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The Twin Cities’ business leaders remain bullish on the future

Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read January 2022 —  While 2020 brought circumstances that no one could have foreseen and 2021 saw the proverbial deck...
Central Minnesota Credit Union CEO
Spotlight On: Charles Friederichs, CEO, Central Minnesota Credit Union
2 min read January 2022 — Central Minnesota Credit Union is unique in its emphasis on commercial transactions and has emerged as a leader in...
Med City USA
From stagecoach stop to global healthcare hub: Welcome to Med City, USA
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read January 2022— As individuals across the country reassess their priorities and living situations, the...
Bonnie Carlson
Spotlight On: Bonnie Carlson, President & CEO, Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
2 min read January 2022 — In a conversation with Invest:, President and CEO Bonnie Carlson of the Bloomington Convention...
NAI Legacy
Spotlight On: Michael Houge, Managing Director, NAI Legacy
2 min read January 2022 — In a conversation with Invest:, Managing Director Michael Houge of NAI Legacy shared the...
nhl winter classic
Game on: Live events soldier on despite rising case counts
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  December 2021— As Minnesota reaches the 1 million mark for COVID cases, live events...
Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan PA
Spotlight On: Janel Dressen, CEO,Shareholder & Attorney, Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A.
2 min read December 2021 — The turbulence of the COVID pandemic experienced by the business community has led to...
Stearns Bank N.A. president
Spotlight On: Kelly Skalicky, President & CEO, Stearns Bank N.A.
2 min read December 2021 — Stearns Bank N.A. has generated success across a variety of markets, from supporting small...
Tradition Capital Bank
Spotlight On: Dan Fagan, President & CEO, Tradition Capital Bank
2 min read December 2021 — Tradition Capital Bank has leveraged efficiency and a commitment to the community to grow...
The Federal Reserve
The Fed has spoken: Tapering has begun
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read December 2021— The Federal Reserve is beginning to aggressively shift its monetary policy and...
Lake Superior College
Spotlight On: Patricia Rogers, President, Lake Superior College
2 min read December 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Patricia Rogers, president of Lake Superior College, talked about the...
St. John's University James Mullen
Spotlight On: James Mullen, Transitional President, St. John’s University
2 min read November 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Transitional President James Mullen of Saint John’s University shared...
Face Off: Continued growth despite ongoing challenges
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2021 — Through the height of the pandemic to the ongoing economic recovery...
Destination Medical Center Patrick Seeb
Spotlight On: Patrick Seeb, Executive Director, Destination Medical Center
2 min read November 2021 — Rochester is rediscovering a sense of confidence as it moves toward recovery from the...
Brian Slipka True North Equity Partners
Spotlight On: Brian Slipka, Founder & Managing Partner, True North Equity Partners
2 min read November 2021 — In an interview with Invest: Brian Slipka, founder and managing partner for True North...
Rent control is in. Developers are out.
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read November 2021 — On election day voters in both of the Twin Cities approved...
Chris Hilger Securian Financial Group
Spotlight On: Chris Hilger, Chairman, President & CEO, Securian Financial Group
2 min read November 2021 — Chris Hilger, president and CEO of Securian Financial Group, sees a winding road ahead...
Todd Williams, President, Fidelity Bank
Spotlight On: Todd Williams, President, Fidelity Bank
2 min read November 2021 — Todd Williams, president of Fidelity Bank, thinks the last year has been a good...
Lili Hall Knock Inc
Spotlight On: Lili Hall, President & CEO, KNOCK Inc.
2 min read October 2021 — Lili Hall, president and CEO of creative agency KNOCK, says the fact that diversity,...
workforce
What the influx of new jobs means for the work-from-home culture
2 min read October 2021 — Over a year and a half into the pandemic, employers are still learning to...
Rolando García, President, North Hennepin Community College
Spotlight On: Rolando García, President, North Hennepin Community College
2 min read October 2021 — Rolando García, president of North Hennepin Community College, spoke to Invest: about an eventful...
Lisa Spencer, President, Henson Efron
Spotlight On: Lisa Spencer, President, Henson Efron
2 min read October 2021 — The 9-to-5 schedule is a thing of the past but practicing law in a...
David Mortenson
Spotlight On: David Mortenson, Chairman, Mortenson Construction
2 min read September 2021 — Technology, adaptability and strong community involvement: David Mortenson, chairman of Mortenson Construction, spoke with...
From classrooms to boardrooms a more diverse Minnesota is on the way
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2021 — Earlier this month, ConnextMSP, a “talent network designed to advance racial...
Laurie Hamen College of Saint Benedict
Spotlight On: Laurie Hamen, Transitional President, College of Saint Benedict
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — Laurie Hamen spoke to Invest: about how the College of Saint...
higher education in Minneapolis
Face Off: Educators eye the future and decide their next move
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read September 2021— Colleges and universities, some facing precarious futures in the face of dynamic...
Tim Welsh
Spotlight On: Tim Welsh, Vice Chair, U.S. Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — As Minnesota becomes the new tech hub in the nation, Vice...
minneapolis labor day
Labor Day brings a sense of togetherness to Minneapolis
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read September 2021 — As the nation prepares for a long weekend, residents of Minneapolis...
Kate Reschenberg
Spotlight On: Kate Reschenberg, Executive Director, Economic Club of Minnesota
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — As difficult as the pandemic has been during the last year,...
