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Octane Fitness: A closer look at Nautilus’ new acquisition

Octane Fitness founders Dennis Lee and Tim Porth have maintained a long-term focus on creating both exercise equipment and a workplace that operate smoothly. The fitness industry veterans, who launched Brooklyn Park, Minn.-based Octane Fitness in 2001, have invested in … Continue reading

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Movers Extra: CohenTaylor Executive Search Services

(Movers Extra presents additional insights from business people featured in Movers & Shakers, which I write for the Star Tribune’s business section). A past recruiting success helped lead to creation of CohenTaylor Executive Search Services, a boutique Minneapolis firm specializing in placements … Continue reading

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Movers Extra: Bill Kirkpatrick, Cameron’s Coffee

(Note: Movers & Shakers, which I’ve been writing since its inception in 2011, features recently hired, promoted and otherwise news-making executives, entrepreneurs and business owners each Monday in the Star Tribune’s business section. Here, Movers Extra includes additional insights and wisdom from … Continue reading

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Movers Extra: Mia Schillace Nelson, Outhouse Exhibit Services

(Note: Movers & Shakers, which I’ve been writing since its inception in 2011, features recently hired, promoted and otherwise news-making executives, entrepreneurs and business owners each Monday in the Star Tribune’s business section. Here, Movers Extra includes additional insights and … Continue reading

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Friends & Neighbors and the ‘New Shmoo’

Mark Bubula was earnestly describing the nimbleness and productivity of Friends & Neighbors, the Minneapolis marketing consultancy he co-founded in 2012. Bubula, the firm’s president, and a small core of other ad agency veterans lead Friends & Neighbors. But they … Continue reading

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