Mark Andrew is the founder and President of GreenMark Enterprises LLC, the first agency to initiate, assemble and brand large environmental innovations on behalf of major public venues and commercialize them with public education, branding, sales and marketing strategies. After a distinguished career in elected office and as a communications executive, Andrew merged the two disciplines and established GreenMark Enterprises LLC, to help large firms leverage their sustainable business practices. His firm’s specialty is large-scale public/private sustainability partnerships.
President John Guthmann called the meeting to order, followed by the musical stylings of Joe Kovarik and Doug Hartford. Bob Cardinal provided the invocation and Bill Collins introduced two guests of Rotarians. President John recognized Jon Cieskak and Bill Collins as today’s greeters, reminded everyone that Jodi is part-time, and asked us to “think membership.” Also, be sure to check page 59 of the most recent Rotarian Magazine, featuring our Club hosting RI President Gary C.K. Huang!
We have known for a long time that the arts and culture are important to Minnesota. They enhance our quality of life, bring diverse communities together, and make our state a magnet for jobs and businesses. Now we know that, in addition to its stages and museums, the nonprofit arts and culture sector is also a substantial industry in the State of Minnesota, generating $1.2 billion in total economic impact annually.
Club member Michael-jon Pease unpacks the new "Creative Minnesota" report by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and shares the human stories behind the numbers.
Under the leadership of first-year commissioner Bill Robertson, fans of the men’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) have enjoyed all of the intensity, excitement and passion that have long been league hallmarks. With a trio of highly-ranked teams – including Minnesota State, Mankato – and fantastic hockey being played across the league, one thing appears certain for the “new look” WCHA: the league, like it has been for the better part of seven decades, will continue to be a force on the national stage.
HERO is involved in providing thought leadership in the field of employee health management through its Think Tank comprised of business leaders from the corporate, university, health plan/health system, consulting and wellness services provider communities. In addition, HERO facilitates research coordinated by its research committee represented by many of the leading experts in the field.