale Lorenz and Chancellor of the Minnesota Junior College System, Philip ...read more
Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber
Friday, September 07, 2018
PHILADELPHIA (August 2018) – Comcast today announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, which is the largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income families in the U.S.  The company connected more than two million people in the last year alone, which is the largest annual increase in the ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Friday, September 07, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (9/5/18) — Destination Northeast, an initiative launched by the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber, calls attention to the businesses and cultural assets in Northeast via a new app. This app, available on both Apple and Android, allows visitors and residents to plan their experiences and connect with all that Northeast Minneapolis has to offer. This interactive app highlights restaurants, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
Thursday, September 06, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 6, 2018 — At AT&T, we’ve invested nearly $375 million in our Minnesota wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017, including more than $275 million in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington areas. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Thursday, August 23, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS — The inaugural information technology (I.T.) training program is underway at Summit Academy OIC. The pilot program is the result of a yearlong collaborative process with Summit Academy and Atomic Data.   The goal of the program is to diversify the Twin Cities’ I.T. workforce and help address staffing shortage issues. 27 students are currently enrolled in the program’s first ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (August 21, 2018) – Nicollet will be buzzing with the most excitement its seen since Super Bowl LIVE when approximately 3,000 members of The American Legion march through downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, August 26. The public is invited to line Nicollet for the parade that starts at 5th Street and continues to 12th Street, as these military veterans join in a community celebration to ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Each year, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) hosts an Annual Celebration event to recognize and honor the organization’s outstanding partners, volunteers, and educators. Nearly 200 guests attended last week’s celebration, held on Thursday, August 16, at RSP Architects in Minneapolis. In addition to individual awards recognizing top volunteers and educators, JAUM ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (August 2018) – Kraus-Anderson Realty Company has promoted Cindy MacDonald and Ken Vinje to vice president of properties.  Both have served as KA Realty’s director of properties and redevelopment.   “In their leadership roles, Ken and Cindy will actively serve as a strategic part of the company’s senior management, responsible for the overall operations of KA's Real Estate portfolio ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Friday, August 17, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (8/16/18) - Minneapolis College is pleased to announce that President Sharon Pierce has been named to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Student Success. During this three-year term, Pierce will join higher education leaders from across the nation to advance the AACC’s work on student access and success as well as organizational transformation. “The ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Beginning at 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 18,  you will encounter alternating lane closures on southbound I-35W between 106th St. and Cliff Rd. as crews begin implementing a long term lane closure. Once Complete, southbound I-35W will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes through the summer of 2021. At the same time the ramp from 106th St. to southbound I-35W will close and will remain closed through ...read more
Categories: Transit
Thursday, August 02, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 2, 2018) – Today, Nicholas Ntalo, a senior front desk host at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the second quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues. This honor is for an ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, July 30, 2018
ST. CLOUD, MINN., (July 30, 2018) - Marco announced today that it has acquired the Managed and Infrastructure Support Services previously provided by Ticomix, a technology company headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The 21 employees from Ticomix that support these IT services have joined Marco’s team and will be serving clients from Marco’s current office in Rockford, IL and Ticomix’s office in ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Friday, July 27, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 2018) – Xcel Energy’s High Performance Building Award has been presented to Kraus-Anderson (KA),recognizing the company’s new five-story, 100,000-square-foot downtown Minneapolis headquarters.  The award honors KA for its exemplified leadership and ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.    KA’s new headquarters building is part of a block-wide development that includes ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Upcoming closuresI-35W weekend closures: July 27-30 and Aug. 3-64th Ave. S/16th St. ramp to westbound I-94 closes July 3040th St. bridge closes Aug. 3Update on bridge, ramp and road openings: Franklin Ave. bridge fully opened and 5th Ave. S ramp to eastbound I-94 reopened July 20 ________________________________________ With the end of July right around the corner, we are happy to say that the ...read more
