A few years ago, when executives at DigiKey Electronics began to plan an expansion project, they looked at several possible locations in the Midwest. That wasn’t surprising, considering the Thief River Falls electronic parts distributor expected that it would need to hire another 1,000 workers but was, at the same time, located in one of the more lightly populated regions of Minnesota – one with a tight labor market to boot. Ultimately, DigiKey decided to build its new distribution center right at home in Pennington County, in far northwestern Minnesota, where the company got its start in 1972 – decades before it became the mega-business that generated $3.1 billion in revenue last year. The decision heartened the town of 8,600, whose identity has become increasingly tied to the fortunes of DigiKey. Executives won’t reveal where else they looked, or say too much about why they chose to expand at home, but financial incentives certainly tell part of the story. … [Read more...] about No place like home: Looking to expand, electronic parts giant DigiKey scouts the Midwest — but stays put in Minnesota
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ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS Preston Kelly, Minneapolis, announced the following hires: Sarah Hoehn, creative director; Lisa Thotland, executive producer; Ben Proell, designer; Alexa Harney, account manager; Jessica Thompson, account manager; Christine Sammons, controller, and Kim Nelson, accounting manager. AGRICULTURE Eden Prairie-based livestock nutrition supplier Zinpro Corp. announced the following leadership changes: William Scrimgeour moving from president and chief executive officer to CEO; Rob Sheffer moving from chief operating officer to president, and Patrick Brunner from chief financial officer to COO. The changes were effective Jan. 1. ATTRACTIONS Glensheen, Duluth, ranked second in the 2018 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Holiday Historic Home Tour. AUTO DEALERSHIPS Walser Automotive Group‘s Burnsville Subaru dealership is moving to be next door to Walser Honda on Buck Hill Road. CONSTRUCTION Construction equipment … [Read more...] about Business People: Sunday, Jan .20
By Annie Vainshtein Updated 12:16 pm PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Participants take part in a cuddle party and give each other shoulder rubs at a home in Marina Del Rey, CA on Monday, November 25, 2013. Participants take part in a cuddle party and give each other shoulder rubs at a home in Marina Del Rey, CA on Monday, November 25, 2013. Photo: Digital First Media/Orange Count/Digital First Media Via Getty Im Yoni Alkan, a certified Cuddlist and a Cuddle Party facilitator, cuddles with a client. Yoni Alkan, a certified Cuddlist and a Cuddle Party facilitator, cuddles with a client. Photo: Stephen Johnson A scene from a Cuddle Party in San Francisco, Calif. A scene from a Cuddle Party in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Yoni Alkan Participants take part in a cuddle party at a home … [Read more...] about I cuddled with strangers at a Cuddle Party, San Francisco’s latest wellness trend
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Devra First Globe Staff November 06, 2018 This year marks the 20th anniversary of occasion-restaurant standby No. 9 Park, and thus the 20th anniversary of chef Barbara Lynch’s culinary influence on this city. Before opening her flagship in 1998, Lynch had cooked at the likes of Olives and Galleria Italiana and been named one of Food & Wine magazine’s best new chefs. But it was with No. 9 Park that she came into her own. She is part of a cadre of chefs who put Boston dining on the map: Jody Adams, Todd English, Gordon Hamersley, Lydia Shire, Jasper White. And her DNA is visible in some of the city’s most-exciting restaurants, from Bar Mezzana to Chickadee to Haley Henry and Nathalie, where the majority of staff members have at some point called her boss. It is, perhaps, no coincidence that two of Boston’s greatest culinary loves … [Read more...] about Barbara Lynch has influenced Boston dining for 20 years. I ate at all of her restaurants to find out how they are today.
Bay City News Service Published 12:31 pm PDT, Saturday, September 22, 2018 FILE - This July 14, 2014 file photo shows Wells Fargo offices in Oakland. Organizers say Wells Fargo and Chase are leading financiers of two large for-profit prison corporations, CoreCivic and GEO Group, which operated immigration detention centers. less FILE - This July 14, 2014 file photo shows Wells Fargo offices in Oakland. Organizers say Wells Fargo and Chase are leading financiers of two large for-profit prison corporations, CoreCivic and GEO Group, ... more Photo: Ben Margot, Associated Press FILE – A customer uses an ATM outside of a Chase bank office on in this file photo from October 13, 2011 in Oakland. The banks also continue to finance fossil fuel projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline and proposed arctic drilling projects that are dangerous to the environment, according to organizers. … [Read more...] about Bay Area protesters urge Chase, Wells Fargo customers to close accounts