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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Each year, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) hosts an Annual Celebration event to recognize and honor the organization’s outstanding partners, volunteers, and educators. Nearly 200 guests attended last week’s celebration, held on Thursday, August 16, at RSP Architects in Minneapolis. In addition to individual awards recognizing top volunteers and educators, JAUM ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (August 2018) – Kraus-Anderson Realty Company has promoted Cindy MacDonald and Ken Vinje to vice president of properties.  Both have served as KA Realty’s director of properties and redevelopment.   “In their leadership roles, Ken and Cindy will actively serve as a strategic part of the company’s senior management, responsible for the overall operations of KA's Real Estate portfolio ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 2018) – The Elliot Park Hotel, a new 168-unit luxury hotel at 5th Avenue at 9th Street in downtown Minneapolis, will open on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  Set to become a distinct downtown destination, the completion of the eight-story hotel is the final component of a comprehensive, mixed-use block development that also features Kraus-Anderson’s new home office, a ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Friday, August 17, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (8/16/18) - Minneapolis College is pleased to announce that President Sharon Pierce has been named to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Student Success. During this three-year term, Pierce will join higher education leaders from across the nation to advance the AACC’s work on student access and success as well as organizational transformation. “The ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    Project work details This multi-year project, beginning Mon, Aug. 20, is to replace the I-35W Minnesota River Bridge between Burnsville and Bloomington. Although crews have been out the last few weeks conducting surveys, next week you will start seeing more activity. Beginning 7 p.m. Mon., August 20, you should expect overnight lane closures for both directions of I-35W from Cliff Rd. to 106th ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    Access to and from Hwy 62 at Clearwater Drive now open Crews were able to open Clearwater Dr. in Minnetonka to right turns last Fri, Aug. 10. Thank you for your patience with this work. Motorists will only be able to use right turns to enter Clearwater Dr and Beach Rd until Aug. 28. Then both roads are expected to fully open.Updates on upcoming ramp reopenings and closures The following ramps ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 2, 2018) – Today, Nicholas Ntalo, a senior front desk host at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the second quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues. This honor is for an ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    ST. CLOUD, MINN., (July 30, 2018) - Marco announced today that it has acquired the Managed and Infrastructure Support Services previously provided by Ticomix, a technology company headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The 21 employees from Ticomix that support these IT services have joined Marco’s team and will be serving clients from Marco’s current office in Rockford, IL and Ticomix’s office in ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Friday, July 27, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 2018) – Xcel Energy’s High Performance Building Award has been presented to Kraus-Anderson (KA),recognizing the company’s new five-story, 100,000-square-foot downtown Minneapolis headquarters.  The award honors KA for its exemplified leadership and ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.    KA’s new headquarters building is part of a block-wide development that includes ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Upcoming closuresI-35W weekend closures: July 27-30 and Aug. 3-64th Ave. S/16th St. ramp to westbound I-94 closes July 3040th St. bridge closes Aug. 3Update on bridge, ramp and road openings: Franklin Ave. bridge fully opened and 5th Ave. S ramp to eastbound I-94 reopened July 20 ________________________________________ With the end of July right around the corner, we are happy to say that the ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (July 23, 2018)– Summer time in Minneapolis is festivals, concerts, biking, dining on patios, the X Games, riverfront fireworks and so much more. It’s also a booming time for new museums, water taxis and even axe throwing in this six-time #1 Park System in the U.S. winner. With this Meet Minneapolis leisure travel round-up, here are highlights of what’s new in Minneapolis and the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (July 2018) - Marc Johannsen has been elected president of Lommen Abdo.  Marc has been with the firm since 1991 and practices in the area of family law.  Newly elected members of the board include Kathleen Loucks, Mike Glover and Keith Broady. Barry O'Neil and Bryan Feldhaus were each re-elected for a second term.  Marc Johannsen was elected president of Lommen Abdo in June.  Marc ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Weekend closure of northbound I-35W details We wanted to remind you of the upcoming weekend closure of northbound I-35W between Minneapolis and Roseville, and let you know of a few updates related to the project. Beginning 9 p.m. Fri, July 13, northbound I-35W will be closed between 4th St. SE in Mpls and Hwy 280 in Roseville. Please note that ramps impacted by this closure will begin to close ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Regional Chamber President and CEO, Jonathan Weinhagen, has been appointed by Governor Dayton to co-chair the Minnesota Complete Count Committee. The committee will be charged with leading statewide efforts to encourage residents to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census. Other members of the committee include former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, Blandin ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    ST. CLOUD, MINN., July 2, 2018 – Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased the copier contracts and client base of Rudzianski’s Business Equipment located in Dubuque, IA.   