MHTA – You may be hearing more about “personal brands” lately – and for good reason. Understanding what sets you apart and makes you unique helps unlock the secrets of your personal brand. But what you choose to do with that information is equally important.
Spring Conference: What’s your personal brand?
Robopocalypse author to keynote fall Robotics Alley Conference
MHTA – New York Times bestselling author Daniel Wilson will headline the 2012 Robotics Alley Conference later this year in Minneapolis. Wilson, who earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has published more than a dozen scientific papers and holds four patents. The conference is scheduled for November 14 and 15. Early-bird registration is currently available.
Thorpe outlines national robotics vision
MHTA – Minnesota and the Midwest should continue to work to establish the region as a leading center for robotics activity. That is just some of the advice offered by Chuck Thorpe to an audience of more than 100 at an MHTA Leadership Insights breakfast at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Thorpe is a science and technology advisor to the White House.
How are employees involved in sustainability and conservation?
MHTA – MHTA has partnered with Twin Cities Business on a survey that measures local sustainabilty and conservation efforts. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete. Results will be reported this summer.
DEED funds entrepreneurial loans
MHTA – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded $4.5 million under its Emerging Entrepreneurs Fund to support micro-enterprises and small businesses in the state. The money was awarded to 13 Minnesota nonprofit organizations, which will typically distribute loans to businesses with fewer than 50 workers.