Articles by Fran Howard


Boat Sales Are Making Waves In Minnesota

How water enthusiasts are spending billions of dollars each year enjoying the land of 10,000 lakes

January 03, 2017

Select Comfort

Sleeping Giant

Select Comfort’s big bet on technology is paying off, so why isn’t Wall Street convinced yet?

February 24, 2016

Fit For Work?

PsyBar is working to revolutionize employee assessment and keep peril out of the workplace.

May 29, 2015

Manny Villafana

Minnesota Med-Tech 2.0

Despite new challenges, the industry is seeing substantial growth and renewed investment activity.

February 21, 2014

Andy Wells

Entrepreneur Andy Wells' Native Talent

Andy Wells has a foot in two worlds.

May 23, 2013

Hoyt Hsiao

Tracking The Pulse Of Minority-Owned Businesses

MEDA has surveyed clients representative of hundreds of minority-owned companies it works with each year, for a report on how this part of our economy is doing.

February 25, 2013

Michael Keller

Minnesota Is A Sweet Spot For Candy Makers

The birthplace of the Milky Way, Minnesota has a rich history in the candy business. Now even some old favorites are getting a fresh look.

January 24, 2013

Allan Charney

Fitness Centers Offer New Ways To Work It Out

Fitness-center startups see opportunity for new concepts.

October 26, 2012

broadband internet

Broadband In Minnesota

How are we doing on our goal to make high-speed broadband available to all Minnesotans?

September 21, 2012


Anytime Fitness: The Fastest-Growing Club

The founders of Anytime Fitness have grown their brand to become the world’s fastest-growing fitness clubs.

August 21, 2012

Lauri Klaus, CEO of KeyedIn Solutions

KeyedIn Solutions Looks To Repeat The Company-building Success Of Epicor.

Software Empire v.2

June 28, 2012

Jeno’s Finale

Jeno’s Finale

Jeno Paulucci passed away one day after he sold Bellisio Foods, but the company—and the values he instilled in it—will continue to grow.

March 01, 2012

Securing a Market

Securing A Market

Interrad Medical's catheter securing system attracts $10 million in funding.

February 01, 2012

Big Thanks to Small Firms

Big Thanks To Small Firms

The Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota and Business Connection programs offer a private-sector approach to economic development.

December 01, 2011

Power Play

How Parents Go to Extremes to Support Kids' Hockey in MN

The time and money spent supporting kids’ hockey in Minnesota may seem extreme. But to those with hockey in their blood, it’s never enough.

November 01, 2011

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