Columnist, reporter | Business

Neal St. Anthony has been a Star Tribune business columnist/reporter since 1984. 

St. Anthony's work has spanned corporate takeovers to financial markets, small businesses, and the emergence of women, immigrants and minorities in business. A native of Minneapolis who first joined the Star Tribune in 1981, St. Anthony holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and business, and an MBA. He also has worked for two publicly held companies, including former regional securities firm Dain Rauscher (1997-98). St. Anthony, who is married and the father of two children, has been a volunteer with the Minneapolis parks, several schools and nonprofit organizations.


U.S. Bancorp makes biggest gift to Center for Economic Inclusion

The $1 million grant will help the center's drive to boost employment for minorities in the region.


Tierra Encantada's owner has built the day care business she wanted for her kids

Kristen Denzer was touring a day-care center in Roseville for her two toddlers in 2013 when she spotted particularly unappetizing lunches."I thought if I'm going…


Minnesota's solar trade tested, but not bowed, by 2020

Michael Allen, co-founder of All Energy Solar of St. Paul, is grateful for a partly sunny 2020."All in all, it was a good year, but…


Third round of PPP has begun, with a headstart for minority-owned businesses

Community Development Financial Institutions started processing PPP applications yesterday.


Minnesota conference exhibit maker made COVID equipment to survive 2020

Until last March, nParallel was in the business of making booths, kiosks, stages and other equipment that brings people together at trade shows and conferences.To…


Twin Cities entrepreneur develops mental health website for teens

EmpowerU has received $1 million in venture capital toward product.


Minnesota former med-tech exec Root sells his electric-pontoon boat firm to Seattle maker

Owner Howard Root said merger needed for scale.


Minnesota electric-pontoon boat firm Elux sold to Seattle maker

Elux made its first sales last year, but Root knew it would need a larger firm to lift sales.


Affordable-housing project near Minneapolis Farmers Market among dozens getting Minnesota funding

An employee-owned housing developer from Ohio is partnering with Project for Pride in Living (PPL), a Twin Cities nonprofit pioneer of affordable-housing and supportive services,…


St. Anthony: Minnesota can do better on Black economic inclusion

Tom Gegax started his business career as a Shell Oil representative on Chicago's south side in 1968.He sold fuel, tires and other products to 14…