Best Professional Networking in Central Minnesota

Networking is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.” What the definition should say, though, is that networking is one of the most effective way to find customers, build relationships, and advance your business. Networking plays a key role […]


Downtown Council Disbanded

New Downtown Alliance Advisory Board Formed by St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce *UPDATE: Find more information on the new Downtown Alliance here* With new businesses opening, several large properties changing ownership, current challenges and opportunities, the Downtown Council, currently an all-volunteer organization made up of nine downtown business owners, determined the current organization’s structure […]


August 1 – 15, 2021

Stearns Electric’s charity round-up raises $29,900The Stearns Electric Round Up Program, which asks customers to round up their bills for charity, raised $29,900 this year for 48 local organizations. Brenny Transportation wins award for support of transportation educationThe Transportation Center of Excellence awarded the “2021 Minnesota State Transportation Program Supporter of the Year Award” to […]


July 15 – 31, 2021

DAYTA marketing hires chief technology directorDaine Billmark has joined DAYTA as the new chief technology director. Billmark will lead the development of DAYTA’s marketing platform technology.  Caribou opens new location in St. CloudA new Caribou coffee celebrated its grand opening on July 30. The new location is on Highway 23 and Lincoln Ave.  Local lawyers […]


June 15 – 30, 2021

Julie Lunning to be new Chamber presidentThe St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce Julie Lunning as the new president of the Chamber of Commerce.  She will replace long-time president Teresa Bohnen who is retiring August 31.  Julie is currently the executive director of the Chamber’s Convention & Visitors […]


May 16 – 31, 2021

DeZURIK employee elected president of MSSJim Barker, DeZURIK, was elected as President of MSS (Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valves and Fittings Industry) for a three-year term (2021 – 2024).


May 1 – 15, 2021

Stearns Electric director earns national credentialJerome “Jerry” Fries, Stearns Electric Association Board of Director, received the Director Gold Credential certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).  PleasureLand RV receives “Flying W” designationThe St. Cloud and Brainerd based PleasureLand RV Centers recently earned the company’s Flying W Dealer Excellence award from Winnebago. Falcon National […]


April 16 – 30, 2021

Advantage Chiropractic celebrates 25th anniversaryAdvantage Chiropractic is celebrating their 25th anniversary in business on May 1. Throughout the years the company has been active in the community serving a wide range of customers and helping raise money for local non-profit organizations.  Watch for company specials as Dr. Mark and Donna Roerick say THANK YOU to […]


April 1 – 15, 2021

Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. merges with Brown, Krueger & Vancura LawQuinlivan & Hughes merged with the Long Prairie based Brown, Krueger & Vancura Law firm. This is now their fifth location within Minnesota, all under the name Quinlivan & Hughes.  BerganKDV announces shareholder promotionsBerganKDV elected six new members to their shareholder team. These include Adam […]