October 24, 2021

Category: Economy

CEO Chuck Runyon on How Self Esteem Brands Made its Largest Acquisition in History While Fighting a Pandemic
COVID-19 leadership, Economy, Health and Fitness, Leadership, Legislation

CEO Chuck Runyon on How Self Esteem Brands Made its Largest Acquisition in History While Fighting a Pandemic

Self Esteem Brands (SEB) recently completed its largest acquisition in history despite all the challenges and uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. One year after his first One Take interview, co-founder and CEO Chuck Runyon returns for a “Take Two” to share how and why the acquisition was able to happen. He also discusses how his […]

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Economy, Uncategorized

Business in the News

Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening around Minnesota this week. Timber Industry Remains Hopeful Pellet Plans Will Take Root Glut in Used Equipment Feeds Hungry Restaurants Red Wing May Net a Fish Farm No-Smoking Scotch Production Coming to Minnesota Fargo to Accommodate New Boutique Hotel Hopefully Not Too Shocking… Demand for Clean Energy Fuels Business […]

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The Future of Minnesota Business After Covid
Commercial Real Estate, COVID-19 leadership, Cybersecurity, Economy, HR, Leadership, Office Equipment, Furnishings & Design, Residential real estate, Society, Talent Management, Technology

The Future of Minnesota Business After Covid

  It’s already been a few weeks since Cory Hepola from WCCO-AM texted to see if I’d answer a question or two on one of his weekday shows. Time’s flown and I just listened to the interview. As always, I enjoyed the subject, questions and real-time conversation with the best on-air interviewer in the state. […]

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Refinance if Your Rates Are Still High, and Keep Thinking Outside the Box
Banking and Finance, Commercial Real Estate, COVID-19 leadership, Economy, Family Business, Leadership

Refinance if Your Rates Are Still High, and Keep Thinking Outside the Box

During this One Take CEO Interview presented by Platinum Group, Aleesha Webb, vice chair and president of Blaine, MN-based Village Bank, advises business owners to take advantage of low interest rates if they haven’t done so already, and to be strategic while thinking outside the box. Her second-generation family owned community bank has 69 employees, about […]

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What’s Working Best in Marketing Now, and How to Stay Sane During Such Uncertain Times
Communication, COVID-19 leadership, Economy, Marketing

What’s Working Best in Marketing Now, and How to Stay Sane During Such Uncertain Times

Liz Diedrich, founder and CEO of Diedrich RPM (research propelled marketing), provides a variety of helpful perspectives in this One Take CEO Interview. One pertains to what’s working best in marketing today. “We’re seeing very dramatic shifts in terms of what is working digitally: Retargeting—the ads that follow you around— has produced huge conversions in […]

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Minnesota’s Economic Conditions Are Improving
Economy

Minnesota’s Economic Conditions Are Improving

U.S. commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings through September outpaced the number filed in all of 2019. And the 747 filings made that month represented a 77 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to AACER court data. Yet Minnesota’s economy appears to be rebounding quite well from the depths of the Covid-19 […]

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Leading When People Are Stressed, Plus How Best to Bring Employees Back to the Office
Commercial Real Estate, COVID-19 leadership, Economy, Law, Leadership, Talent Management

Leading When People Are Stressed, Plus How Best to Bring Employees Back to the Office

These issues and more are explored in this week’s One Take CEO Interview with Jim Snoxell, CEO and chair of the business law and nonprofits department at the law firm Henningson & Snoxell. “It took me a while to realize this but there’s no question the ongoing Covid-19 [pandemic] and all the social unrest and political discomfort going […]

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Survey Says! What Say You? How’s Your Business Doing?
Economy

Survey Says! What Say You? How’s Your Business Doing?

Knowledge is power and right now we all need more of it! What’s really happening? And what’s coming next? Join us as we find out through a polling of business owners and leaders in Minnesota (if you’re neither, please forward this to whoever is). All answers remain anonymous, and if you indicate you want them, you’ll […]

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