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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest Finalists, BushConnect And Minnesota Gopher Football

We had a warm sunny weekend in Minneapolis this weekend until late yesterday afternoon when a hail storm whipped through the downtown area.

It was loud and lasted too long. Here are some photos during, after and then sunset:

Downtown Minneapolis Storm Downtown Minneapolis After The Storm Downtown Minneapolis After Sunset

And a short video of the hail falling (no that is not my car):


Hail storm in Dowtown Minneapolis #SevereWeather

A video posted by Paul DeBettignies (@mnheadhunter) on May 3, 2015 at 3:29pm PDT

Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 – Upper Midwest division

Ernst & Young announced their 2015 Upper Midwest Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists and a number of people from the Minnesota technology community that I am a fan of are included:

Nancy Lyons - Founder and CEO of Clockwork Active Media Systems

Mike Derheim - Co founder and CEO of

Archie Black - CEO SPS Commerce

The winner will be announced at an event in June.

2015 bush CONNECT

bush connect

In a couple of hours I will be off to the Guthrie Theater where The Bush Foundation will be hosting bush CONNECT or bushCON as it is better known.

This is one of those events where you meet and hear from people who will set your brain on fire. Click Speakers and Sessions for more info.

I am participating in (click) “Speed Consulting” (Session 3).

Attendees get us for 15 minutes to ask questions about our field of expertise. I am covering the HR topic. Other experts are covering topics including accounting, career, fundraising, marketing and web development. I know most of the people who are giving advice… and a number of them I have gone to with questions.

This is going to be a fun day and I am sure by the end I am going to be tired. In a good way.

Minnesota Golden Gopher Football

4 Minnesota Golden Gopher football players were selected in the 2015 NFL Draft:

Maxx Williams was picked at #55 by the Baltimore Ravens

Damien Wilson was picked at #127 by the Dallas Cowboys

David Cobb was picked at #138 by the Tennessee Titans

Cedric Thompson was picked #150 by the Miami Dolphins

4 players selected has the Gophers tied for #2 in the Big Ten for number of players drafted.

A 5th player was signed as a free agent… Cameron Botticelli is going to the San Diego Chargers.

Click Gophers Send Five To NFL to see stats and quotes from Head Coach Jerry Kill.

I am not one to watch much of the draft but this time I was looking frequently to see where are guys were going.

Mobile Friendly Minnesota Headhunter

If you have not been here on the blog in a couple of weeks you may notice it looks a bit different. I finally made this mobile friendly. And if you are a regular visitor using a device of some sort… you’re welcome!!!

I know the previous version was a pain to look at on a phone or tablet.

I still have some font and color things to work out but this works for now.


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