What is continuing to fuel real estate demand?
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read August 2021— While many consider low interest rates to be a factor in fueling...
Spotlight On: Dave Doherty, President, Digi-Key Electronics
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 — Dave Doherty, president of Digi-Key Electronics, talked to Invest: about the...
Jeff Wessels
Spotlight On: Jeff Wessels, President, Crown Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 — Small, nimble community banks proved to be a vital cog in...
Don’t call it a comeback: The return to office has been delayed
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read August 2021— The fabled return to the office looks to remain fabled a bit longer,...
Steve Grove
Spotlight On: Steve Grove, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 —  The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is dedicated to...
Paul Beard
Spotlight On: Paul Beard, Co-Founder & Partner, SkyWater Search Partners
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 — SkyWater Search Partners Co-Founder and Partner Paul Beard spoke to Invest:...
Face Off: Facilitating a strong recovery for the Twin Cities
Writer: Joshua Andino  4 min read July 2021— With its robust, diversified economy and a host of economic development arms...
Eric Jolly
Spotlight On: Dr. Eric Jolly, President, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2021 — The Minnesota-St. Paul region is home to a philanthropic ecosystem of...
Mike Jones
Spotlight On: Mike Jones, Chair for Minnesota and Colorado, Huntington National Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2021 — Mike Jones, Huntington National Bank’s chair for Minnesota and Colorado, spoke...
Minnesota legislature
Renter’s relief: Minnesota legislature compromises on temporary protections
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read July 2021— After a special session, the Minnesota legislature has come to the relief...
Trace Baglio
Spotlight On: Tracy Baglio, President, Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®
2 min read July 2021 —The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) promotes homeownership and protects private property rights...
Jonathan Weinhagen
Spotlight On: Jonathan Weinhagen , President & CEO, Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2021 — The soundness of the foundation on which a region’s economy and...
healthcare
CVRx the latest Minnesota company to join hot IPO market
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read JUNE 2021 — Medical-device company CVRx went public on Wednesday, debuting 7 million shares...
Charlie Zelle
Spotlight On: Charlie Zelle, Chair, Metropolitan Council
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2021 —The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider...
John Nelson
Spotlight On: John “Ozzie” Nelson Jr., Chairman & CEO, Nelson Worldwide
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read June 2021 — Nelson Worldwide is an architecture firm with expertise in design and...
Traveling for work? Maybe, says Minnesota
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read June 2021— With over 5.5 million vaccine doses administered and over 2.7 million having...
Robbyn Wacker
Spotlight On: Robbyn Wacker, President, St. Cloud State University
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read June 2021 —  President of St. Cloud State University Robbyn Wacker talks to Invest:...
mask
Twin Cities drop mask mandates
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read June 2021 — A month after Minnesota governor Tim Walz ended the mask-mandate across...
Lee Kreuger
Spotlight On: Lee Krueger, President, Saint Paul Port Authority
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read June 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, President of the Saint Paul Port...
Spotlight On: Pilar Oppedisano, Executive Director – Head of Minnesota Market, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read June 2021 — Pilar Oppedisano, executive director and Minnesota market manager at J.P. Morgan...
Tim Dufault
Spotlight On: Tim Dufault, Principal & CEO, Cuningham
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2021 — After a challenging year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul real estate development market...
parking
Where do I park? Minneapolis ditches parking minimum requirements
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read May 2021 — Minneapolis is joining a select few cities that have chosen to...
delta airlines
More aircraft, more routes for Minneapolis-St. Paul
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read May 2021 — In a move that shows the aviation industry’s growing confidence in...
software
Software-sector labor shortages nothing new in Minnesota
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — While a national labor shortage continues to impact industries across the...
Minneapolis
Fight over affordable housing heating up in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — Alatus, a Minneapolis-based developer, is moving forward with its plans to...
home office
Death of the office? Not so fast …
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — While it seems likely that a hybrid model may be here...
Minnesota healthcare industry
A healthcare hotspot emerges in Minneapolis
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read March 2021 — Bright Health Group, Inc., owner of  digital health platform Bright Health,...
Twin Cities’ industrial real estate
Twin Cities’ industrial real estate remains pandemic-proof
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read March 2021 — St. Louis Park-based Likewise Partners is the newest, but not likely...
Transportation
A national first: ETF to focus solely on Minnesota municipal bonds
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read, March 2021 — The only ETF invested primarily in Minnesota Municipal Bonds in the...
Invest: Minneapolis
Capital Analytics enters Midwest market with introduction of Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul
Writer: Joey Garrand    2 min read March 2021 — The Invest: series of annual reports has received phenomenal responses...

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The Twin Cities’ business leaders remain bullish on the future
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read January 2022 —  While 2020 brought circumstances that no one could have foreseen and...
Central Minnesota Credit Union CEO
Banking & Finance, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Spotlight On
Spotlight On: Charles Friederichs, CEO, Central Minnesota Credit Union
2 min read January 2022 — Central Minnesota Credit Union is unique in its emphasis on commercial transactions and has...
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Back to school and to (some) normalcy
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read January 2022— Last year wasn’t a normal year for educators but universities in Charlotte...
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Spotlight On: Clark Goodman, Charlotte Office Managing Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
2 min read January 2022 — Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP is a transatlantic law firm serving corporate, individual, and...