7th Annual Cyber Security Summit Returns to Minneapolis
7th Annual Cyber Security Summit Returns to Minneapolis

2017-08-12

Press Release – updated: Aug 11, 2017 14:57 EDT Minneapolis, MN, August 11, 2017 – The 7th Annual Cyber Security Summit is coming to Minneapolis this fall. The event which brings together representatives from business, government, academia, and the security community, will be hosted Oct. 23-25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The theme for this year’s Summit is “Meet the Threat / Beat the Threat.” Day 1, October 24, (“Meet the Threat”) will focus on today’s threat landscape. Day 2, October 25, (“Beat the Threat”) will focus on security strategies that are working. The Summit will feature a number of keynotes and panels on the topic, as well as four special half-day forums centered on healthcare and medical device security;...

Halunen Law, Nichols Kaster, and Apollo Law Win Landmark decision on Behalf of Employee in Minnesota Whistleblower Case
Halunen Law, Nichols Kaster, and Apollo Law Win Landmark decision on Behalf of Employee in Minnesota Whistleblower Case

2017-08-11

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, August 11, 2017 — A unanimous decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court on August 9th did away with 15 years of case law and significantly expands protections for employees who report illegal conduct. In Friedlander v. Edwards Lifesciences, LLC, et al., the Minnesota Supreme Court decision held that a 2013 amendment to the Minnesota Whistleblower Act changed the definition of “good faith” to eliminate consideration of employees’ motivations in making reports. Since the amendment, what constitutes “good faith” requires only that the employee’s report is neither reckless nor knowingly false. This is a major victory for employees and the rule of law in Minnesota according to Halunen Law, Nichols Kaster, and Apollo Law–the three law firms representing the plaintiff, James Friedlander. Friedlander began working for Edwards Lifesciences in 2011. In his lawsuit, Friedlander claims that in 2015 his employer hatched an unlawful...

Wavebid Grows Their International Presence with Bidpath Partnership
Wavebid Grows Their International Presence with Bidpath Partnership

2017-08-09

Wavebid, a SaaS company that offers inventory, clerking, marketing, and management services for the auction industry, announced a strategic sales partnership with Bidpath, a leading global online bidding software platform. Together, Bidpath and Wavebid will be offering Wavebid’s first European-oriented auctioneer software product. It will be released in late 2017. Minneapolis, MN, August 09, 2017– Wavebid, a SaaS company that offers inventory, clerking, marketing, and management services for the auction industry, announced today that they are undergoing a major expansion across the Atlantic. The initiative is possible through a strategic sales partnership with Bidpath, a leading global online bidding software platform. Together, Bidpath and Wavebid will be offering Wavebid’s first European-oriented auctioneer software product. It will be released in late 2017. Bidpath and Wavebid have maintained a strategic partnership...

Deschutes Brewery Hosts Enormous Brunch for Second Harvest Heartland in Minneapolis
Deschutes Brewery Hosts Enormous Brunch for Second Harvest Heartland in Minneapolis

2017-08-08

Black Butte Porter Bloody Mary Oregon brewery’s beloved keg on wheels, Woody, rolls into town to serve beer for brunch and help raise funds to fight hunger in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS , MN, USA, August 8, 2017 — Deschutes Brewery is bringing its giant keg on wheels, Woody, to Minneapolis on Saturday, August 19 for a one-of-a-kind Pop-Up Brunch. The event was crafted to support Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative...

SunTx Capital Partners Portfolio Company, Interface Security Systems, Completes Refinancing for New Capital Structure That Will Facilitate Accelerated Growth And Expansion
SunTx Capital Partners Portfolio Company, Interface Security Systems, Completes Refinancing for New Capital Structure That Will Facilitate Accelerated Growth And Expansion

2017-08-03

Interface, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and Plano, Texas, is a recognized industry leader and pioneer in providing a comprehensive bundle of monitored, mission-critical managed network, physical security and business intelligence (“BI”) services to large multi-location businesses over a private PCI-compliant cloud-based network.  The Company provides such services to many of North America’s most recognized companies in the retail, hospitality, and restaurant industries. Additional Information on the Refinancing Pursuant to the $600 million refinancing, the Company’s existing debt including the $50 million Capital One Revolving Credit Facility, the $230 million Senior Secured Notes due 2018, and the $115 million Senior Contingent Cash Pay Notes due 2018, have been redeemed in full and the $67 million PIK Senior Notes due 2019 have been exchanged for new PIK Senior Notes due 2023. The new debt capital structure includes a $290 million Senior Credit Facility...

