The Networker

Christophe Cooper

Christophe Cooper is a serial entrepreneur, pilot, and inventor whose only serious failure has been flunking retirement. After selling a successful business at 51 years old, two short years later, in 2002, he started a new business, Hummingbird Aviation. Read More

Branching out: Apparel from the Tommy Bahama fall 2013 collection

When you think of the Tommy Bahama clothing brand, which is all about beaches, sunshine, and the island lifestyle, you probably don't think of Minnesota. Read More

Lori Frank

If you own a small or midsize business, you're a prime target for business identity theft, which the FBI calls the fastest-growing white-collar crime in the U.S. Read More


Hillary Feder, founder

Hillary Feder is the perfect portrait of an entrepreneur who parlayed her passion and professional background into a successful business that will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. Read More
Thirsty for growth: Paul Dzubnar is ready to expand his restaurant activities even more
If you spend any time in the Twin Cities, you're probably familiar with one of the following: Green Mill Restaurants, Crooked Pint Ale House, and Town Hall Brewery. Read More

Getting in now: Marcus Jundt is seizing the "opportunity of a lifetime"

The Jundt family name is well known in Minnesota and beyond, both in business and philanthropic circles. Read More

Exciting Times: Barry Zelickson and Michelle Lynch at Big Thrill Factory

Few high-ranking corporate executives would, as an entrepreneurial adventure, launch an amusement park. But then, few have a story and background like Barry Zelickson's. Read More

Uptown hit: At the Common Roots Cafe — and in its related catering business — both the food and the concept have proven popular 

Danny Schwartzman has achieved tremendous success with Common Roots Cafe & Catering, located in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. But his success wasn't automatic. Read More
An exhibit Star designed for ClosetMaid
Mark Johnson didn't have an easy time getting his exhibits and trade show company, Star, off the ground. Among the challenges he faced was limited funds and the death of a business partner. But he persevered, and today his story is an inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere. Read More