Marco will be providing Rudzianski’s clients service and support from its office in Cedar Rapids, IA. Marco currently has eight offices throughout the State of ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    In this update Upcoming ClosuresI-35W weekend closure July 13-16Lake St. weekend closure July 13-16Upcoming 31st St. and Midtown Greenway closuresOther project work detailsUpdate on bridge and ramp openingsHelpful tips in choosing alternative routesDetails on project work are provided below. ________________________________________ We understand traveling in and around the 35W@94 project is ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 28, 2018) —The cities of Bloomington and St. Louis Park were recognized at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference with a 2018 City of Excellence Award for their Pathways to Policing joint effort. In early 2017, Bloomington and St. Louis Park were experiencing a reduced number of police officer applications and saw an opportunity to collaborate. The result was a ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Project work details The I-35W Resurfacing project between Minneapolis and Roseville has begun. Currently, northbound I-35W is reduced by one lane between 4th St. in Minneapolis and Co. Rd. C in Roseville. This lane reduction will remain in place through Fri, Oct. 12. Crews will be resurfacing both directions of I-35WMore about this project Crews will be resurfacing both directions of I-35W ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    New project details: Hwy 62 We will begin on the Highway 62 resurfacing improvement project on Mon, July 9. The project area includes Hwy 62 from Tracy Ave. in Edina to Beach Rd. (south) and Clearwater Dr. (north) in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. It also includes a part of Hwy 212. The work consists of pavement resurfacing, drainage improvements and sidewalk access improvements. It will result in ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Minneapolis (June 28, 2018) – The Minneapolis Convention Center is going to be the center of activity in downtown Minneapolis this summer, with more than 25,000 visitors attending three upcoming conventions, starting at the end of this week. The National Education Association (NEA) will hold its Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly beginning June 30, followed by the American Legion’s 100th ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    LEO A DALY announced today that Steven A. Lichtenberger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined the firm as president. As part of the executive leadership team, he will be responsible for leading the firm’s global planning, architecture, engineering, and interiors practice worldwide. Lichtenberger was formerly Practice Manager for Architecture in the Americas at AECOM. “I am thrilled to appoint Steve to ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    ST. CLOUD, MINN., JUNE 25, 2018 – Marco has been ranked #27 on the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018. This list was published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 24. Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    THOR Companies is the largest minority-owned business in Minnesota and one of the largest minority-owned construction companies in the country. MINNEAPOLIS (6/25/2018) – The board of directors for the Minneapolis Regional Chamber has selected Ravi Norman, CEO of THOR Companies, as its new chair-elect. He will assume the role of board chair in January 2019. Norman will replace Ted Johnson, Chief ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 2018) – Kraus-Anderson has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.  Kraus-Anderson was ranked 18th on the midsize company list.      Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Friday, June 15, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (June 15, 2018) - We are pleased to announce the merger of Mintahoe Catering & Events and Envision Catering, combining to form the largest privately-owned, pure catering company in Minnesota.   Mintahoe (a company owned by the McMerty Family) has provided catering ranging from parties for 25,000 guests to box lunches for groups of ten. Mintahoe has exclusive catering agreements with ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (June 2018) - Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased Prime Office Innovations, a copier/printer company located in Macomb, MI. Prime’s employees have joined Marco’s team and will be serving clients from its current location. Prime Office Innovations has been providing its clients with copier/printer solutions since ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Xcel Energy new gas line project details Xcel Energy is in the process of installing new natural gas lines along Hwy 149 between I-494 and the Smith Ave. High Bridge. The project is expected to last until October 2018. The natural gas line project is being coordinated with the Hwy 149 resurfacing project to minimize overall traffic and construction disruptions. There will be temporary road ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (June 2018) – The nonprofit manufacturing company MDI announced today that it has received ISO 13485:2016 certification, which will allow the company to offer assembly, kitting, and packaging services to medical device companies. Headquartered in Minneapolis with additional locations in Hibbing, Grand Rapids, and Cohasset, nearly 50 percent of MDI’s employees are people with ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Project work details We know construction impacts around downtown Minneapolis are making traveling difficult this summer, but we have some good news. Starting at 5 a.m. on Tue, June 12 the following ramps to/from westbound I-94 will reopen: Eastbound I-394 to westbound I-94Northbound Lyndale Ave. to westbound I-94Westbound I-94 to Hwy 55 These are the last ramp closures for the I-94: ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Pe ple w uld st p  nd n tice.  