Business Development

Student-founded business participates in Arts Festival

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register “I decided I wanted to start on something,” said Laurel Diekhoff, sole owner and operator of Flume Bath & Body, a product line that specializes in handcrafted bath bombs, lip care, lip scrubs, perfume sprays and shower steamers.  She started her research in December 2016, made her first sale…

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KSFY One Day Getaway – Brookings Stories

KSFY was in Brookings on July 12 as part of their “One Day Getaway” broadcast. Watch: Mayor Keith Corbett Watch: Brookings Arts Festival Impact Watch: Brookings Area Makerspace Watch: Eponymous Brewing Watch: Brookings Built Green Watch: Cook’s Kitchen Watch: SDSU Renovation Projects Watch: Prairie Mermaid Boutique    

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BEDC awarded $91,025 grant for commercial kitchen, food entrepreneur program

Organization partnering with Kind Properties to establish unique resource for Brookings Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), through Vision Brookings Foundation, has received a USDA Rural Business Development Grant to create a commercial kitchen and implement a technical assistance program to assist the efforts of area food entrepreneurs. The kitchen will be located at 420 Main…

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Husband, wife open Brookings Family Dentistry

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register Its mission: “ … to be a compassionate, family-centered practice that promotes healthy and beautiful smiles for the entire family.” To accomplish that mission, Brookings Family Dentistry offers a range of services that include: preventative dentistry, dental implants, pediatric dentistry, periodontal therapy, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry and…

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Dunn hired as Brookings, LATI business partnership specialist

By: Lake Area Technical Institute Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Vision Brookings and Lake Area Technical Institute have hired Thomas Dunn of Brookings as their new business partner specialist. Dunn is a 2005 graduate of Brookings High School. After graduation, Dunn moved to Texas, where he worked in sales for the King Ranch until he enlisted…

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Career Launch SD coming to BSD

By: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation The Brookings School District was selected for Career Launch SD, a program sponsored by the Governor’s Office and Departments of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and Education.   Career Launch SD is designed to increase student awareness about career opportunities in their communities and help meet South Dakota’s demand…

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Elkton parents work to open daycare, education center

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register A group of parents in Elkton has taken the initiative to build a new daycare and education center, filling in what they say is a vitally needed community asset. Daycare services have always been tight and they don’t tend to stick around in Elkton, according to Brandon Jorgensen, pastor…

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Plans for proposed I-29 interchange move forward

A new entrance to Brookings could bring big changes and major developments to the south end of the city. Plans are proposed for an interchange that would connect Interstate 29 to 20th Street. Supporters say this plan has been in the works for years, and would boost safety and alleviate congestion. Watch July 3 KELO Story Watch…

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New massage office opens in White

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register It took Diane Kinney a while to answer her calling in life, but now she’s totally embraced it. “It’s important in our stressful world … to treat yourself to a massage, too, so you can get rid of your stress and relax,” Kinney said. She recently opened her business…

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BEDC, SDSU and the Research Park explore precision agriculture opportunities

Day-long workshop held to identify Brookings, SDSU role in solving industry challenges A recently formed collaborative effort concentrating on the precision agriculture industry seeks to advance research opportunities and industry connections at SDSU while promoting business development within the Brookings area. On June 25, approximately thirty South Dakota State University (SDSU) associate deans, department heads…

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