Categories: Transit
Friday, July 20, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (July 2018) - Marc Johannsen has been elected president of Lommen Abdo.  Marc has been with the firm since 1991 and practices in the area of family law.  Newly elected members of the board include Kathleen Loucks, Mike Glover and Keith Broady. Barry O'Neil and Bryan Feldhaus were each re-elected for a second term.  Marc Johannsen was elected president of Lommen Abdo in June.  Marc ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Monday, July 02, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Regional Chamber President and CEO, Jonathan Weinhagen, has been appointed by Governor Dayton to co-chair the Minnesota Complete Count Committee. The committee will be charged with leading statewide efforts to encourage residents to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census. Other members of the committee include former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, Blandin ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, July 02, 2018
ST. CLOUD, MINN., July 2, 2018 – Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased the copier contracts and client base of Rudzianski’s Business Equipment located in Dubuque, IA.   Marco will be providing Rudzianski’s clients service and support from its office in Cedar Rapids, IA. Marco currently has eight offices throughout the State of ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Friday, June 29, 2018
In this update Upcoming ClosuresI-35W weekend closure July 13-16Lake St. weekend closure July 13-16Upcoming 31st St. and Midtown Greenway closuresOther project work detailsUpdate on bridge and ramp openingsHelpful tips in choosing alternative routesDetails on project work are provided below. ________________________________________ We understand traveling in and around the 35W@94 project is ...read more
Categories: Transit
Thursday, June 28, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 28, 2018) —The cities of Bloomington and St. Louis Park were recognized at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference with a 2018 City of Excellence Award for their Pathways to Policing joint effort. In early 2017, Bloomington and St. Louis Park were experiencing a reduced number of police officer applications and saw an opportunity to collaborate. The result was a ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News
Thursday, June 28, 2018
New project details: Hwy 62 We will begin on the Highway 62 resurfacing improvement project on Mon, July 9. The project area includes Hwy 62 from Tracy Ave. in Edina to Beach Rd. (south) and Clearwater Dr. (north) in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. It also includes a part of Hwy 212. The work consists of pavement resurfacing, drainage improvements and sidewalk access improvements. It will result in ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
LEO A DALY announced today that Steven A. Lichtenberger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined the firm as president. As part of the executive leadership team, he will be responsible for leading the firm’s global planning, architecture, engineering, and interiors practice worldwide. Lichtenberger was formerly Practice Manager for Architecture in the Americas at AECOM. “I am thrilled to appoint Steve to ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
ST. CLOUD, MINN., JUNE 25, 2018 – Marco has been ranked #27 on the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018. This list was published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 24. Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, June 25, 2018
THOR Companies is the largest minority-owned business in Minnesota and one of the largest minority-owned construction companies in the country. MINNEAPOLIS (6/25/2018) – The board of directors for the Minneapolis Regional Chamber has selected Ravi Norman, CEO of THOR Companies, as its new chair-elect. He will assume the role of board chair in January 2019. Norman will replace Ted Johnson, Chief ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, June 21, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 2018) – Kraus-Anderson has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.  Kraus-Anderson was ranked 18th on the midsize company list.      Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Friday, June 15, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (June 15, 2018) - We are pleased to announce the merger of Mintahoe Catering & Events and Envision Catering, combining to form the largest privately-owned, pure catering company in Minnesota.   Mintahoe (a company owned by the McMerty Family) has provided catering ranging from parties for 25,000 guests to box lunches for groups of ten. Mintahoe has exclusive catering agreements with ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (June 2018) - Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased Prime Office Innovations, a copier/printer company located in Macomb, MI. Prime’s employees have joined Marco’s team and will be serving clients from its current location. Prime Office Innovations has been providing its clients with copier/printer solutions since ...read more
Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, June 11, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (June 2018) – The nonprofit manufacturing company MDI announced today that it has received ISO 13485:2016 certification, which will allow the company to offer assembly, kitting, and packaging services to medical device companies. Headquartered in Minneapolis with additional locations in Hibbing, Grand Rapids, and Cohasset, nearly 50 percent of MDI’s employees are people with ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, June 11, 2018
