November 10, 2012 by James
Volunteers were given the opportunity to celebrate achievements of 2012 last weekend at the Relay for Life Midwest Division Leadership Summit, held this year in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Doubletree held around 800 people who had come to celebrate accomplishments and learn about services and programs of the American Cancer Society. Local events celebrated include Daffodil Days, Relay for Life, and golfing events for charity.
Included in the Midwest Division are Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa. Marilyn Schreier and Sherry Johnson were representing Filmore County, while Lavonne Mensink and Sue Sikkink are this year’s co-chairs for Filmore County.
The afternoon session of the first day was opened by teenager Kari Liotta, a survivor of thyroid cancer, stating that purple symbolizes survivorship. Recognition was given to Johnson and Schreier for Major Heroes – their Relay for Life team which came in third place for fundraising among the four states. During the evening, Betsy Jo Kack was guest speaker, giving a talk about the effects of cancer on those with the disease and also those who are close to the individuals. Kack has survived cancer twice and takes part in the Relay for Life program.
The remainder of the summit included more inspirational stories and information, and closed with the message that human strength in numbers can defeat cancer.
October 4, 2012 by Mark
September 4, 2012 by Mark
Bloomington Theatre and Art Center has plans for a winter concert come musical this season that is destined to become a holiday tradition.
The Black Box Theatre, home [Read more]
August 1, 2012 by James
July 2, 2012 by Sarah
The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce has ambitious plans for the month of July. Featuring a Meet the Chamber meeting as well as a couple of opportunities to network later on, local professionals are getting the [Read more]
June 1, 2012 by Sarah
Bloomington professionals have a lot going on with the chamber’s regular monthly meeting, along with the 39th Annual Bloomington Chamber Golf Classic, taking place in the coming weeks.
The closest of these events is the Bloomington Monthly Membership Meeting. Besides giving members a chance to renew old acquaintances and do some networking in general, these hosted get-togethers are almost always good for a bit of information as well. By now, most residents are at least somewhat familiar with the governor’s support for improvements to Minnesota’s tax system. In many respects, taxes are an example of how regulations can impact the daily operations of a company. From 8:00 am to 9:30 am on June 7, people will have the option of hearing what the Revenue Commissioner has to say on this subject.
Out of all the events being held during the month, however, the 39th Annual Bloomington Chamber Classic is the one that has probably occupied printing companies the most. In many respects the highlight of June for Bloomington’s business community, members and guests alike have the option of being able to join in on the fun by teeing off on the course. Sponsored by the US Bank and expected to go from noon until 7:00 pm, those hoping to be at the Minnesota Valley Country Club on June 18 will have to plan ahead.
With tickets going at $175 for both guests and members, this all-day event is also expected to include dinner and a silent auction. Since registration is supposed to close on June 13, however, interested attendees will need to register soon.
May 1, 2012 by James
April 2, 2012 by Mark
March 1, 2012 by James
February 1, 2012 by James
By hosting business coaching sessions and events like “Meet the Chamber!” the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce will be giving Bloomington professionals more tools than can be used to the benefit of local companies.
With the chamber event calendar detailing events that range from lunch-time networking to business safety and security this month, Bloomington-based entrepreneurs have a full list of activities to participate in. Starting things off briskly with Connect at Lunch meetings taking place February 1st and 29th, chamber members have a unique [Read more]