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    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
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    Monday, July 02, 2018
    This summer, local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of blood to meet the needs of our hospital partners in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for donors and is asking the community to donate blood today to help ensure blood is available for patients in need.  Every two seconds, someone ...read more
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    Sunday, July 01, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (July 2018) - Memorial Blood Centers is teaming up with the Minnesota State Fair to give blood donors a chance to win tickets to the Great Minnesota Get-Together! All presenting donors in July are automatically entered into weekly drawings for a pair of tickets. Visit MBC.ORG/FAIR for more information.  Plus, all donors from June 25 through July 11 receive a special Fishing for ...read more
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Global architecture firm LEO A DALY is celebrating National Architecture Week 2018 with the release of a new video that explores their company “Why?” The one-minute piece, which was posted today to the company’s Vimeo, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook sites, rejects common myths about what motivates architects to transform the built environment, and offers instead a simple, direct ...read more
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    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
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    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (3/28/18) – Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is excited to announce that we will be opening our North Loop location at 304 6th Ave North with classes starting on May 5. We offer a one-of-a-kind comprehensive fitness program that combines fitness kickboxing, strength training, nutrition guidance, and motivating community. Our focus is on your fitness goals and welcome everyone who is ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    Running Tap’s core business is pretty straightforward. Customers order beer from Twin Cities craft breweries. Running Tap delivers it to their homes. Running Tap launched in 2016 with three breweries: Clockwerks Brewing, Lake Monster Brewing and Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub. Today, the company delivers more than 200 beers from just under two dozen local breweries. Brothers and co-founders ...read more
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    Normandale Community College Pres. Joyce Ester was one of 35 community college presidents in the country to receive an award from Phi Theta Kappa. The award honors college presidents who have demonstrated outstanding effort toward promoting the goals of PTK. The award is named in honor of the late Shirley B. Gordon, longtime chair of the PTK board of directors and president emeritus of Highline ...read more
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    Friday, March 02, 2018
    ST. PAUL, Minn. —A new coalition committed to bringing ridesharing to all of Minnesota launched at the Minnesota State Capitol on Thursday.   “Minnesotans for Ridesharing” includes business organizations, non-profits, restaurants, hospitality venues and individuals who believe the Minnesota legislature should act in 2018 to pass comprehensive statewide legislation. That legislation would help ...read more
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    Monday, February 12, 2018
    MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MINN. – On February 7, 2018, during the National Pavement Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was presented the “Best of the Web” award, along with a “Paving Award (non-parking lot)” for their work on the Shakopee Public Schools, Vaughan Field athletic complex. The awards were presented by Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine. “It is an honor to be ...read more
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