Meet Kristina Lankow, Sales and Marketing Manager at the Swiftel Center. Kristina joined the team at the Swiftel Center in 2015 and it was the perfect way to satisfy her creative background in design and writing with a passion for customer service and live entertainment. Kristina graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) with a Bachelor…

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BROOKINGS, SD – April 21, 2021 – The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Brookings Economic Development, and Visit Brookings are partnering together to continue 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…

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Brookings County awarded Resilient Community designation April 15, 2021 BROOKINGS, SD – The community of Brookings County became the first Resilient Community in South Dakota April 14. Representatives from two state universities, local city and county government, law enforcement, child protection services and child advocates gathered in the City Council chambers at 10:30 a.m., to…

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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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