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Manufacturers luncheon planned in Staples

All area manufacturers are invited to attend a Manufacturers Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Central Lakes College, Staples Campus. The event includes "Jump Starting Our Economy" with David Olson, president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, business networking opportunities, and tours of Stern Manufacturing and Central Lakes College Manufacturing Trades Programs.

Minnesota Manufacturer's Week is designed to showcase Minnesota's diverse manufacturing industry, raise legislative and public awareness of the importance of manufacturing, highlight the impact of manufacturing in our own communities and regions, and to honor area manufacturers.

To register, contact Ann Hanson at Region Five Development Commission, (218) 894-3233, or, by Oct. 27.