Edge Marketing, a Minneapolis-based public relations and marketing firm serving the legal and accounting industries, was honored with two 2018 MarCom awards by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals: Platinum Winner for a publicity campaign and a Gold Winner for online placement, both in the Strategic Communications category. … Lifestyle brand Outside has named Minneapolis marketing agency Haberman to its 50 “Best Places to Work” in 2018. … Martin Williams Advertising, Minneapolis, announced it has won all of the advertising business for Kubota Tractor Corp., Grapevine, Texas.
Cargill Inc., Wayzata, announced the addition of Anna Richo as general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary beginning Jan. 14. Richo succeeds Laura White, who retired in May. The company also announced that Florian Schattenmann joined the company as vice president of research and development and innovation. … The Mosaic Co., a Plymouth-based producer and provider of phosphate and potash crop nutrients, announced several senior leadership changes all effective Jan. 1: Walt Precourt from senior vice president-phosphates to senior vice president-strategy and growth; Bruce Bodine from senior vice president-potash to senior vice president-phosphates; Karen Swager from vice president-minerals in the Phosphates Business Unit to senior vice president-potash. … Zinpro Corp., an Eden Prairie provider of nutritional products for livestock, announced the launch of its blog, Essential Feed.
C.M. Architecture, Minneapolis, announced the following promotions: Matt Obbink, senior project architect; Cory Billig and Kristin Moan, senior project managers; Elvy Cleary, project manager. … WSB, Golden Valley, announced that Jamie Ramos has joined the firm to lead its urban design efforts, focusing on its landscape architecture portfolio in Denver.
Lubrication Technologies, Golden Valley, announced the acquisition of Burnsville-based Reliable Plus Car Wash Services Inc.
Midway Bicycle Supply, St. Paul, announced it has purchased all of the inventory from former wholesale bicycle parts supplier Midwest Bicycle Supply.
Crown Iron Works announced the groundbreaking of its new headquarters in Blaine.
Valerie and Jake Scott announced the opening of of Duluth Cider, 2308 W. Superior St., Duluth.
Gateway Bank, Mendota Heights, announced it has hired four associates: Heather Sodomka, universal banker; Krystin Jones, teller operations associate; Willie Pudvah, universal banker, Edina; Dan Hennen, vice president of commercial lending, Edina.
Food supplier General Mills, Golden Valley, announced the election of Diane L. Neal to its board of directors effective Nov. 5. Neal was most recently chief executive officer of Sur La Table, a kitchen-goods retailer.
The Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, announced receiving a U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund 770, to be used to provide financing to local entrepreneurs.
Prime Therapeutics, a pharmacy benefit manager serving 22 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans nationally, announced it has officially completed the first phase of its new Eagan operations and IT facility, moving in about 900 employees. … Heath insurer UCare, Minneapolis, recognized 13 clinics and care systems with top results in 2017 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set measures: Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center, Allina Health Clinics, CentraCare, EssentiaCare, Hennepin Healthcare, Mankato Clinic, Sanford, Burnsville Family Physicians, Carris Health, Park Nicollet, HealthPartners Stillwater Medical Group, University of Minnesota Physicians. … Minneapolis-based hospital and clinic operator Allina Health received the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Collaboration Award. … Minneapolis-based nursing facilities operators Augustana Care and Elim Care announced they are now operating jointly under the new name of Cassia.
The following Minnesota-based companies have been recognized as world’s best employers by Forbes: 3M, Allianz, Ecolab, Fastenal, General Mills, Hormel Foods, Mosaic, Target, Xcel Energy. … Rihm Kenworth, a South St. Paul-based truck dealership for businesses, has been named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation by the Women in Trucking Association.
Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, announced that it has been ranked in 26 practice areas in the list of “Best Law Firms,” which is published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers and distributed worldwide. The firm also announced it has been awarded the 2018 MarCom Award for Best Legal Website in the digital media category from Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. … Fredrikson & Byron’s Minneapolis office was ranked in Best Lawyers 2019 Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas. … U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has nationally ranked 24 of Dorsey & Whitney‘s practice areas in its rankings of the “Best Law Firms.” Dorsey & Whitney is based in Minneapolis.
Wagner SprayTech, a Minneapolis-based maker of paint applicators and tools, announced the acquisition of HomeRight, a division of Diversified Dynamics Corp. based in Blaine.
American Public Media Group, St. Paul, announced that it has named Chandra Kavati as its vice president of content distribution and partnerships.
Medibio Limited, a mental health technology company based jointly in Minneapolis and Sydney, Australia, announced the appointment of David B. Kaysen as CEO and managing director. … Heraeus Medical Components, a White Bear Township-based business unit of Heraeus Holding GmbH, announced its acquisition of St. Paul-based Evergreen Medical Technologies and its subsidiary, PhysioTest, effective Oct. 31. … Surmodics, an Eden Prairie-based provider of in vitro diagnostic technologies, announced that Teri Sides has joined as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, effective Nov. 1.
Foundation for Essential Needs, a Minneapolis organization that ensures the sustainability of food shelves, has hired Kate Burggraff as executive director effective Oct. 29. … The Family Partnership, a Minneapolis-based social services agency, announced the appointments of Brian Kimmes as development manager and Karen Smith as communications manager.
Valerie Vee recently affiliated with OEA Realty in Shoreview as a buyer’s rep, listing agent and downsizing consultant. … John Smaby of Edina Realty in Edina was installed as 2019 president of the National Association of Realtors.
River States Truck and Trailer, a Hudson, Wis.-based truck dealer to businesses, announced sales representative John Scheller has been awarded with the 2017/2018 Leland James Sales Achievement Award. … Sue Sorensen Lee has been named vice president of communications at Ecumen, a Shoreview-based nonprofit provider of senior housing and aging services. … ATS International, a St. Cloud-based provider in specialized transportation solutions, announced the arrival of its 3,000th load in a 13-month-long effort to help Puerto Rico recover and rebuild after hurricane destruction. … Ecolab, a St. Paul-based provider of sanitary products and services to businesses, has appointed Shari L. Ballard and Lionel L. Nowell III to its board, effective Dec. 4. Ballard is an adviser at Best Buy Co., and formerly was senior executive vice president and president, Multi-Channel Retail. Nowell serves on the boards of American Electric Power and Bank of America and formerly was senior vice president and treasurer of PepsiCo. … Marco, a St. Cloud-based provider of technology services to business, announced its acquisition of Phillips Office Solutions, adding 140 employees at 10 offices in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Tournament-fishing organization Fishing League Worldwide announced a strategic partnership with Medina-based recreational off-road vehicle manufacturer Polaris Industries Inc.
Minnesota United Major League Soccer organization announced a partnership with VenueNext to launch a mobile app for the 2019 season for digital ticketing for all events at Allianz Field, the club’s St. Paul stadium.
75F, a Burnsville-based provider of clean commercial building environmental technologies, announced it has been chosen for the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, a $30 million clean-technology incubator funded by Wells Fargo and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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