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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.

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The terms Agile and Scrum have become synonymous with creating innovation and fostering competitive advantage.

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A Guide to Using Facebook Events to Market Your Conference

Modern conferences have come a long way since the days of email blasts and mailer campaigns. Any quick google search will tell you that the most popular way of marketing a conference is through social media – one of the biggest of which is Facebook.

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With an SBA loan, Sota Clothing opened new headquarters in St. Louis Park

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.

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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. 

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2018 Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards winners

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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