"The VHEDC is a private, non-profit organization established to further economic development in the City of Vadnais Heights, MN and surrounding areas."
The VHEDC hosts events which bring the local business community together to learn, network, and celebrate business achievement.
Keith Warner Memorial Golf Tournament: Held annually in June, this event features 18 holes of 4-person scramble golf, a welcome reception luncheon, and team photos. Our day is capped-off with a social hour and silent auction followed by a dinner program with a brief awards ceremony. This event has grown into one of the premier events of the VHEDC and a fantastic opportunity to interact with fellow Vadnais Heights Area Businesses.
VHEDC Annual Dinner: Usually held in early November, the VHEDC Annual Dinner is the culmination of a year’s worth of collaboration, hard work and connecting with area businesses to help create a brighter future.
The evening features a full dinner, keynote speaker and elaborate silent auction. Another key aspect of this memorable evening is the presentation of the coveted business awards.
Business Appreciation Event: In February 2015, the VHEDC hosted in partnership with the City of Vadnais Heights the first Annual Taking Care of Business event at the Vadnais Heights Commons. The event featured complimentary appetizers and drinks. Thanks to our sponsors, we were able to have several very nice door prizes!
Business Community Roundtable: Each month, the VHEDC hosts business education opportunities for local business leaders to learn about topics of interest. These range from organizational, staff and personal development to small business resources. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Country Inn and Suites in Vadnais Heights. There are no roundtable events in July or August.
Networking Mixers: Almost every month, the VHEDC hosts monthly mixers at area restaurant establishments providing free appetizers and hosting a cash bar. Many of these events will feature special guests providing resources and information on topics of interests. Most recently we've had mixers featuring representatives from Rushline and MnDOT.
The VHEDC hosts business community luncheons twice a year to bring in interesting and relevant speakers related to economic development topics. Typically these luncheons are held in March and October. Recent guests have included Steve Maki, Senior Stadium Director of the new Vikings stadium and Toby Madden, the Regional Economist from the Federal Reserve.
Occasionally, the VHEDC also hosts events in collaboration with economic development partners to bring relevant resources to the local business community. Past partners have included organizations such as the University of Minnesota Extension Office and the Minnesota Trade Organization.