Top Tier Delights

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We are pleased to help our sister company Top Tier Delights announce the launch of their new website http://www.toptierdelightsmn.com/ "We are excited to share this new website with our customers and the wider community," said Dawn Hodapp, Executive Pastry Chef. “We hope this site will be a source for inspiration and information for our customers... Continue Reading

The Unthought of Question

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We found this awesome article from The Knot of some questions most people don't think about ahead of time. Our favorites are #3 and #10.....what are yours? http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/planning-a-wedding/articles/10-wedding-questions-you-didnt-know-to-ask.aspx

Wedding Planning

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Now that the excitement of being newly engaged has faded, it's time to start planning. The question is where do you start? There are so many aspects of planning an event like this....finding a venue for the ceremony, the reception, the dress, flowers, cake, decorations....it feels like the list could go on forever. We've found... Continue Reading

Culinary Trends

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Our culinary team has been doing their research going into 2014 and here are some of the highlights that we've found Gluten Free- More and more people are going gluten free. Whether because of an allergy or just a dietary concern, this has continued to be a growing market and will continue to go strong in... Continue Reading

Proposal Season!

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With the holidays comes proposal season....it's a quiet season that you don't even realize exists until it hits you and you're suddenly newly engaged. For some people it comes at Valentine's Day, for some around a signifigant date to the couple, for some it just hits you out of the blue, but the holidays are... Continue Reading

Winter Wedding Trends

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With the winter wedding season fast approaching we have some helpful tips from The Knot to make your wedding stand out as the premier event of the season. http://wedding.theknot.com/real-weddings/winter-weddings/articles/10-new-winter-wedding-ideas.aspx

10 Unexpected Wedding Cake Ideas

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1. Don't Frost It With the deconstructed cake, you get to show off the inside. For a summertime wedding, berries work well; in winter and fall, ask your baker to fill the layers with seasonal fruits like apples, pears, persimmons or even blood oranges. View full article >

Calendar of Events

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Southeastern MN Chapter Banquet
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    RMEF Chapters hold a variety of events around the country that raise funds, perform conservation projects and promote our hunting heritage and the RMEF mission.  A highlight is each chapter’s annual Big Game Banquet where fun and fundraising combine for a memorable evening.  Good food, camaraderie and a high-energy auction form the backdrop for the night.  

  • A Singing Valentine presented by Choral Arts Ensemble
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    Our annual fundraising gala, A Singing Valentine, is a big, romantic party—love is in the air as we sing some serenades and share plenty of fine food and warm company.

    This year the choir and the live band will lead us through some romantic favorites and get ready to do a little dancing to top off the evening!

    A Singing Valentine will again feature silent and live auctions with many exciting items. Over one-fifth of the CAE annual budget is raised through A Singing Valentine. Its success is critical to the vitality of CAE.

  • Wines of the World presented by Bear Creek Services
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    --- More than 200 wines from around the world

    --- Additional beers and craft spirits

    --- Delicious foods to cleanse the palate (see photos below!)  

    --- Live music

    --- Silent auction and raffle

    --- Wine education opportunities

    Attendees must be 21 years of age to enter, and photo IDs will be checked.  Designated drivers also must be 21+ years of age.

  • 15th Annual Gary Vanselow Memorial Fish Fry
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    Bring your family and friends to the 15th Annual Gary Vanselow Memorial Fish Fry, a Rochester community event featuring a delicious cod dinner, exciting raffles, live music, and children's activities.

  • Tri-County Pheasants Forever 37th Annual Banquet
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    Come join us at our 37th Annual Fundraising Banquet. Pheasants Forever's grassroots structure provides chapters the ability to raise local money at their annual banquet and keep and spend this money LOCAL for habitat conservation & youth efforts. Please come and enjoy a great night of raffles, games, food, and drink! We hope to see you there!

  • Taste of the Town Presented by the Salvation Army
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    Join us for the 36th Annual Taste of the Town, Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Rochester International Event Center. All proceeds benefit the Rochester Salvation Army Good Samaritan Health Clinic, which serves thousands of uninsured and working poor individuals and families with medical and dental care each year.

  • Registered Apprenticeship Opportunities, Rochester
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    Join representatives from Apprenticeship Minnesota at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to learn about registered apprenticeship and the benefits of growing and sustaining an innovative workforce. As a strategy to meet your need for skilled workers while increasing engagement and retention, registered apprenticeship offers a time-tested employee training system that can be customized to meet the needs of any business. Attendees will also hear from representatives from Wilder Foundation, who will discuss Minnesota's changing demographics and implications for workforce development and economic well-being. In addition to the presentation about registered apprenticeship, Ed Godfrey from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will share the options and benefits available for veterans through the Minnesota G.I. Bill. There is no cost to attend.