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March 1, 2014: IFMA names Wayne Teig of CREST "Rookie of the Year"

March 2014: CREST Negotiates Lease for West, Incorporated

February 14, 2013: Club! Tutoring presents $2000 Check!

December 17, 2013: CREST Negotiates Lease Extension and Expansion for Office Space User

December 17, 2013: CREST Represents Bunin Law Offices in Lease Extension

June 17, 2013: Hammer Residences, Inc. Recognized as Top 100 Workplace in Minnesota

June 3, 2013: CREST Negotiates Lease for Urban Growler Brewing

May 13, 2013: UnitedHealth Group & Optum Honored at Thrift Community Partner by Arc's Value Village Thrift Stores & Donation Centers

April 18, 2013: Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners Friend and Fundraising Gala

April 15, 2013: Metropolitan State University's Annual "Breakfast at the Capitol" Connects Record Number of Alumni with Sen. Sandy Pappas and Sen. Roger Chamberlain.

April 3, 2013: Opportunity Partners welcomes Alice L. Johnson as new Chief Financial Officer.

February 6, 2013: Henningson & Snoxell, LTD. Welcomes Attorney Simon Trautmann.

January 19, 2013: Chamber poll shows support for Southwest Light Rail. - Pioneer Press

January 19, 2013: Survey Finds Broad Support for Transit, Southwest LRT. - St. Louis Park Patch

January 19, 2013: Southwest LRT poll: 'Build it, already'. - Finance and Commerce

January 17, 2013: Poll shows strong support for transit funding.

January 10, 2013: Brandon J. Dunigan Promoted To Manager at BPK&Z

January 2, 2013: Leonard Segal Joins Minneapolis Law Firm SeilerSchindel

January 3, 2013: CBIZ Acquires Leading Midwest Payroll Service Provider Payroll Control Systems.

December 6, 2012: Rasmussen is New Hall of Famer. - Sun Press& News

November 29, 2012: Peg Rasmussen | People. - Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

October 25, 2012: Commuter Services Executive Director Madison Elected to National Association for Commuter Transportation Board of Directors.

October 22, 2012: Paul Radeke Earns Certified Financial Planner Certification.

July 12, 2012: Skjold Named Vice Chair of DRI Financial Advisory Services Group.

July 12, 2012: Wessels Sherman Law Firm Hosts Employment Law Seminar Exclusively for Minnesota Employers.

May 4, 2012: Wayzata student receives $5,000 surprise.

May 4, 2012: Wayzata H.S. Student Surprised With Scholarship.

April 26, 2012: 8 TwinWest member businesses were listed on Minnesota Business "BEST 100 COMPANIES TO WORK FOR."
-Evolve Systems
-Goff Public
-Orange Tree Employment Screening
-The Bailey Group
-The Minnesota Twins
-Allina Health

-Opportunity Parnters

April 9, 2012: Comcast Launches Business Class Ethernet Services in the Twin Cities.

April 2, 2012: Chris Duffy receives two awards at Midwest Journalism Conference.

February 28, 2012: Marco Receives 2012 Pro-Tech Service Excellence Award.

February 24, 2012:Soulo Communications Hires Communication Director.

February 17, 2012: Opportunity Partners Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation.

Februaury 16, 2012: CREST Commercial Real Estate Syrategies (CERST) completes 6,000 square foot lease renewal in Carlson Center.

February 1, 2012: Hammer Residences, Inc. Names John Estrem as New CEO.

February 1, 2012: The Bailey Group Names Martha Carlson Chief Operating Officer.

January 23, 2012: SuNu Wellness Center Wins Gold at 2012 Business Excellence Awards

January 17, 2012: Linsk Flowers is in Full Bloom This Year.

January 6, 2012: Cummings Keegan & Co., P.L.L.P announces Practice Mergers as the celebrate 55 years in business.

January 6, 2012: Pawn America Named a 2011 Small Business Success Story.

January 5, 2012: SuNu Welness Named Finalist for 2012 Business Excellence Awards

September 20, 2011: St. Louis Park CVB President Talks About Cavalia and Twin Cities Film Fest

September 19, 2011: Comcast Launches Innovative, Comprehensive Boardband Apotion and Online Literacy Programs for Twin Cities Area

August 1, 2011: Small Businesses Still Growing but Continued Economic Uncertainty Tempers Plans, According to Insperity Survey

July 29, 2011: Darin Lerbs from Marco, Inc. has been recognized as one of the top Technical Training Students in the country.

