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Twin Cities singers, photographed on location at Icehouse, August 2014.

Blue Note: Makin' Music For Money

No one expects a steady paycheck in the music biz, but singers must be savvier than ever if they want to make a living.


Makin' Music For Money + The Battle For ShopHQ + Outstanding Directors 2014 + Point, Click, Sales? + The Degree-To-Paycheck Decision

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2014 Outstanding Directors Awards

2014 Outstanding Directors Awards

Honoring five who bring their standard of excellence from their day jobs to the boards they sit on.

The Battle For ShopHQ

The Battle For ShopHQ

ValueVision's new CEO is ready to take on TV shopping rivals.

ACA Could Be Just What CieloStar Was Waiting For

ACA Could Be Just What CieloStar Was Waiting For

CEO Bill Mehus leads the company to another new business model to stay ahead of the pack.

The Degree-To-Paycheck Decision

The Degree-To-Paycheck Decision

A new website helps students see how to make college pay.

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Corporate Charity

Focus your corporate good works in a way that embodies and burnishes your brand.

Doing What A Really Good Martha Stewart Does

Rhoda Mehl and Ashleigh Smerick are achieving impressive growth with Nook & Cranny.


Is It Finally Condo Time In Linden Hills?

The delayed and controversial Linden Crossing development looks like a go.

Twin Cities Concierge Keeps It Nice And Personal

Diane Schmidt of Twin City Concierge chooses her client carefully and they keep rewarding her with more work.

Personal Assistant Business Bumblebee Ready To Take Flight

Mary Pokluda gets emotional about the work of her personal assistant business Bumblebee. That may spook investors—but her clients love it.

MN Students Getting Attention After Successful Suits Against Districts

Could Medtronic's Latest Monitoring Implant Be A Lifestyle Option?

The Reveal LINQ's smaller size is being touted as a breakthrough.

Local Company Tapping Wind, Solar Power To Charge Devices

A successful crowdfunding campaign helped bring Iceland native's Skajaquoda to market.

These Cult Food Brands Still Live On Long Past Their Heyday

Their heyday long past, the chilito, pannekoeken and an obscure brand of pizza soldier on.

What Happens When A Popular Evening News Reporter Moves To Mornings?

WCCO's ratings climbed in Jason DeRusha's first year working the early shift.

What MN United FC's Growth Means For Vikings' MLS Gambit

Loons' boom times come as Minneapolis is said to be among cities vying for final expansion site.

Arts Picks: Art At The Center, 75 Years Of Walker Collections

Top Tickets: The Black Keys

Turn Blue World Tour

Top Tickets: Pearl Jam

Arts Picks: 1984

The Best Local Wineries To Entertain Clients

Entertain a client with a harvest-season break at a local vineyard.

Plugged In: October 2014

The best opportunities for networking in October.

Irreconcilable Differences

Why do the poorest Americans give more of their income to charity than the rich do?

Time For A Nutrition Check On School Fundraisers

Come Fly With Me

Duluth International, with a new $78 million terminal, is more than a regional airport for business travelers.

Exceeding Expectations

The ACA’s medical-loss ratio is proving to be a big win for employers.

Voting For United States Senator

Creating Jobs, Creating Community

The Makers Coalition exemplifies ways that for-profit and not-for-profit sectors can come together.

Hidden Gems In The Rough Of Corporate Governance

Unlocking IT Solutions

CIOs take on the latest issues in an ever-changing field.

Creating A Great Workplace

Three companies keep employees engaged and productive.

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