BEDC partnered with local organizations to promote employment opportunities for college students SDSU students were able to connect virtually to regional employers looking to hire for part-time, seasonal and internship positions at the 2020 SDSU Student Virtual Part-Time Job Fair held on September 9. Historically, the SDSU Student Part-Time Job Fair had been hosted on…

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Andrew Sloss chosen to coordinate regional economic development initiatives Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is pleased to announce that Andrew Sloss has been selected as Chief Economic Development Director/CEO for the organization. Sloss has over fifteen years of experience in economic development, most recently serving as Managing Director for Baker Tilly in Houston, Texas. Past…

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By: Brookings Inclusive Collaborative A collaborative grant partnership taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion in the community of Brookings has launched the first of many focus groups aimed at gathering multiple viewpoints on the issues. After a five-month delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookings Inclusive Collaborative is convening focus groups…

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By: Brookings Health System More than 30 teams participated in Brookings Health System Foundation‘s 11th annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora, presented by First Bank & Trust. Net proceeds of over $18,000 were directed toward the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will…

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Center under construction to be known as the Fishback Indoor Training Center “After seven years, it finally came to fruition,” Darin Weber, Brookings Futbol Club vice president, told a gathering at the “naming ceremony” Thursday evening for what will serve as an indoor training facility for the soccer club.  Gathered in front of the under-construction…

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County gets overpass update, opts for concrete roadway Brookings County commissioners agreed earlier this month to have their section of the road leading up to a new Interstate 29 interchange at 20th Street South/214th Street made out of concrete instead of asphalt. Brookings City Engineer Jackie Lanning gave a brief overview Aug. 4 on how…

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Phases determined by number of cases The Brookings City Council detailed a Reopening Road Map for handling the COVID-19 pandemic during its meeting Tuesday. The six-page document has four phases: Red Phase 1/Severe; Orange Phase 2/High; Yellow Phase 3/Moderate; and Green Phase 4/New Normal.  Phase 1 is Stay-At-Home and covered by Ordinance 20-006, which had…

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There are two new stores in downtown Brookings: they’re both located in the same space and run by the same person. Pop’s Collectibles and Paint with Me Ceramics are owned and operated by Richard Lahman. They have been open since the beginning of June. Pop’s has an assortment of Beanie Babies, Hot Wheels cars, baseball…

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Pre-med student raising funds for COVID-19 relief “It’s a chaotic and stressful time. Our neighbors need us now more than ever. COVID-19 is creating new needs while putting enormous financial pressure on all nonprofits.”  With those concerns in mind, Brookings resident Hossam Halaweish, 20, has launched “Portraits for a Purpose.” “Following social-distancing guidelines, I have…

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Salt float tank is new attraction for Brookings Cierra Murphy has a vision for Blu Salon, which she opened in Brookings this spring.  “I just want people to come to a place where they feel like it’s modern, upbeat, happy, positive and ultimately the most relaxing place they’ve been,” she said. Murphy isn’t afraid to…

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