women in business

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
Nelle Palmer, owner of Lowell Inn to be inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame
Nine women leaders will be inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame at a gala event on May 1, 2018 at Golden Valley Country Club. This year’s honorees join close to 70 previous inductees, including Marilyn Carlson, Leeann Chin, Rhoda Olsen and Marilyn Dahlquist.  Read More
This is a guest post from Amalia Moreno-Damgaard.
We live in a woman's world now. Female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses are on the rise nationwide. 
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What qualities does it take for a woman to beat the odds to take a top leadership role in the corporate world? Read More

Asiya co-founders Fatimah Hussein [L] and Jamie Glover

An innovative Minnesota-based startup takes its next step with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign that goes live on October 19. Read More

Margaret [L] and Mary Tjosvold

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about half of all new businesses survive five years, and just one-third make it to the ten year mark.
So a family business that is still thriving after 40 years has beaten long odds.
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On October 26, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will be holding a luncheon honoring the 2016 recipients of the Achieve! Awards for their contributions to Minnesota's business society. The event will feature Jeanne Voigt as the keynote speaker. Read More
Women entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders are coming together to support women developing innovative ideas and start ups in Minnesota. Read More
Julie Causey, chairman emeritus of Western Bank, has always been “driven by challenges” — some of which you wouldn’t expect. Looking at her, it’s clear she’s a sharp business woman; passionate about teams, a catalytic force wherever she’s engaged, but it wouldn’t occur to you that she’s a serious athlete. Read More