September October 2018
Current Issue: September October 2018
Recently, we were contacted by someone who was concerned about our covers over the past year. They wanted to know why we only had protected groups on the cover. When my managing editor first relayed the conversation to me, I thought, “Really? Someone in Minnesota asked that?”
Back when Studio/E launched their first-ever cohort, Kaywin Feldman had an idea. Intent on improving the museum’s gift shop, Feldman’s idea evolved into a larger strategy to change the experience of entering the museum. Now more than twice the number of people enter the museum than when she inherited her role (last year, attendance hit 900,000).
IN AN INDUSTRIOUS STATE: More than half of Minnesota’s Fortune 500 companies fall within the manufacturing industry. Employment in this state’s sector increased by about 10% overall since 2010. (Source: Deloitte, 5/4/18)
The landscape of safety and security in the context of meetings and events has changed dramatically in the past few years. Beau Ballin, with Minneapolis-based CWT Meetings & Events offers five safety and security tips that every corporate planner should adopt.
It’s not science fiction; life-saving organs may be transplanted from printers not donors, potentially reducing both the risk of rejection and long donor waiting lists. We’re not quite there yet, but those who take the opposing bet do so at their own peril. They’re betting against some of Minnesota’s brightest researchers.
Minnesota and our country are in the midst of a massive and historic energy transformation. Until recently, fossil fuels — primarily coal — ruled the day. Each year, our state spends billions of dollars importing fossil fuels in the form of coal, oil and natural gas. But in Minnesota, that story is changing, and the implications for our economy are exciting.
The food industry is in the middle of a capital-investment explosion. With recently implemented corporate-tax reforms, nearly all of the major food processors are racing to take advantage of this historic opportunity by updating outmoded plants or building entirely new facilities. Gene Sieve of Burns & McDonnell gives some insight on these changes.
This past spring, Minnesota Business magazine received a phone call from an individual who complained that the magazine “only featured protected groups” on its covers. At that time, we were also reading through an article on diversity in the workplace submitted by Borrowed Interest podcast host Shareina Chandler.
Get to know the winners of our 2018 Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards.
There are conflicting views on whether business owners should specialize in something they do well or diversify their products and services. Jim Collins, elevated the “hedgehog concept,” which he said is the intersection between personal passion, what you can be the best at in the world, and what drives your company’s economic engine.
This past summer, the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, was turned into what was described as a war zone when 38-year-old Jarrod W. Ramos gunned down five newspaper employees.
In 2015, former President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping inked a major cyber non-aggression pact in 2015, agreeing “that neither government would support or conduct cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property,” according to CNBC. This year, President Donald Trump took it a step further, addressing theft of U.S.
Walking into a 125-plus-year-old commercial building with low ceilings may be uninspiring to some, but for Spencer Johnson, owner and founder of Sota Clothing, he saw his future.
Made in Minnesota
In 2014, Mike Moroz became president and CEO of Walter’s Recycling & Refuse based in Blaine. Since he came on board, the company has nearly doubled in size. Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Moroz about the company’s plans for the future.
Made in Minnesota
Founded in the early '70s, SIMEK’S has had a number of incarnations over the years. Partners Bill Simek and Jay Bruber created the SIMEK’S brand; it began as a wholesale restaurant distributor and quickly transitioned to a specialty retail chain.
ARKRAY USA, Inc., has launched the SiLL-Ha Oral Wellness System for use by dentists and other oral-health professionals to complement clinical assessment of their patients’ oral health. SiLL-Ha provides clinical measurements in three areas: tooth health, gum health and oral cleanliness.
According to a 2016 report by Pulmatrix, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and pharmaceutical companies are placing an increased focus on inhalation as a method for drug administration over the more traditional ingestion method for both respiratory and systemic diseases.
Pet owners never have to leave their fur friends (completely) alone at home again thanks to PetChatz, a two-way interactive pet treat camera created by Minneapolis-based Anser Innovation. The camera allows dog and cat moms and dads to see, speak and reward their four-legged kids remotely.
We’ve all done it: Typed our business name into a search engine to see how high we rank in the results. If you’ve been disappointed by your site ranking, here are six tips for search-engine optimization (SEO) success:
Hector-based Suttle received the Edison Award for Innovation for its MediaMAX Cat 6 Tool-less jack. The MediaMAX line of connectivity products is also designed in Hector.