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Yesterday, was the debut Marketers’ Community event curated by Laura King. The event sold out in two days and had a long waiting list, signaling that the marketing community is looking for alternative ways to learn and network. 

Apprenticeship Minnesota launches new website, offers information on alternative career paths

No longer just a thing of the past, apprenticeships are on the rise to find and grow skilled workers. Combining technical classroom instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences, apprenticeships are “earn-while-you-learn” opportunities. 

Jason Langer of Triage Co.

Full-service creative agency Riley Hayes (RH) has acquired branding agency Triage Co. Founded in 2016 by Target Corp. alum Jason Langer, Triage Co. is a brand consultancy built for early stage ventures, private equity turnarounds and major label rebrands. It will now reside within the walls of RH.

Nelle Palmer, owner of Lowell Inn to be inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame

Nine women leaders will be inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame at a gala event on May 1, 2018 at Golden Valley Country Club. This year’s honorees join close to 70 previous inductees, including Marilyn Carlson, Leeann Chin, Rhoda Olsen and Marilyn Dahlquist. 

MCTC Foundation Scholarships

A 2017 report from the Wisconsin HOPE lab found that approximately 14 percent of community-college students are homeless. In addition, homeless community-college students were more likely than housing-secure students to work long hours at low-wage, low-quality jobs, and to get less sleep.

Logic PD has been awarded up to $675,000 in grants from the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI)

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and design and engineering company Logic PD has been awarded up to $675,000 in grants from the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) to launch a new registered apprenticeship program at its advanced manufacturing worksite in Eden Prairie.

Lee Wallace Peace Coffee Queen Bean and now owner in the quality control lab at the Head Quarters and Roastery location in South Minneapolis

Lee Wallace, CEO of mission-based coffee company, Peace Coffee, has partnered with local entrepreneur Kent Pilakowski to purchase Peace Coffee from The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).

Flying Dutchman Nas-Drov-Via Vodka

Flying Dutchman's Nas-Drov-Via Vodka.

Flying Dutchman Spirits won silver medals for two of its products in the American Distilling Institute (ADI) 2018 Judging of Craft Spirits competition. The world’s largest competition dedicated to craft spirits, which annually attracts more than a thousand entries, recognized Flying Dutchman for its Mediterraneo Gin and its Nas-Drov-Via Vodka.