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Sep 17th

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Contractors look for Vikings stadium business; complete annual home makeover

The Minnesota Sports Authority recently announced minority, women and small business goals for the Architects and Engineers portion of building the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.

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Bowman named Assistant Vice President at Associated Bank

Bowman named Assistant Vice President at Associated Bank

Trent Bowman has joined Associated Bank as assistant vice president, Community Reinvestment Act residential loan officer. He will work with first time home buyers to help them obtain down payment assistance funds, as well their best mortgage solution by assisting them throughout the process from loan origination to signing. Bowman brings 17 years of lending experience to the position and is part of the Emerging Markets Home Ownership Initiative. His office is located at 176 Snelling Ave., North St. Paul.

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Harrington appointed Metro Transit Police Chief

Harrington appointed Metro Transit Police Chief

Metropolitan Council Regional Administrator Pat Born has tapped former St. Paul Police Chief and current Minnesota Senator John Harrington to serve as the next Metro Transit Chief of Police. Harrington served as chief of the St. Paul Police Department from 2004 to 2010, though his service with the department goes back more than 30 years. He was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2010.

Pictured: Former St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington returns to law enforcement

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Get visual for better results

Quick! Describe your favorite TV commercial!  For many people, this is easy to do because we live in a visual culture.  TV, YouTube, FaceBook, Pinterest… we take in information through the eyes the way we ingest food through our mouths.  And then we walk into a meeting or presentation bearing written handouts outlining the written slides on our not-so-powerful PowerPoint.

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Role of government contracting in minority business development

Role of government contracting in minority business development

Government sector contracting is fundamentally important to the success of minority-owned businesses. Minorities represent a greater percentage of government contractors in comparison to their share of all small businesses. They also receive a greater share of their revenue from the government contracting than do non-minority owned small businesses. To illustrate this point, consider the following.

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1,850 youth employed in summer STEP-UP program

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak celebrated the wrap-up of the City's STEP-UP summer jobs program last week with interns and their employers, including many of the city's top corporations and nonprofits. The Mayor thanked the 230 businesses and organizations that employed 1,850 youth this summer and presented special awards to STEP-UP employers Wells Fargo and Project for Pride in Living.

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Michael Fallon appointed as MTN's new executive director

Michael Fallon appointed as MTN's new executive director

The Board of Directors of the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) announced that they have appointed Michael Fallon as the organization's new executive director.

Fallon earned his master's degree in nonprofit management from the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at University of California-Berkeley, Fallon worked as a reporter at campus radio station KALX.

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