BROOKINGS, SD – April 13, 2021 – The Brookings Economic Development Corporation held the 14th annual Idea Competition this past month. Inventors and entrepreneurs, both students and non-students, from the Brookings area submitted entries. “Anyone who had a business or product idea was eligible to enter,” said BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support, Jennifer Quail. Six…

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Brookings County – Phase 2 Vaccination Plan (4/12/21) Brookings Health System and its partners currently have low demand for COVID-19 vaccines. For people waiting to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, NOW IS THE TIME. Herd Immunity ProgressExperts state that herd immunity for COVID-19 happens when 70 to 90 percent of the population has either survived infection…

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Meet David Reynolds, Director of the School of Performing Arts and Professor of Music at South Dakota State University. David teaches lessons on the trumpet and French horn, conducts the SDSU/Civic Symphony, and helps faculty in music, theatre, and dance achieve their professional goals. Name: David Reynolds Title: Director of the School of Performing Arts…

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BROOKINGS, SD – April 6, 2021 – The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Brookings Economic Development are partnering together to promote the recently created Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).  The American Rescue Plan Act, signed on March 11, established a $28.6 billion Fund within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide tax-free federal grants…

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Brookings, S.D. – April 5, 2021 –The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee’s (PPCC) next two community vaccination centers, also referred to as points of dispensing (PODs), are scheduled for April 15 and April 22. Both events will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swiftel Center in Brookings on their respective dates.…

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Brookings Inclusive Collaborative will be hosting two community conversations in April. Discussion topic will be how people experience diversity in the Brookings community and deliberate different approaches to enhancing inclusion. All are welcome! Saturday, April 17: 9am-Noon, Swiftel Center (limited, in-person event; masks required) Saturday, April 21: 1-3pm, Zoom (unlimited capacity, virtual event) Sign up…

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March 23, 2021 CollegeRank.net ranked South Dakota State University No. 11 in its listing of the 30 Best Bachelor’s in Geography. It stated students could pursue this degree as a stand-alone major or partner it with geographic information sciences. In addition, students could earn certificates in geographic information sciences and unmanned aircraft systems. “When compiling…

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Ashley Biggar is the Director of Downtown Brookings with the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce. She received her BA in Consumer Affairs from South Dakota State University in 2008. Ashley’s career path stems from her love of art and people. In 2004, Ashley started her own business, Creative Impressions, utilizing her artist and event planning…

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By: Matthew Rhodes, The Brookings Register – Updated: 4 days ago Posted Mar 19, 2021 Hello Larsons Coffee Roastery starts small, hopes to open coffee shop someday VOLGA – The scent of roasted coffee in Volga from time to time won’t lead you to a coffee shop – but maybe someday. That lovely aroma now…

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By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register – Updated: 22 hours ago Posted Mar 17, 2021 ‘Lots of room for new businesses’ BROOKINGS – “I’m passionate about downtown,” said Kirsten Gjesdal, owner and operator of The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. in downtown Brookings. “I want to make sure it’s full and vibrant.” As a step toward…

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