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Sales & Marketing: Targeted Marketing

Sales & Marketing: Targeted Marketing

January 3, 2018 No Comments

How To Begin Promoting Your Company by Wayne Wilcox “We’re a manufacturing company, we don’t have a big budget for this sort of thing …” “And, just a side note … we don’t need a lot of new RFQs, we just want to reach the customers that would ‘fit’ us best, that way, we can […]

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Finance: Are You Ready?

Finance: Are You Ready?

January 3, 2018 No Comments

For Accounting Standard Impacts by Brandon Reinschmidt It’s almost here! As we push into 2018, many people in Minnesota who read this phrase may think of the Super Bowl, which is being hosted in our backyard at U.S. Bank Stadium. Unfortunately, that’s not the excitement I’m talking about. No, I’m referring to the effective date […]

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Member Forum: Leadership Council

Member Forum: Leadership Council

November 9, 2017 No Comments

Peers Provide Powerful Insights by Lynn Moline It’s barely daylight but the aroma of coffee and bakery-fresh sweet rolls fills the room. One by one, members trickle in and the friendly banter begins. “I see your crew showed you up again at Shoot for Scholarships.” “Haven’t you managed to get that new machine up and […]

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Made In Minnesota: RiverStar Inc.

Made In Minnesota: RiverStar Inc.

September 7, 2017 No Comments

Automated Breath Test Kiosk by Leah Call From idea to implementation, prototype to packaging, RiverStar in Winona, Minn., has helped innovators launch new products and improve existing ones. One such product, the Automated Breathalyzer™ Kiosk (AB Kiosk), is an alcohol screening tool sold by Precision Kiosk Technologies (PKT) which hit the market in 2017. “RiverStar’s […]

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E-clusive: Enhancing the Image of Manufacturing

By Nancy Huddleston Let’s face it – we’re humans and it’s in our nature to care about our looks...

E-clusive: It’s Time to Evangelize Manufacturing

By Nancy Huddleston It’s not every day that you hear someone say, “we need to evangelize manufacturing as a...