A’s, O’s and B’s are also used to identify blood types and at times, they do go missing from hospital shelves. As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness of the need for blood donors to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. You can help!Make an appointment to give blood or ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    Several openings planned for Fri, July 20 If all goes as planned, we’ll be opening East Hayden Lake Rd, 109th Ave. and 117th Ave. on the east side of Hwy 169 in Champlin by Friday evening, July 20. Work at the three intersections was completed sooner than expected, which is good news for drivers!109th Avenue closure planned Wed, July 11 The road openings on Friday will be followed by the closure ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 2018) – Paul LeGrand has joined Plekkenpol Builders, Inc. as a member of their project management team. As Client Account Manager, he oversees the Project Management and Design Group, reviewing and approving all projects and working with suppliers to source products and reduce costs for customers. Paul has over 30 years of experience in construction sales. He is Lead-Safe ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 5, 2018) — VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) announces the official launch of its new Mobile Food Pantry.  This will be an opportunity for the community to enjoy refreshments and see the newly branded Mobile Food Pantry for the first time. Guests include Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead, who will be declaring June Connecting Our Community Through Food Month.  VEAP ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Minneapolis, St. Anthony and RosevilleMnDOT will resurface approximately 4.5 miles of I-35W between 4th St. SE in Minneapolis and Ramsey County Road C in Roseville beginning in July of 2018. The work is anticipated to be completed in October 2018.Schedule for weekend resurfacing (tentative)July 13 - Aug. 20, 2018 (closures will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday) there will be ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Project BenefitsImproved traffic flow on I-35W and I-94 Changing ramp connections to/from I-35W and I-94Adding MnPASS lanes on northbound and southbound I-35W between 26th Street and 46th StreetImproved transit service on I-35W Constructing new transit station at I-35W and Lake Street for future METRO Orange Line and express busesAdding a transit-only ramp to/from downtown on 12th ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Dear Valued Client of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC: We are excited to announce that we are changing the firm’s name from Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC to Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC effective June 1, 2018. The name change is due to the retirement of founding partner E. Curtis Roeder and the addition of Timothy D. Johnson to the firm’s partnership. You won’t notice anything different. Our dedicated ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Event Lab, a Twin Cities based full-service event and destination management company has been recognized for two awards from the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and one from Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine. ILEA presented Event Lab with the award for Best Event Design & Decor Under $25,000, as well as the award for Best Event Planning - Corporate, while Minnesota Meetings + ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS - Comcast Twin Cities has awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 41 graduating high school seniors as part of the company’s annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/31/18) - The Bloomington Chamber recently announced the 2018 Bloomington Future Leaders scholarship winners. The Bloomington Future Leaders (BFL) program is a joint effort between the Chamber and Bloomington ISD 271. The program provides opportunities for chamber members and students at Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools to build relationships through networking and events ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    In this update We have several upcoming closures we wanted to let you know about, as well as a last chance opportunity to take photos of downtown Minneapolis from the 24th St. pedestrian bridge.Closures26th St. bridge closes June 1I-35W weekend closure scheduled, June 1-4Access to/from downtown and I-35W closes June 831st St. ramps on I-35W close June 8Eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Road closure details You’ll encounter a full road closure on Hwy 95 between Bailey Rd. and 70th St. in Washington County beginning at 6 a.m., Mon, June 4. We’re closing the road, so crews can continue construction activities as part of the Hwy 95 safety improvement project. To bypass the closed segment of Hwy 95, follow the posted detour of 70th St., Woodbury Dr. to Bailey Rd.   Local property ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 2018) – Kraus-Anderson Construction has promoted industry veteran Brian Hook to director of field operations.  He previously served as senior project manager.  In his new post, Hook will oversee field activities for all KA construction projects and will manage the company’s general superintendents.   “Brian’s strong project experience, personable leadership style, and ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    RMB is excited to announce that two staff members in the Environmental Services Department, Moriya Rufer and Kaira Kamke, have gained North American Certification from the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) for identifying aquatic insects to genus level.  This is the highest certification level available, and RMB is the only non-governmental service provider in Minnesota with this ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 2018) – Peter Diessner has been hired as director of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS).  He will oversee the financial analysis, due diligence and funding of KAFS’s existing and potential portfolio properties. Formerly known as Kraus-Anderson Mortgage Company, the newly branded KAFS works closely with Kraus-Anderson Development, building on its growing ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (5/14/18) — The Leadership Twin Cities program, organized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, celebrated its annual Vision Day and class graduation this past Thursday, May 10.Through Leadership Twin Cities, a 9-month program, the graduates spent one day a month gaining an in-depth understanding of the issues facing the region while also furthering their leadership skills. These ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Bloomington Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2018 - Minneapolis Community and Technical College revealed a new brand identity May 3 signifying the transformations being experienced by the institution as well as its students.   