Growing Pains: Don’t Do It Alone

By Ashley Cooper | November 30, 2018

Searching out advice to solve your small business challenges can be daunting, especially if you don’t know exactly what challenges you’ll face. Finding a mentor or picking the brain of a successful and experienced entrepreneur often provides relevant information and tips to keep your business on the right track. To help get you started in… Read more »

Preserving the Great Outdoors

By Ashley Cooper | November 27, 2018

Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes and we also have some of the most beautiful landscapes of the country. Even throughout the cold winter months, Minnesotans love to enjoy the great outdoors. However, these beautiful prairies, lakes, forests and other ecosystems need to be protected, restored and preserved, so they can continue… Read more »

Broken Clock Brewing

Tapping into the Community

By Tucker C | October 29, 2018

Generally when you set out to start your own business, you find something you’re good at, and you build from there. For Jeremy Mathison of Broken Clock brewing cooperative, it wasn’t so cut and dry. An entrepreneur turned corporate worker, Jeremy noticed that his corporate job was not fulfilling enough. A common problem for many… Read more »

Growing Pains: Culture

Growing Pains: Curating and Cultivating Culture

By Tucker C | September 28, 2018

In today’s job market, company culture is one of the largest selling points for hiring. Whether positive or negative, every company has a culture. Simply hoping for a great culture to grow organically isn’t a reliable method; however, creating one can be daunting. To get insights on creating a healthy culture that benefits both the… Read more »

Hiawatha

Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders: Hiawatha Academies

By Tucker C | September 13, 2018

Minnesota is home to the nation’s second-highest achievement gap in reading and math. Hiawatha Academies understands that this gap is not due to ability but instead due to differences in opportunity. Therefore, as an organization focused on permanently disrupting educational inequity and closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis, Hiawatha Academies aims to prepare all of… Read more »

Supportive Living Solutions

Supportive Living Solutions: Giving Access to Stability

By Tucker C | August 23, 2018

For many people facing a range of challenges, the key to recovery can be helping others. For Bill Arrigoni’s mother, that was exactly the case. In 1973, she approached Bill about opening a halfway house; the idea that became Supportive Living Solutions. Their mission: tackling the issue of stable housing in the Twin Cities. In… Read more »

Office Space

Growing Pains: Finding the Space to Keep Growing

By Tucker C | August 1, 2018

When it comes time to make a jump to a new space, there are many things to consider. The potential for future growth, amenities and location are just the beginning. We spoke with Don Ball, co-founder of Fueled Collective, and Julie Burton, founder of ModernWell, to get some insights into finding the perfect space for… Read more »

Element Gym

Element Gym: Collaborative Community Fitness

By Tucker C | July 10, 2018

Driving past Element Gym on Fairview Avenue, many would see a boxing gym, not giving it a second thought. True, Element started as a boxing focused gym, but since their launch, founder Dalton Outlaw has built a community-focused fitness space with so much more to offer than your average gym. A boxer himself, Outlaw had… Read more »

International Institute Class

International Institute of Minnesota: Mapping the Path to Citizenship

By Tucker C | June 19, 2018

For many Minnesotans, their only experience with the International Institute of Minnesota is through the Festival of Nations. Maybe some have seen their building near the State Fairgrounds or taken advantage of their passport photo services. That is only a very small sampling of the true impact and reach of the International Institute. For thousands… Read more »

DarlingPickle

A look at ModernWell with Darling Foods

By Tucker C | May 30, 2018

We recently spoke with Britt Jungerberg & Sara Doherty, founders of Darling Foods about their experience at ModernWell. What did you enjoy most about your experience at ModernWell? We found ModernWell to be a great space for meetings with vendors and other business contacts, especially for people that work out of the home. ModernWell provides… Read more »

Youth at capitol

The Bridge for Youth: A Place to Call Home

By Tucker C | May 18, 2018

Sister Rita Steinhagen, a nun with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, lived with a group of her fellow sisters in Minneapolis in the 1970’s. When she started noticing a large number of runaway youth in their neighborhood, she took it upon herself to help them. She offered them shelter in the nuns’ home… Read more »

Growing Your Brand

Growing Pains: Building Your Identity

By Tucker C | May 14, 2018

There are so many facets to a business’s brand, beyond a logo and website. When building a brand, it can be difficult to give full attention to the variables. To get a feel for the process, we spoke with Patrick Hanlon of Thinktopia and Dave Fransen of Fast Horse to get their advice. How Important… Read more »