Minnesota Business

Farmer-owned cooperative CHS elects directors; 2017 officer slate elected

12 12 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 12, 2017 -- CHS owners have elected farmers from Illinois and Minnesota, and re-elected five other farmers to serve three-year terms as directors of the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and global energy, grains and foods company. The owners also elected a Washington farmer to serve a one-year term on the cooperative's board of directors. The elections took place during the 2017 CHS Annual Meeting held Dec. 8, in Minneapolis. CHS Directors must be full-time farmers or ranchers to be eligible for election to the 17-member board. Newly elected Director Scott Cordes of Wanamingo, Minn., succeeds Curt Eischens of Minneota, Minn., who had served on the board since 1990. With his brother and nephew, Cordes operates a 1,000-acre corn and soybean farm. He received his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota and previously served as the president of CHS Hedging. Newly elected Director Tracy Jones of Kirkland,...

Omnitracs Supports Wreaths Across America with $25,000 Donation for 8th Consecutive Year

12 12 2017

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced the company’s continued participation in the national Wreaths Across America program. For the eighth consecutive year, Omnitracs has pledged $25,000 towards the purchase of 2,500 wreaths to be laid on the graves of our nation’s veterans. On Saturday, Dec. 16, thousands of volunteers will participate in wreath-laying ceremonies all over the nation, as well as abroad, to remember the lives of fallen veterans and give thanks for their service to our country. In addition to funding the purchase of the wreaths, Omnitracs employees will take part in ceremonies in the following locations: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California “Omnitracs is honored to support Wreaths Across...

Analysis Presented at ASH Highlights Disparities in Clinical Treatment Plans and Expert Recommendations for Myeloma

12 12 2017

This is a marvelous advancement for patients and their doctors; however, it can also challenge clinicians to offer the best care for their patients with myeloma. - Shaji Kumar, MD RESTON, Va. December 12, 2017 Healthcare providers (HCPs) showed a delay in the integration of novel treatment approaches for the care of patients with myeloma, particularly for those with relapsed/refractory disease, according to an analysis of data captured from an online tool developed by Clinical Care Options (CCO) in collaboration with 5 myeloma experts. The analysis was presented by Kristen M. Rosenthal, PhD, at the 59th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. This trend of delayed integration of new treatment options by community HCPs was evident in the induction setting despite increasing consensus among the experts informing this decision tool since 2013. Treatment variance was even more pronounced in the relapsed/refractory disease setting where multiple next-generation proteasome...

Indaero Secures New Business with Major Airbus Suppliers by Transforming Tool Production Using Stratasys Additive Manufacturing

12 12 2017

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today announced that Spanish aerospace and engineering company, Indaero, has secured new business with several Tier 1 and Tier 2 Airbus suppliers following the use of Stratasys FDM 3D printing for the production of complex tools. Spanish aerospace engineering and production specialist, Indaero, manufactures aircraft panels for key customers such as Airbus and its suppliers, offering a comprehensive range of services including design, engineering, tooling, welding and painting. With much of the competition limited to only a few services, the company invested in a Stratasys Fortus 450mc Production 3D Printer. The move has enabled Indaero to extend its offering into lightweight, complex tools that cannot be produced with traditional manufacturing, further differentiating itself as an end-to-end design to production service. “Aerospace is unlike other...

Myron D. Fottler Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

12 12 2017

    ORLANDO, FL, December 12, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Myron D. Fottler, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Fottler celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Dr. Fottler recently retired as professor emeritus of health services administration and executive director of health services administration programs in the department of Healthcare Management and Infomatics at the College of Health and Public Affairs...

Top Design Firms Releases December 2017's Top 10 Best Logo Design & Brand Identity Firms

12 12 2017

    NEW YORK, NY, December 12, 2017 -- Every month the Top Design Firms (TDF) team ranks the most outstanding design firms nationwide. Based on project range, client assessment, expertise, and innovation the firms are evaluated. As of December 2017, the ranking group is pleased to announce its newest top 8 in the category of best logo design & brand identity firms. Hudson Integrated, Deluxe, and Lounge Lizard secure the top three spots, with The Logo Boutique and DotcomWeavers following close behind.More about December 2017's Best Logo Design & Brand Identity Firms:Hudson IntegratedWith years of experience developing eCommerce sites that actually bring results, you can trust Hudson Integrated. Hudson is an eCommerce design firm that provides you with a site that improves sales and customer satisfaction.DeluxeThis team of artists create truly stellar work with the goal of exceeding all client expectations. From intricate design to marketing created to perform,...

Boston Scientific Receives U.S. FDA Approval for the Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation System

11 12 2017

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 11, 2017 -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System. DBS is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), a degenerative condition that affects more than one million people in the United States and 10 million worldwide.1 DBS works by stimulating a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads that are powered by a device called an implantable pulse generator (IPG). Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/7839554-boston-scientific-vercise-deep-brain-stimulation-system/ The approval was based on the INTREPID study, the first multi-center, prospective, double-blind, randomized sham-controlled study of DBS for PD in the U.S. The INTREPID study evaluated the safety of the system in 292 patients at 23 sites and also evaluated...

Pond Hockey Tournament in Grand Rapids to Support Water Well Development in Drought-Ravaged East Africa

11 12 2017

Northwoods Pond Hockey tournament to draw dozens of teams. “Pond hockey seems a perfect venue to blend a love of winter sports with a chance to help total strangers living in a far different environment.”- Jon Scally, tournament organizer. GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. December 11, 2017 Amateur hockey teams from around Minnesota will play a unique role in the development of water wells for people desperately needing clean drinking water in Africa. Organizers of the annual Northwoods Pond Hockey Tournament today announced registration details for the third annual event, which is designed to get people outside to enjoy Minnesota’s premier winter sport in its authentic setting – a frozen lake. The all-day Northwoods Pond Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, from 8 am to 7 pm. This year’s event will take place on McKinney Lake, adjacent to the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. Billed as a fun, entertaining event for players and teams of all skill levels, the event...

Titan Machinery Inc. (Nasdaq: TITN) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell in Celebration of Its 10 Year Anniversary

11 12 2017

ADVISORY, Dec. 11, 2017 --What: Titan Machinery Inc. (Nasdaq:TITN), a leading global equipment dealership with a network of full-service agriculture and construction stores, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its ten year anniversary.In honor of the occasion, David Meyer, Chairman & CEO, will ring the Closing Bell. Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast StudioWhen:Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET          Titan Machinery Inc. Contact:John Mills, [email protected] Nasdaq MarketSite Media Contact:Emily Pan(646) [email protected] Information:Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West18 mhz LowerDL 3811 VerticalFEC 3/4SR 13.235DR 18.295411MOD 4:2:0DVBS QPSKSocial Media:For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies, please visit...

Three Wisconsin Counties Begin Using Autonomous Kiosks to Conduct Alcohol Screening

11 12 2017

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies announced today that it has begun introducing its Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk (AB Kiosk) to law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Portage County Justice Programs, and the Sheriffs' Offices of St. Croix County and Racine County in Wisconsin recently began using this new technology to screen specific segments of their offender populations. The AB Kiosk is a secure, autonomous system that is designed to fully automate alcohol screening that is widely conducted by sheriff offices. In many states, judges assign offenders to refrain from using alcohol as a condition of release, probation, extended supervision, or diversion program. To monitor this directive, offenders are required to submit to random, periodic alcohol screening, an administrative process that is both costly and burdensome for many jurisdictions. The AB Kiosk system reduces the supervisory burden and...

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