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 Internship Program Fosters New Partnership!

By | August 18th, 2017|News|

Thank Innovize & Century College for a great summer partnership. VHEDC was proud to support and fund several interns! "The engineering students from the Century College Fab Lab made an incredible impact at Innovize over the summer. I couldn’t be more delighted. Not only did they make major contributions with building some of our most challenging Medical products, they [...]

Meet our youngest entrepreneur!

By | August 10th, 2017|News|

Meet Peter Schultze, a 19-year-old local entrepreneur and 2016 White Bear Lake High School grad. At the age of 8, he started his first business selling magic trick kits and has since started several more; including a record label, a clothing company, a website design business, and now an internet marketing company. By working with numerous [...]

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

By | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

RICHARD M. SCHULZE FAMILY FOUNDATION AND YMCA OFFERS FREE SUMMER MEMBERSHIPS TO TEENS

By | May 31st, 2017|News|

May 30, 2017                                                                                     For Immediate Release                                                                                       Contact: [...]

IPS CRANES to be Featured on Upcoming Episode of “World’s Greatest!” TV Show

By | May 18th, 2017|News|

Monday, May 15, 2017 St. Paul, Minn. IPS CRANES, a St. Paul-based custom crane manufacturer, is scheduled to be featured on the national television show “World’s Greatest!” The episode will air Monday, May 22 at 5 a.m. CST. For specific information about where to find “World’s Greatest!” on cable channels locally, visit http://worldsgreatesttelevision.com/tv_schedule. Now in [...]

Meet Our Intern

By | May 17th, 2017|News|

Hello! My name is Brooke Olson and I am interning for the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) for the summer of 2017. My entire life has been spent living in Vadnais Heights and I graduated from Mounds View High School in 2015. This upcoming fall, I will be a junior at Texas Christian University [...]

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By | May 11th, 2017|Featured Properties|

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Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) Honors Area Business Leaders

By | April 21st, 2017|News|

(Vadnais Heights, MN) On Thursday, April 20th, at Jimmy’s Event Center, the VHEDC presented awards to several outstanding individuals for their excellence in business and their valuable contributions to the community: The Business Leader Award was presented to Mike Bromelkamp, Olsen Thielen & Co. Upon presenting the award, VHEDC Past President Kevin Whelan said this about [...]