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CANstruction Minneapolis a Success!

CANstruction Minneapolis a Success!

CANstruction Success! Cuningham Group team members spent this past Saturday at the 10th Annual CANstruction Competition creating a six-foot tall octopus and donating over 7,500 cans of tuna to Second Harvest Heartland, a Minneapolis-St. Paul food bank. Cuningham Group took home two awards for this year’s sea creature: “Jurors Choice” and “Most Cans”! Great job,..
The Power of Voice: From EdTech to Everyone

The Power of Voice: From EdTech to Everyone

Dr. Charlie Miller, Chief Design Officer, Vidku; Jim Leslie, CEO, Vidku What do you get when a product that was never meant to become a company suddenly receives venture capital interest? The answer is simple: a company. In this story, that company is Vidku. Come meet Charlie and Jim and join the discussion about Flipgrid,..
What’s Your Story? How Storytelling Techniques Can Improve your Communications Effectiveness

What’s Your Story? How Storytelling Techniques Can Improve your Communications Effectiveness

Matt Kucharski, Executive Vice President, PadillaCRT Matt Kucharski from PadillaCRT, one of the area’s most respected communications agencies, will share examples of how some of today’s best organizations are using strategic storytelling techniques to cut through the clutter. As a member of PadillaCRT’s Executive Leadership Team, Matt wears a number of important hats. In addition..
AIA Minnesota Leadership FORUM

AIA Minnesota Leadership FORUM

AIA Minnesota recognized Cuningham Group team members Mark Kalar, Erin Anderson, and Amy Cheever, among other members of the architecture community who completed the sixth annual Leadership FORUM last month. Brian Tempas, principal at Cuningham Group, also served as the Leadership FORUM Advisor. The mission of the FORUM is to assist AIA members in understanding..
Urban Energy for the 21st Century

Urban Energy for the 21st Century

Ani Backa, Government Affairs, Community Relations and Economic Development, Xcel Energy Energy customers – individuals, businesses, institutions and cities – are demanding their energy be produced in a more sustainable manner. For energy companies, this means moving towards renewables, solar, off the grid and other cleaner more responsible forms energy production. Ani Backa will discuss..
Our Opportunity to Make the Cities a 21st Century Hub for Manufacturing

Our Opportunity to Make the Cities a 21st Century Hub for Manufacturing

Ben VandenWymelenberg, Founder/CEO WOODCHUCK USA As we enter the third industrial revolution, boundaries between the design and manufacturing process are quickly vanishing.  Computer controlled fabrication methods together with collaborative design thinking have greatly accelerated the pace of product development; what used to take months, now takes days. Today, one can move from idea to market..
New Ways to Do Co-Working Spaces: Art, Inspiration, and the MIA

New Ways to Do Co-Working Spaces: Art, Inspiration, and the MIA

Sarah Lutman, Principal, Lutman & Associates In 2012 the Minneapolis Institute of Arts published DNA: Dynamic New Approach after considering the social, economic, demographic, technological, and political trends affecting museums. MIA leaders announced the plan, saying that a new museum model must be forged that meets the expectations of today’s audiences by offering them opportunities to..
The Forever Saint Paul Challenge

The Forever Saint Paul Challenge

Ann Mulholland, Vice President of Grants and Program, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners The Forever Saint Paul Million Dollar Challenge was an opportunity for The Saint Paul Foundation to engage the entire community in a conversation about what’s next, what matters and what big ideas can do for a community. In this presentation, Ann Mulholland will talk about..