Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce

by Joni Astrup Associate editor More than 100 businesses and organizations, including many new exhibitors, will be featured at the Business and Community Expo in Elk River. The event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Elk River High School, 900 School St. It is sponsored by the Elk River Area Chamber [...]

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The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce and District 728 Community Education are bringing another Expo to Elk River. The Business and Community Expo will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Elk River High School, 900 School St. The hours have shifted slightly to accommodate the Sunday morning church schedule. More [...]

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Fresh off a panel discussion it hosted on the Affordable Care Act, the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce expressed its dismay with this past week’s passage of a state-operated health insurance exchange. “We are disappointed in the passage of the Health Insurance Exchange in its current format,” said Debbi Rydberg, the executive director of [...]

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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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