Archive for March 2017

Persons with Disabilities: Part of the Workforce Solution

Persons with Disabilities: Part of the Workforce Solution by Stacy Aesoph, Director of Workforce Development If you speak with an employer who has grown their workforce by hiring those with disabilities, they will tell you those employees are some of the most hardworking, dependable workers they have ever hired. Many Brookings area employers have embraced…

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New Italian restaurant coming to Brookings

New Italian restaurant coming to Brookings By John Kubal, The Brookings Register Brookings will soon offer its residents and visitors a new dining experience with a taste of Italy. Mama Mia, 1300 Main Ave. S., has a target date for opening at the beginning of April. “The menu will be basically Italian food, casual Italian…

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Talent Production – One Key to the Workforce Dilemma

Talent Production – One Key to the Workforce Dilemma by Al Heuton, BEDC Executive Director According to the Area Development magazines 30th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives, the top factor for companies considering a new investment is the availability of skilled labor.  Both corporate CEOs and site selectors agree on this.  Opinions differ after this…

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SDSU Aviation graduate starts own aerial application business

SDSU Aviation graduate starts own aerial application business By SDSU Marketing & Communications It took a visit to another college to convince Isaac Wilde to attend South Dakota State University. He was heading to visit the University of Northwestern Ohio when Wilde made a stop in Dayton, Ohio—the aviation capital of the world. While in…

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Brookings to break ground on new south fire station

Brookings to break ground on new south fire station By JLG Architects The City of Brookings and the Brookings Fire Department will break ground on a new fire station at the northwest corner of the intersection of Main Avenue South and 26th Street South at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. The groundbreaking is free and…

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Good Vinyl Graphics Company opens in Downtown Brookings

Good Vinyl Graphics Company opens in Downtown Brookings By The Brookings Register Skateboarders love coating their gear in stickers, says Brian Ahlers, and he was no different growing up. But these days, he’s dealing with stickers of a professional grade: custom vinyl decals. It’s all through his new business, Good Vinyl Graphics Company, in which…

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Dress shop opens in Downtown Brookings

Dress shop opens in Downtown Brookings By The Brookings Register A dress is something special, almost sacred to some; a means of celebrating a momentous occasion in a wave of fabric. Harnessing the power of the dress is one of downtown Brookings’ newest stores, Your Special Day, owned by Sheree Heyduk and James Nelson. From…

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Pop on in…

Pop on in… By Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support Many of you did just that on Saturday at the first Brookings Pop-up Market.  We are very excited and grateful for the community support (over 200 attendees) of the local entrepreneurs and up-and-coming businesses.  The event was held at the Brookings Recreation Center (aka…

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$17M Sixth St construction project begins this month

$17M Sixth St construction project begins this month By: The Brookings Register The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Highway 14 (6th Street) project in Brookings is scheduled to begin March 20 with Phases 0 and 1. A public meeting has been scheduled for March 20 at 5 p.m. in the Brookings City Hall…

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