November 27, 2021

Category: Manufacturing

How Maud Borup CEO Christine Lantinen Grew Sales 50% During a Pandemic
COVID-19 leadership, Entrepreneurism, Family Business, Food, Leadership, Manufacturing, Retail

How Maud Borup CEO Christine Lantinen Grew Sales 50% During a Pandemic

One year after her first One Take interview, Christine Lantinen returns to discuss how Maud Borup weathered the pandemic; how its attracting and retaining talent both in the Twin Cities and Le Center, Minn.; why it’s looking to expand capacity yet again after just adding 70,000 square feet last year; whether employees are required to […]

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Family Business, Manufacturing, Retail

Bemidji Woolen Mills Turns 100 Years Old

Minnesota is rich with hundreds of family businesses, dozens of which have lasted more than two generations. Bemidji Woolen Mills is a fourth-generation family business that on Oct. 9 turned 100 years old. The Duluth News Tribune just published this interesting story about its history. Other family businesses that are 100 years or older in […]

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9 Experts on How to Lead During the Covid-19 Recession
Banking and Finance, Business Ethics, Commercial Real Estate, Communication, Corporate Governance, Economy, Entrepreneurism, Family Business, Health Care, Investing, Jobs, Law, Leadership, Manufacturing, Startups

9 Experts on How to Lead During the Covid-19 Recession

In the early months of the Covid-19 economic recession, nine experts from Platinum Group participated in unscripted, one-take/unedited interviews to share their perspectives and tips on on how business owners and leaders can best move forward. All of the interviews can be found on a Platinum Group Interview Series channel on YouTube and on seven audio platforms […]

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Why We Need to Address Post-Covid-19 Today (and How) According to Reviva Corp.’s Dave Goodwin
Economy, Education, Family Business, Jobs, Leadership, Manufacturing, Transportation

Why We Need to Address Post-Covid-19 Today (and How) According to Reviva Corp.’s Dave Goodwin

During this week’s One Take CEO Interview podcast and video segment sponsored by Platinum Group, Reviva Corp. Chairman Dave Goodwin shares how his company remained operating at full-speed despite Covid-19, and the importance of addressing today what the world will be like post-Covid. Reviva remanufactures gas and diesel engines for commercial-grade trucks smaller than 18-wheelers, […]

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Maud Borup’s Christine Lantinen on Finishing a $6 Million Expansion, Altering Marketing & Leading During Covid-19
Economy, Family Business, Food, Jobs, Leadership, Manufacturing, Retail

Maud Borup’s Christine Lantinen on Finishing a $6 Million Expansion, Altering Marketing & Leading During Covid-19

In this week’s unedited One Take interview, Maud Borup’s Christine Lantinen talks about leading through the Covid-19 economy, how she and her team have changed marketing tactics, production processes and more, plus their need to hire more than 100 hourly employees and her thoughts on how business leaders can best deal with the stress created […]

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Faribault Woolen Mills Chief Shares Outlook Via New ‘One Take’ Interviews
Corporate Governance, Economy, Jobs, Leadership, Manufacturing, On-Air Commentary, Retail

Faribault Woolen Mills Chief Shares Outlook Via New ‘One Take’ Interviews

Faribault Woolen Mill Chairman and CEO Paul Grangaard is the first guest on a new weekly CEO interview program called “One Take” exploring how Minnesota companies are surviving the coronavirus and available via YouTube and Spotify. In each 10-20 minute interview, former Twin Cities Business Editor in Chief Dale Kurschner asks  one CEO to provide his or […]

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Is Your Business Pivoting?
Agribusiness, Aviation, Banking and Finance, Brewing, Business Ethics, Commercial Real Estate, Communication, Corporate Governance, Economy, Education, Entertainment, Entrepreneurism, Environment, Family Business, Food, Health Care, Investing, Jobs, Leadership, Manufacturing, Medtech/Biotech, Mining, Oil and Gas, Residential real estate, Restaurants, Retail, Technology, Transportation, Travel

Is Your Business Pivoting?

During extremely challenging times and setbacks, successful businesses often find ways to pivot toward new opportunities, focusing more on what’s possible rather than what didn’t work. During the COVID-19 economic slowdown, if you’ve found a way to pivot, let us know and we’ll share it on this site and elsewhere as we talk with others […]

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Agribusiness, Economy, Law, Manufacturing, Weather

Week in Review for Nov. 16, 2019

A few of the most significant business news stories from across the state during the week ending Friday night. Something to crow about: China lifted its ban on U.S. poultry imports. Minnesota is the nation’s largest turkey producer and China ranked as the state’s second-largest foreign market for turkeys previous to the ban, which was […]

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