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The 2013 Black Book

A list of 100 people to help you thrive in 2013, selected from Twin Cities Business' coveted source files.


Black Book: 100 People to Help You Thrive in 2013 + Top 10 Lawsuits of the Year + Luxury Retail: Back from the Brink?

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Twin Cities Retail: The Luxury Complex

Twin Cities Retail: The Luxury Complex

Picking up the pieces after Neiman Marcus: Why high-end retail is a tough sell in the Twin Cities.

The Top 10 Lawsuits Of 2012

The Top 10 Lawsuits Of 2012

The top 10 business lawsuits that took Minnesota companies and law firms into court in 2012.

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Scott Litman, Dan Mallin, and John Stavig

Minnesota Cup 2012: The Next Innovators

The Minnesota Cup continues to nurture scores of new ventures, partly thanks to business mentors who provide advice, connections, and invaluable industry expertise.

craftmade toffee

Epicurean Delights: A Delicious Gift Guide

A roundup of delicious gifts from local purveyors.

Office Design That Works

Three companies, three buildouts, one question: What do your employees need?

Susan Heichert

Allina's CIO On Patient-Focused IT

Allina’s CIO talks about how technology is improving the patient experience.

Jeff Palm

Help For Help Desks

What does it take to run an efficient and effective help desk?

the Intoxbox

The New Drinking Game

Can a local company turn a Breathalyzer into an entertaining saloon pastime?

Sarah Lutman

Give Smart

It’s easier than ever to spend your philanthropic dollars wisely. Here are some guides.

Mark Scheffert

Best Practices Or "Next Practices"?

Reinventing your business model to take advantage of future opportunities.

Dan Haugen

Saving Currents And Currency

How Minnesota makes conservation pay for utilities—and how we could do more.

Ray Menard and Adam Swai

Ray Menard Is Investing In Sufficiency

A Twin Cities entrepreneur develops a new approach to East African development.

Evolve CEO Marnie Ochs-Raleigh

Evolve Systems Is Paying It Forward

Evolve Systems is selling the next level of e-payment services.


Branding Agency Fame Knows Where The Beef Is

Branding agency Fame expands its menu of services and puts one fork in the food game.


Dining Review: Fika

Fika brings real Swedish to Minneapolis.

The Blue Zones Project Fosters A New Corporate Environment

Can a corporate culture become known for longevity and increased happiness?

Selling It: All Of The Above

Can aping a political campaign during election season be a winning strategy?

boxing gloves

Competitive Edge: Massage Retreat Takes On Massage Envy

Local upstart Massage Retreat takes on industry leader Massage Envy.

Dale Kurschner

Going Postal

It’s time to let the private sector help reform government spending.

Vance Opperman

Over The Cliff

We need leadership, not lemmings.

owner Sue Zumberge

SubText: A Bookstore Finds Its Legs

Or how an indie bookstore resembles a good neighborhood bar.

Caribou Aligns (Quietly) With J.C. Penney

The companies are discussing a rollout of Caribou locations in existing stores.

Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy

Plugged In: December 2012

The best opportunities for networking this month


The Twin Cities' Private Dining Retreats

Celebrate the holidays with your favorite clients in one of the Twin Cities’ delightfully private dining rooms.

A John Waters Christmas

Arts Picks: A John Waters Christmas

At Mill City Nights

2012 British Arrows Awards

Arts Picks: 2012 British Arrows Awards

At the Walker Art Center

elf: the musical

Top Tickets: Elf: The Musical

At the Ordway Center

catch me if you can

Top Tickets: Catch Me If You Can

At the Orpheum Theatre

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