Social Enterprise & Nonprofit

St. Paul-based public relations firm Goff Public is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate, it’s hosting a free communications training seminar on July 19 for up to 50 Minnesota-based nonprofits. Read More
With the state’s unemployment rate holding at a low 3.7%, Minnesota’s career-conscious workers are thinking more about getting promoted.
Looking the part continues to be a critical factor for advancement. So does knowing how to act and react in the workplace — and it’s true on every rung of the career ladder.
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Thursday night was a big one for University of Minnesota-affiliated social entrepreneurs. More than a dozen early-stage companies and concepts came together at Acara Challenge 2016 to celebrate the work they’d done during the previous year (and, for some, long before). Read More


Todd Klingel

“If you’re the president of the Chamber of Commerce and you don’t attend two or three meetings a day, you’re not doing your job,” says Todd Klingel, the longtime CEO and president of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read More

My Sister product fashion shot by Athena Pelton

Minnesota’s polite, well-kept face hides a seamy underbelly. The Land of 10,000 Lakes is the sex trafficking capital of the Upper Midwest — the regional hub of a $40 billion global industry. Sex trafficking affects at-risk youth, mostly girls, across the state — not just in the Twin Cities metro, but in county seats, small towns and rural communities, also. Read More

Jeremy Carroll of Latitude plays Duck, Duck, Gray Duck with children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

When a married couple with two children calls home to ask if they can move back in with their parents, it’s usually not a sign of progress. Read More
Friends of Ngong Road, a locally-based nonprofit that is educating hundreds of AIDS orphans in Kenya, is taking its next step. The charity is developing a business to provide its graduates with jobs. Read More

Stephanie Shimp, co-owner of Blue Plate.

If you have a power lunch or post-meeting beers at any of the eight Blue Plate eateries between Nov. 1-12, you will be asked to toss in a few dollars to help homeless families in Minnesota. Read More
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded North Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization Appetite for Change with a federal grant of $374,000. Read More

Lars Leafblad and Marcia Ballinger, co-founders and principals Ballinger | Leafblad

Minnesota Business recently caught up with Marcia Ballinger and Lars Leafblad, co-founders and principals of St. Paul-based “civic search” firm Ballinger | Leafblad (and Minnesota Business (Real) Power 50 members). Read More