About Ling Becker

As the VHEDC’s Executive Director, Ling is the primary point person for the organization and works to carry out the directive of the board as well as all the investors of the VHEDC.She meets regularly with city and other government officials to assist with new development projects.

VHEDC Executive Director News

By |2019-02-15T16:46:03-05:00February 15th, 2019|News|

The VHEDC Board accepted the resignation of Ling Becker, its Executive Director this week. Ling's last day with the organization is February 28, 2019. Ling has been the Executive Director since 2014 and has helped propel the organization through a time of tremendous growth. "Ling's time with the VHEDC has been a significant turning point in our organization," [...]

Getting to know Newtrax, Inc.

By |2019-01-26T06:02:37-05:00January 25th, 2019|News|

Based in Gem Lake, Newtrax, Inc., was formed in 2011 through a collaboration between Merrick, Inc., and PAI, Inc., two non-profit organizations that provide vocational and life enrichment opportunities to over 500 adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Newtrax, an independent non-profit organization, consolidates “back office” functions necessary to support its members by providing client [...]

VHEDC Board Member Robert Morse will be sworn in as new City of Vadnais Heights City Council Member

By |2019-01-19T09:28:37-05:00January 18th, 2019|News|

The Vadnais Heights City Council voted on at a special meeting on January 16, 2019 and selected Robert (Bob) Morse as a new council member to fill an opening vacated by newly elected Mayor Heidi Gunderson. The Council interviewed a total of seven candidates to fill the vacancy. Bob Morse, a Senior Community Business Banker [...]

VHEDC receives youth skills training grant, one of five in the State

By |2019-01-10T16:52:41-05:00January 3rd, 2019|News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Jan. 3, 2019 CONTACT:  Ling Becker at 651-485-9532 or lingbecker@vhedc.com Five partnerships have each been awarded $95,000 Youth Skills Training (YST) grants to develop and implement paid-learning opportunities for students 16 years of age and older. The grants are part of a Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (YST@DLI) program, which was [...]

Merrick: Community Organization Supporting the Community

By |2018-12-27T08:44:01-05:00December 27th, 2018|News|

Founded in 1964, Merrick, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides life enrichment and employment support for 375 adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the northeastern Twin Cities. Merrick has been an active part of the Vadnais Heights community since November of 2003 when the organization moved into a 52,000 square foot building on [...]

Community Banks & Financial Institutions: MidCountry Bank

By |2018-11-18T07:23:08-05:00November 18th, 2018|News|

Spotlight feature: How long has MidCountry Bank been a part of the Northeast Metro community? How many employees? MidCountry Bank has 14 branch locations in Minnesota, with a bank presence in White Bear Lake since the spring of 2016.  The White Bear Lake branch offers a full range of services for consumer and commercial banking.  [...]

Community Banks & Financial Institutions: Cities Credit Union

By |2018-11-10T08:48:52-05:00November 10th, 2018|News|

Cities Credit Union, an 80-year-old financial cooperative (not-for-profit) institution, has been in Vadnais Heights for 20 years. Voluntarily owned and operated by its members, Cities promotes financial thrift by encouraging members to save, secure good rates on savings and loans, and many other services … all the same services of the big banks but more personalized, as its eight [...]

Annual VHEDC Dinner and Business Awards

By |2018-11-09T09:51:16-05:00November 9th, 2018|News|

The VHEDC Annual Dinner, November 8, celebrated a year of hard work and the vitality of the Vadnais Heights and Northeast Metro business community. Business Award winners are either located in Vadnais Heights or are VHEDC investing businesses. Additionally, the award-winners demonstrate strong commitment to social responsibility and exemplify strong community involvement. A sold-out audience filled [...]

Community Banks and Financial Institutions: SPIRE Credit Union

By |2018-11-04T06:20:43-05:00November 4th, 2018|News|

SPIRE Credit Union: Grand Opening December 17 in Vadnais  Heights!  Located on the southwest corner of the intersection of I-35E and County Road E, the Vadnais Heights branch will serve Northeast Metro area communities. The 5,000+ square-foot branch was designed by HTG Architects and is being built by Greiner Construction. SPIRE chose to locate in [...]