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Friday, July 31, 2020
Feature Friday July: Kingbird Coffee

This month, I had the pleasure of working with Billy Cutrer, Owner and Manager of the new Kingbird Coffee in Brandon. Due to covid-19 concerns, we opted for a quick photo session and a simple Q&A. See Billy’s responses and the photos in the post!

Rachel Polan

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Rachel Polan

Friday, February 21, 2020
Februrary Feature Friday

Together the staff agrees the community feeling and engagement from other local businesses makes being apart of the Brandon community special.

Performance Press

Monday, January 20, 2020
Apply for the Chamber Scholarship!

The Brandon Valley Area Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships of $500 to graduating seniors of the Brandon Valley School District in 2020. The number of scholarships is based on the income of our annual Auction Amore event in which 10% of net proceeds will be given to this worthy cause.

Rachel Polan

Friday, December 27, 2019
December Feature Friday

ICAN details their services and policy of “local companies, local communities, local customers” in their December interview with Communications Coordinator Rachel Polan.

Rachel Polan

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Light Up the Town 2019 Winner!

Congratulations to Light Up the Town 2019 Winner: Alliance Communications!

Rachel Polan

Friday, November 29, 2019
November Feature Friday

Oakridge Nursery is decked out for the holidays, complete with a faux succulent-laden evergreen. Greenery and baubles dangle from the rafters in the shop, and festooned planters line the walkways. If you look closely, you may spot a small gray kitten hidden among the displays of Christmas trees and decorations. All of this is just the start of what Oakridge has to offer (minus the kitten--all the cats available have already found new homes). According to part owner Daemon Coughlin, the company goes all out

Rachel Polan

Friday, October 25, 2019
October Feature Friday

Newly appointed Managing Artistic Director and Board President of MCAP, Brian Schipper, was kind enough to sit for an interview with us during tech week of Almost Maine. This month's Feature Friday highlights our conversation about the work the Mighty Corson Art Players do to bring community members and theatre professionals together.

Rachel Polan

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Preview "Almost Maine" with MCAP

A preview of the Mighty Corson Art Players' upcoming production of Almost Maine. Get tickets for this weekend or next at!

Rachel Polan

Friday, September 27, 2019
September Feature Friday

September's Featured Business is Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire! Communications Coordinator Rachel visited with CEO Rebecca Wimmer and Ignite Program Director Caitlin Rothschadl at Fred Assam Elementary on Wednesday September 11th. Thank you to Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire for taking the time to meet with us and let us in on some of your secrets to running an amazing after-school program!

Rachel Polan