Project work details We know construction impacts around downtown Minneapolis are making traveling difficult this summer, but we have some good news. Starting at 5 a.m. on Tue, June 12 the following ramps to/from westbound I-94 will reopen: Eastbound I-394 to westbound I-94Northbound Lyndale Ave. to westbound I-94Westbound I-94 to Hwy 55 These are the last ramp closures for the I-94: ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, June 11, 2018
Pe ple w uld st p  nd n tice.  A’s, O’s and B’s are also used to identify blood types and at times, they do go missing from hospital shelves. As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness of the need for blood donors to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. You can help!Make an appointment to give blood or ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Thursday, June 07, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 2018) – Paul LeGrand has joined Plekkenpol Builders, Inc. as a member of their project management team. As Client Account Manager, he oversees the Project Management and Design Group, reviewing and approving all projects and working with suppliers to source products and reduce costs for customers. Paul has over 30 years of experience in construction sales. He is Lead-Safe ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Thursday, June 07, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 5, 2018) — VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) announces the official launch of its new Mobile Food Pantry.  This will be an opportunity for the community to enjoy refreshments and see the newly branded Mobile Food Pantry for the first time. Guests include Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead, who will be declaring June Connecting Our Community Through Food Month.  VEAP ...read more
Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, June 04, 2018
Minneapolis, St. Anthony and RosevilleMnDOT will resurface approximately 4.5 miles of I-35W between 4th St. SE in Minneapolis and Ramsey County Road C in Roseville beginning in July of 2018. The work is anticipated to be completed in October 2018.Schedule for weekend resurfacing (tentative)July 13 - Aug. 20, 2018 (closures will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday) there will be ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, June 04, 2018
Project BenefitsImproved traffic flow on I-35W and I-94 Changing ramp connections to/from I-35W and I-94Adding MnPASS lanes on northbound and southbound I-35W between 26th Street and 46th StreetImproved transit service on I-35W Constructing new transit station at I-35W and Lake Street for future METRO Orange Line and express busesAdding a transit-only ramp to/from downtown on 12th ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, June 04, 2018
Dear Valued Client of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC: We are excited to announce that we are changing the firm’s name from Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC to Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC effective June 1, 2018. The name change is due to the retirement of founding partner E. Curtis Roeder and the addition of Timothy D. Johnson to the firm’s partnership. You won’t notice anything different. Our dedicated ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Event Lab, a Twin Cities based full-service event and destination management company has been recognized for two awards from the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and one from Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine. ILEA presented Event Lab with the award for Best Event Design & Decor Under $25,000, as well as the award for Best Event Planning - Corporate, while Minnesota Meetings + ...read more
Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber
Thursday, May 31, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - Comcast Twin Cities has awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 41 graduating high school seniors as part of the company’s annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and ...read more
Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
Thursday, May 31, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/31/18) - The Bloomington Chamber recently announced the 2018 Bloomington Future Leaders scholarship winners. The Bloomington Future Leaders (BFL) program is a joint effort between the Chamber and Bloomington ISD 271. The program provides opportunities for chamber members and students at Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools to build relationships through networking and events ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
Thursday, May 31, 2018
In this update We have several upcoming closures we wanted to let you know about, as well as a last chance opportunity to take photos of downtown Minneapolis from the 24th St. pedestrian bridge.Closures26th St. bridge closes June 1I-35W weekend closure scheduled, June 1-4Access to/from downtown and I-35W closes June 831st St. ramps on I-35W close June 8Eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp ...read more
Categories: Transit
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Road closure details You’ll encounter a full road closure on Hwy 95 between Bailey Rd. and 70th St. in Washington County beginning at 6 a.m., Mon, June 4. We’re closing the road, so crews can continue construction activities as part of the Hwy 95 safety improvement project. To bypass the closed segment of Hwy 95, follow the posted detour of 70th St., Woodbury Dr. to Bailey Rd.   Local property ...read more
Categories: Transit
