Minnesota Technology & Science

Laura Coates to Host New Daily Show Exclusively on SiriusXM
Laura Coates to Host New Daily Show Exclusively on SiriusXM

2017-05-11

NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 — SiriusXM announced today that CNN legal analyst, former federal prosecutor, and bestselling author Laura Coates will host a live, two-hour talk show exclusively on SiriusXM. The Laura Coates Show will feature Coates’ lively analysis of the trending news of the day and impactful interviews with entertainers, politicians, DC insiders and game changers on the topics of politics, pop culture and everything in between.  CNN Legal Analyst, Former Prosecutor And Bestselling Author Laura Coates Launches Show On SiriusXM Launching Monday, May 15, The Laura Coates Show will broadcast live, 10:00 am – 12:00...

Digital Firm Ackmann & Dickenson Acquires Jester Communications
Digital Firm Ackmann & Dickenson Acquires Jester Communications

2017-05-11

MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2017 — Minneapolis-based Ackmann & Dickenson (A&D), a software development, design, and digital marketing agency, has acquired South Carolina firm Jester Communications combining robust mobile software products with state-of-the-art engineering capabilities. Jester Communications developed the award-winning mobile tool, Bolster, providing original equipment manufacturers with real-time digital sales support. Bolster significantly shortens the sales cycle by arming dealers with the latest manufacturer information delivered within a visually impactful experience. Roughly 75 percent of Jester Communication’s business is in the marine industry working with renowned companies such as Mercury, Beneteau and Sea Ray. Jester Communications also works with heavy-machinery and agricultural companies such as Toyota Industrial Equipment. Jester Communications...

OATI and USA Microgrids Showcase Next-Generation Microgrid in…
OATI and USA Microgrids Showcase Next-Generation Microgrid in…

2017-05-11

OATI and USA Microgrids are excited to show communities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial businesses that microgrids are not only a feasible option, but a necessary component to provide reliable and economic energy in the future Minneapolis, MN May 11, 2017 — OATI and USA Microgrids is pleased to host the Association of Large Distribution Cooperatives (ALDC) at the OATI Microgrid Technology Center today as part of the ALDC’s annual Spring CEO meeting, showcasing its unique model of a functioning commercial microgrid. This microgrid combines advanced technologies such as Combined Cooling, Heat, and Power (CCHP), solar photovoltaic (PV) wind generation, and energy storage. ALDC is on site to explore the future of affordable and reliable electricity for their customers. In the past, electric distribution cooperatives would not have considered a microgrid as a feasible business option. However, with decreasing...

Nor-Tech to Showcase Innovative HPC Cluster Simulation Site at Premier…
Nor-Tech to Showcase Innovative HPC Cluster Simulation Site at Premier…

2017-05-10

This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our hardware and integration expertise and also brainstorm with some of the keenest minds in the scientific and technology communities MINNEAPOLIS May 10, 2017 — Nor-Tech just announced that it will be showcasing an innovative cluster simulation site at Dassault’s Science in the Age of Experience event May 15-18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The event is designed to show attendees in the scientific and analytics communities how to fully leverage the shift toward digital simulation and modeling. Dassault will present an expanded simulation program that includes:     End-to-end industry workflows on Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform.     New capabilities...

Kopis announces hire of Sales Director
Kopis announces hire of Sales Director

2017-05-10

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 10, 2017 — Kopis, the largest and oldest customer software development firm in the region based out of Greenville, S.C., has hired Doug Bonestroo as Sales Director. With an experienced background in sales and business development, Bonestroo takes the position after relocating from Minnesota, where he served as Vice President of Business Development for Agile Frameworks. “I jumped at the opportunity to relocate to South Carolina to become a part of this team,” Bonestroo says. “Kopis is in the right place at the right time—with AWS and Azure, it has never been less expensive to develop and host commercial grade custom applications in a high availability environment. Andy (Kurtz, CEO) and his leadership have assembled a great senior-level team and I look forward to working with them in the future as we grow.” In this position, Bonestroo will be responsible for developing new strategic accounts for Kopis, focusing on custom software...

