Entrepreneurship & Innovation

BUILDING BROOKINGS BLOG: What’s in a number?

By: Jennifer Quail, Director of Entrepreneur Support Numbers can have quite an array of meanings for people, organizations and communities.  For instance, some adults are very willing to share the number of grand kids they have, the times they vacation overseas or their golf score, but not likely to share their age.  Youth look at…

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Grant helping farmers market, Brookings County

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register $10,000 Wellmark Foundation grant to be used for benches, bike racks, electricity Visitors to the Brookings Farmers Market can take a little more time to look around and relax when it opens May 6, thanks to the county’s approval this week of several infrastructure installations. The farmers market got…

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Elkton Makers Market to feature local talent

Organizers are hoping a new event in Elkton will turn the Brookings County community into a hub of creativity for artisans and their customers. The Elkton Makers Market next Saturday will offer a variety of items for sale with plans to kick off a monthly event, said organizer NieeMa Thasing. The Makers Market will run…

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Brookings ranked on 2017 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs list

What would make a city a great home for an entrepreneur? Livability and Entrepreneur Magazine have partnered to rank the Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs and Brookings, coming in at #25, is the smallest community in the top 25. From a field of more than 2,000 small- to mid-sized cities throughout the country, the…

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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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First ever Pop-up Market to be held March 11

First ever Pop-up Market to be held March 11 By: Brookings Economic Development Corporation Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce they will be hosting Brookings’ first Pop-up Market on Saturday, March 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Brookings City Recreation Center (armory building) on Main Avenue. The event will…

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Brookings Idea Competition winners announced

Brookings Idea Competition winners announced By Brookings Economic Development Corporation Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) recently announced the winners of the annual Idea Competition. This year marked the tenth year of the contest, which encourages Brookings area residents and SDSU students to think about starting new businesses. “The judges had a difficult time selecting winners…

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Happy Entrepreneurship Week!

Happy Entrepreneurship Week! By Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support Sorry I forgot to send a card, so this blog post will have to do.  Just what is Entrepreneurship Week you ask?  Well, it is a week set aside to celebrate entrepreneurs and build awareness of their impact on our economy. As you know…

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