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Thursday, October 11, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (October 2018) – Families can enjoy free horse-drawn hayrides, music, games and giveaways at the Southtown Halloween Party from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Southtown Shopping Center in Bloomington.   Kids will enjoy dancing to Kidsdance Entertainment and participating in craft activities provided by Artistry.  Other activities will include balloon ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News
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
Friday, October 05, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS -- Psycho Suzi’s will present the Freaky Tiki Halloween Dance Party, taking place on Friday, October 26th, 2018 from 8pm-2am, with the internationally known DJ MOCHI Baybee. Suzi is proud to be hosting her annual Freaky Tiki, yet again. Each year, this event features a (highly regarded) costume contest with over $600 in prizes, including a severed human-octopus arm for first place! ...read more
Categories: Member News, Northeast Mpls Chamber
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 2018) – The Elliot Park Hotel, a new 168-unit luxury hotel at 5th Avenue at 9th Street in downtown Minneapolis, will open on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  Set to become a distinct downtown destination, the completion of the eight-story hotel is the final component of a comprehensive, mixed-use block development that also features Kraus-Anderson’s new home office, a ...read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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