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  • Member profile: Shaw-Lundquist celebrates 50th anniversary

    May 21, 2024
    Shaw-Lundquist is celebrating its 50ᵗʰ anniversary in 2024. It was in 1974 when Fred Shaw co-founded the construction firm in downtown Minneapolis, a humble beginning to a remarkable story of the growth and development of one of the largest and most successful Minority Business Enterprises in the country. 
  • How can the federal government help you export?

    May 7, 2024
    The Export–Import (EXIM) Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States federal government. They provide a number of insurance programs, loan guarantees and educational resources. Generally, EXIM provides export finance solutions to decrease risk and allow US businesses to offer more favorable terms to foreign buyers. 
  • Top 5 benefits of workers' compensation for businesses

    May 1, 2024
    Workers' compensation is a crucial insurance program that provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. While the primary focus of workers' compensation is on the well-being of employees, this insurance also offers significant benefits to businesses. In this blog post, we will explore the various advantages that workers' compensation can bring to your business.
  • Member spotlight: Mortenson accesses diverse talent to enable growth

    Apr 30, 2024
    Mortenson, a top 25 builder and leaders in commercial construction and renewable energy, is taking on innovative approaches to access talent. We engaged in a Q and A with some of their team to learn how they are approaching talent acquisition and navigating the challenging war for talent that exists.
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel? Or Thermonuclear Explosion?

    Apr 24, 2024
    As Small Business Week greets us again, I am thrilled that so many of the finer qualities of small business people are being celebrated. But as a member of this grand fellowship, I know that one quality, above all others, allows us to stay on this side of the sod. We believe we will succeed even when there isn’t a dollar on the horizon and misfortune is building a permanent basecamp in our lobby.

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