Business Development

BEDC, Daktronics cultivating new business ideas

50-year-old company hosting public reception to announce competition winners Daktronics, Inc. has partnered with Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) to host the 2018 Brookings Area Idea Competition judging and open house reception as part of their year-long 50th anniversary celebration. The public reception will take place on Wednesday, February 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30…

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Eponymous Brewing Co. to open in Brookings next month

By: Patrick Anderson, The Argus Leader Sean Weber and his buddy started fermenting barley and hops in the garage of their Brookings rental. For years, it was a hobby. But Weber, a 29-year-old project coordinator for Daktronics, has already started to take beer making beyond what he calls the “third stall.” He and his partner plan…

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First Bank & Trust donates $500k to SDSU precision ag facility

By: SDSU Extention iGrow BROOKINGS – First Bank & Trust has announced a $500,000 investment to help South Dakota State University with construction of the new precision agriculture facility on campus. The new facility is planned for the northwest corner of campus. It will be a center for research, teaching and innovation that covers the…

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Brookings Pop-up Markets Back in 2018

Entrepreneurs interested in testing their business ideas invited to participate By: BEDC Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce they will be hosting three Pop-up Markets this year for Brookings area entrepreneurs and innovators who wish to test the market and gain valuable feedback about their unique products and business ideas. The events…

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Kicking Away Inactivity – New Gym To Open

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Just in time for everyone’s New Year’s resolutions, husband and wife Aaron and Kari Krogman are ready to start the new year kicking when they open their new kickboxing-themed gym, 9Round, in the first week of January. “It’s a fitness gym, a place to get fit, not to earn…

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Old-Fashioned Mercantile Store Opens in Downtown Brookings

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register Growing up in Parkston, Lynette (Tiede) Kerlin enjoyed shopping for fabric and groceries with her mother, Verina Tiede, at “J & A Kayser, The Big Store, Parkston, South Dakota.” It would later bring back the memories and a dream to own such a store herself. And now she does:…

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Brookings Women’s Group to host first “Step Up” Conference

By: Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Leadership & Learning (WILL), a division of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a women’s conference Jan. 10. This half-day conference is intended to empower women through strengthening leadership and business skills at any stage of their professional life. The conference is titled “Step Up…

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3M adds over 100 jobs in last two years

Brookings, 3M, Walmart Celebrate a Thriving Partnership By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register “We’re pleased to be part of the Brookings community, to support the growth and sustainability of this vibrant community.” With those opening remarks Tuesday morning at the 3M Brookings plant, manager Jim Fay welcomed about 35 local officials, community and business leaders,…

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The Farmstead multi-purpose facility being constructed in White

Group hopes to revitalize community, provide needed amenities, jobs By: Dedicated Investments Group Dedicated Investments Group (DIG) is hosting a ceremonial “wall-breaking” Friday to officially kick off construction of a multi-purpose facility known as The Farmstead. The one-of-a-kind project involves a complete renovation of a former senior living center in order to house residential and…

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