July 25, 2011: Prime Mortgage / Residential Mortgage Group / PRISM

July 15, 2011: Marco, Inc. recently earned the designation of Cisco ATP - Cisco TelePresence Video Express Partner

July 12, 2011: Business Journal Names Marco, Inc. as Best Place to Work for 2011

May 25, 2011: Plymouth Huntington Learning Center Kicks Off Summer Reading Adventure Program.

May 12, 2011: TDS Telecommunications Corp. announces high-profile executive assignments.

May 2, 2011: Local Cartridge World Franchisee, Says Supporting Small Businesses is Crucial to Economic Growth in America.

May 2, 2011: Small Businesses Move Ahead in the Face of Sluggish Economic Growth According to Insperity Survey.

April 27, 2011: Insperity Announces Launch of Performance Management’s Software-as-a-Service Solution.

April 26, 2011: Anthony Gabor of member law firm, Oberman Thompson & Segal, LLC has launched a new blog called, “Insights from a Business Litigator” at where he summarizes recent Minnesota court decisions relevant to employers and the business community.

April 25, 2011: National Institute of Play Founder Stuart Brown, MD presents The Power of Play, at The Marsh.

April 19, 2011: Plymouth Teachers Honored for Making Schools Great Huntington Learning Center recognizes local educators on National Teacher Day

April 15, 2011: Marco Signs Agreement to Acquire Best Business Products.

April 13, 2011: TDS® Achieves Cisco Master Managed Services Certification.

April 12, 2011: Sylvan Learning Recruits Minnetonka-Area Graduates to "Make a Difference" in Their Community.

April 8, 2011: HoneyBaked Ham in Minnetonka Helps Local Cooks Plan a Simply Delicious Easter Feast.

March 25, 2011: Marco Recently Hired Two New Technology Advisors.

March 11, 2011: Helping Your Child Develop Positive Friendships.

March 1, 2011: Administaff to Become Insperity, Inc.

February 25, 2011: Marco Acquires Office Enterprises, Inc.'s Eau Claire Copier Division.

February 17, 2011: Voyager Bank Becomes One of the First Financial Institutions in the Country to Take Advantage of New Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan Pool Program.

February 17, 2011: TDS(R) is named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion.

February 10, 2011: TwinWest members Matt Jurcich of Invisik Corporation and Matt Larson of Larson Records Management are featured in this January 2011 New Business Minnesota article.

February 8, 2011: mindSHIFT Expands Its Services Offing Across North America With Acquisition of ORBIT Systems.

February 8, 2011: March Career and Small Business Programs at Hennepin County Library.

February 3, 2011: Kevin M. Mosher Elected as Minneapolis Managing Shareholder.

February 2, 2011: Midland Family Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting on February 8th.

February 1, 2011: Gregg Murray joins Opportunity Partners.

January 25, 2011: Rasmussen College Career and Networking Fair on February 17th.

January 19, 2011: Patrick D. Boyle joins Skjold - Barthel Business Attorneys.

January 17, 2011: John Edson, CPA/ABV, CFF, CVA, of BPK&Z elected to board.

January 17, 2011: Ania E. Esanbock get promoted to manager at BPK&Z.

January 12, 2011: Hopkins Noontime Lions Club spaghetti dinner to benefit Opportunity Partners.

January 5, 2011: BPK&Z hires Lucy Ainsworth, Minneapolis, Minn., was hired as a Senior Accountant by Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch, P.A., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants.

January 3, 2011: TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) introduces Jason Engler as the new market manager in Minnesota.

December 30, 2010: Opportunity Partners fundraiser at Old Log Theater on February 24, 2010.

December 9, 2010: Timothy Horn joins Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch, P.A., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. Click here to read more.

December 1, 2010: Opportunity Partners seeks business leaders for volunteer post. Click here to find out more.

November 8, 2010: Pro Staff Changes Corporate Name to Atterro Human Capital Group, Introduces smartSourcing Services. Click here to vire press release.

November 4, 2010: Ralph Awad, Director of Data Center Operations at VISI (an Eden Prairie business!), was named the 2010 MHTA Tekne Awards. Click here to view press release.

November 4, 2010: The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) presented its 2010 Public Service award to John Edson, a shareholder with Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch, P.A. (BPK&Z).

October 7, 2010: Partnership to Acquire and Manage Minneapolis's Northland Inn. Click here to view article.

September 28, 2010: Orfield Design & Construction, Inc. is a proud recipient of a 2010 Master Design Award in the category of Kitchens < $50,000.

