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.

Create Space Opens in Downtown White Bear Lake

By | 2017-10-01T19:32:51+00:00 October 1st, 2017|News|

The owners of Create Space LLC are excited to announce that the DIY art studio is moving to 4712 Hwy 61 N in downtown White Bear Lake. The Grand Opening Celebration at the new location is on October 13th from 2pm-7pm. To celebrate the new location and their first anniversary Create Space will be offering [...]

VHEDC Partners with Press Publications on NE Metro Job Fair: Over 40 Employers and Job Seeker Resources Provided

By | 2017-09-25T12:22:14+00:00 September 25th, 2017|News|

Did you know the NorthEast Metro area includes industries and professions listed as top employers in the job/labor market in Ramsey County?  The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) has partnered with Press Publications to host a NE Metro Job Fair featuring both full-time and part-time opportunities from a variety of industries. The event will [...]

MarineTech Partners with Brunswick on New Power Steering System

By | 2017-09-15T10:30:32+00:00 September 15th, 2017|News|

Vadnais Heights, Minnesota (September 15, 2017) — Marine accessory manufacturer MarineTech Products has partnered with Brunswick Boat Group to bring to market Panther XPS, a hybrid cable and hydraulic power steering system. “We’re so pleased to be working with such a strong company to unveil this unique power steering system,” says Larry Grundtner, President of [...]

Ling Becker Hired Full-time Executive Director by Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) Board of Directors

By | 2017-09-08T04:14:06+00:00 September 7th, 2017|News|

Exactly three years after being hired part-time Independent Consultant/Executive Director of the VHEDC, Ling Becker was hired by the VHEDC Board to “go” full-time. Board President, Becky Bjorgum (VP of Human Resources at Innovize), says, “Ling is an energetic, go-getter, connection-maker and has taken VHEDC to a whole new level of providing economic development for [...]

VHEDC Board Endorses ISD624 Local Operating Levy

By | 2017-09-06T13:58:16+00:00 September 6th, 2017|News|

This morning at its September Board of Directors meeting, the VHEDC board unanimously endorsed the White Bear Lake Area School ISD624's Local Operating Levy which will be on the November election ballot. The Board is truly proud and grateful for the important work the White Bear Lake Area School District does to prepare all students for successful [...]

VHEDC 2017 Annual Dinner Speaker Announced

By | 2017-09-05T08:35:36+00:00 September 5th, 2017|News|

VHEDC Announces 2017 Annual Dinner Keynote Speaker: Former MN Viking, Super Bowl Champion, and Pro Bowler, Matt Birk   Vadnais Heights, MN September 5, 2017   Each year the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation hosts, an annual dinner for the local business community. The evening consists of social hour, a silent auction to raise funds [...]

Wunderkammer: A Tech and Training Exploratorium of 21st Century Job Skills at the Maplewood YMCA

By | 2017-08-09T10:58:05+00:00 July 15th, 2017|News|

Press Release: Date: July 14, 2017 From:  Ling Becker, VHEDC Executive Director (651-485-9532), Peg Thomas, Sundance Family Foundation Manager (612 822-8580) July 18, 2017 Wunderkammer: A Tech and Training Exploratorium of 21st Century Job Skills at the Maplewood YMCA Tuesday afternoon, July 18, 2017 1-4pm, Maplewood YMCA, 2100 White Bear Ave is the launch of the area’s [...]

VHEDC Accepting Nominations for 2017 Business Awards

By | 2017-08-09T10:58:05+00:00 June 17th, 2017|News|

For Immediate Release, Vadnais Heights, MN June 19, 2017 VHEDC Accepting Nominations for 2017 Business Awards The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) is taking nominations for its annual business awards.  Each year the VHEDC bestows business awards to area businesses for their professional success and contributions to the community.  In 2016, there were three [...]

IPS CRANES Acquires American and Ohio Locomotive Crane Company

By | 2017-06-06T11:05:45+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News|

IPS CRANES ACQUIRES AMERICAN AND OHIO LOCOMOTIVE CRANE COMPANY Monday, June 5, 2017 St. Paul, Minn. IPS CRANES, a St. Paul-based custom crane manufacturer, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American & Ohio Locomotive Crane Co. (AOLCrane™). The merger will enable IPS CRANES to achieve its mission to exceed [...]