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Archive for January, 2016

BizPitch looking for inspired entrepreneurs

Jan 2016 • Category: Press Releases

The Regional Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation (RCEF) is still looking for entrepreneurs to participate in its remaining 2016 BizPitch events. BizPitch is a FREE program where entrepreneurs present their ideas in a relaxed setting to a panel of local business experts while getting objective and constructive feedback. Funded through a Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) grant, […]



National Independent Billing, Inc. Rebrands as Northflow Solutions

Jan 2016 • Category: Press Releases

Mankato, Minn. – Northflow Solutions, Inc. (Northflow) recently announced the new brand name, independent ownership and operation of the company. Headquartered in Mankato, Minn. – where several converging rivers begin to flow north to meet the Mississippi – Northflow is a valued industry provider of workflow, billing and customer management software – SuiteSolution®. The company, […]



Capstone celebrates milestone 25th anniversary in 2016

Jan 2016 • Category: Press Releases

  MANKATO, Minn. – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Among the publisher’s yearlong celebration at conferences and online includes special promotions and giveaways for customers, exclusive events with an open house party at its headquarters office in North Mankato this summer, a […]



New Ulm to offer StartSmart New Business Seminars

Jan 2016 • Category: Press Releases

NEW ULM, MINN. – The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the New Ulm Public Library, will be holding the StartSmart New Business Seminar Series on Thursday evenings from Jan. 28 through Feb. 18. These informational seminars are free and open to anyone interested in starting their own business.  All four seminars will […]



A Look at Area Chamber Awards for Business of the Year

Jan 2016 • Category: Special Reports

Taking a cue from our annual Business Person of the Year award, we thought we’d look around southern Minnesota to see what other businesses are being recognized in their communities for exemplary success and community involvement.



Denny Dotson & Jean Bye

Jan 2016 • Category: Feature Story

When it comes to Mankato metal foundry Dotson Iron Castings, the secret to its success comes from a unique mix of Minnesota-nice values, cutting-edge innovation and two extremely talented leaders: chairman Denny Dotson and CEO Jean Bye.