Press Releases

Hellmuth & Johnson to host Seminar On Intellectual Property for small businesses
Hellmuth & Johnson will host a seminar for small business owners and leaders about the “Top 5 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know about Protecting Their Intellectual Property.” The event is part of a Small Business Series sponsored by Hellmuth & Johnson and Twin Cities MetroIBA.

Hellmuth & Johnson to host annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference May 8
Hellmuth & Johnson will host its annual “Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference” on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Hellmuth & Johnson to host Seminar On Charitable Giving
Hellmuth & Johnson will host a free seminar for the community titled “Proactive vs. Reactive: What is your Charitable Giving Profile?” This Wednesday, May 10 event is co-sponsored by Hellmuth & Johnson and Birchwood Financial Partners.

SPIRE Credit Union Brings Home Three Diamond Awards
SPIRE Credit Union has been presented with three Diamond Awards for Excellence, nationally recognizing outstanding marketing and business development achievements within the credit union industry.

Harris Communications Bringing Latest Assistive Technology for the Deaf
to Minnesota Deaf Awareness Day April 15 in White Bear Lake

Harris Communications is bringing its latest assistive technology for the Deaf to Minnesota Deaf Awareness Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at White Bear Lake High School South Campus in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

New State-of-the-art Chiropractic Office
On Wednesday March 22nd, 2017, Cadence Chiropractic will be hosting a ribbon cutting from 2:00pm – 6:00pm with the Eden Prairie and TwinWest Chambers of Commerce.

Memorial Blood Centers is Calling All Life-Savers
Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every 2 seconds someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims and premature babies. The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. Only volunteer blood donors can make a life-saving difference to someone in need.

SPIRE Credit Union Wins National Social Responsibility Award
SPIRE Credit Union has been honored with the second place 2016 National Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The award, sponsored by Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recognizes credit unions for the activities they coordinate that benefit their community or a specific charity.

Royal Credit Union seeking volunteers for Test Drive...Next Stop Reality!
Help make a difference in the lives of over 250 seniors by volunteering at Test Drive…Next Stop Reality!

Eden Prairie Schools seek mentors
The main goal of the Eden Prairie Schools (EPS) Mentor Program is to offer students dedicated time to interact with positive adult role models who will encourage and motivate them to succeed in school through supporting academic behaviors.

Ace Tax and Financial adding new free service
Ace Tax and Financial in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, has announced that the company will be adding a new free service for all tax clients called the Ace 21. According to Sharyl Schultz, CLU, President and owner of Ace Tax & Financial "What Ace is doing different this year, in addition to providing the standard tax preparation service, is the new Ace 21, a free, no obligation proactive planning service."

Is Transportation Challenges Keeping You From Hiring and Retaining Employees in the SouthWest Metro area?
If transportation problems are one of your main challenges for hiring and retaining employees, we want to hear from you! SouthWest Transit is hosting an Employee Transportation Meeting for businesses and organizations in our service area of Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen and Carver. Please RSVP today and let us know if you or someone from your company to attend. Coffee and treats will be provided!

Trinity Exteriors, Inc Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Roofing and siding contractor Trinity Exteriors, Inc has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

SPIRE Raises $1,835 for the American Cancer Society
SPIRE Credit Union employees at all 16 branches recently participated in a fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society. Employees who purchased a “SPIRE PINKTOBER” fundraising T-shirt would earn the privilege of wearing jeans to work every Wednesday during October. Proceeds from shirt sales resulted in a donation of $1,835!

Business Succession Summit to Discuss Planning for Business Exit and Retirement
Boulay PLLP, a leading Minneapolis accounting and consulting firm, hosts its annual Business Succession Summit on Wednesday, October 26, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington - Minneapolis South, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439.

October is Carpool to Work Month
Commuter Services officially kicks off Carpool to Work Month in October! Commuters who carpool to work with someone – a spouse, a friend, neighbor, co-worker – at least once by October 31st 2016 are eligible to enter their name in Commuter Services prize drawing to win the Grand Prize of a Full Year of Free Car Washes. If a commuter already carpools, he/she is automatically eligible to enter the prize drawing.

