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Feature Story: Addressing Hiring Challenges

Feature Story: Addressing Hiring Challenges

May 8, 2014 No Comments

by Jaclyn Dukowitz, SPHR and Carlie Diaz, PHR The warnings have been sounded for years. Baby boomers are leaving the workforce. Kids are leaving the small towns. Indeed, the challenge of employee recruitment has never been keener. In a 2013 Robert Half survey, six in 10 (60 percent) of small business owners said the biggest […]

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Leadership Insights: We the People – Political Engagement

Leadership Insights: We the People – Political Engagement

May 8, 2014 No Comments

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Feature Story – West Central Minnesota

Feature Story – West Central Minnesota

May 8, 2014 No Comments

by Melissa DeBilzan Manufacturing Growth is Region’s Best Kept Secret Four years after opening a CNC machine shop in Rochester, Jerry Bowman decided to move his rapidly growing company to a quaint town in Central Minnesota. His shop had just been recognized as the 10th fastest growing small business in the country by Entrepreneur magazine, […]

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Cover Story: Aiming for Quality

Cover Story: Aiming for Quality

May 8, 2014 No Comments

by Melissa DeBilzan Aerospace and Defense Certifications Taking Off Minnesota is known for making medical devices, which demands rigorous quality standards. However, a number of manufacturers are targeting aerospace and defense for growth—and finding those certifications to be mission critical. Like many manufacturers, Northwest Swiss-Matic, LLC is ISO certified. But that isn’t enough to satisfy […]

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E-Clusive: “Magic Material” Provides an Invisible Barrier to Ward Off Metal Corrosion

Researchers have discovered a material that you probably hold in your hand every day could be a solution to...

E-Clusive: Teaser: Five Fundamentals for Sales Collateral

by Marjorie Clayman Sales collateral can incorporate brochures, catalogs, sell sheets, and more. While other facets of business communication...