College President Sharon Pierce welcomed guests and introduced the new brand designed to capture the institution’s personality and value to the community. “This new brand strategy packages the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Lane closure details Crews finished laying asphalt last weekend between Louisiana Ave. and Shady Oak Rd. They will be out again this weekend putting a new layer of pavement on between Shady Oak Rd. and I-494. This will require single-lane closures in each direction between Shady Oak Rd. to I-494 from 7 p.m. Fri, Aug. 17 through 5 a.m. Mon, Aug. 20. On Wed, Aug. 15, crews will be doing storm ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    2018 lift schedule details We just wanted to remind you that we will resume the revised Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule at 8 a.m. on Tue, May 15. The Lift Bridge now will be staffed full time from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight seven days a week and will lift every half hour when boats are present until the end of the year’s schedule, sometime around Oct. 15. MnDOT will respond to special openings ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (May 2018) – Al Gerhardt, president and COO of Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, has been elected to the board of directors of the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), the distinguished national association comprised exclusively of approximately 120 chief executives from the leading design and construction companies doing business in the United States and globally. Working to ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS -   This week, the President and CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Jonathan Weinhagen, is traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers about the importance of federal research funding as part of the national Business for Federal Research Funding (BFRF) Coalition. The BFRF Coalition is a broad-based coalition of more than 75 U.S. chambers of commerce and business ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    Project work updatesWestbound I-94 to Hwy 55 ramp closure begins Wed, May 16Upcoming weekend closure of both directions of I-94 from Hwy 55 to I-35WUpcoming weekend closure of Hennepin Ave/Lyndale Ave. from Dunwoody Blvd. to Oak Grove St.Upcoming weekend restrictions of westbound I-394 from downtown to Hwy 100Additional weekend closures of both directions of I-94: May 18-21 Details for each ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, May 04, 2018
     Now that spring is finally here we’ve made some good progress on I-35 and we’re ready to set up the full traffic configuration between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8. In order to get this done with as little traffic impact as possible we’re going to be working overnight on Sunday, May 6, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. You should expect northbound I-35 between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8 to be down to one lane while we work to ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS —The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization invites community members to a family-friendly evening of cookies and canoeing on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The third annual Share the River Nordeast event offers visitors the chance to take a free introductory canoe ride on the Mississippi River with experienced guides. Attendees can ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/01/18) - The 17th worst commute in the country is about to get better thanks to the State’s Corridors of Commerce program. Today, MnDOT awarded $204 million toward I-35W and I-494 improvements across Bloomington, Edina and Richfield. The grant funds will be allocated as detailed below:     $70 Million - Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber, Transit
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (05/01/18) – Marco started a unique program of charitable giving in 2011, donating over $1.6 million ($1,671,097.00) to nonprofits so far. The program began with an intent to create lasting, positive relationships with customers and serve local communities. As part of this charitable initiative, CEO Jeff Gau and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Warrey created the Foundation ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (05/01/18) – Lurie, LLP, a leading Twin Cities public accounting firm, adds Hagen Palen & Co, CPAs, PA (Hagen Palen) effective February 9, 2018 to the Lurie family. “We are excited to welcome the employees, clients and friends of Hagen Palen into our firm,” said Beth Kieffer Leonard, Managing Partner of Lurie. “Over the past 78 years, we have been strategic about our firm’s growth and ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (April 30, 2018) – Today, George Glover, a doorman at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the first quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues. This honor is for an individual ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Project work details Crews are ready to start on the Hwy 47/University Ave. project next week after a short delay for weather. Project work will include making improvements to Hwy 47/University Ave. in northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. Beginning Mon, April 30, Hwy 47/University Ave. will close from Lowry Ave. in Minneapolis to 44th Ave. in Columbia Heights. The work will start at 40th ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (04/24/18) -- Jamie Engelsma has been named vice president of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS).  Formerly known as Kraus-Anderson Mortgage Company, the newly branded KAFS will continue to work closely with Kraus-Anderson Development and will build on its growing capabilities as a financial services resource for KA and its business partners.  Engelsma has served on ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, April 23, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (04/23/18) - Minneapolis Community & Technical College launched an innovative option for undecided students called “Exploratory Majors” April 18. Exploratory Majors include a set of courses that count toward multiple degrees or diplomas within a single career cluster. These career clusters are defined through eight Schools within the College based on similar areas of interest, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (4/19/18) – Students from four Minnesota high schools demonstrated their business acumen and social responsibility at Junior Achievement (JA) of the Upper Midwest’s Company of the Year Competition, held yesterday at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota campus.  