Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce

by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board got a boost from the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce at its meeting on Monday. Debbi Rydberg, the executive director of the chamber, relayed that the Chamber Board approve a resolution in support of the district’s legislative platform at its previous monthly meeting. The [...]

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Debbi Rydberg,executive director of the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She completed 96 hours of course instruction in non-profit management.

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John C. Weicht passed away peacefully at home in Elk River, MN, at the age of 64 on May 13, 2012. He graduated from Elk River High School in 1966, served in the Army and was in Vietnam in 1967-1968. He married Sandra Frederiksen in Askov, MN. A general contractor and humanitarian, volunteered in his [...]

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Alan Sakry once remarked in an interview for a Business Almanac story that if you take care of your clients they will take care of you. It wasn’t a line he picked up at some business or marketing conference. He lived it — both his business and personal life. He could judge the legitimacy of [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The state of Tennessee decides on the number of prison beds it will need down the road by the number of children who can’t read by the end of third grade. Minnesota uses different mathematical formulas, but the same correlation could probably be made. “Reading by third grade is a critical [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Shiver Elk River’s second annual plunge was bigger, better and faster than the inaugural one,  but every bit as cold and wet for 90 plungers who jumped, fell or found some other way into the chilly waters of Lake Orono this past Saturday. This year’s event featured twice as many jumpers, [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The second annual Shiver Elk River, a community Chill-A-Bration set for Saturday, Feb. 25, is coming together nicely despite some wild and unusually warm winter weather. Event organizers from the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce are not worried in the least, according to Debbi Rydberg, the executive director of the [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River’s Energy Expo will be merging with the Business Expo in 2012. The combined event will be called the Business and Energy Expo and will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Elk River High School. “We’ll go forward as a blended event,” said Debbi Rydberg, [...]

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