Minnesota Minutes

Minnesota’s Influencers: Andy Reierson

Posted on Fri, Oct 9, 2015

What makes a good business leader?

I don’t think there is a secret formula, and every business may require different leadership characteristics. I do believe the following are very important: clarity of direction; empathy; surrounding yourself with people smarter than you; giving more than you get.

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Student Success Day: Leaders Lab Goes to Inver Hills Community College

Posted on Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Helping Students Prepare for Career Success

A unique, day long program at Inver Hills Community College is offered to students who will be looking for their first job out of college. This year, particpants from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leaders Lab program helped by offering advice to studets on the real business of interviewing and preparing them to land their first career-related job.

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Minnesota’s Influencers: Liz Diedrich

Posted on Tue, Sep 22, 2015

What makes a good business leader?

My team’s expertise and solid support help me in leading the company. They say I have "the secret sauce,” and say they admire me for the risks that any business owner must make to run a company.

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Green Lights Recycling 20th Year Anniversary Celebration

Posted on Wed, Sep 9, 2015

You Are Invited! Join Green Lights Recycling for their 20th Year Anniversary Celebration! Minnesota based Green Lights Recycling is hosting an open house for all of our fellow Chamber Members, customers, colleagues, and anyone who wants to get an inside look at what we do here at GLR. The event will be held on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

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Information Security 101 – Protecting your business from malware

Posted on Tue, Sep 1, 2015

Do you worry about whether your computer networks are secure? Have your systems ever been hacked? What should be your priorities in seeking a security system? Cybersecurity has emerged as a top priority for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Act now! Identifying potential security hazards in your network is a key first step in developing a holistic information security strategy and is crucial in protecting your business from a cyber attack.

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Cybersecurity: Protect your Minnesota business from a cyber threat

Posted on Tue, Aug 25, 2015

In an interconnected world, the threat of a cyber attack is more real than ever. Whether it's a business or your personal information being threatened from hackers, Cybersecurity has emerged as a top priority for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Grow Minnesota! Harnessing public and private resources to keep Minnesota companies strong

Posted on Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Minnesota business owners and managers have their hands full with day-to-day operations. But many sleepless nights are spent worrying about business issues such as permits, importing, exporting, financial assistance, or relocating. What can help them get a better nights sleep?

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Share your expertise as a Minnesota business owner!

Posted on Fri, Aug 7, 2015

We are always on the lookout for members interested in sharing their expertise with other members through webinars, newsletter articles, guest blogs and the annual Business Conference breakout sessions.

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Minnesota’s Influencers: Laura Ekholm

Posted on Tue, Aug 4, 2015

What makes a good business leader?

A good business leader finds and retains excellent employees, and trusts them to do their job. It’s about that simple. 

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Faribault Woolen Mill: Minnesota's oldest manufacturer looks forward to the next 150 years

Posted on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Most Minnesota businesses would likely agree that each anniversary is worth celebrating – another year spent serving customers, creating innovative products and employing valued workers. But given the demands and pressures that each business faces, it's easy to watch the calendar flip by without stopping to celebrate what we've all accomplished.

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