This regional competition featured top student-led companies from high schools throughout ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (4/19/18) - Artistry and Bloomington Public Schools (BPS) are among seven teams nationwide selected to join the Washington, D.C.-based John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education, a program designed to develop and expand education partnerships with arts organizations.   The partnership will help foster arts-based learning opportunities for students ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Project work details This project work along Hwy 95 is part of the Upper Loop Trail project, which will be a five-mile trail system connecting Houlton, Wis. and Stillwater, Minn. You should be familiar with this Upper Loop Trail Project, as the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge and the Stillwater Lift Bridge transformation projects are also a part of this.Upcoming closures along Hwy 95 begin April ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (04/16/18) - Minneapolis Community and Technical College will host several events on May 3 to showcase its students’ talents as well as some of the significant transformations that are underway on campus.Brand Launch Showcase The College will reveal its new branding identity at a Brand Launch Showcase at 4:30 pm in the Library Foyer in Wheelock Whitney Hall, 1501 Hennepin Avenue. “The ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – (April 12, 2018) –Mortenson is pleased to announce that Lynn Littlejohn has been promoted to Vice President, Community Affairs and Development. In her role, Littlejohn represents Mortenson in existing and new markets by designing and implementing progressive inclusion and community benefits plans for the employment of women, people of color and other targeted groups, and business ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    We thought you’d like to know about a 2018 road construction project on Hwy 55 from Buffalo to Rockford that is to begin mid-June 2018. To complete the work, Hwy 55 will need to be closed and detoured for up to five weeks. Businesses will always remain accessible.Detour details Hwy 55 between Division St. in Buffalo and Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr. in west Rockford will close to through traffic while ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    (Saint Paul, MN – Mar. 20, 2018) – The Bush Foundation today announced its 2018 Bush Fellows, 24 determined, adaptable leaders who are driven to improve their communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography:  The 2018 Fellows are:     Asad AliweydEden Prairie, MN  Roxanne AndersonMinneapolis, MN  Yende AndersonPlymouth, MN ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Forest Lake Rest Area closure details As we noted last week, now that paving for northbound I-35 is complete for this season, crews are beginning work on southbound I-35 this week. As part of the work, crews will need to close the Forest Lake Rest Area. Beginning 7 a.m. Wed., Aug. 15, southbound I-35 access to the rest area will close.   Crews are closing the rest area access, so crews can ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    The 253 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state’s roads and bridges in good working condition, improve safety for motorists and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. “These projects are critical investments in Minnesota’s aging transportation system,” Zelle said. “We will repave roads, repair and paint bridges, replace culverts and rehabilitate ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Project Update Work resumes in April 2018 for the I-94: Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center Project including: Repairs to two highway bridgesPainting of the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between Loring Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden All work will be completed by the end of summer 2018.BenefitsRestores pavement, provides smoother ride and extends pavement ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS — Summit Academy OIC and Atomic Data®, a Minneapolis-based IT as a service company, today announced a new public-private partnership called “Summit Tech” to diversify the region’s information technology workforce and help address workforce shortage issues.  Summit Tech is supported by an investment from Atomic Data and a matching grant of $191,604 provided by the Minnesota Job Skills ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (March 22, 2018) – Today, Maite Kuhns, a corporate trainer/recruiter at Parasole restaurants, has been named the Hospitality Hero award winner for fourth quarter 2017 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. Given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues, the fourth quarter award was presented at the 2018 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased Governor Business Solutions. Founded more than 39 years ago and recently awarded HP’s “U.S. Print Hardware Reseller of the Year,” Governor is a leading Managed Print Services (MPS), wide format, copier, barcode and A/V solution provider in Michigan. The company will continue to operate as ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Friday, March 09, 2018
    Meda, the growing counselor and lender that works with minority-owned businesses, has brought in another $1 million in capital to support small-business growth. And Meda CEO Gary Cunningham, about to move from downtown to bigger quarters in north Minneapolis, says he hopes to more than double Meda’s loan fund to $50 million within several years. Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) awarded Meda -- ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — The Minneapolis Regional Chamber announced Friday during the 2018 Annual Meeting that it would be implementing a new look and brand that will govern the work it does for its members and the region. To begin its new era the Minneapolis Regional Chamber created two new logos, which were debuted at the Annual Meeting. The first logo, which features an M composed of green and a ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release
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