The relationship between patient and caregiver is one of trust and intimacy. Patients reveal the innermost parts of themselves to health care professionals because they rely on those professionals for help. When patients open their homes to allow health professionals to care for them, patients allow another intimacy layer to be gently peeled away, exposing…

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Mayor Keith Corbett proclaimed Nov. 28 as Small Business Saturday during the Brookings City Council meeting Tuesday. Corbett presented the proclamation to Kelsey Doom, president and CEO of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, and Andrew Sloss, chief economic development director/CEO of the Brookings Economic Development Corporation. “Brookings celebrates our small businesses and the important…

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FB&T teams up with city, Norm’s Greenhouse “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  So says a popular Chinese proverb. But modify that a bit: when older, mature trees must be replaced with new trees, saplings, the best time to plant is now. Such is…

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The City of Brookings will recognize the recipient of this year’s 2020 Generational Leadership Award, Ashley Biggar, at Tuesday’s Brookings City Council meeting. The Mayor’s Generational Leadership Award is given to a community member who has affected the community in the following ways:  • Positively changes how residents think about the community and city •…

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Consignment shop specializes in kids clothes Kids tend to outgrow clothes before they wear them out, so two moms started a business to help other families get slightly used clothes for less money. Little Rascals Consignment and Studio is located at 314 Main Ave. in Brookings and is run by sisters-in-law Sarah Wilson and Natasha…

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The Swiftel Center has enacted cost-cutting measures, brought in new revenue with services never before performed by its staff, and hosted three major cattle shows this summer in an effort to help the city-owned facility to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Swiftel Center Executive Director Tom Richter presented an overview of the past eight months at…

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SDSU President Barry Dunn and Brookings Chamber President/CEO Kelsey Doom discussed the university’s $25,000 donation to the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Gift Card Give Back program at Woster Celebration Hall at the SDSU Alumni Center. South Dakota State University is donating $25,000 to the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Gift Card Give Back program. The money…

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By: Fortune Brands Home & Security Brookings-based Larson Manufacturing has been sold to Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., for approximately $660 million, according to a release from the Illinois-based home and security products company. Fortune Brands has signed an agreement to acquire Larson Manufacturing, and the sale is expected to close before the end…

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By: Larson Manufacturing Sharing with their employees and the Brookings community is a cornerstone of Larson Manufacturing culture. The company’s active United Way committee plans throughout the year in preparation for the fall fundraising campaign.  This year, Larson employees heeded the call when an unpredictable 2020 affected so many families in the community.  Larson Manufacturing…

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Chamber introduces Gift Card Give Back program to help local small businesses Kelsey Doom introduced the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce’s Gift Card Give Back program at Tuesday’s Brookings City Council meeting. It will be funded in part with city money previously designated for Downtown at Sundown. Downtown at Sundown is a weekly summer event…

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