Minnesota Business News

Minnesota Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Minnesota, U.S.A. (Minn., MN), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


PCDA Partners with Sports Connect to Transform The Modern Athlete Journey

ANDOVER, Minn. and PLANO, Texas, Jan. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pre-College Development Academy (PCDA), the first network of post-high school inter-connected soccer academies in the United States, has announced a new multi-year partnership with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, to further advance their mission of bridging the gap between youth soccer and the next level.

Bravo Protection Products is excited to offer its top-rated Clear Bra Paint Protection Film and Window Tinting Services from a brand-new service center in Plymouth, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Successfully serving customers from the Wayzata suburb for over 2 decades as the go-to center for Paint Protection Film Installation and Window Tinting (automobile, residential, commercial) in the St Paul-Minneapolis area, Bravo Protection Products is looking forward to serving customers from its new service center in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Direct Mail Benchmark Report: 86% of marketers have increased or maintained direct mail use in the last twelve months

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New industry research commissioned by SeQuel Response and conducted by NAPCO Research, shows 86% of marketers have increased or maintained direct mail use in the last twelve months. The research report is titled, “Direct Mail: Signed, Sealed, and Still Delivering Results.”

NGPA Partners With ALPA, Int. to Host Fourth Biennial Aviation Inclusion Summit

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., Sept. 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Education and awareness are critical to the mission of the NGPA; this is why the NGPA is eager to announce our fourth Aviation Inclusion Summit. This event will take place November 1-3, 2022, in Washington, D.C. This event targets leaders in today’s robust aviation industry with aspirations of heightening diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. In addition, it aims to arm attendees with the right tools to foster a safe and welcoming environment for all.

New PDNob Manga Translator Accurately Translates Multiple Pages of Your Foreign Comics to Native Language On the Go

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re a comic fanatic, you must agree the artistic illustrations in Manga, are not only enticing but also exciting. This experience is, however, short-lived especially if you can’t read the foreign text in the speech bubbles. The good news is, PDNob Inc. has upgraded its flagship translation software; PDNob Manga Translator.

New Mind the Gap 2022 Report is Must-Have Tool for Research Institution Gap Funding and Accelerator Programs

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 9, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s no secret that gap fund and accelerator programs are critical for assessing, funding and developing early-stage technologies and startups, but how are research universities and support programs making it happen? What’s working? What’s not? The just released Mind the Gap 2022 answers these questions and more. Jacob Johnson, founder, innovosource and the author of the report, supports research institutions, corporate innovation teams and venture investors by bringing it all together in one place.

IRS Releases Updated Practice Unit for Auditing the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction

EGAN, Minn., June 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The IRS Large Business and International (LB&I) Division released an updated Practice Unit for its agents to audit the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction (179D Deduction), ICS Tax, LLC announced today. It confirms that taxpayers can use the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 rather than newer, more strict standards but also could be an indication that the IRS will have added scrutiny on 179D projects.

innovosource summit to connect early-stage investors with university-managed tech and startup funds and accelerator programs

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — innovosource will host its fifth annual COVERGENCE Summit from Oct. 20-21, 2022, at the University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium Club. The event gathers more than 60 university gap fund/accelerator programs (GAP) and potential commercial and investment partners to discuss best practices and review portfolios and investable projects and startups.

NGPA Commences Pride Month by Giving Back: 2022 Scholarship Cycle Opens

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., June 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the NGPA is proud to announce the opening of its most comprehensive scholarship offering in the organization’s history. NGPA is excited to announce that this year the organization is providing over $300,000 in scholarship dollars, which is doubled from 2021. This is possible due to the generosity of NGPA’s members and sponsors.

The Importance of Integrity Within the Tax Consulting Industry

SAVAGE, Minn., June 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Choosing a tax consulting firm as a trusted advisor is an exceptionally important decision for both businesses needing such services as well as accounting firms who refer them to their clients, says ICS Tax, LLC.

Bravo Protection Products Celebrates Over 20 Years of Providing Excellent Clear Bra Paint Protection Film in the Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., March 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bravo Protection Products is celebrating an incredible milestone in 2022. An industry leader in the Clear Bra and Paint Protection Film installation business, Bravo is celebrating over 20 years of proudly serving Minneapolis, the western suburbs, and St. Paul.

Oral Vaccine Boosts COVID Immunity: study conducted on nonhuman primates is published in the journal Vaccine

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vyriad, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing oncolytic virus therapies to treat a wide range of cancers, today announced results confirming the activity of an oral vaccine formulation for boosting immunity against SARS-CoV-2. The full study conducted on nonhuman primates is published in the journal Vaccine.

