Current Issue: May 2010
Campbell Mithun’s campaign to launch NK-1 Class Soybeans for Syngenta drove high-performance yields at the recent Best of NAMA awards. The agency received first-place awards in three different categories of the competition sponsored by the National Agri-Market
Heather Champine, Vice President of Media Production, Media Relations, Inc was presented with The Woman of Achievement Award on April 16 during the National Association of Women Business Owners – Minnesota Chapter (NAWBO-MN) Achieve! Awards at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, has named Robin Kocina, President of Burnsville-based Mid-America Events & Expos, Inc. and Co-Owner/Chief Operating Officer of Kocina Branding & Marketing Companies, as the recipient of its 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award.
Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce it was ranked the top Minneapolis law firm for trademark filings in 2009, according to Trademark Insider®. Nationally, the firm ranked eighth in the annual list of the top 100 trademark law firms. In addition, attorney Andrew S.
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company has received the Company Award of Excellence from the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers (MIIAB). The award was presented to Kevin Steiner, West Bend president and CEO, at an award ceremony April 21 in Minneapolis.
"Did you hear about Disc Dynamics shutting down because they couldn't get FDA approval?" asks venture capitalist David Dalvey over dinner. "They took some promising technology and about $60 million worth of investors' cash with them, and they may not be the last. You really should do a med-tech state-of-the-state article."
Blake Richardson, like many a college student, was really fond of beer. In fact, so into beer was Richardson that he brewed his own kitchen-sink blend in his spare time. Not, maybe, so unusual today, but in the early 1990s that was strange.
Suffice IT to say we're all a little weary of the big bank bailouts. We've heard of the extravagant escapades of some big Wall Street bank executives with their lavish parties and grandiose lifestyles, while the folks on Main Street struggle to put food on the table.
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