Current Issue: February 2013
What's in a clever name? Marketing potential. Brian and Andrea Strom in Ely have confirmed as much with the name they gave their cranberry apple granola: Crapola. What started as a joke has become a certified brand with demonstrated marketing prowess.
To finance their fledgling Lake Superior Honey Co., Jon and Erin Otis of Duluth had no intention of going to a bank and asking for a loan.
Tycoons co-owners Tim Nelson (left) and Rod Raymond
Just as a machine needs every cog to fall into place, a business loan necessitates cooperation between multiple parts. Jerry Peterson knows this well.
Sally Mainquist (right) chatting with visitors at a client appreciation event last year
Sally Mainquist is an avid networker. That's not a surprise considering she heads a staffing agency. But she doesn't just attend networking events — she hosts them.
With its touch screen, video communications, and multiple languages, Phrazer is an impressive tool
Much tragedy in the world occurs because good medical care isn't provided to those in need — often because of simple communication issues.
Front row (from left to right)1. Janelle Weyek, Commercial Officer (knows Turkey; next posting in Lagos, Nigeria)2. Stephanie Glover, Intern3. Andrea Berton, International Trade Specialist (confessed regulations geek; knows theEuropean Union; focus on health care)4. Mathew Woodlee, Sr. International Trade Specialist (snowboarder; focus on security)5. Megan Brennan, Intern6. Alexis Aafedt, Intern
The Curiosity rover in profile during its early stages
Touring the shop floor at Andrew Tool & Machining in Plymouth, one can't help but wonder what, exactly, the various machines there do. That one with the little arms? It's used for inspection (the arms can be programmed to touch finished parts with uncanny precision).
Among international markets, Canada is certainly not one of the most exotic. As Minnesota's familiar neighbor to the north, it might lack the mystique and glamour associated with some more distant ports of call.
Digineer CEO Michael Lacey fully supported Erin Wright participating in the MHTA’s ACE Leadership program: “The skills she’s honed through ACE are strengthening her abilities to manage a growing team in a results-driven environment.”
Euretta Sorenson has been at the New River Medical Center in Monticello for the past 11 years and has been a nurse for nearly 40 - she's about as experienced as they come.
Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda Corporation
At age 71, Horst Rechelbacher isn't slowing down.
It was 2008 and Modern Molding in Delano was operating like a well-oiled machine.
They were nice enough to DoDrink me
Swipe your finger and a cocktail appears in a bar across town. It's not magic, it's DoDrinks. Developed by University of St. Thomas student BreAnna Fisher, the app is a social way of buying drinks - with interesting implications for the food and beverage industry.
A trip to a Kowalski's Market tickles the senses: the aroma of freshly baked bread, the sight of red apples in white bags. Shopping for groceries here is more of a pleasure than a chore.
Long noted for its high-quality woolen blankets, the Faribault Woolen Mill Co. has nearly 150 years of history — and an archive to prove it.