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Mini economic summit set for May 22

The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce presents "Transform 2010" held Thursday, May 22, 7:30-9 a.m., in Ulteig Engineers, 1041 Hawk St. and Richwood Road.

LaRhea Knatterud, director of Aging Transformation for the Department of Human Services, will speak on the aging of baby boomers and the effect it will have on the work force.

Within only a few years we will need to be more creative with ways to keep our boomers involved. How do we maximize career length? What can we do to draw these people to our Community? How do we transfer their knowledge to the next generation. This is a very timely topic that concerns many employers as they look at the future.

Listen to the business success story of Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, responsible for funding improvements in countless communities and understanding the challenges rural Minnesota faces.

Arlen Kangas will share about their Detroit Lakes based business, and how they became one of the largest nonprofit lenders in the state of Minnesota.

Strategies to follow through on the Economic Development ideas shared at the March 7 Summit event, will be presented.

Updates on local economic developments will also be given at this event. Continental breakfast will be provided.

To register or for more information please call The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce at 218-847-9202. Members are free, and non-members are $5.