On Tuesday, May 15th the Bridging Brown County Leadership Group celebrated their accomplishments and completion of their nine-month Leadership Training. The 17 participants from this years program spent one day each month touring the county, learning new skills, and meeting new people. Seven of the sessions included in depth training deliver by staff from the University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Community Vitality. Included in the training was Understanding Your Personal Leadership Style, Committees that Work: Common Traps, Creative Solutions, Bridging Generational Trends: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Workforce, Stimulating Visionary Leadership, Navigating Conflict, Enhancing Ethical Leadership, and Improving Critical Thinking. Participants also had the opportunity to get behind closed doors and tour such facilities as the Mark Thomas Company, Sleepy Eye Event Center, AmericInn, Del Monte, Babe Ruth Memorial @ Sleepy Eye Baseball Field, SE Golf Course, Jeffers Petroglyphs, Kevin’s Auto Body, Comfrey Public School – geo thermal heating/cooling system and Library, Comfrey Community Center, Comfrey Bar & Grill, The Grand, Brown County Historical Society Musuem, Schell’s Brewery & Gift Shop, New Ulm Community Center and LSS Senior Dining, Teske Mfg, Sanborn Mfg, Mayo Clinic – Springfield Campus, Juried Art Show at Springfield Public Library, Springfield Musuem, American Legion, Brown County Law Enforcement Center and 911 Dispatch, Probation Department, Courtroom, Veteran’s Services, Panel of elected officials representing County Commissioners, City Council, Mayor and Townships, BIC Graphic, Haala Industries, Miller Sellner Implement, Railway, Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories, M & R Paving, Mathiowetz Construction Company, Christensen Farms, Nelson Dairy, Hackers Tree Farm & Nursery, Fischers Sleepy Bison, Farmward Cooperative, Flandrau Group Camp, Brown County Human Society, Sleepy Eye Stained Glass, Carl’s Corner, Milford School House, Pioneer Section of the New Ulm Cemetary, Rathskeller & Turner Hall. Thank you to all the businesses for opening your doors and sharing information about your business and industry with us. This years graduates are: bottom row L to R: Lynette Schiller, Catie Rasmussen, Extension Educator, Leah Bittner, Kristine Helget, Shelly Kosak, Clarice Platz, Director standing Row 2: Melissa Robertson, Melissa Hoffman, Cassie Gerdes, Abigail Schwab. Row 3: William Breczinski, Angie Gauret, Angela Doering, Tammy Kindem. Top Row: Adam Prochniak, Sarah Warmka, Sue Sullivan. Not available for photo Lindsey Beyer, Nina Beise.
Bridging Brown County 15th Annual Networking Dinner will be held at the Springfield Area Community Center on Thursday, November 1, 2018 Social Hour, Dinner, Silent & Live Auction, Wine Pull and Networking