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Blowing snow hampers travel in western Minnesota
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RS Fiber Coop moving forward with rural broadband network
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Zucker fuels win for Wild
'West Side Story' musical production opens tonight at Willmar, Minnesota, High School
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Latest issue of Business 2 Business is available online
Trying something new: City’s former tech coordinator starts his own business
Target U.S. sales beat expectations; Canada unit faces review due to losses
Vikings can’t maintain early lead; fall 21-13 to Bears
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October 23, 2013
Creativity, planning key to throwing a memorable holiday party
It’s not even Halloween yet, but many businesses have already started thinking about this year’s holiday party. At Home State Bank, which has five locations in Willmar, Hutchinson, Litchfield and Cosmos, planning for the annual party begins...
October 23, 2013 - 1:04am
What does your desk say about you? Study shows surroundings affect choice and creativity
A glance around your desk or office space might say more about you than your tolerance for clutter or propensity for filing. A recent University of Minnesota study indicates work environment can affect your creativity and how likely you are to make healthy choices and try new thi...
October 23, 2013 - 1:03am
Nominate a young professional for B2B’s ‘5 Under 40’ issue
Young professionals make a huge impact on this area’s business community, and Business2Business would like to recognize some of their talent in the January issue of B2B. Through a nomination process, we want to recognize five young professionals who have already made a difference...
October 23, 2013 - 1:02am
New program in Willmar will connect young aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners
A new program in the Willmar area hopes to match high school students with some of the area’s most innovative entrepreneurs. The CEO program, which stands for “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities,” connects high school juniors and seniors with business professionals who...
October 23, 2013 - 1:01am
September 18, 2013
Keeping farmers going: Farm implement dealers working out in the field
By Carlienne A. Frisch Freelance writer Time is a precious commodity when a farmer’s field equipment coughs, sputters or just plain quits — especially during planting or harvest. That’s when the farm implement dealer’s service staff put on their superhero persona,...
September 18, 2013 - 3:08am
Not your grandpa’s Poppin’ Johnny
By Carlienne A. Frisch Freelance writer As farm equipment engineering progressed, past generations of farmers grew accustomed to certain niceties — a cab on the tractor, for example. But if a farmer from 50 years ago climbed into a 21st-century combine, it just might take a...
September 18, 2013 - 3:07am
Farm equipment repair still a taxing situation
By Carlienne A. Frisch Freelance writer Despite comments by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton that he was open to scrapping the sales tax on farm equipment repair that took effect July 1, the Minnesota Legislature did not address the issue in a special session on Sept. 9. Over the...
September 18, 2013 - 3:06am
Local businesses contribute to their communities through United Way corporate campaigns
For the 2013-14 year, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has set an ambitious fundraising goal: $1 million. Much of that effort will come from businesses throughout west central Minnesota that coordinate...
September 18, 2013 - 3:04am
Young professional program in Willmar looking for community mentors
A new neXt program will give young professionals a chance to learn from and network with four leaders from the Willmar community. The 2013-14 neXt Mentorship Program will begin in October and go through January. At each of the four sessions, one mentor will meet with eight neXt...
September 18, 2013 - 3:01am
August 22, 2013
Business2Business: Chemical dependency can cost businesses
GRANITE FALLS — Alcohol or drug dependency can change someone's personality, cause financial issues and sever personal relationships. It can...
August 22, 2013 - 12:14pm
August 21, 2013
Business2Business: Ridgewater College provides customized training for businesses
WILLMAR — When Willmar Fabrication realized its business was growing and expanding to the point where not everyone had the training they needed to completely fulfill their job duties, Human Resources Manager Angela Koosman reached out to Ridgewater College's Customized Training...
August 21, 2013 - 3:52pm
July 24, 2013
August Business2Business: Social media, Willmar Municipal Airport and more
July 24, 2013 - 12:03am
June 25, 2013
Business2Business: MinnWest Technology Campus turns vision into reality
The MinnWest Technology Campus originally started with a 100-year-old campus, two companies and an idea to attract new, skilled workers to the Willmar area. Thirty businesses and 400 employees later, MinnWest has proven it’s an idea that made sense. “We’ve seen that there’s...
June 25, 2013 - 8:42am