The Regional Business Climate
APEX investor-members are focused on growth. Their successes and achievements have a positive impact on the region. Browse recent headlines to get a sense of how investor-members are impacting, and demonstrating their commitment, to the region.
Pascha Apter Named Twin Cities Business Top 100 People to Know in 2018
Monday, December 11, 2017
Pascha Apter of Giant Voices was named one of the Twin Cities Business Magazine's "Top 100 Emerging People to Know" in 2018. Apter is the CEO of the Duluth based marketing firm, and has been leading its growth since 2012. Read the full article at the Twin Cities Business Magazine.
BoardRoom Magazine Recognizes RSM for Excellence
Monday, December 11, 2017
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) — the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market — is honored to be named an “Excellence in Achievement” award winner by BoardRoom magazine, the official publication for the Association of Private Club Directors (APCD) and the Distinguished Clubs.
“The BoardRoom awards are the only awards in the private club industry that recognize private clubs’ business partners, and every year we see increasing innovation, achievement, a vision and dedication from the BoardRoom Award recipients,” said John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom magazine. “And of course, private clubs are the beneficiary of...
Sock on: UMD students sell a pair, donate a pair with Soks Co.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
If Grandma gets you this pair of socks for Christmas, you’ll need to write two thank-you cards — one from you, and one from the community member who received a donated pair.
Four University of Minnesota Duluth students are taking the buy-a-pair, donate-a-pair model popularized by Toms Shoes and selling socks that will benefit the Damiano Center and people who rely on its emergency services. Buy a pair of Soks Co. socks, and a pair of warm merino wool socks is donated to Damiano.
Read the full story at the Duluth News Tribune.
Minnesota and China Connect
Monday, December 04, 2017
Through a class in cultural entrepreneurship, students at UMD and Ocean University in Qingdao, China now have the ability to enroll in the same course, and...
UMD CED: Student to Business Initiative
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Each semester the UMD Center for Economic Development collaborates with local faculty members on the Student to Business Initiative (SBI). This initiative partners student teams...
LSC sponsors business & industry career night Thursday
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Lake Superior College will sponsor a free business and industry career cight on from 5-8 p.m. Thursday on campus. Online reservations are recommended, but not required.
Participants can learn...
LSC offers practical nursing program for veterans
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Starting January 2018, Lake Superior College in Duluth will offer a six-month practical nursing program for recently discharged veterans with medic training and also for active duty...
St. Luke's celebrates receiving international award
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
St. Luke’s held a special ceremony Wednesday to celebrate its designation as a Baby-Friendly birth facility, a prestigious international award.
Baby-Friendly USA is the authority...
LHB desgns award-winning business center
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Saint Paul Port Authority and United Properties’ Midway Business Center in St. Paul received a 2017 Award of Excellence in the Light Industrial –...
IKONICS enters dye sublimation market
Friday, October 06, 2017
Duluth-based IKONICS Corp. has received a large order for its new dye sublimation product, through which high-quality images can be printed on a variety of...
Sappi snags state award for Cloquet mill
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
CLOQUET — The Sappi pulp and paper mill was recognized by the Minnesota Office of Foreign Direct Investment on Tuesday as the mill's South African...
ALLETE announces acquisition
Friday, September 08, 2017
The U.S. Water subsidiary of Duluth-based ALLETE has acquired Tonka Water, a supplier of water treatment systems.
Founded in 1956, the Minnetonka firm has a national...
APEX Welcomes New Investors
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, Cirrus Aircraft has been creating state-of-the-art aviation technology for the past 30 years. The company’s mission is to deliver an...
Maurices launches a campaign honoring teachers
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- maurices, the best kept billion-dollar secret in retail with over 1,000 stores in North America, introduces a fall campaign, #mauriceslovesteachers, to recognize,...
Essentia Health Grand Rapids Clinic expands
Monday, August 07, 2017
A groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 11 for a $14 million expansion of the Essentia Health Grand Rapids Clinic, located on 1542 Golf Course...
Haines named GPM's chief executive
Monday, July 17, 2017
Peter G. Haines was named chief executive officer at GPM Inc., replacing Rob West, CEO for the past five years. West will continue to serve...
AAR's sales, income rise in FY 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
AAR CORP. (AIR) reported fourth quarter sales of $492.3 million, up 5.1 percent from last year, and full year sales of $1.77 billion, up 4 percent from...
Airport runway work starting this summer
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Runway construction is scheduled to begin later this summer at Duluth International Airport and Sky Harbor Airport as the city's airfields get going on major...
Blandin Foundation awards $4.4 million in grants
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
During their recent summer meeting, Blandin Foundation trustees awarded grants totaling nearly $4.4 million.
Following is a list of local grant awards:
• Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation....
Two Wipfli employees earn CPA designation
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Duluth office of Wipfli LLP CPA and Consultants announced that Makenzie Korby and Emily Andrews have both earned their CPA designation. Korby is a...
LHB among ‘Top 150’ workplaces
Monday, June 26, 2017
LHB has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.
“We strive to provide our clients with highly talented staff...
Keenan named PolyMet CFO
Monday, June 19, 2017
PolyMet Mining Corp. announced the appointment of Patrick Keenan as chief financial officer. He succeeds Douglas Newby, who has served as CFO for nearly 12...
Essentia Health Fitness Expo today, Friday
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Grandma’s Marathon weekend officially kicks off this afternoon with the Essentia Health Fitness Expo. The free, two-day event is today from 4 p.m. to 8...