International Day Celebration Sept. 24
The International School of Minnesota (ISM) welcomes the entire community to its 4th annual International Day Celebration, Saturday, September 24, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Fieldstone A&E - Eden Prairie Ribbon Cutting
Fieldstone Architecture and Engineering is pleased to host a Ribbon Cutting with open house to follow on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. to celebrate our expanded Eden Prairie, Minnesota office.

Win Tickets and Support Local First Responders with Memorial Blood Centers
Summer is in full swing and Memorial Blood Centers wants to remind you to donate blood. Maintaining a stable blood supply during the summer months can be difficult as schools are out of session and families take vacations, but the need for blood remains constant. All presenting donors with Memorial Blood Centers during the month of August 2016 will have 30 chances to win a pair of tickets to one of three great events.

Star Tribune names ECA Marketing a 2016 Top 150 Workplace
ECA Marketing has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 26. The report can also be found at

Half the Wheels, Twice the Fun
Celebrate Commuter Services’ Bike to Work Week Events with Free Ice Cream, Bike Checks & More!

I-35W and I-494 Interchange Improvements Gain Support
The Chambers of Commerce from Bloomington, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minneapolis and Richfield have passed resolutions of support to improve the intersection of Interstates 35W and 494. The resolutions correspond with legislative priorities of the 35W Solutions Alliance and the I-494 Corridor Commission – groups that exist to improve transportation in key corridors in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.

Laura Karow awarded WaveMaker Uncharted Territory Award
Congratulations to Laura Karow, president of Gunnar Electric, Inc, for winning the 2016 WaveMaker Uncharted Territory Award! Gunnar Electric is a long-time member of the Eden Prairie Chamber.

PROP's Empty Bowls 2016
PROP is hosting the 5th annual Empty Bowls event on Tuesday, February 23 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church.Eat a simple meal of soup and bread, enjoy a variety of musical entertainment and make a generous free will donation. Artists have donated one-of-a-kind items for our silent auction.

Search Marketing Wizards Showcases Services at Eden Prairie Chamber Business Expo
Search Marketing Wizards LLC participated with an exhibit booth at the Business Expo on October 29, organized by the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce along with the Southwest Metro Chamber. The event was hosted by Hazeltine Golf Club, Chaska,MN. Search Marketing Wizards is a member of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Twin Cities Telework Week is November 16-20, 2015
Twin Cities Telework Week is November 16-20, 2015. It is a week to highlight the benefits of offering telework as a business strategy to employers and individuals. During the week, two events will take place, an Employer Telework Summit and a Teleworker Webinar. Additionally, individuals are encouraged to pledge to telework during November, and win a Telework Home Office Gift Basket.

Craig Plekkenpol Receives Robert L. Hanson Industry Service Award
Plekkenpol Builders, Inc., President and Founder Craig Plekkenpol, was awarded the Robert L. Hanson Industry Service Award at the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) Building Industry Gala on October 22.

OneNeck® IT Solutions adds services for hosting and management of SAP® solutions to hybrid IT portfolio
As an SAP-certified provider of hosting services, OneNeck will now host, manage and maintain SAP applications for customers across the U.S. The certification confirms OneNeck’s ability to deliver qualified hosting services for customers running SAP solutions.

FASTSIGNS® Marks Manufacturing Day and Celebrates Industry Innovation
In recognition of the 2015 Manufacturing Day, FASTSIGNS® of Eden Prairie is celebrating the creativity and innovation behind this important industry with an Open House event, Friday, October 2.

LaMettry’s Collision Hosts Free First Responder Emergency Extrication Training Events
Over 2 nights, nearly 70 first responders from the Twin Cities participated in a unique, hands-on program designed to help save critical seconds when extricating victims in accidents involving complex, late model vehicles.


