From Patti Gartland, GSDC President

October 30, 2017

Dear GSDC Investors and Partners,

We’re live! I’m delighted to report that we have launched a comprehensive marketing campaign focused on retaining local talent and attracting new talent to our region. Earlier this year we announced that the centerpiece of our marketing effort would be a new online community portal: It’s a wide-ranging source of information, videos, photos and blog posts about Greater St. Cloud’s quality of life, education, health and wellness, entertainment and more. It just went live, so take a look!

Initial response and reaction from our viewers and visitors to has been great!  

·         “Terrific Work. Terrific Site, Patti and Team. Very well done.” Dennis Host, Vice President/Marketing at Coborn’s Inc. 

·         “LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Wow. We have needed this for so long. It was super easy to get to GREAT Theatre through the site which is awesome!!!!” Dennis Whipple, Executive Artistic Director at GREAT Theatre.

·         “Congratulations GDSC, what an awesome site! This is a significant resource for us to use in recruiting talent to St Cloud and the surrounding communities! Well done!” Karla Donlin, Director of Physician Recruitment and Relations, St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health. ” Karla Donlin, Director of Physician Recruitment and Relations, St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health.

And,’s value proposition is truly unlimited. The more you use and promote its use, the greater its value will be. This is now your tool to use as you recruit talent and grow your business. We encourage you to use this logo and hyperlink/web address on your website and in your marketing materials.

Special thanks and recognition to our portal sponsors who are contributing nearly half of the cost to develop, maintain and market this powerful new community portal:

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This portal was also made possible through the support of GSDC investor cities of Becker, Cold Spring, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Sartell and Sauk Rapids along with Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Patti Gartland,  GSDC President

Posted on October 31, 2017 .