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Wellbeats expands virtual fitness solution to workplace wellness programs

Wellbeats, a content and software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides virtual, on-demand fitness classes, has expanded the availability of its programming to the employer market, where increasing movement and physical activity is a crucial strategy for improving overall health and influencing bottom-line financial performance. 

Editor's Note: Thank you

One final Editor's Note from Megan Effertz, executive editor.

Minneapolis' Bind is reinventing health insurance

Photos courtesy of Bind

One Minnesota company is bent on disrupting the health care industry. Minneapolis-based Bind aligns insurance with treatment paths, providing core coverage from the first dollar spent, but allowing members to add optional coverage at any time throughout the year, not just during open enrollment or a life-qualifying event.

Top tips for updating your office space

Photo by Emily J. Davis

Traditional cubes and conference rooms be gone: Today's offices focus on collaboration, flexible work spaces and eye-catching designs. Is yours due for an upgrade? Check out these ideas.

Grand View Lodge Ribbon Cutting September 2018

Grand View Lodge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 19, 2018 with many promiment business leaders, the chamber of commerce and media in attendance. CEO, Tom Juliano, and GM, Mark Ronnei toured guests and shared the vision for the Grand View expansion. They're not just building to expand but to meet the changing demands of guests. 

2018 Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards winners

Get to know the winners of our 2018 Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards.

Civil discourse: Four community leaders reflect on building an inclusive workplace

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.

Millennial-lead SIMEK’S is marketing to a new generation of foodies

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.

Choosing between diversification and specialization

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.