Business Scene

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

The Goodman Group at 50

An innovator in developing senior living communities, The Goodman Group looks to be self-sustaining far into the future By MORDECAI SPECKTOR Signs reading “QUIET — VIDEOTAPING IN PROGRESS” were posted around the reception area of The Goodman Group’s offices in Chaska last week. John B. Goodman, chairman of the company that develops and manages more than […]

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hearing what’s being said

The City of St. Louis Park recently installed a hearing loop with the help of Loop Minnesota, a new nonprofit organization By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor For individuals who have any degree of hearing loss, spending time in place and at events with large groups of people can be difficult. Trying to […]

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Save for college, retirement or both?

With two competing financial needs and often limited funds, what’s a parent to do? By STEVEN C. FINKELSTEIN and MEGAN E. GEHRMAN Life is full of choices. Should you take the afternoon off to play golf or stay and work? Make dinner at home or go out? Exercise before work or sleep in? Some choices, […]

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Reaching customers in the mobile world

Shay Goldberg, of Israel-based iApps Technologies, spoke in Minneapolis about the importance of every company to have an app By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Our world is becoming increasingly more mobile. And according to Shay Goldberg, co-founder of Israel-based iApps Technologies, most companies aren’t tapping into the “magic” of smartphones and tablets […]

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Celebrate life with Aviv 613 vodka

Aviv 613 Vodka, currently only available in Minnesota, aims for a spiritual essence — making it worthy of heartfelt toasts By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor When the Academy Awards are handed out on March 2, the nominees for Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress, as well […]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Extraordinary organs, the ears

Chears Audiology offers a relaxed approach for those with impaired hearing By MORDECAI SPECKTOR My father, of blessed memory, had a significant hearing loss late in life, likely a result of many decades of carpentry work. The continual noise from hammering nails and operating a circular saw, without ear protection, caused his sensorineural hearing loss […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Business Scene: Sept. 16, 2011

Fishman on kosher Stewart Fishman, owner of the former Fishman’s Delicatessen and Bakery in St. Louis Park, has launched All Things Kosher, a Web site dedicated to teaching and disseminating information about kosher food. In addition to explaining kashrut, the site reviews new kosher food products and kosher resources, and creates a forum for the […]

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Hamline hosts Mideast entrepreneurs (+ Business Scene briefs)

Middle East Education to Employment project aims to address simmering conflicts by improving economic opportunities By MORDECAI SPECKTOR Much of the discourse about Middle East affairs involves a large measure of pessimism; however, an inspiringly upbeat mood prevailed at a dinner on the evening of June 2, for participants in Hamline University’s Middle East Education […]