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How Are You Going to Kickstart the New Year at Work?

How Are You Going to Kickstart the New Year at Work?

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to reset and recharge our personal and business goals. Award-winning TV personality, author and speaker Liz Nead and a panel of three brilliant, local entrepreneurs — Leah Moses (Improve Group) Junita Cathey (Favorable Treats) and Virginia Bell (Collaborative Community Law Initiative) — will share the behind-the-scenes… Read more »

Thanksgiving 365 Days a Year

Thanksgiving 365 Days a Year

I had breakfast earlier this summer with a friend of mine.  Her life is busy with a new job, a husband who owns his own small business and two young children whose days are filled with activities. We’ve all been there. Craziness ensues and you’re left begging for sleep, but I couldn’t get over how… Read more »

Breakfast with Mark Ritchie

Breakfast with Mark Ritchie

Have you ever wondered how to grow your business while also helping others? This Thursday former Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, will be joining us along with many of our business customers at Town & Country in St. Paul to talk about his work in the benefit corporation space and some great stories of how… Read more »

#NOHSleep

#NOHSleep

Last Sunday about 70 corporate executives and Minneapolis leaders and slept outside near the 35W ramp to raise funds for YouthLink, a local organization who provides services to homeless youth ages 16-23. I had the privilege to join this group and I had no idea what I was going to experience when I arrived. In… Read more »

I Swore I’d Never Work for a Bank Again…

Banking to Benefit Society

The end of summer is drawing near and Labor Day, the last holiday of the season, will be upon us in just a few short days. I have to admit that Labor Day was something I’d always look forward to – who doesn’t like a day off from the drudgery of the daily grind? But… Read more »

#TedXMpls Rocks the Cowles Center

TedX Minneapolis 2015

#TedXMpls Rocks the Cowles Center Last Friday a great thing happened.  TEDxMinneapolis happened. The theme this year for TEDxMinneapolis was focused on the brinks each one of us has faced and collectively face.  Deeply personal stories from six speakers were highlighted on the stage along with some moving mini documentaries by David Puente.  Over five… Read more »

Como Park Celebration

The Great Battle for Springtime

There’s nothing better than the smell of barbeque from a neighbor’s yard.  On August 6th that delicious smell will be coming from our Como office and consider this your personal invitation.  From 11am – 1pm we want you to be our special guest as we thank you for being our customer and community partner. This… Read more »

My Top 5 Things to do in July

Backyard Party in the City

Minnesotans treasure these few months of warm weather and what better way to celebrate than to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.  1. Get your Human Bowling on at the Backyard Bash Something new that is going on in July is the first annual Backyard Bash at 6th and Washington on July 24th.  And, the… Read more »

Four stories. Four women. Four entrepreneurs.

Four stories. Four women. Four entrepreneurs.

If you’re looking for something inspiring, check out the Minnesota Business Magazine blog series that kicked off in early June. Nichol Beckstrand, Sunrise Banks Holding Company President and COO, hosts this special blog series with a special purpose in mind – celebrating their success. It all started over lunch with these four entrepreneurs at a… Read more »

Inspiration Found in a Cab

Inspiration Found in a Cab

Recently, I went to Washington, DC to meet up with other like-minded bankers who are focused on the triple bottom line -social, environmental and financial. I have to admit it was pretty inspiring.  Besides the fact of being in our nation’s Capitol and hearing great stories from these banks about the impact they are making,… Read more »