Technology Advisors Inc. Acquires Infor CRM Customer Base from Interlinx Associates, LLC
Technology Advisors Inc. Acquires Infor CRM Customer Base from Interlinx Associates, LLC

2017-05-10

CHICAGO, May 10, 2017 — Business and technology consulting company Technology Advisors Inc. (TAI) has acquired Infor CRM customers from Minnesota-based consulting company Interlinx Associates, LLC. Interlinx Associates, LLC has more than 15 years of CRM experience with multiple platforms and was one of the earliest companies to specialize in CRM in the Minneapolis/Twin Cities region. Until recently, the company focused exclusively on Infor CRM. The acquisition of Infor CRM customers by TAI ensures Interlinx clients will continue to have access to a trusted support partner. “Infor was one of our first CRM partners and we’ve maintained a strong relationship with the product,” says Technology Advisors CEO, Sam Biardo. “We look forward to helping these new clients maximize their CRM potential with the training, customizations, integrations, and ongoing support they need.” Based out of Chicago, TAI has more than 30 years of experience serving CRM customers...

Modus Engagement’s App Data Room Wins Stevie American Business Award -…
Modus Engagement’s App Data Room Wins Stevie American Business Award -…

2017-05-10

Using HubSpot, paired with integrations like App Data Room, we can deliver additional value at many levels of the organization, integrating marketing and sales with the strategic goals of the business Minneapolis, Minnesota May 10, 2017 — Modus Engagement’s flagship product, App Data Room, was recently named the winner of a Stevie® Award in the Marketing category for The 15th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are one of the premier business awards programs, and this is the second consecutive year that App Data Room has won a Stevie. Additionally, HubSpot Platinum Partner, Prism was named an Integrations Innovation Winner in the HubSpot 2017 Impact Awards which recognizes creative uses of HubSpot Connect Integrations and honors the innovative way agencies are creating unique services for their clients. The work featured for this award utilized the App Data Room HubSpot integration for Avella...

HJ Sims Implements Unique Solution to Provide Financing for Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School
HJ Sims Implements Unique Solution to Provide Financing for Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School

2017-05-10

FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 10, 2017 — HJ Sims (Sims), a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm founded in 1935, is pleased to announce the successful financing in the amount of $6,670,000 in April 2017 for Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School (Academy), a charter school authorized by the School District of Philadelphia that serves 530+ children, grades K-8 and is located in Philadelphia, PA. Based upon Sims’ commitment to its borrowers and its attitude of perseverance, the Academy engaged HJ Sims to finance its currently leased facility. Sims worked with the Academy to achieve the following strategic objectives: Provide funds to help Harambee (the first African-centered Charter School in Pennsylvania) own its own facility Provide additional $500,000+ for improvements to the facility and reimburse the Academy for costs previously incurred that were related to the project Achieve debt service approximately equal to the Academy’s...

Brainerd Tattoo Removal Holds Grand Opening in Brainerd, Minnesota Featuring the Astanza Revolution Laser
Brainerd Tattoo Removal Holds Grand Opening in Brainerd, Minnesota Featuring the Astanza Revolution Laser

2017-05-10

BRAINERD, Minn., May 10, 2017 — Brainerd, Minnesota’s newest tattoo removal clinic, Brainerd Tattoo Removal, recently held their grand opening earlier this month. The up and coming clinic specializes in removing unwanted tattoo ink utilizing advanced Q-switched laser technology. The skin experts at Brainerd Tattoo Removal are applying their tattoo application experience and body art knowledge to lead the tattoo removal field in Brainerd. “While working in the tattoo industry, we came across a fair share of bad tattoos. Our goal has always been to ensure clients receive artwork that leaves them happy, not regretful,” said Julie Charpentier, owner. “Brainerd Tattoo Removal was founded to continue that goal of making people feel happy and confident in their skin. I want to provide the best laser tattoo removal treatments to help people remove their unwanted tattoos, and...

Momtrepreneur Turns Challenge Island® S.T.E.A.M. Education Program into Red Hot Educational Franchise with Over 60 Locations Worldwide
Momtrepreneur Turns Challenge Island® S.T.E.A.M. Education Program into Red Hot Educational Franchise with Over 60 Locations Worldwide

2017-05-09

ATLANTA, May 9, 2017 — Fourteen years ago, second-grade teacher and mother of four Sharon Duke Estroff was at the height of what she calls her Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde phase.  By day, she was an award-winning teacher with a classroom full of happy students; but by night, she was a stressed-out mom who could barely muster the energy to help her kids with their homework. Estroff knew it was time for a career change, but as an educator born into a family of educators, she couldn’t imagine straying too far from the schoolyard.  So she took Challenge Island® – a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education program she’d created for her elementary students – and began offering it as an afterschool enrichment class in nearby schools.  Challenge Island® was a hometown hit and before long, Estroff had created a profitable home-based business that she could...

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