Chai News and Views

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The Minnesota Indian Business Alliance released a report on strategies to grow American Indian businesses in Minnesota. Read More

Pakou Hang

Hmong American Farmers Association Read More
I am always struck by the practical wisdom of Michelle Moore, who currently is the Transitional Care Unit Nurse Manager at Walker Methodist in Minneapolis, and leads the care for Alzheimer’s/Dementia patients. A quick review of the symptoms, and her medical insight usually is correct — and in many case better than a doctor. Read More


Members of the Oromo Community of Minnesota celebrate a graduation

New immigrant groups are working hard to develop their talents, especially the second generation. That was the impression I got when I was invited by Teshite Wako to speak at the graduation ceremony of the Oromo Community of Minnesota. Read More

Julian Ocampo

I recently had lunch at the newly opened Los Ocampo restaurant in the Frogtown area of Saint Paul with Mike Temali, CEO and founder of the Neighborhood Development Center (NDC). Mike is well known for creating a unique economic space around neighborhood-based entrepreneurship. Read More
Ker Lor of KL Clothing in Hmong Village started her business five years ago with a small stall in Hmong Village in St. Paul. Now this young entrepreneur owns three stalls selling popular clothing. My wife thought she struck a gold mine after visiting that store! Read More

Joel Brown

Kou Vang is a pioneering entrepreneur in the Hmong community. His latest venture is expanding the reach of the newly launched health care digital personal assistant app from Nutraspace LLC,  to Southeast Asia where he sees a lot of potential. Read More

Mel Yawakie, Turtle Island Communications

The Minnesota Indian Business Alliance is proud of one of its members, Mel and Madonna Yawakie of Turtle Island Communications — a business that installs broadband connections in tribal lands. Read More

Jamie Tincher, Chief of Staff for Governor Dayton
 

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Chief of Staff Jaime Tincher is leading an effort to create a 21st-century workforce in our state with these 7 key strategic elements: Read More
Recently, I met five entrepreneurs from various backgrounds that help illustrate the many entry points that begin the journey to a successful business. Read More