Cool jobs tour to shed light on manufacturing career options
22 Nov 2018
Businesses, schools, chamber and economic development heads partner on initiative
While students at area high schools give thought to future careers and the educational paths that will help them achieve their goals, manufacturing jobs don’t always capture the attention.
Local businesses, directors of the economic development, the schools and the Elk River Area of Chamber of Commerce have banded together to make sure outdated perceptions don’t keep them from considering manufacturing careers.
The Elk River Workforce Development Task Force is hosting a Cool Jobs Tour on Oct. 16 as part of Manufacturing Week initiatives to give students, parents and the community an inside look at local manufacturing.
Sportech named best in class manufacturerNov 20 2018
Minnesota is home to more than 8,000 manufacturers, and this past September, Sportech Incorporated was recognized as one of the best in the state by Minnesota Business magazine. Sportech was named Best-in-Class Large Manufacturer during the magazine’s 2018 Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. The annual competition recognizes manufacturing excellence,...
Support Small Businesses on Nov. 24 and BeyondNov 20 2018
November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a shopping holiday that urges consumers to patronize small and independent businesses rather than online retailers or big box stores. American Express was behind the first Small Business Saturday, which started in 2010. The initial goal was to counter the negative effects of...
Spirit Award honors 2Nov 19 2018
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota recognized two local employees with the 2018 Spirit Award, which honors employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to the organization’s vision and mission. The distinctive qualities that honorees bring to their work were highlighted at an awards luncheon in August: •Tashia Maland...