Bold North WCCO Good Neighbor Business of the Week

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This Week’s Good Neighbor Business of the Week

January 15 – 21

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Minnesota Super Bowl Committee

WCCO in partnership with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee will put the Bold North on the map through the WCCO Good Neighbor Business of the Week, celebrating Super Bowl 52 by featuring and telling the story of the top 52 businesses … the best of the Bold North!

Last year, Best Buy announced plans to significantly increase our commitment to underserved youth over the next three years. By 2020, we plan to prepare one million youth annually for tech-reliant careers through a vastly expanded Teen Tech Center network, a new Career Pathways program and heightened community-based efforts.

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Hubert Joly | CEO, Best Buy

Hubert Joly is chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc., the leading provider of consumer electronics products and services, with approximately 125,000 employees in North America and $40 billion in annual revenue.

After joining Best Buy in September 2012, Mr. Joly led the company’s successful Renew Blue turnaround. As a result, Best Buy stabilized and grew comparable sales and profit; increased customer satisfaction and employee morale; enhanced the in-store experience with the addition of thousands of shops-in-shop developed in partnership with many of the world’s leading technology companies; and, created a richer multichannel retail experience.

Now, he is leading the company into the next phase of its transformation, called Best Buy 2020: Building the New Blue. This strategy aims to drive growth by providing multichannel services and solutions that help customers pursue their passions and enrich their lives with the help of technology.

Prior to Best Buy, Mr. Joly was CEO of Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company. Before that, he led Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Vivendi Universal Games and Electronic Data Systems’ business in France.

He serves on the boards of Ralph Lauren Corp., the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Minnesota Business Partnership, Minneapolis Institute of Art and Minnesota Orchestra.

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