Talencio is seeking a $100,000 Mission Main St. Grant
We need your help – it will take less than a minute!

Tough Mudder to Test You Mentally and Physically
The Tough Mudder is a competition for ALS research that tests you in more ways than one. This is the first year Kataku Technology is putting a team in the race. It will be led by a passionate advocate and owner of Kataku Technology, Adam Kobler.

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – (June 2, 2015) – Comcast today celebrated the opening of a new Eden Prairie office location for its southwest metro Comcast Business sales professionals and support staff.

Parley Lake Winery in Waconia to unveil life-size Goddess of the Grapes bronze sculpture on June 6, 2015.

JazzMN Orchestra Welcomed to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for Special Concert Event

The JazzMN Orchestra with guest vocalist Patty Peterson is scheduled to perform one special evening concert event Thursday, May 14 on Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ Fireside stage.

Eden Prairie Chamber to Sponsor Leadercast Northland

The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is a proud sponsor of the next Leadercast Northland Friday, May 8, 2015, at Woodale Church, Eden Prairie.

Murphy Business of Minnesota Honored
Murphy Business of Minnesota was honored and distinguished as a top ten business brokerage firm in all of North America.

100 Years of Sinatra
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) is proud to announce that The Andrew Walesch Big Band will make a premiere appearance as part of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ 2015 Concert Series

On Thursday, February 5, 2015 the Culinary Arts program at Hennepin Technical College's Eden Prairie Campus will open its doors for a new evening dinner service.

Kataku Technology: The New Twin Cities Computer Repair Authority
There is a new defender in town for the computers of the west Twin Cities metro. This new business aims to focus on a higher quality of customer service than the big names of computer repair to become your computer’s personal samurai.


Bloomington, MN, January 2015 – Plekkenpol Builders, Inc. is a proud recipient of a 2014 Achievement in Consumer Excellence (ACE) award for providing an elite level of service to consumers.

UPS Hiring Part-Time Package Handlers, Seasonal and Permanent Drivers and Driver Helpers as Holidays Approach

Holiday Buddy Drive - September 10th to November 30th, 2014
To benefit Children's Hospital of Minnesota

Smartphones, Tablets and More Fixed Fast at CPR, Opening in Eden Prairie, MN


Grand Opening at Xcel Fitness

BWS Heating & Air Conditioning Welcome a 3rd Generation

Remodeling Sales/Designer/Project Manager


Registration is now open!

Healthy Living Chiropractic Family Fun Day
Please join Healthy Living Chiropractic and MyGym for our Family Fun Day 2014 on Saturday July, 19th. This is a free event to the public from 12-3 PM.

Corporate Technologies LLC Named to CRN’s 2014 Solution Provider 500 List
Annual List Ranks the Channel’s Top Technology Integrators

Waconia Wine Country Progressive Dinner

Gunnar Electric Receives Contract on Vikings Stadium

Save the Date for this Promotional Showcase


EP Community Foundation 'EP Gives'
Tickets are now on sale for the annual “EP Gives” event from 6-midnight on Saturday, May 3, at the Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie.

Wings of the North is pleased to announce that AirExpo 2014 will be held July 19-20 on Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, as part of the non-profit group’s mission to preserve and present aviation history.

EP Gives
Celebrating 32 years of local giving. Join us at the barn!

Twins Bowling League 2014
Adult and Youth Bowlers Welcome

State of the Commute EMPLOYER LUNCHEON
You're Invited! April 16 from 11:30AM-1:00PM

Nine Lives Media Names Corporate Technologies LLC
to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Seventh Annual Report Identifies World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs)


Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 1/31/14 was presented with a SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013.

Eden Prairie Career/Job Fair
Eden Prairie Schools are planning a youth career/job fair for Wednesday March 5, 2014 from 2:45pm – 6:00pm at the Eden Prairie High School Small Gym for local youth. The fair is for 16-22 year olds in our community.

