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News for Bloomington Chamber

Monday, November 26, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (December 2018) – To celebrate the holidays, Santa is coming to Valley West Shopping Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; and Southtown Shopping Center on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Santa has visited Bloomington for the past 35 years and has free, fun events planned for the entire family.  “Coming to Bloomington is part of a long, ...read more
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Friday, September 07, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (August 31, 2018) – Normandale Community College will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the 2018-19 academic year. The first day of classes for Normandale took place on Monday, September 23, 1968. The prior day there was a dedication ceremony, featuring founding Normandale President Dale Lorenz and Chancellor of the Minnesota Junior College System, Philip ...read more
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Friday, September 07, 2018
PHILADELPHIA (August 2018) – Comcast today announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, which is the largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income families in the U.S.  The company connected more than two million people in the last year alone, which is the largest annual increase in the ...read more
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 6, 2018 — At AT&T, we’ve invested nearly $375 million in our Minnesota wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017, including more than $275 million in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington areas. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first ...read more
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 28, 2018) —The cities of Bloomington and St. Louis Park were recognized at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference with a 2018 City of Excellence Award for their Pathways to Policing joint effort. In early 2017, Bloomington and St. Louis Park were experiencing a reduced number of police officer applications and saw an opportunity to collaborate. The result was a ...read more
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (June 2018) - Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased Prime Office Innovations, a copier/printer company located in Macomb, MI. Prime’s employees have joined Marco’s team and will be serving clients from its current location. Prime Office Innovations has been providing its clients with copier/printer solutions since ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Pe ple w uld st p  nd n tice.  A’s, O’s and B’s are also used to identify blood types and at times, they do go missing from hospital shelves. As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness of the need for blood donors to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. You can help!Make an appointment to give blood or ...read more
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 2018) – Paul LeGrand has joined Plekkenpol Builders, Inc. as a member of their project management team. As Client Account Manager, he oversees the Project Management and Design Group, reviewing and approving all projects and working with suppliers to source products and reduce costs for customers. Paul has over 30 years of experience in construction sales. He is Lead-Safe ...read more
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (June 5, 2018) — VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) announces the official launch of its new Mobile Food Pantry.  This will be an opportunity for the community to enjoy refreshments and see the newly branded Mobile Food Pantry for the first time. Guests include Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead, who will be declaring June Connecting Our Community Through Food Month.  VEAP ...read more
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Monday, June 04, 2018
Dear Valued Client of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC: We are excited to announce that we are changing the firm’s name from Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC to Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC effective June 1, 2018. The name change is due to the retirement of founding partner E. Curtis Roeder and the addition of Timothy D. Johnson to the firm’s partnership. You won’t notice anything different. Our dedicated ...read more
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Event Lab, a Twin Cities based full-service event and destination management company has been recognized for two awards from the International Live Events Association (ILEA) and one from Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine. ILEA presented Event Lab with the award for Best Event Design & Decor Under $25,000, as well as the award for Best Event Planning - Corporate, while Minnesota Meetings + ...read more
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS - Comcast Twin Cities has awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 41 graduating high school seniors as part of the company’s annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and ...read more
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/31/18) - The Bloomington Chamber recently announced the 2018 Bloomington Future Leaders scholarship winners. The Bloomington Future Leaders (BFL) program is a joint effort between the Chamber and Bloomington ISD 271. The program provides opportunities for chamber members and students at Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools to build relationships through networking and events ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 2018) – Kraus-Anderson Construction has promoted industry veteran Brian Hook to director of field operations.  He previously served as senior project manager.  In his new post, Hook will oversee field activities for all KA construction projects and will manage the company’s general superintendents.   “Brian’s strong project experience, personable leadership style, and ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
RMB is excited to announce that two staff members in the Environmental Services Department, Moriya Rufer and Kaira Kamke, have gained North American Certification from the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) for identifying aquatic insects to genus level.  This is the highest certification level available, and RMB is the only non-governmental service provider in Minnesota with this ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 2018) – Peter Diessner has been hired as director of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS).  He will oversee the financial analysis, due diligence and funding of KAFS’s existing and potential portfolio properties. Formerly known as Kraus-Anderson Mortgage Company, the newly branded KAFS works closely with Kraus-Anderson Development, building on its growing ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS -   This week, the President and CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Jonathan Weinhagen, is traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers about the importance of federal research funding as part of the national Business for Federal Research Funding (BFRF) Coalition. The BFRF Coalition is a broad-based coalition of more than 75 U.S. chambers of commerce and business ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/01/18) - The 17th worst commute in the country is about to get better thanks to the State’s Corridors of Commerce program. Today, MnDOT awarded $204 million toward I-35W and I-494 improvements across Bloomington, Edina and Richfield. The grant funds will be allocated as detailed below:     $70 Million - Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber, Transit
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (05/01/18) – Marco started a unique program of charitable giving in 2011, donating over $1.6 million ($1,671,097.00) to nonprofits so far. The program began with an intent to create lasting, positive relationships with customers and serve local communities. As part of this charitable initiative, CEO Jeff Gau and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Warrey created the Foundation ...read more
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Minneapolis, MN – (April 12, 2018) –Mortenson is pleased to announce that Lynn Littlejohn has been promoted to Vice President, Community Affairs and Development. In her role, Littlejohn represents Mortenson in existing and new markets by designing and implementing progressive inclusion and community benefits plans for the employment of women, people of color and other targeted groups, and business ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
(Saint Paul, MN – Mar. 20, 2018) – The Bush Foundation today announced its 2018 Bush Fellows, 24 determined, adaptable leaders who are driven to improve their communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography:  The 2018 Fellows are:     Asad AliweydEden Prairie, MN  Roxanne AndersonMinneapolis, MN  Yende AndersonPlymouth, MN ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased Governor Business Solutions. Founded more than 39 years ago and recently awarded HP’s “U.S. Print Hardware Reseller of the Year,” Governor is a leading Managed Print Services (MPS), wide format, copier, barcode and A/V solution provider in Michigan. The company will continue to operate as ...read more
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