September 3, 2010: Huntington Learning Center of Plymouth shares "Five Common Mistakes on College Applicagtions and How to Avoid Them."

August 30, 2010: Amy contributes to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity project - a "first-of-its-kind" rehab opportunity for Women Build™

August 26, 2010:  Sen. Ann H. Rest invites you to participate in the Crystal-New Hope Business Council that meets monthly. Read the Sun Newspaper article here.

August 24, 2010: B2B CFO Name in Prestigious Inc. 5000 List

August 24, 2010: Ann Luckmann and Jackie Kennedy were promoted to senior accountants at Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch, P.A., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants.

August 18, 2010: Sylvan Learning Located in Minnetonka Offers Five Effective Study Skills For a Successful School Year. Free analysis of your child's learning style available online.

August 16, 2010: TDS® offers free webinar to help businesses defend networks and outpace hackers. Webinar scheduled for Aug. 25, 2 p.m. EST

August 9,2010: Orfield Design & Construction, Inc. is the first to earn the achievement in consumer excellence award.

August 1, 2010: Payroll Control Systems president and TwinWest 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Joe Reilly was featured in the Star Tribune about how his continued hard work as paid off.

July 28, 2010: 25 More Reasons to Open the Money Mailer Coupon Envelope: Twin Cities West Residents to have Multiple Opportunities to Win

July 28, 2010: TDS® to offer managed unified communications service enabled by Cisco to small businesses across U.S.

July 27, 2010: Jim Pohlad, Owner of the Minnesota Twins, featured in Entrepreneur Magazine on how thinking like a small business saved the inherited failing team on the verge of disappearing from baseball.

July 12, 2010: Plymouth company gets recognition for making clients look good. At the communications and public relations firm C.E.L. in Plymouth, a team of professionals is working on a message and it's their job to make sure it's communicated effectively.

July 8, 2010: Opportunity Partners welcomes new DTH Director

July 6, 2010: While every child deserves a break from the pressures of the school year, according to Amy Servi, Center Director of the Huntington Learning Center of Plymouth, providing children learning opportunities during the summer combats summertime regression - and it’s easier than one might think to come up with great ideas.

July 1, 2010: VISI Sponsors Fringey Video Contest to Add Social Media/Viral Component to 2010 Fringe Festival

June 24, 2010: Octane Fintess Chooses Maccabee Group for Public Relations, Social Media Marketing

June 17, 2010: Local Huntington Learning Centers Launch Reading Adventure Summer program offers students a passport to world of adventure

June 9, 2010: TDS® adds multi-transport service to business suite of available products

May 27, 2010: Sylvan Learning of Minnetonka provides helpful tips for parents

May 27, 2010: ReliaCloud Releases Full Service Cloud Program to Channel Partners

May 19, 2010: YMCA Mission Impact Northwest

May 10, 2010: Skjold ▪ Barthel today announced that Joseph M. Cappola has joined its Minneapolis office

May 7, 2010: Rock, Roll and Raise Money for Opportunity Partners!

May 4, 2010: Smashburger Golden Valley Opens Patio

May 4, 2010: A Summer School Alternative: How supplemental education can benefit your child when school isn’t in session

May 3, 2010: TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) announces the appointment of Scott P. Plum to market manager for Minnesota.

April 28, 2010: Plymouth Teachers Earn "Extra Credit" Huntington Learning Center recognizes local educators in honor of National
Teacher Day

April 28, 2010: Republican Representative Erik Paulsen (MN-03) was honored yesterday on Capitol Hill by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his pro-business record during the first session of the 111th Congress.

April 26, 2010: Mother's Day Meal Ideas: Minnetonka HoneyBaked Ham owner says the holiday can be made memorable for moms

April 21, 2010: Long-time Opportunity Partners Board member and business executive George Klauser has been hired as Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity Partners, a Twin Cities nonprofit organization providing job placement, training and residential programs for people with disabilities.

April 13, 2010: Cartridge World - Plymouth Helps the Environment and Offers Savings on Earth Day

April 9, 2010: Congratulations Matt Thompson, US Bancorp, for being honored by Minneapolis/St. Paul's Business Journal's 40 Under Forty

April 3, 2010: TwinWest member and past board chair Mark Carlson, Minnesota Mailing Solutions, was featured on Next Stage Business. Listen to the segment here.

