Need For Tech Workers Helps Bump Holiday Hiring NumbersBelieve it or not, Christmas is seven weeks away. That means a lot of businesses are busy hiring for the holidays. A new survey from the job website CareerBuilder shows 33 percent of companies plan to hire seasonal help this year -- up from 26 percent in 2014.
CenturyLink, Vikings Announce Partnership, Wi-Fi Access Points In New StadiumThe bricks and mortar are being put into place at the new U.S. Bank stadium. Now, construction on the Wi-Fi infrastructure will begin.
Lund's & Byerly's Branding Together With New NameByerly's and Lund's stores have been owned by the same company for 18 years, and starting Thursday, the grocery stores will share their name: "Lund's and Byerly's."
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Audit Finds MNsure Missteps With Marketing WorkMinnesota's health insurance exchange failed to properly authorize over $925,000 in marketing work and didn't update its contract with its vendor to cover it until after the job was done, Legislative Auditor James Nobles reported Tuesday.
Stores Prepare To Fight Amazon For Christmas BusinessIn the past, brick and mortar stores like Target and Wal-Mart have chased Amazon.com's low pricing. But according to Wells Fargo study, that changed in the last six months. University of St. Thomas Marketing Instructor Jon Seltzer says all three are stepping up, but in different ways.
Free Symposium Held To Help Vets Do Better BusinessMinnesota veterans are learning about owning and running their own businesses. The Association of the United States Army and U.S. Bank got together Wednesday to present a free symposium for veterans.
Minnesota Exchange Gets New MarketersMinnesota's health insurance exchange has named two firms to run its marketing for the next two years. MNsure said Friday that Grassroots Solutions and Clarity Coverdale Fury will handle the work, with a new marketing campaign to launch this fall.
Target, Best Buy Join ‘Thanksgiving Creep’More and more stores are announcing that they'll be open on Thanksgiving, and some will even be opening earlier. It’s a phenomena some call the “Thanksgiving creep.” On Monday, Target announced they would open on 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving - an hour earlier than last year. Another hometown company, Best Buy, will open even earlier, at 6 p.m.
Beyond Bounds: Star Skater + Video Production Phenom = Carolyn DraayerI laughed at the use of "possibly" and "try." "My goal is to possibly try to get hired at a studio or a video production house," Carolyn Draayer said. It was a preposterous statement, as the Gustavus junior's knack for video production should inevitably have studios hustling to try and get her on board.
Paul Bunyan Pitching In On MNsure PushThe leaders of MNsure unveiled a new marketing campaign featuring two Minnesota icons that will run for the next month. The campaign features folk hero Paul Bunyan and his faithful companion Babe in a series of unfortunate mishaps along with a twist on familiar slogan, "Minnesota: Land of 10,000 reasons to get health insurance."
Victoria Secret ControversyVictoria Secret has a new product that is likely not going to go over well with parents.