Like everyone in the Minnesota business community, I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and colleague David Olson. David made a difference. He fought hard to make it easier for large and small businesses across Minnesota to grow and prosper, but he never took himself too seriously. He was widely respected at the Capitol by both Republicans and Democrats for his integrity, passion, and sense of humor. Any meeting he attended was sure to involve a lot of laughter. He will be sorely missed.