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2016 Person Of The Year: Richard Davis

U.S. Bancorp's CEO has vaulted his company to the front of its industry while remaining a vital member of the greater Twin Cities community, and that's why he is our Person of the Year.


Person To Know: Richard Davis + The 100 People To Know In 2017 + Emily Larson Leads Duluth's Economic Revival + Twin Cities Hotel Boom

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The TCB 100: People To Know In 2017

The TCB 100: People To Know In 2017

Here are the Minnesotans you should be watching over the next year.

Duluth's Next Chapter

Duluth's Next Chapter

Emily Larson is blazing her own economic development trail as Duluth’s mayor, while building on the city’s strengths.

Twin Cities Hotel Boom

Twin Cities Hotel Boom

A strong convention business and other economic factors fuel major growth in hotel construction in advance of the 2018 Super Bowl.

Let Us Serve It Your Way

Let Us Serve It Your Way

TCB continues adding ways to reach today’s increasingly disparate audiences.

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Workplace Wellness Is a Work in Progress

Eager to reduce their health care expenses, employers are moving forward with workplace wellness programs amid legal uncertainty.


Boat Sales Are Making Waves In Minnesota

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

Liberal Minneapolis

Is A More Liberal Minneapolis Bad For Business?

As the state tilts right, Minneapolis is turning hard left. Has that ruined the city’s business climate, or is it just rhetoric?


Focusing On Community-Based Wellness

Essentia Health CEO David Herman is going beyond the traditional doctor-patient relationship and bringing healthy habits to the grassroots level.


2016 Small Business Success Stories

Ten modest-sized Minnesota companies are making a big impact.

Legislative Session

Capitol Showdown For Business

Two business heavy hitters will push an aggressive agenda this session that goes beyond tax reform.

New Year's Resolution

New Year, New Gym Membership

Does the fitness business encourage or endure the January hordes?

Public Notice

Selling The Really Fine Print

Star Tribune now competing for public notice advertising with the little guys.

Fast Food

Fast-Food Facilities Made Fast

When you need to build a Taco Bell in half a week, call Fullerton Cos.

Working Smarter

Working Smarter To Combat The Labor Shortage

Employers are struggling to find new employees who possess hard and soft skills, so Minnesota colleges are adapting their academic programs to fill the void.


Caution On Commercial Real Estate

After years of high demand for office, retail and industrial spaces, brokers see the growth rate slowing in 2017.


Making Popcorn With The Sun

Does popping corn with the sun make the business pop?

Welcome To A New Kind Of Tension

More than ever, real news and useful perspective need support.

Front Lines

Front Lines

Developing a new narrative: maximizing opportunities and sustaining success.

It's All Relative

The Family Common Vision

Family members should draw on their religious backgrounds and family values to unite behind missions for their businesses.

Performing Philanthropy

Expanding Affordable Housing

Businesses must join with nonprofits and the public sector to tackle worker housing shortages.

Open Letter

The First 100 Days

To: Post-Inaugural Citizens, USA

Working Out

Survival of the Fittest

Gear up for the new year with strategic client sessions at the Twin Cities’ most inspiring fitness studios.


Out of Office: January 2017

The top tickets and art picks for January.

Plugged In

Plugged In: January 2017

The best opportunities for networking this month.

Vets Forum

TCB Forum Highlights: 2016 Veterans in the Workplace

Here's what you missed if you didn't attend our Veterans forum.


Staying Ahead Of Overtime

Minnesota employers are straining to comply with new overtime rules.

Roller Derby

Roller Derby Thrives In Minnesota

Minnesota’s premier roller derby league sees value in its players beyond the flat track

MN Cup

Where Are The 2015 MN Cup Winners Now?

A look at where last year's division winners are today.

Copper Hen

Business-Reality TV Pays Off For Copper Hen

The Eat Street restaurant struck gold on CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" show.

Executive Health

Examining Executive Health

Minnesota’s market for C-suite fitness and health programs is expanding.

Performing Philanthropy

Crowdfunding Comes Of Age

You can make your year-end contributions from your sofa and support artists and entrepreneurs.

Open Letter

The Nobel Goes Electric!

To: Professor Sara Danius Nobel Academy Secretary Nobel Prize Committee Stockholm, Sweden

Family Business

Don't Mix Business With Family Holidays

The holiday season is a time to build family values and enjoy family members, not a time to debate business strategy.


Six Updates To Open For The Holidays

From skepticism over hospital consolidation to optimism over telemedicine, here’s what’s on the minds of employers as we say goodbye to 2016.



Show your clients where to find authentic, Minnesota-made holiday gifts.

Plugged In

Plugged In: December 2016

The best opportunities for networking this month.

2016 Small Business Success Stories Event Photos

A slideshow of images taken during TCB's 2016 Small Business Success Stories Awards, held at the Hilton Minneapolis in January 2017.

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