Approximately $100 Million Available for Wildlife Habitat Projects

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) last week issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $100 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, preservation and enhancement.

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency partners with ACES Quality Management & Control

DENVER, Colo., March 31, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, today announced the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has selected ACES’ flagship platform ACES Quality Management & Control® software to support its mortgage origination compliance and quality control (QC).

115 Sponsors Step Up to Engage Communities in Shop Local Campaigns

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In pandemic years 2020 and 2021, more than 100 of Yiftee’s almost 400 communities who use its Community eGift Card platform ran dedicated gift card grant or bonus programs to benefit their small businesses, helping them stay afloat. Who were the “hometown heroes” that sponsored these programs during tough times, and continue to do so?

IRS Mandates Additional Requirements for R&D Tax Credit Refund Claims

SAVAGE, Minn., Jan. 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2007, the IRS made the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit a Tier 1 issue, says ICS Tax, LLC (ICS). Tier 1 issues were those of high strategic importance that had a significant impact on one or more industries, essentially meaning that the IRS would audit taxpayers filing amended returns on such issues. To taxpayers’ relief, the Tiered Issue Process was eliminated in 2012, effectively placing the R&D tax credit in the same audit pool as other issues.

Emotional Video Campaign Targeting Youth Hockey Associations Stresses the Importance of Coaching Their Young Goalies!

BLAINE, Minn., Nov. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEGA Goaltending, a company committed to teaching players and coaches the proper goaltending skills and fundamentals, has launched an emotional video ad with a plea from kids talking directly to their coaches. The campaign’s goal is to make sure youth hockey associations are properly trained when it comes to coaching their young goalies.

Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship

HOPKINS, Minn., Oct. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Citizens 4 Stiele, Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship. Mentoring is one of the most important actions we can take to support a strong city for years to come. Throughout my campaign, I have shared that a focus during my mayoral term will be mentoring others to lead in the future.

SeQuel’s Jody Johnson Selected as 2021 Women in Business Honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SeQuel Response is pleased to announce that Jody Johnson, CFO/COO, was selected for the 2021 Women in Business award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. After receiving hundreds of nominations, the Business Journal recognizes just 50 women who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements, leadership qualities and community contributions throughout the Twin Cities.

Sam Stiele announces ‘We Lean Local’ Platform

HOPKINS, Minn., Sept. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sam Stiele announces “We Lean Local” Platform. A lot of people talk about politics and reflect on what is happening nationally. Local government impacts our lives perhaps more than any other vote we cast. When you think about who is at the helm in local government those are the people planning future city needs.

Sam Stiele recently announced his candidacy for the mayor of Hopkins, MN

HOPKINS, Minn., Aug. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Citizens 4 Stiele announced today candidacy of Sam Stiele for mayor of Hopkins. “I didn’t see a mayoral candidate that represented me,” Stiele said in a statement. “We need someone who knows this town inside and out. Hopkins needs a leader who believes that progress is a balancing act, one who offers open communication.”

Vyriad, Inc. Appoints Harry Hoffman to its Board of Directors

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vyriad, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing oncolytic virus therapies to treat a wide range of cancers, today announced the appointment of leading life sciences investor Harry Hoffman to the Company’s board of directors.

Travis Mlodzik Elected President of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals

SAVAGE, Minn., June 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travis Mlodzik, Central Practice Leader for ICS Tax, LLC has been elected President of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP). Cost Segregation is a tremendously valuable tax planning strategy for real estate investors. The ASCSP provides education, credentialing, and a code of ethics for its members while representing the very best professionals in the cost segregation industry.

Abyan Nur Announces Heated Menstrual Cup Kickstarter Project for Safe and Eco-Friendly Relief from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Women’s health enthusiast Abyan Nur and her team are introducing the Heated Menstrual Cup to help women find relief from menstrual pain and reduce or eliminate dependence on over-the-counter medication.

Over $150,000 in Aviation Scholarships to be Awarded by NGPA in 2021

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NGPA, the Worldwide LGBTQ Aviation Community, announces their 2021 scholarship cycle with over $150,000 in awards available. With this year’s scholarships, NGPA will have awarded over $900,000 since the program started in 1998.

MedCraft Investment Partners selects Pereview as its new asset management platform

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MedCraft Investment Partners has partnered with Pereview Software to support its growing medical office buildings (MOB) and ambulatory care portfolio and data strategy.

