Business Development

Brookings 3M makes Prairie Business list

By: Staff Reports, The Brookings Register GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The September issue of Prairie Business names and honors the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains. Among the honorees is the Brookings 3M plant. Earlier this year, employees nominated the organizations by submitting anonymous employee-satisfaction surveys, and Prairie Business used the survey…

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Tee’d Off brings area golfers indoors

By: Miranda O’Bryan, For The Brookings Register Golf simulators open in Wilbert Square BROOKINGS – A Brookings business that opened Friday will give customers a new indoor entertainment opportunity this winter and a shot at improving their golf game at the same time. Sharon Brecher, part owner of Tee’d Off Golf Simulators, got the idea…

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Site plan approved

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council approved the site plan for construction of six storage bins on Eastbrook Drive for CRC Global Solutions and took care of other business this week. The bins will provide storage for fully processed soybean seeds, according to the attachment to the agenda available…

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Creating his own ‘Wilde’ blue yonder

By:John Kubal, The Brookings Register, BROOKINGS – Isaac Wilde is not a “crop duster.” Forget the movie scenes of a goggled pilot flying an old biplane 2 feet over a crop field and laying down a smoke-screen fog of bug- or weed-killing chemical. “We like to use ‘aerial application,’” he explained, smiling. “Those days are…

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Downtown tenants get permit parking

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Council sets aside 10 stalls in 72-hour lot for permitted parking BROOKINGS – Ten stalls in the 72-hour parking lot on Third Avenue will be set aside for permitted parking, the Brookings City Council decided. A request from a downtown tenant sparked the topic at Tuesday’s council meeting. It’s…

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Valero gives $35K to local children’s charities

By: Valero AURORA – Local children’s charities last week received a total of $35,000 from employees of the Valero Renewables-Aurora ethanol plant, who helped raise the funds through the Valero Energy Foundation and the company’s sponsorship of the 2018 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children in San Antonio. “This is just one of several…

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Daktronics deploys new generation of narrow pixel pitch product line

By: Daktronics, The Brookings Register, BROOKINGS – Daktronics of Brookings has launched a new generation of the company’s narrow pixel pitch product line including pixel pitches of 1.2, 1.5, 1.9 and 2.5 millimeters.  As AV integrators are increasingly adopting LED video technology as a viable alternative to LCD technology, this product line brings an easy installation option…

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Grand re-opening at McDonald’s

By:  Staff Reports, The Brookings Register The Brookings McDonald’s restaurant recently underwent a complete renovation of its dining area.  “It’s been 12 years since we rebuilt the store and it was time for a new look,” said store manager, Kristi Kirchmeier. To celebrate the new look and thank customers, the store had a grand re-opening on Wednesday,…

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Downtown businesses invited to the classroom

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – You never stop learning, and the folks on the Downtown Brookings Business District Committee are doing their part to ensure that downtown Brookings business owners keep on learning new ways to improve their businesses and outreach. This committee, a part of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, began…

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City council approves budget, CIP, strategic plan

By:  Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register    BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council approved the 2019 budget ordinance, the Capital Improvement Plan and Community Reinvestment Plan at Tuesday’s meeting and learned a little more about possible upcoming expenses. The city budget is balanced as required by state law, City Manager Paul Briseno said. The general fund is…

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