MESSAGE FROM NEW GSDC BOARD CHAIR
Dear GSDC Stakeholders:
It is a great honor to have the opportunity to take on the Chairmanship of the Board of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation! In doing so, I would first like to thank Brian Myres for his outstanding leadership of and contributions to the GSDC over the years. Our community is a better place for Brian’s efforts! Thank you, Brian!
Which is exactly what GSDC is all about – building the kind of community that people want to be a part of.
GSDC has the unique capability to promote initiatives that have impact across the region while simultaneously supporting the success of individual enterprises. By bringing together leaders from business, government, education and various community organizations, we are creating a place that fosters economic vitality and a high quality of life for all.
GSDC demonstrated this capability most recently by attracting AWG (Associated Wholesale Grocers) to the St. Cloud region with its Upper Midwest expansion: co-leading EPIC and other talent initiatives; and sponsoring the annual Innovation Awards. Having been on the GSDC Board since January 1, 2017, which has included co-leading the Talent Imperative and being Vice Chair for the last two years, I have had a front-row seat to these efforts and the opportunity to be directly involved in some of them.
I am excited to continue my work with GSDC as Board Chair and look forward to the future we are creating together!
INTRODUCING 3 NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Brian Bergstrom, ISD #47, Superintendent
Brian Bruess, College of Saint Benedict’s/ Saint John’s University, President
Lori Kloos, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, Interim President
The GSDC has always benefited from having outstanding leaders on its Board of Directors, and our three newest additions are no exception.
We are pleased to welcome Brad Bergstrom, Superintendent of Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools (ISD 47); Brian Bruess, President of the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University; and Lori Kloos, Interim President of St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
Thank you for your commitment!
ST. CLOUD AIRPORT WAS GREAT VENUE FOR OUR MID-YEAR
ALL-INVESTOR MEETING ON AUG. 25
There was a packed house – hangar, actually – for the GSDC’s Mid-Year All-Investors/Partners Meeting at the St. Cloud Regional Airport on August 25.
About 150 GSDC investors enjoyed networking before and after the program, which included new-member introductions, a recap of how our community’s new Airport Authority came to fruition, and keynote remarks from Sun Country Airlines’ CEO Jude Bricker, who was introduced by Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
INVESTOR FEATURE – CLIFTON LARSON ALLEN HAS 200 PROFESSIONALS IN CENTRAL MN
GSDC investor Clifton Larson Allen is featured in a new blog on our St. Cloud Shines website, in which Melissa Laubach, CPA, a principal in CLA’s business operations group, says this:
“A thriving, shining Central Minnesota community provides opportunities for all of us, and we want to do our part in making this a wonderful place to live and raise our families.”
Well said, Melissa! Read the entire blog here.
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