Minnesota Minutes

Join Lori & Julia, myTalk 107.1, for Women in Business

Posted on Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Lori & Julia here from myTalk 107.1! We hope to see you for the Minnesota Chamber’s next Women in Business event on April 29. You don’t want to miss it as we mix business and politics over lunch and fun conversation.

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Wrong direction for Minnesota budget policy

Posted on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Governor Mark Dayton has framed the debate for adopting the next two-year budget; it’s the wrong direction for Minnesota budget policy.

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Bring your business to the next level

Posted on Thu, Apr 2, 2015

The Minnesota Chamber is pleased to offer practical training that is guaranteed to bring your business to the next level.

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Connecting employers and veterans at Military Hiring Fair

Posted on Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Join employers and veteran job-seekers at the Military Hiring Fair. It’s a premier opportunity to network and connect with talented individuals who are ready to transition into the civilian workforce. Mark your calendars and register for the event on February 12 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Trademark case close to home: Blue Door vs. Bluzy’s Roadside Bar

Posted on Fri, Feb 6, 2015

The Blaine restaurant, Bluzy’s Roadside Bar, recently reached settlement with Rich Pour Enterprises, LLC, owner of The Blue Door Pub, to change its name to “The Roadside.”

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Minnesota Transportation: Let’s get real in the debate!

Posted on Thu, Feb 5, 2015

The Minnesota Chamber agrees with Gov. Mark Dayton  that we must get serious about the transportation debate at the Legislature. We support finding new ways to ensure sustained and strategic investment in roads, bridges and transit.
But we first must ask: What are our needs? What will the various levels of investment ‘buy’ us?

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Company co-founder disputes and how to avoid them

Posted on Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Co-founder disputes are not uncommon. Founders often start companies on a shoestring and they fail to establish a solid legal foundation. They do not establish the proper legal framework of who owns what part of the particular company, including intellectual property, before forging full steam ahead.

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Governor’s budget uses surplus for more spending, no business tax relief

Posted on Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Governor Mark Dayton released his budget on January 27 as Minnesota enjoys some of its best economic times in recent years. The projected surplus of more than $1 billion for the two-year budget beginning July 1, 2015 – and growing to $3 billion for Fiscal Years 2018-19 – provides a great opportunity to strengthen Minnesota’s business climate by reducing some of our uncompetitive business taxes.

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Celebrate high ethical standards in business

Posted on Mon, Dec 22, 2014

At a time when national polls remind us that trust in business is low, how do you know if a business is ethical? A sign on the door? Code of conduct posted on the wall? Words like “integrity” in ads or the values statement? These are hints, but how do we really know? As employees, consumers, suppliers or even investors, most of us anchor our perceptions about the ethics of a business in the way we are treated as we interact with the enterprise and its people.

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Trade secrets – why they matter to your business

Posted on Fri, Dec 12, 2014

In the world of electronic sharing and e-mails providing data at lightning speed, the issue of trade secrets has become an increasing concern for all businesses. Minnesota adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act in 1980.

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