Vol. 21, #01 – 12/31/14

//Vol. 21, #01 – 12/31/14

Twas the day before New Year’s, a few ticks on the clock,
Lo and behold what has emerged from under the rock!
Online’s leave of absence, Dear Reader, is ending at last.
We’re coming back strong in 2015, with a future brighter than the past.

Heavens to Gilson (inside joke) we are going to resume regular publishing of Neerland & Oyaas Online beginning the week of January 12 on a more or less bi-weekly schedule. Oh gosh there’s so much to tell you! The Firecracker Committee caught up with us around Thanksgiving so the first issue will be an executive summary of their selection of the 2014 Firecracker of the Year award winner.

Since we last dropped an issue of Online on your virtual doorstep more than a year ago, much has happened. Most importantly we have moved. After more than twenty years patrolling the skyways of the Minneapolis downtown core we have relocated to the North Loop of the Warehouse District. Our new world headquarters is the Union Plaza Building, 333 North Washington, Suite 107. Our emails and phone numbers remain the same. It was very hard to say goodbye to our many friends in the venerable Young Quinlan Building, beginning with the ownership/management group led by Bob and Sue Greenberg. They run an operation that is at once professional and elegant with a family feel. The faces of the family are, of course, Darlene and David, the elevator operators, along with the united nations of valets in the cozy parking facility.

It took a while for both Neerland & Oyaas and CastleVisions to shake the idea that our respective identities are tied to place. In fact it is quality communication and uniquely focused customer service that we provide so a physical retooling was in order.

We have buffed up our web presence—neerland.oyaas.com—and with this beta issue are launching new delivery technology for Online. As a reminder to long-time readers and new ones alike, this is not a service we charge for and under no circumstances do we release our mailing list to any third party. As always if you don’t want to be annoyed by “N-oyaazus” just reply “unsubscribe” and we shall.

This inaugural issue of Neerland.Oyaas 2.0 contains one potential morsel of information somebody out there may find useful. Our downsize from the core to the North Loop left us with a suite of office furniture for which to find a home. This includes a conference table and chairs, four desks, credenzas, chairs, side chairs and some assorted shelving, all in very good shape. If you are aware of an entity, nonprofit or business, in need we can forward a PDF with photos and descriptions.

So we leave you now, Dear Reader, with heartfelt wishes for a Healthy, Happy and Fruitful New Year and look forward to prodding and provoking regularly beginning two weeks from now.

By |2016-10-21T00:42:41-05:00December 31st, 2014|Categories: Newsletter|9 Comments

About the Author:

Mark J. Oyaas is a principal in Neerland & Oyaas, Inc., a public affairs consulting company. His work includes advising clients on business opportunities in the public and nonprofit sectors. In addition to coordinating government relations projects, Mr. Oyaas heads up the firm's communications services under the "germ of an idea" banner.


  1. Bill Levin January 2, 2015 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Best wishes for a new year in your new location!

  2. Matt January 2, 2015 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Happy New Year! Glad to have your newsletter back in the reading que!

  3. Nikki January 1, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Mark, we can meet halfway between our offices at 211 N. 1st St. at the Monte for lunch.

  4. John Herman January 1, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Your move shows you are still the downtown mavens. No surprise a bunch that thrives on lunch intelligence would follow the restaurant boom to the North Loop. Not to mention it has the trendiest shopping. Mark, you will look great in Martin & Pick. My wife, (Diane, and her Cincinnatus partners) have been loving the Colonial Warehouse for years. Congratulations and welcome back.

  5. Ed December 31, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I know a great non profit upstairs that could use a desk or two and maybe chairs

  6. Ron Stevens December 31, 2014 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Welcome back, and Happy New Year! I look forward to your next issue!

  7. Mike Weber December 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    It will be good to regularly receive your updates, quirky comments and all the rest.

  8. Toby Brill December 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Looks like things are on the upswing. Welcome to our neighborhood. Lots going on. Best, toby brill

  9. Bill Gabler December 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    With the reappearance and resurgence of this valuable publication, it is now sure to be a grand new year! All the best in 2015 with your new persona.

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