February 1 – 15, 2021

GSDC receives Launch Minnesota grant from DEED
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded a second Launch Minnesota grant of $65,000 to the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC). GSDC will use the grant to grow their role as a Launch Minnesota hub, assisting innovators and entrepreneurs. 

President of Kramer Financial attains designation and is recognized as top advisor
James Kramer III MBA, CFP, President of Kramer Financial, attained his Certified Exit Planning (CEPA) Designation through the Exit Planning Institute. Kramer was also recognized as a top financial advisor for the 8th consecutive year.

Paramount Theater celebrates 100th anniversary
Throughout 2021, the Paramount Center for the Arts is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Paramount Theater. 

Local co-op director achieves national credential
Eric Peterson, Stearns Electric Association Board of Director, received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). 

Specialized Recruiting Group office is now open
Specialized Recruiting Group – An Express Employment Professionals Company, announced the opening of a new office in location by Franchisee, Jill Magelssen.