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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome from the VHEDC..................................................7 NE Metro Young Professionals Program............................8 VHEDC 2018 Board of Directors.......................................10 VHEDC: Who We Are.........................................................11 VHEDC Business Leaders..................................................12 Welcome to Vadnais Heights............................................14 Letter from the Mayor........................................................17 IC System: 80 th Anniversary................................................18 Collaborations: Vital to the Community...........................19 VHEDC Dinner and Business Awards................................25 Keith Warner’s Enduring Legacy.......................................30 Women in Industry.............................................................32 Career Pathways Program..................................................36 Gen Z Connections.............................................................40 Year in Review: Photo Gallery............................................42 T HA N K YO U T O O U R C O N T R I BU T O R S ! Nicola Kelley Hyser | Senior Editor Gina Schmidt | Assistant Editor Doug Heimstead | Photographer Steve Kjelland | Photographer Joe Vruno | Photographer Jeff Remme | Graphic Designer Press Publications Photography O N T H E C OV E R Collaborations. Connections. Partnerships. These are not buzzwords. They are dynamic, powerful connections that energize, enrich and strengthen the community. Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation has made a passionate commitment to Workforce Development. This vital collaboration among local businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and government helps students train to become the skilled workers needed by employers so they can remain competitive, productive and “alive” in their communities. For its efforts, the VHEDC received the 2017 Economic Development Association of Minnesota Partnership Award and recognized its partners. VHEDC Executive Director Ling Becker says, “This award truly represents what it means to be a community.” PUBLISHED & DESIGNED BY: ECM Publishers, Inc. 15322 Galaxie Ave | Suite 219 | Apple Valley, MN 55124 (952) 392-6840 | ecmpublishers.com Century College ADM Program........................................44 Century Students/Innovize Interns....................................46 President Angelia Millender..............................................48 Partners for Good Collaborative.......................................50 Nonprofits...........................................................................51 Lakeshore Players Theatre.................................................54 Education K – 12.................................................................57 Hospitality...........................................................................59 Healthcare...........................................................................62 Public Safety........................................................................66 BizRecycling Grants............................................................68 Index of Advertisers............................................................68 Local Business Directory....................................................69 800 East County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 (651) 485-9532 | vhedc.com ©2018 Vadnais He ights Economic Development Corporation, in cooperation with the City and their membership, provides information for this publication. Please notify the VHEDC directly of any changes. vhedc.com 5