Corporate Technologies LLC Named to CRN’s Managed Service Provider 500 List
Company Recognized for Forward-Thinking Approach to Meeting the Needs of Today’s IT Channel

Minnesota's leading business continuity and safety professionals will share their insights and best practices at the 2nd Annual Business & Emergency Risk Management (BERM) Conference, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Sign up for the Business Emergency & Risk Management (BERM) Conference
Minnesota's leading business continuity and safety professionals will share their insights and best practices at the 2nd Annual BERM Conference, on Wednesday, March 12, at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Merger Creates Boulevard Wealth Management, Inc.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, November, 2013 –Alpha Investment Advisors, Inc., and Boulevard

Carbon Emissions Reductions are Equivalent to Introducing 13,800 Mature Trees.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Oct. 10, 2013) – Republic Services, Inc. today announced the deployment of 23 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.

Caroline Emswiler Brings Wall Street to Eden Prairie
Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. (TFA) congratulates Caroline Emswiler, CFP®, President of WEALTH Financial Consultants, Inc. of Eden Prairie for attending the Wall Street Academy. The Academy is a comprehensive, professional training program that was conducted in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for select independent financial advisors. Ms. Emswiler was one of only 20 who attended this highly specialized training during the third week of July.

Sharper Management Expands Property Management Business with the Acquisition of Rockford
Sharper Management, LLC announced today that it has acquired Rockford, Inc. The acquisition is aimed at expanding Sharper Management’s presence in Minnesota’s property management market. Following the closing, Rockford’s full portfolio of clients and talent will be transferred under the Sharper Management umbrella.

BATC is Proud to Announce Member Craig Plekkenpol a Permanent Voting Member of NAHB

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities� (BATC) parent organization, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has elected Craig Plekkenpol, a Life Director (permanent voting member) of NAHB.

The Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS) and the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water and Climate will be hosting a tour later this week to help celebrate their respective anniversaries.

SouthWest Transit launches Chanhassen Connector local bus service
Known mainly for offering express bus service on motor coaches between the southwestern suburbs and downtown Minneapolis, SouthWest Transit recently launched a new Chanhassen Connector in an effort to bring back some local service.

First Annual Charity Car Show
Youngstedts Companies in Chanhassen, MN hosting its first annual car show for charity Chanhassen, MN, May 1, 2013

Paulsen Appointed to Joint Economic Committee

As you may know, Rep. Paulsen was recently appointed to the Joint Economic Committee by Speaker Boehner. Please see the release below as well as the video clip of Erik questioning the witnesses during the first hearing on the state of the economy.

Corporate Technologies receives recognition on two industry lists –
CRN Tech Elite 250 and MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Minneapolis, MN, February 21, 2013 – Corporate Technologies LLC has recently received recognition from two industry publications. This week, Corporate Technologies LLC was named to CRN’s third annual list of the Tech Elite 250. On February 14th, Corporate Technologies was also included on the 2013 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition list.


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Express Employment Professionals Surpasses $2.3 Billion in 2012
Express Employment Professionals Surpasses $2.3 Billion in 2012, Marking Third Consecutive Year of Revenue Growth

Eden Prairie Center Opens Five New Stores
(Posted 2/7/2013)

A Personal Traininer from Anytime Fitness (Eden Prairie) Shares Story on HLN
(Posted: 1/18/2013) Paul wants to share his story to inspire others.

(Posted 12/3/12) Eden Prairie, MINN. - In the spirit of giving back for the holiday season, United Educators Credit Union’s Eden Prairie Branch located at 7912B Eden Road will hold its Third Annual Holiday Mitten and Hat Drive, December 1-31, 2012.

TDS Hosted and Managed Services attains VMware vCloud® Powered Validation
MADISON, Wis. (Nov. 20, 2012)—TDS Hosted and Managed Services (TDS HMS), a leading provider of cloud-based managed services, today announced that its ReliaCloud™ service has achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status.

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