Full Stack Saint Paul launches

Co-led by the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Full Stack Saint Paul is a public/private sector collaboration that provides a full range of services to help tech and innovation sector businesses start up and scale up in Saint Paul.  From helping a business find the perfect office space, to facilitating connections between business leaders, to aligning start-ups with resources to grow their businesses, to supporting the next generation of tech talent, Saint Paul is a place where businesses can locate and thrive.

To learn more, read this Pioneer Press article.

Is there value in seeking awards?

Nominate! When that word appears in your inbox, do you wonder if you should seek the various industry, business and media awards that are available to your organization and leaders? What is the value?

You are right to question what benefit – besides a shiny object for the shelf – an award will bring. In order to be worth the effort of nominating, the award must accomplish a communications or other goal to which you already aspire. Perhaps you want to promote public awareness of a program, recruit potential employees, or become known as a leading expert. Seeking specific awards can help you reach those goals, especially when you communicate strategically about the awards you receive.

Although no one knows your story better than you do, having the outside perspective of Goff Public has helped numerous organizations and individuals shape that story into a winning nomination. Contact Jennifer Hellman to learn more about how we can help your organization identify the highest-value award opportunities and earn the recognition it deserves.


Magician, cancer survivor to headline Inspirational Series at Judson University

Author, magician, and cancer survivor Jim Munroe will keynote Judson University’s annual World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series on October 9. After receiving a harrowing leukemia diagnosis in 2009 and being given only months to live, Munroe was forced to confront his own mortality. Munroe will be sharing his survival story while impressing with illusions at this annual Judson event.

To learn more, read this Daily Herald article.

Favorite ice cream shops

To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, our team worked very hard to find the best ice cream shops in the Twin Cities. There was overwhelming support for Milkjam Creamery (Minneapolis).

Other office favorites include: Grand Ole Creamery (Minneapolis and Saint Paul), Izzy’s (Minneapolis and Saint Paul), Nelson’s (Saint Paul and Stillwater), Cold Front (Saint Paul), Conny’s Creamy Cone (Saint Paul), and Cup and Cone (White Bear Lake).

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Farm Bill important to Indian Country

The economic and dietary health of Native Americans hangs in the balance with the 2018 Farm Bill, according to a new report commissioned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

The report, entitled Regaining Our Future: An Assessment of Risks and Opportunities for Native Communities in the 2018 Farm Bill, is the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted on Farm Bill issues relevant to U.S. Indigenous populations. The SMSC commissioned the report as an initiative of Seeds of Native Health, the tribe’s four-year, $10 million philanthropic campaign to improve Native nutrition and food access.

Learn more about the report in this The Circle article.