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The 2017 Community Impact Awards honored businesses, social enterprise organizations, nonprofits, initiatives and individuals making a significant impact on communities in Minnesota. Read More

Photo by Emily J. Davis

Employee engagement is closely tied to nine performance outcomes, according to the Gallup organization. And yet, only 32% of U.S. employees reported being engaged at work in 2015. As a recognition awards and promotional products supplier, Crystal D viscerally understands the ways that acknowledgement can drive engagement. Read More

Photo by Emily J. Davis

Christine “Chris” Bent knows health. She has been a health executive for two decades, donning such three-letter titles as EVP, COO and SVP. So it is our community’s great fortune to have Chris at the helm of one of the state’s prominent health organizations, Allina Health. Read More


Nominations are being accepted through February 22 for the first ever Twin Cities Indie Business Awards, honoring five local, independent businesses for their impact in the community. Read More

Nathan Newhall via FreedomDistilling.com 

“There’s a lot of interesting, new stuff happening in this business,” says Nathan Newhall, founder of Freedom Distilling, a local company currently in the fundraising stage. “We wholly intend to be part of that, but to also do something socially responsible.” Read More
Co-working is a hot trend, one that recently spread to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) with Hothouse, a pilot program halfway through a 12-week residence at the museum. Read More

The team at Maple Grove-based AK Material Handling Systems recently participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Minnesota Business team was nominated to take part in the ice bucket challenge. Read More
What Minnesota is to lakes, Northeast Minneapolis is to artists — home to lots of them. This weekend, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association presents Art-A-Whirl, the country’s largest open studio tour, featuring the work of more than 500 artists working across 20 mediums. Read More
Looking to put your money to good use? Learn about investing in a responsible, socially impactful way at reSolution ’14. Read More