Rick Beeson Answers Questions On The Central Corridor – September 25
I am a big fan of Rick Beeson, President/CEO of Park Midway Bank, who was featured in a recent Star Tribune column “Coffee with”. Rick is involved with the St Paul Chamber and the Central Corridor line. Rick answers questions on light rail and the importance of connecting Minneapolis, St Paul, University of Minnesota and the economic development that would likely occur along the rail line.
Rick also is on the board of the Goal Line Club, which is the football booster club of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Dot Com Survivor, Modern Survey
Modern Survey was written about in this article from the Star Tribune. When my non-tech anti-Internet friends ask me why the web is so cool I have a new company to talk to them about. This is another example of a local company using technology to make an old process more efficient.
Business Journal Releases Small 50 Public Companies List – October 3
Business Journal does a great job highlighting Vital Images, Lifecore Biomedical, and Vascular Solutions as med tech firms grabbed 5 of the top 10 spots.
Minnesota And Other States To Tax Internet Sales – October 3
From the Business Journal, well this was bound to happen and I am surprised it has taken this long. I had hoped the Internet would remain sales tax free but if the State of Minnesota believes it is losing $300 million a year then I can understand the motive for a change.
The other states involved in the program are Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. Nevada will join the group at the start of 2006.