Thursday, August 28, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Tim Slagle


Tim Slagle jokes most often about politics, but he's got some seriously good things to say about depression and Robin Williams' suicide in my Q&A with the comedian for Vita.mn. Read it online here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Strand of Oaks


Erica Rivera spoke to the Strand of Oaks' frontman about recording his latest album, HEAL, while suffering from a concussion after a car accident. Read about the therapeutic effects of music in the Q&A on Vita.mn here.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Erica Rivera Interview Henry Phillips


Erica Rivera spoke with Henry Phillips, a comedian who not only does stand-up but records his own music and hosts a hilarious cooking series on YouTube. Read the Q&A on Vita.mn here!

 


Monday, August 4, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Knock Inc.


Erica Rivera spoke to Knock founder Lili Hall about how she built her advertising agency from a team of one and how she re-built the business following a fire. Read the article in the August 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Jenny Lewis


Erica Rivera spoke to Jenny Lewis, the former frontwoman from Rilo Kiley, about her latest solo album, The Voyager. Lewis mined several painful experiences for the record; read about how she overcame them in this week's issue of Vita.mn or online here!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Pierrepont Hicks



Erica Rivera profiled Pierrepont Hicks, a necktie company that started in Minnesota. Read the piece in the August 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews St. Paul and the Broken Bones


Erica Rivera interviewed Paul Janeway, the frontman of old-school soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Rivera asked Janeway about his religious past, the music scene in Birmingham, and his favorite comic books. Read the Q&A on Vita.mn here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles The Elo Pillow


Erica Rivera spoke to Killian Rieder, creator of the elo pillow. Read about how this high-tech device can help kids and their parents sleep more soundly in the August 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Erica Rivera On Nursery Design Trends


Erica Rivera interviewed several new moms in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for "Making Room for Baby," a Star Tribune story on nursery trends. Read the piece on the front page of the Sunday Homes section or online here.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Precision Gasket Company


Erica Rivera profiled Precision Gasket Company (PGC) for the August issue of Minnesota Business magazine. Read about the Edina-based manufacturer in the August issue or online here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Camera Obscura


Erica Rivera interviewed Camera Obscura, a Glasgow-based band that's been making music together for 18 years. Read the Q&A in this week's issue of Vita.mn or online here.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Sharon Van Etten


Erica Rivera spoke to Sharon Van Etten, the velvet hammer of indie singer-songwriters. Rivera asked Van Etten about mysticism, violence in her lyrics, and toxic relationships. Read the Q&A in this week's print issue of Vita.mn or online here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Leadership Minnesota


Erica Rivera profiled Leadership Minnesota, a program designed by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to help business leaders better understand the state's economy. Read about this training program in the July 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles tenKsolar


Erica Rivera profiled tenKsolar, manufacturer of revolutionary solar panels that are making green energy even greener. Read about the company's product and its success in the marketplace in the July 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles The Emily Program


Erica Rivera spoke to the founder and several staff members of The Emily Program, a groundbreaking treatment center for eating disorders that began in Minnesota and is expanding nationally. Read about this life-changing approach to health care in the July 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Filson and Shinola


Erica Rivera profiled Detroit-based bicycle maker Shinola and Seattle-based outerwear company Filson, both opening new storefronts in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Read about these fashion forward companies in the July 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Erica Rivera Profiles Von Hanson's Meats


Erica Rivera profiled one of the rare butcher shops in the state of Minnesota that has thrived as a chain. Read about Von Hanson's growth in the July 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Erica Rivera Interviews Julie Allinson of Eyebobs


Erica Rivera interviewed Julie Allinson, founder of Eyebobs, a company whose stylish reading glasses have been seen on the likes of Katie Couric and Andrew Zimmmern. Read the company's growth story in the July 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine or online here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Erica Rivera Writes Cover Story for Minnesota Business Magazine


Erica Rivera interviewed Hans Early-Nelson, founder of Primitive Precision, for the cover story of the July 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine. Read the feature on this modern day metalworker in print or online here.

Monday, June 30, 2014

A New Arrival


Erica Rivera and family have adopted an eight-week-old domestic shorthair kitten. Now known as Tom Waits, the black and white kitten was likely a farm orphan before arriving at the Animal Humane Society of Minnesota in Buffalo, where the Riveras fell in love with him. Tom Waits joins fellow shorthair cat Anna, dachshund Mister, and hamster Martin.
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