When Don Kveton founded Village Bank in 1993, he did so with a vision of approaching banking differently — with approaching customers differently. He recalled an incident when he was young and a “man in a suit” threatened his father, a farmer, with foreclosure after decades of droughts wrecked havoc on the family farm. Read More
New executive director at Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA)
Steve Kalina has been selected as the new executive director of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA).   Read More
New leader at Post Consumer Brands
Howard A. Friedman has joined Post Consumer Brands as its new president and chief executive officer. Friedman succeeds Chris Neugent who was named executive vice president, strategy, for Post Holdings.  Read More

Paul Batz of Good Leadership Enterprises
Paul Batz, emcee for the 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For celebration, muses on what goodness means into today's workplace. Read More
What is real power? And what is different about the leaders who have it? After 20 years in corporate America as a leader in the trenches and today as a full-time speaker helping teams across the country boost performance, sales and leadership impact, I’ve had conversations with countless C-suite executives, business owners, managers and individual contributors. Read More
There has been a lot of talk about job creation in our country. For that to happen, you need to have good leaders running quality companies that are innovative. They also need to treat their talent well so that innovation continues. Read More
Success is hard to come by when you aren’t clear on your strengths and values. All too often folks are stuck, whether disengaged or underutilized, within organizations. The answers needed to find success are within us all, but sometimes it takes the right person to pull them out. Read More

Photo by Emily J. Davis

I don’t know how Amy Ronneberg does it all. When we met years ago I was impressed then with all she juggled. She’s a force of positivity and realism — at home, at work and in the community. Amy serves as CFO of Be the Match/National Marrow Donor Program, which saves lives every day by matching bone marrow donors with patients in need. Read More

Sandy Vargas. Photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Casa de Esperanza, an anti-violence organization with deep ties to the Twin Cities Latino/a community, is hosting its first-ever Honoring Latina Leadership gala at the Minneapolis Event Center on September 30. Read More