March 22, 2010: Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., parent company to TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) today announced it has acquired VISI Incorporated (VISI), Minnesota’s largest locally-owned data center services and managed hosting provider.

March 16, 2010: HoneyBaked Ham Offers Tips for a Delicious and Easy Meal This Easter

March 15, 2010: Huntington Learning Center of Plymouth says that parents should evaluate their child’s end-of-year report card

March 15, 2010: Resources for Child Caring Spring Book Sale at Debra S. Fish Library

March 3, 2010: Sylvan Learning partners with National Education Association to spread the joy of reading locally and across North America

February 24, 2010: ReliaCloud Joins the Ranks of Amazon and Rackspace Cloud Services by Offering enStratus Management Platform

February 16, 2010: Plymouth Kids, Teens are Encouraged to Find Fun in Reading Huntington Learning Center recognizes Read Across America Day

February 16, 2010: VISI Expands Minnesota Data Center by 7000 Square Feet St. Paul Data Center Expanded to Accommodate Customer Demand

February 12, 2010: Orfield Design & Construction, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious 2009 Angie's List Super Service Award!

February 2, 2010: Local Cartridge World Owner Says, "Why Pay More to Print?" Store owner educates consumers about what to look out for when buying printers and ink cartridges

January 30, 2010: Money Mailer Twin Cities West's hyperlocal mobile marketing empowers neighborhood businesses.

January 28, 2010: Christopher Jones Named Partner at Hellmuth & Johnson

January 25, 2010: Staples Makes Goal Setting Easy for Minnetonka-Area Small Businesses in 2010 and launches “Staples StickK to It! Business Challenge” – A New Take on New Year’s Resolutions for the Office. Read the press release here. For more information on the “Staples StickK to It! Business Challenge”, click here.

January 8, 2010: Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC is pleased to announce that Raymond Bonnabeau, Gary Fuchs and Elizabeth Rein have joined the firm.

January 4, 2010: Huntington Learning Center of Plymouth offers advice on Paying for College: How to Tackle the Financial Aid Search

December 28, 2009: LarsonAllen Buys Pennsylvania-based Third Age Inc.

December 17, 2009: ‘ReliaCloud’ Cloud Computing Service Launched By VISI

December 16, 2009: Huntington Learning Center offers advice for parents on how to keep Plymouth kids engaged during winter break.

December 15, 2009: VISI lauches Cloud Storage, a pay-as-you-go cloud offering geared for business customers.

December 10, 2009: HTG Architects is pleased to announce the completion of the firm's updated website.

December 8, 2009: Employers plan to increase staff levels in first quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

November 16, 2009: Arc Greater Twin Cities is pleased to have its work on behalf of adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families recognized with two recent honors.

November 9, 2009: Minnetonka HoneyBaked Ham Co. Offers a New Twist to Your Typical Thanksgiving Feast: Restaurant owner provides recipes for the upcoming holiday

November 5, 2009: Plymouth Huntington Learning Center Announces American Education Week Center offers advice on how parents can contribute to the public school system

October 28, 2009: Orfield Design & Construction, Inc. "Warming Trend" featured in Mpls/St Paul Home Magazine Fall 2009

October 28, 2009: Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores & Donation Centers Opens in Saint Paul on November 21


October 20, 2009:  Comcast has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and KIPP: Stand Academy in Minneapolis to launch Beyond School Wallssm, a program where fifth- and sixth-graders are matched with company employees for one-to-one mentoring.

October 19, 2009: Posers Photography is participating in the 2010 International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Family and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation.

October 13, 2009: Huntington Learning Center Shares Questions Every Parent Should Ask at Parent - Teacher Conferences

October 12, 2009: Panera Bread Opens New Bakery-Cafe in the Twin Cities

October 12, 2009: Marco Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Venture Computer Systems

October 9, 2009: Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC is pleased to announce that Craig Baune has joined the firm.

October 2, 2009: VISI, Minnesota’s largest data center services and managed hosting provider, announces an incentive for companies to replace their old servers with new dedicated servers.

October, 2009: Orion Search Group announces exciting new addition.

September 11, 2009: MHTA Names VISI CEO Mike Sowada a finalist for Technology of the Year for Small and Growing Companies award.

July 23, 2009: VISI provides feature-rich VPS with TOTALVPS launch.memberpressreleases

July 10, 2009: The Foursome Clothing and Shoes moving to new location at Highway 55 and Vicksburg in Plymouth.

Summer 2009: Al and Alma's invests in new. Motor Yacht, the Bella Vista.



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