Month: February 2021

A Downtown Storefront for Rochester’s most creative ‘underground community’

Downtown Rochester shoppers have access to some of the most creative products in the community, thanks to a partnership between Threshold Arts and the Rochester Makers Market.

Threshold Arts opened the storefront at 311 Broadway Ave. South to the Rochester Makers Market last December. The shelves there are filled with one-of-a-kind works by artists, designers, and craftspeople like Amarama Art, CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW, George Pottery, and Patricia Dunn-Walker. Shoppers can find everything from handmade brooms to eye-catching postcards, lushly scented candles to intricate felt sculptures.

Urban Evolution Episode 8: Food as Medicine: A Conversation with Canomiks

Food as medicine is a popular buzzphrase, but what does it mean? A Rochester, Minnesota startup company is helping to shape and define it. Canomiks is a big data company bringing scientific rigor and a whole new standard to the natural remedies marketplace that doesn’t currently exist with an end goal to help consumers make better choices. Co-Founder and CEO of Canomiks, Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk, shares details about her company and its new, innovative technologies. As someone who has recently moved form the big city of Boston to Rochester, Minnesota, she also provides perspective on why Rochester should be a top choice as a work-from-anywhere city.

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Google to Open First Office in Minnesota, Deepening Collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Google office in Rochester, Minn. will provide a physical space for the two companies to work side-by-side to transform patient care

Rochester, Minn. and Sunnyvale, Calif., February 18, 2021 — Google continues to invest in local communities across the country, and today the company is announcing its first office in Minnesota, in the city of Rochester. Google has long worked with businesses and organizations across the state, and the company’s new space—at Collider Coworking in the historic Conley-Maass-Downs building in downtown Rochester—will give it a physical home in Minnesota, as well as will serve its long-term strategic partnership with Mayo Clinic.

Childhood injury inspired entrepreneur to create Limb Lab in Rochester, Minnesota

Brandon Sampson may be the poster child for the multi-passionate entrepreneur.

By day, he helms a growing prosthetics manufacturing company in Rochester, Minnesota, called Limb Lab. By night, he fronts the band Six Mile Grove.

Sampson shared his story on a recent episode of Destination Medical Center’s Urban Evolution podcast, explaining how both his ventures stem from an accident on his family’s farm. Sampson was just seven years old when he severely injured his hand, an experience that introduced him to both orthopedics and the guitar, prescribed as a form of physical therapy to keep his reconstructed hand limber. His journey led him to pursue a career as a certified prosthetist.

University of Minnesota announces NXT GEN MED: A groundbreaking, innovative partnership to re-envision health care education with support from Google and Mayo Clinic

The University of Minnesota unveiled NXT GEN MED, a unique and innovative partnership between the University and Google that will combine world-class technology, research and immersive learning approaches for students pursuing health care careers.

This partnership of global leaders will offer a one-of-a-kind health sciences education program through the University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree offered in Rochester, Minn., reducing almost two years from the traditional four-year degree. The program will leverage cutting-edge technology and learning tools from Google that engage students virtually, and will match students with mentors at the Mayo Clinic.

DMCC Board Recognizes Progress Despite the Pandemic

Endorses new marketing effort to attract remote workers

(Rochester, Minn.) February 3, 2021 – At its first board meeting of 2021, the Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board acknowledged continued progress and that 2020 was a ‘good year’ despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

DMCC Board members were presented with updates on DMC priorities, including Heart of the City, Discovery Square and transportation.