Annual Business Appreciation Event

By |2019-04-04T14:35:05-05:00April 4th, 2019|News|

Our annual Business Appreciation Event was held on Thursday, March 28th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Jimmy’s Event Center. Each year VHEDC presents individual awards at this event including Rising Star award(s) and Business Leadership Award. Rising Stars Award (could have multiple recipients): The Rising Stars Award is awarded to an individual younger [...]

VHEDC Job Position

By |2019-03-22T18:41:36-05:00March 22nd, 2019|News|

The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation has a new position available. Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the mission of the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) by providing leadership to the Board of Directors and committee members. They will also develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders: including investors, city staff, [...]

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 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 [...]