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 2018) – Kraus-Anderson Construction has promoted industry veteran Brian Hook to director of field operations.  He previously served as senior project manager.  In his new post, Hook will oversee field activities for all KA construction projects and will manage the company’s general superintendents.   “Brian’s strong project experience, personable leadership style, and ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, May 21, 2018
RMB is excited to announce that two staff members in the Environmental Services Department, Moriya Rufer and Kaira Kamke, have gained North American Certification from the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) for identifying aquatic insects to genus level.  This is the highest certification level available, and RMB is the only non-governmental service provider in Minnesota with this ...read more
Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 2018) – Peter Diessner has been hired as director of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS).  He will oversee the financial analysis, due diligence and funding of KAFS’s existing and potential portfolio properties. Formerly known as Kraus-Anderson Mortgage Company, the newly branded KAFS works closely with Kraus-Anderson Development, building on its growing ...read more
Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, May 14, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2018 - Minneapolis Community and Technical College revealed a new brand identity May 3 signifying the transformations being experienced by the institution as well as its students.   College President Sharon Pierce welcomed guests and introduced the new brand designed to capture the institution’s personality and value to the community. “This new brand strategy packages the ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, May 14, 2018
Lane closure details Crews finished laying asphalt last weekend between Louisiana Ave. and Shady Oak Rd. They will be out again this weekend putting a new layer of pavement on between Shady Oak Rd. and I-494. This will require single-lane closures in each direction between Shady Oak Rd. to I-494 from 7 p.m. Fri, Aug. 17 through 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 20. On Wed, Aug. 15, crews will be doing storm ...read more
Categories: Transit
Thursday, May 10, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (May 2018) – Al Gerhardt, president and COO of Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, has been elected to the board of directors of the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), the distinguished national association comprised exclusively of approximately 120 chief executives from the leading design and construction companies doing business in the United States and globally. Working to ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS -   This week, the President and CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Jonathan Weinhagen, is traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers about the importance of federal research funding as part of the national Business for Federal Research Funding (BFRF) Coalition. The BFRF Coalition is a broad-based coalition of more than 75 U.S. chambers of commerce and business ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Project work updatesWestbound I-94 to Hwy 55 ramp closure begins Wed, May 16Upcoming weekend closure of both directions of I-94 from Hwy 55 to I-35WUpcoming weekend closure of Hennepin Ave/Lyndale Ave. from Dunwoody Blvd. to Oak Grove St.Upcoming weekend restrictions of westbound I-394 from downtown to Hwy 100Additional weekend closures of both directions of I-94: May 18-21 Details for each ...read more
Categories: Transit
Thursday, May 03, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS —The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization invites community members to a family-friendly evening of cookies and canoeing on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The third annual Share the River Nordeast event offers visitors the chance to take a free introductory canoe ride on the Mississippi River with experienced guides. Attendees can ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/01/18) - The 17th worst commute in the country is about to get better thanks to the State’s Corridors of Commerce program. Today, MnDOT awarded $204 million toward I-35W and I-494 improvements across Bloomington, Edina and Richfield. The grant funds will be allocated as detailed below:     $70 Million - Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber, Transit
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (05/01/18) – Marco started a unique program of charitable giving in 2011, donating over $1.6 million ($1,671,097.00) to nonprofits so far. The program began with an intent to create lasting, positive relationships with customers and serve local communities. As part of this charitable initiative, CEO Jeff Gau and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Warrey created the Foundation ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (05/01/18) – Lurie, LLP, a leading Twin Cities public accounting firm, adds Hagen Palen & Co, CPAs, PA (Hagen Palen) effective February 9, 2018 to the Lurie family. “We are excited to welcome the employees, clients and friends of Hagen Palen into our firm,” said Beth Kieffer Leonard, Managing Partner of Lurie. “Over the past 78 years, we have been strategic about our firm’s growth and ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (April 30, 2018) – Today, George Glover, a doorman at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the first quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues. This honor is for an individual ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Project work details Crews are ready to start on the Hwy 47/University Ave. project next week after a short delay for weather. Project work will include making improvements to Hwy 47/University Ave. in northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. Beginning Mon, April 30, Hwy 47/University Ave. will close from Lowry Ave. in Minneapolis to 44th Ave. in Columbia Heights. The work will start at 40th ...read more
