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Posts By: Jake Schild

Grounds For Success: Skip Fay and Chris Eilers’ 23-year Partnership at Dunn Brothers Serves as a Lesson in Successful Entrepreneurship

When Skip Fay and Chris Eilers were looking for capital to open a franchised Dunn Brothers Coffee shop on 34th and Hennepin in 1994, they told investors the location was going to be smoke-free. And in the early ‘90s, a non-smoking coffee shop in Minneapolis was an anomaly. Minnesota’s state law that prohibits lighting up… Read more »

Looking to Buy a House? Consider These Four Things First

You’ve been thinking about it for a while, and you’re finally ready to take the first step in buying a home: planning. Before you’ve picked out a house, and long before anything has been signed, it’s important to start thinking about what you want in a home, how much you can afford and how mortgage… Read more »

From Turn-of-the-century Factory to Modern-day Business Park: Highlight Center Acts as Cultural and Professional Hub in Northeast Minneapolis

The brick building at 807 Broadway Street in Northeast Minneapolis has been a fixture in the Logan Park Neighborhood for more than a century. Built in 1913, the property was originally a lightbulb factory for Mazda before being purchased by Minneapolis Public Schools in 1930. School administrators and staff moved into the building in 1948… Read more »

Emerge 2019: Three Days of Innovation, Plus a Name Change, in Scottsdale

Does the name Financial Health Network ring a bell? Probably not, unless you were at last week’s Emerge conference in Scottsdale. But that’s likely to change soon. Jennifer Tescher announced during the event that her organization, formerly known as the Center for Financial Services Innovation, will now be known as the Financial Health Network. Tescher,… Read more »

You Suspect You’re a Victim of Fraud or Identity Theft. Now What?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received 1.4 million reports of fraud in 2018, totaling nearly $1.5 billion in money lost. That’s in addition to the roughly 444,000 consumer reports of suspected identify theft last year. The number of fraud and identity theft reports to the FTC has more than doubled over the past decade. Protecting… Read more »

Sunrise Spring Business Breakfast Focuses on Staying True to Your Brand

What’s your passion? And how do you incorporate it into your brand? If you can’t answer these questions, Roshini Rajkumar wants to talk to you. Rajkumar, host of News and Views with Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO radio, was the keynote speaker at Thursday’s semi-annual business breakfast hosted by Sunrise Banks. The event attracted leaders from… Read more »