‘Shop For A Cause’ set for Oct. 22For the sixth year, several downtown businesses will participate in the “Shop For A Cause” Oct. 22 to benefit the local Pay It Forward program.
By: Jon Swedien, The Republican Eagle
For the sixth year, several downtown businesses will participate in the “Shop For A Cause” Oct. 22 to benefit the local Pay It Forward program.
Pay It Forward has assisted 41 local families suffering from cancer by assisting with non-medical expenses such as utilities, car repairs so they can get to their treatments, rent or mortgages, child care or other hardships.
If you would like to participate contact Shannan Harris at 651-388-2343 or shannan @momentsonmain.com.
• Irish Setter is donating over $10,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the second year in a row. The Red Wing Shoe division developed an on-going relationship with the organization in 2008 in conjunction with the launch of Irish Setter’s Ladyhawk women’s hunting boot line.
The donation is based on a percentage of sales.
• The Red Wing Manufacturer’s Association is looking to support Project Lead the Way at the Red Wing High School.
The association says the program — that partners educational institutions with the business community — can help promote student knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math.
The program needs volunteers from the manufacturing and business sector to serve on an advisory committee. The commitment is three to four meetings each year. To volunteer, contact Kathy Radmer, director of Instructional Service at the Red Wing School District, at 651-385-4504.
• Keech Media will play host to a “lunch and learn” seminar on social media at 11 a.m. Thursday St. James Hotel Summit Room.
To sign up for “Why you should care about Social Media for business,” contact Nathan Keech at 651-388-2394 or e firstname.lastname@example.org.
• AmericInn Hotels has launched Troop Giveback to show support for soldiers in Afghanistan. Each stay through a guest loyalty program will contribute to delivery care packages.
• Ryan A. Rustad, a 1999 graduate of Red Wing High School, earned a diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August.
Instruction takes place during two-week resident sessions for three consecutive summers, along with comprehensive study between summers. The curriculum focuses on the management of strategic issues faced by banking executives and financial services industry professionals.