Village Green Elevates Company Standards and Footprint to Achieve Five-Star Service Expectations
Village Green Elevates Company Standards and Footprint to Achieve Five-Star Service Expectations

2017-08-02

Under Batayeh, Village Green has raised its benchmarks for success by putting a stronger emphasis on corporate structure, regional and local expertise, leadership empowerment, customized and fully integrated client services, customer relationships and the delivery of authentic experiences. While the double-digit growth in management revenue properties has been a direct result of these impactful changes, the biggest bi-product has been a community of like-minded and dedicated property owners and investors. “The past year has been an exciting time for all of us within the Village Green family,” said Batayeh. “We’re a fundamentally different organization because of the collective effort to create authentic and meaningful experiences for everyone with whom we interact. Most importantly, we have the right leadership team in place that is hungry to make the next year better than the previous one.” Among its many improvements since June 2016, Village Green has created...

Avionté Announces Automated, Branded Job Postings on Google for Jobs
Avionté Announces Automated, Branded Job Postings on Google for Jobs

2017-08-02

Avionté Staffing Software unveiled the Google for Jobs product update at Client Connection Forum (CCF), Avionté’s annual user conference hosted in Minneapolis, Minn. Eagan, MN, August 02, 2017– With the official Google for Jobs announcement, Avionté Staffing Software, a leader in technology solutions for recruiting and staffing professionals, is thrilled to announce the Google for Jobs product update, which will automatically index clients’ job postings on Google for Jobs. By using job posting structured data markup and sitemaps, Avionté will be able to directly integrate with Google to ensure the best visibility for clients’ job postings. “Through client feedback and our agile development process, we were able to take immediate action on something that is vital for our clients,” said Jami Klotz, Vice President of Product Management at Avionté. “We...

APG to Display New Mobile Point of Sale Solutions at RSPA's 2017 RetailNOW Convention
APG to Display New Mobile Point of Sale Solutions at RSPA's 2017 RetailNOW Convention

2017-08-02

As the integration of mPOS systems become more prevalent in retail environments, so does the need for mobile enabled cash drawers. Minneapolis, MN August 02, 2017 — APG Cash Drawer, a fast-growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, will showcase the newest additions to its mobile solutions product family at the RSPA RetailNOW convention from August 6th – 9th, in Las Vegas, Nevada. On display will be the 550 TabletPRO™ interface for iPad, and 854 USBPro™ interface for power management or conservation of tablet battery life. “As the integration of mPOS systems become more prevalent in retail environments, so does the...

Extreme Energy Solutions Summer of 2017 Tour of Stores Now Under Way
Extreme Energy Solutions Summer of 2017 Tour of Stores Now Under Way

2017-08-02

Minneapolis, Minnesota August 02, 2017 — With over two thousand miles racked up on the odometer, the Extreme Energy Solutions Sales and Promotions Team have been over the road to and throughout the Mid-west, delivering the message of how important it is to support your local family owned business, while introducing new environmental and sustainable products that are “Made in the USA,” to be available to consumers via local partnered retailers. The Extreme Energy Solutions 2017 Summer Tour of Stores is well under way with Extreme Kleaner representatives making stops in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois before heading back to the East Coast. In total, stores in over five states will get a personal visit from the folks at Extreme Energy Solutions;...

Digital Realty Announces Pricing of Senior Notes and Preferred Stock Offerings
Digital Realty Announces Pricing of Senior Notes and Preferred Stock Offerings

2017-08-02

The company also announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 shares of 5.25% Series J Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share for gross proceeds of $200 million.  The company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase from the company up to an additional 1,200,000 shares.  The notes and preferred stock offerings are expected to close on August 7, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.  The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes and preferred stock to fund a portion of the repayment, redemption and/or discharge of debt of DuPont Fabros in connection with their previously announced merger and the payment of certain fees and expenses incurred in connection with the merger.  If the net proceeds from these offerings (and other financing sources) exceed the amount needed to fund the contemplated repayment of DuPont Fabros’ debt and...

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