NE Metro Collaboration: WBAEFS & Cummins Sales and Service

By | 2018-06-20T09:30:31+00:00 June 20th, 2018|News|

Andrea Kish-Bailey, Executive Director for White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, says, “Over the last several years nonprofits have become more visible in their communities. Local organizations like WBAEFS, Merrick, Solid Ground, Lakeshore Players, and a multitude of others participate at community events – like BEARly Open, Marketfest, Manitou Days and Farmers’ Markets – in [...]

NE Metro Collaboration: WBLAEF & Hallberg Engineering

By | 2018-06-18T07:49:45+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|

Businesses and nonprofits partnerships make more vibrant communities Since its founding in 1993, White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation has supported White Bear Lake Area School District 624 by administering grants, fellowships and scholarships for teachers and students, as well as an Angel Fund for families with special economic needs. Dawn Hank, WBLAEF Executive Director, [...]

VHEDC Announces New Partnership with Shipthrifty! 

By | 2018-06-07T12:00:35+00:00 June 7th, 2018|News|

Now Available on the VHEDC Website: Convenient Shipping, Amazing Prices, and Unparalleled Simplicity. We are really excited about being able to offer you shipping services. We continually look at ways to add more value for area businesses and through our partnership with Shipthrifty.com, we can offer you the convenience of shipping right from our website while saving [...]

Comcast Announced as Sponsoring Partner of VHEDC’s Award-Winning GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing Program

By | 2018-06-13T10:21:30+00:00 June 5th, 2018|News|

The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) announced Comcast Corporation has granted $5,000 to VHEDC for the 2018 GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing summer internship program. Comcast Corporation (headquartered in Philadelphia, PA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the [...]

Meet VHEDC Summer Intern: Sophia Schmidt

By | 2018-06-11T20:11:35+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|News|

My name is Sophia Schmidt and I am the 2018 summer intern for the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation. I am This fall, I will be a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am studying Community and Nonprofit Leadership, Biology, and Global Health. I am interested in community development and have worked with [...]

VHEDC Announces 2018 GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing Industry Partners

By | 2018-06-13T10:22:32+00:00 May 30th, 2018|News|

The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) announced the industry partners who will participate in the 2018 GenZ Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing summer internship program. The businesses are: SCHWING America, Mold Craft, Renstrom Dental Studios, Pace Industries, LasX Industries, Superior Machine, The Specialty Mfg Co, and Team Vantage. Each business will host four White [...]

Mold Craft Grants Funds to VHEDC to Advance Award-Winning Gen Z Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing Program

By | 2018-05-22T20:11:58+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|News|

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Mold Craft – an award-winning custom injection mold manufacturer – presented a $3,000 to Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) for the expansion of the Gen Z Connection: Skills and Careers in Manufacturing program. The funds were recently granted to Mold Craft from the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), which includes [...]

It’s Economic Development Week

By | 2018-05-07T10:23:13+00:00 May 7th, 2018|News|

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) defines economic development as “A set of programs and policies that aid in the creation, retention, and expansion of jobs; the development of a stable tax base; and the enhancement of wealth.” Celebrate #EconDevWeek with us from May 7-12. If you have been curious about what we do, here [...]

Debby Gustafson: I always knew the business world would be in my future

By | 2018-05-01T08:21:17+00:00 May 1st, 2018|News|

Debby Gustafson, Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for Twin Cities Metro (TCM) Certified Development Co., is President of Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors. Gustafson, who graduated from college in 1985 with a double major in Economics and Sociology/Anthropology, says, “When I began classes at Gustavus Adolphus College, I knew the business [...]