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Friday, June 25, 2010


The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s 2009 “Fast 50,” the fastest growing private companies in Minn., includes five St. Cloud alumni: John Folkestad ’89, Edina; Lisa Hannum ’86, St. Paul; Kurt Rakos ’95, Fridley; Brian Taney ’97, Minneapolis and Peter Taunton, Chaska. Folkestad is co-founder of Oberon which specializes in providing experienced human resources executives for just-in-time interim positions and special initiatives. Hannum is founder of Beehive PR, an agency that has grown to a staff of 12 since 1998. Rakos is a co-founder and partner at McKinley Group, an executive-recruiting services company. Taney is the CEO of GetWireless, an internet company providing services throughout Central and Western Pennsylvania since 1996. Tauton is founder of Snap Fitness, a compact, state-of-the-art, 24/7 express fitness club with more than 2,000 franchises.

Greg Kurowski ’84, Victoria, is owner of Periscope Marketing Communications, an advertising and marketing agency ranked #5 in the Top 25 List of metro area advertising firms by the same publication.

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