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AREA BUSINESS NOTEBOOK: Silverthorn named Volunteer of Year

Kathy Silverthorn of the Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau was named Southern Minnesota Tourism Association Volunteer of the Year at the group's annual meeting Sept. 18 in Owatonna, Minn.

She was recognized for her excellence in representing southern Minnesota in the Governor's Tourism Council, at several regional positioning meetings and going beyond the call of duty to promote tourism in southern Minnesota.

Elektro Assemblies will hold open house

Elektro Assemblies will celebrate its move to Red Wing with an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 5140 Moundview Drive. There will be plant tours, hors doeuvres and a ribbon-cutting ceremont at 6 p.m.

RWMA to meet

Red Wing Manufacturer's Association will offer a discussion on public health and the partnerships Goodhue County Public Health has developed to provide cost-effective services at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Oak Room at the St. James Hotel.

Dr. Karen Main, public health director and Susan Brace Adkins of Healthy Communities also will discuss how the role of public health has changed over the years and how the local public health department is responding to those changes. There will be time at the end for questions and answers.

RWMA social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m.