Categories: Transit
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (04/24/18) -- Jamie Engelsma has been named vice president of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS).  Formerly known as Kraus-Anderson Mortgage Company, the newly branded KAFS will continue to work closely with Kraus-Anderson Development and will build on its growing capabilities as a financial services resource for KA and its business partners.  Engelsma has served on ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (04/23/18) - Minneapolis Community & Technical College launched an innovative option for undecided students called “Exploratory Majors” April 18. Exploratory Majors include a set of courses that count toward multiple degrees or diplomas within a single career cluster. These career clusters are defined through eight Schools within the College based on similar areas of interest, ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (4/19/18) - Artistry and Bloomington Public Schools (BPS) are among seven teams nationwide selected to join the Washington, D.C.-based John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education, a program designed to develop and expand education partnerships with arts organizations.   The partnership will help foster arts-based learning opportunities for students ...read more
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Project work details This project work along Hwy 95 is part of the Upper Loop Trail project, which will be a five-mile trail system connecting Houlton, Wis. and Stillwater, Minn. You should be familiar with this Upper Loop Trail Project, as the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge and the Stillwater Lift Bridge transformation projects are also a part of this.Upcoming closures along Hwy 95 begin April ...read more
Categories: Transit
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (04/16/18) - Minneapolis Community and Technical College will host several events on May 3 to showcase its students’ talents as well as some of the significant transformations that are underway on campus.Brand Launch Showcase The College will reveal its new branding identity at a Brand Launch Showcase at 4:30 pm in the Library Foyer in Wheelock Whitney Hall, 1501 Hennepin Avenue. “The ...read more
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Minneapolis, MN – (April 12, 2018) –Mortenson is pleased to announce that Lynn Littlejohn has been promoted to Vice President, Community Affairs and Development. In her role, Littlejohn represents Mortenson in existing and new markets by designing and implementing progressive inclusion and community benefits plans for the employment of women, people of color and other targeted groups, and business ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
(Saint Paul, MN – Mar. 20, 2018) – The Bush Foundation today announced its 2018 Bush Fellows, 24 determined, adaptable leaders who are driven to improve their communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography:  The 2018 Fellows are:     Asad AliweydEden Prairie, MN  Roxanne AndersonMinneapolis, MN  Yende AndersonPlymouth, MN ...read more
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The 253 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state’s roads and bridges in good working condition, improve safety for motorists and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. “These projects are critical investments in Minnesota’s aging transportation system,” Zelle said. “We will repave roads, repair and paint bridges, replace culverts and rehabilitate ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Project Update Work resumes in April 2018 for the I-94: Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center Project including: Repairs to two highway bridgesPainting of the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between Loring Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden All work will be completed by the end of summer 2018.BenefitsRestores pavement, provides smoother ride and extends pavement ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, March 12, 2018
Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased Governor Business Solutions. Founded more than 39 years ago and recently awarded HP’s “U.S. Print Hardware Reseller of the Year,” Governor is a leading Managed Print Services (MPS), wide format, copier, barcode and A/V solution provider in Michigan. The company will continue to operate as ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Meda, the growing counselor and lender that works with minority-owned businesses, has brought in another $1 million in capital to support small-business growth. And Meda CEO Gary Cunningham, about to move from downtown to bigger quarters in north Minneapolis, says he hopes to more than double Meda’s loan fund to $50 million within several years. Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) awarded Meda -- ...read more
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Monday, February 05, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — The Minneapolis Regional Chamber announced Friday during the 2018 Annual Meeting that it would be implementing a new look and brand that will govern the work it does for its members and the region. To begin its new era the Minneapolis Regional Chamber created two new logos, which were debuted at the Annual Meeting. The first logo, which features an M composed of green and a ...read more
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