National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc. to Host an ‘Interfaith Service for Peace’ aimed at providing a Roadmap for Peace and Reconciliation

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. will host a National Interfaith Service for Peace, an event that is aimed at creating a roadmap for instilling peace and reconciliation in the United States and other countries of the world.

New Minnesota-based Staffing Firms Assist Companies to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SAINT PAUL, Minn., May 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LAK Technology Inc. recently announced that two of its DBAs, PowerSource Staffing Inc. and Empowers Staffing Inc. are working to fill two distinct niches in the recruiting and staffing industry. They’re not only helping companies to improve their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), but they’re also helping people of color who may have lost work during the COVID crisis to get back to business.

SeQuel Response Announces New Equity Partner

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SeQuel Response is pleased to announce that its recently promoted President & Chief Strategist, Erik Koenig, is now an official equity partner in the agency. Effective April 1, 2021, Koenig joins founding partners Jay Carroll, Co-Founder & CEO and Tom Rothstein, Co-Founder.

Proposed Legislation Would Make the 45L and 179D Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives More Lucrative

BLAINE, Minn., April 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ‘Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now’ (GREEN) Act aims to extend and boost tax incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy. According to Alex Bagne, the President of ICS Tax, LLC, “If passed, the GREEN Act would make both the 45L Energy Efficient Home Credit (45L Credit) and the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (179D Deduction) more advantageous while furthering the green missions of these incentives.”

Approximately $100 Million Available for Wildlife Habitat Grants

SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) last week issued its annual Call for Funding Request from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Approximately $100 million will be available for both metro and statewide grants to aid Minnesota habitat restoration, preservation and enhancement.

ABEP – Moving The CU Forward

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP) is reaffirming its commitment to bringing a black owned and operated Credit Union to North Minneapolis.

Bravo Protection Products Uses Latest Technology and Best-in-Class Products for Clear Bra Paint Protection Film and Window Tinting Services

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bravo Protection Products is excited to announce that it has now completed more than 11,000 clear bra paint protection film and window tinting jobs. Tommy Prezioso, the owner of Bravo Protection Products, says, “Services such as clear bra paint protection film and window tinting can quickly change the appeal and function of a car, boat, home or business.”

We ‘Self Talk’ Because We Are Born With Three Individual Personalities

ISANTI, Minn., March 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sidekick Services Corporation has published a new book titled “The Theory of Personality,” subtitled “The Three Of Us” (ISBN: 979-8715899712; paper), which identifies an ancient belief that all of us are born with three individual personalities.

Erik Koenig Promoted to SeQuel Response President

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SeQuel Response is pleased to announce the promotion of Erik Koenig to President/Chief Strategist. In his new role as President, Koenig will work to further cement SeQuel as the go-to direct response agency for growth-oriented brands; enhancing alignment between the agency’s direct mail and digital marketing strategy to maximize client results.

New Study Reveals Fibercare Cleaning Services Save Hotels Money, Energy and Contributes to Healthier Environment

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In September 2020, Robert Mapleton, owner, RPM Energy Consulting, LLC performed an independent study at an Extended Stay America hotel to determine the effect of cleaning the coils of the hotel’s guestroom packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) units on cooling energy usage. The test was used to determine whether Fibercare PTAC cleaning service results in lower energy costs.

The country’s most successful non-partisan congressional candidate Michael Moore announces 2022 campaign

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2020 Michael Moore challenged incumbent Democrat Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s fifth congressional district. Moore was the only U.S. congressional candidate in the country facing both a Republican and Democratic candidate who received more than 9% of the general election vote. Today Moore’s campaign announced they will again challenge Omar.

SIMEK’S Launches Holiday Recipe Magazine – Holiday Recipes, Gift Guide, Giveaway and More!

SAINT PAUL PARK, Minn., Dec. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SIMEK’S has been a holiday tradition for generations, so while this holiday season may feel different, it doesn’t have to taste different. SIMEK’S has compiled their favorite holiday recipes using both their Premium Meatballs and All-Natural Lasagnas.

SeQuel Response Announces Two Key Leadership Promotions

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Direct response marketing agency SeQuel Response is pleased to announce the promotions of Jody Johnson to CFO/COO and Jacqueline Johnson-Leister to VP of Marketing & Client Services. SeQuel Response has quickly become the go-to direct response advertising agency for growth-oriented consumer brands.

Minnesota Property Management Firm Provides Property Owners Relief

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Guardian Property Management, now is the ideal time for property investors and owners to hire a property management company to help them manage their investments.