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2015 Person Of The Year: Omar Ishrak

Chairman and CEO, Medtronic plc


Person Of The Year: Medtronic's Omar Ishrak + 100 People To Know In 2016 + Rebuilding Rural Minnesota

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The TCB 100: People To Know In 2016

The TCB 100: People To Know In 2016

The 100 people to watch for in the new year.

Rural Aspirations

Rural Aspirations

The Blandin Foundation funds efforts to build the rural economy and strengthen the social fabric of small communities.

How Big Ag Is Becoming More Sustainable

How Big Ag Is Becoming More Sustainable

Cargill and General Mills are among the big local companies changing to meet new demands to reduce environmental harm from food production.

People to Know And Remember

People to Know And Remember

The end of the year affords us the opportunity to remember those we lost.

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2015 Person of the Year Event Photos

A slideshow of images taken during TCB's 2015 Person of the Year celebration, held at the Windows On Minnesota in December 2015.


Candyland Stays In The Sweet Spot

Rising prices put pressure on a store that relies on volume, not margins.


Extended Play: How Music Exclusives Drive CD Sales At Retailers

Physical media is still a big business for Target and Best Buy.

Nicollet Mall

Is The Nicollet Mall Bus Detour A Bust Or Boon For Business?

The results are mixed.


MSP: A Meetings Mecca

The Twin Cities are enjoying a strong run for meetings and events, which are powering the hospitality industry to robust health.

Hedrick Smith

Q&A: Hedrick Smith

Author probes why the middle class is losing ground.


24/7 Public Relations

Social media and the nonstop news cycle have changed the public relations game. And that’s changing how all businesses communicate.

MN Cup

Staying Healthy After The Cup

Wellness innovations were a hit at this year’s MN Cup.

App Design

App Design For An Equity Stake

Duffy's Ignite program helps app entrepreneurs design their product for a slice of the pie.

Six Ways To Ensure That Nonprofit Succession Fails

Preparing the nonprofit sector for a new generation of leaders.


Home Is Where The Health Is

Patient-centered medical homes may be the best option for employees with chronic medical conditions.

Open Letter

Thanksgiving And Guns

To: Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken

Corner Office

Lessons From VW's Deceptive Culture

Volkswagen’s board and management are focused on the wrong aim.


The Rules Of Engagement

Workplace engagement is a two-way street.

Plugged In

Plugged In: December 2015

The best opportunities for networking.

Out Of Office

Out Of Office: December 2015

Twin Cities Business' top picks for upcoming arts and entertainment events in December.


Ring In The Holidays

Star treatment for VIP clients and guests.

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