Workplace & Human Resources

JL Buchanan uses its corporate bike fleet to show off Minneapolis to clients. Photo courtesy of Handsome Cycles.

Minneapolis-based Handsome Cycles has a well-deserved reputation for crafting durable, aesthetically pleasing cruisers and road bikes. Its retro fenders and bespoke accessories aren’t half bad either. For ladies and gentlemen about town (read: hipsters), there’s no better bike manufacturer in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Read More
Design Ready Controls, a maker of electronic control panels, grew so fast in its Rockford home that it grew short of both space and workers. That’s why CEO Troy Schmidtke decided to build its new $10 million facility in Brooklyn Park. Read More

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People seem even more wrapped up than usual in their phones this summer, no? Blame Pokemon Go, the mobile insta-craze behind the distracted walking epidemic. Read More


Technology companies like to create a vision of the ‘corner office’ as anywhere a leader wants to be: the beach, the gym or sitting on a deck in the woods. Read More

Photos by © Paul Crosby

If a sports fan has a 100-inch flat screen, a comfortable couch and a fridge stocked with brewskis, why does he need to go to a stadium to watch his favorite team?
A cinephile with the same great room layout plus a Netflix account could pose the same question about a movie theater.
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Monica Seme, principal consultant for Superior Insight Consulting

Emotional Intelligence is all the buzz among business leaders today. What is it? How can it help your business leaders? What results can be expected? Read More
Every nine seconds, an American worker seeks medical attention for a workplace injury. Each injury costs, on average, $40,000, including direct and indirect losses. So American employers lose $250,000 every minute to a problem that, by and large, can be prevented. Read More
Does the action at your Best Company to Work For take place at your kitchen table? Minnesota has some great coworking spaces where you can work and network with other innovative entrepreneurs. Read More
Every office has one, and at d.trio, a strategic marketing communications agency in the North Loop, its founding partner Fred Driver.
We speak, of course, of the near-holy role of Bracket Dude.
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