Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event 2014

Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event 2014 Attended by APPRO Development & CERRON Properties Team

The recent Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event was attended by the team at APPRO and CERRON, on the evening of Tuesday, September 16, 2014. It was as great evening of fun, food, bowling and fundraising. Representing Team APPRO & CERRON were (in alphabetical order): Andrea, Casie, Kathy, Kris, Paige, and Sandra

While we didn’t take a trophy home, we did have a lot of fun participating in this worthy cause. The Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation exists to benefit our local community with an emphasis on education in our community. According to Foundation member Karen Wentworth, funds are used toward teacher appreciation and student focused events promoting learning activities and making positive choices.

Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event - Andrea from APPRO & CERRON meets "Einstein" (Steve with Lakeville Area Public Schools) Andrea from APPRO & CERRON meets “Einstein” (Steve with Lakeville Area Public Schools)

APPRO and CERRON were one of the many sponsors of this event, having participated in the “Spare Sponsorship” of this event. In addition to the team bowling competition and the opportunity to enjoy some great food, there were also opportunities to get in on some raffle drawings for a wall of beer, a Timberwolves jersey, a Ninja blender, and many other prize giveaways. Roz Peterson did a fabulous job announcing the awards and helping to promote the Foundation on this fun evening.

More information about this event and the Foundation may be found at the Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling web page.

Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive

Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive – APPRO & CERRON Office a drop site

Lakeville Food Shelf Now Accepting Donations - APPRO & CERRON offices are drop site until 8-8-2014Lakeville Chamber Food & Fund Drive is going on now through August 8th. As, APPRO Development and CERRON Commercial Properties cares a lot about our local kids, we have joined the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce Food Drive to put child-friendly foods on the shelves of our 2 local food shelves – 360 Communities and The Open Door (formerly the Eagan & Lakeville Resources Center). Roz Peterson, Commercial Real Estate Agent with CERRON, put it this way, “When kids are in school the only meal they may have is the lunch provided for them. Now that kids are home for the summer, the need is even greater to fill our food shelves. That is why we are partnering with the chamber and we need your donations”.


You may drop off your donations at our office between June 27 and August 8 @ 21476 Grenada Avenue, Lakeville – Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cash and grocery gift cards will gladly be accepted as well (please see reception desk for these types of donations – please do not leave in the collection container)

Suggested foods:

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Whole grain cereal
  • 100% fruit juice boxes
  • Cereal, granola or fruit bars
  • Single serving applesauce or fruit cups
  • Microwave Mac & Cheese
  • Hearty canned soup
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Tuna or canned chicken

Other items in need:

  • Diapers, wipes and ointment
  • Infant cereal
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper and paper towels

Please join us in ending hunger for local children this summer. Your donations are GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!

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Exceptional Business Woman Dakota County Award 2014

Exceptional Business Woman Dakota County Award 2014 – Awarded to Roz Peterson

Roz Peterson, CERRON Commercial Properties

Roz Peterson, CERRON Commercial Properties Roz Peterson, CERRON Commercial Properties

Roz Peterson has been awarded an Exceptional Business Woman Dakota County Award and the entire team at CERRON Commercial Properties and APPRO Development couldn’t be more proud!

Roz is a passionate and talented sales and leasing agent for CERRON, with a focus on office and retail properties, in the South of the River region of Minnesota. Roz has a knack for building strong relationships with clients and delivering superior service that not only meets, but exceeds clients’ expectations. In addition to her success in commercial real estate and business ownership, Roz has also devoted herself to her community. She has been involved in many local organizations – the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Lakeville Foundation and the Lakeville School Board, just to name a few.

We are very proud of Roz and her accomplishments and thrilled for her, as she is such a valued part of our team.

The 5th Annual Exceptional Businesswomen Recognition Banquet

Exceptional Business Woman Dakota County 2014Roz and nine (9) additional Exceptional Businesswomen received recognition at a Banquet at the Lost Spur Golf & Event Center in Eagan, on the morning of Tuesday, February 25th. In addition to a breakfast reception, each recipient received a plaque, and were part of a panel discussion, moderated by Catherine Byers Breet, owner of ARBEZ (an online job hunt coaching system).

Among our favorite words of wisdom, were the following quotes and comments from the some of the award recipients:

  • It is important to love what you do. I am surrounded by a great team and enjoy the people I work with. -Karen DeVaughn, Life Wellness Center, Lakeville & Eagan
  • Having cheerleaders and strong supporters in your career can make a world of difference. -Audrey Aronson Johnson, Johnson Companies, Lakeville
  • I am able to help people every day. I only wish that one day there wasn’t a need for what I do; when there is no need to fundraise for cancer because a cure has been found. -Kari Mitchell, Charity Events of Minnesota, Rosemount
  • Three things are necessary to be successful in life: 1. Order: bring order to your life, outsource/delegate so that you can focus on what matters; 2. Organize: surround yourself with the right people; having a great team around you can make all the difference; and, 3. Prioritize: make decisions on the actions you take, based on your values. -Roz Peterson, CERRON Commercial Properties, Lakeville
  • “Google me!” (her reputation speaks for itself, as she received countless unsolicited reviews, increasing her client base) and to have a positive attitude, work hard, and send thank you’s, regardless of the outcome. -Linda Radue, Burnsville Volkswagen, Burnsville
  • Have a vision statement upon which your team can rally around. Be proactive in looking for solutions in your business. “What is your paper?” (as a reduction in paper sales impacted many other product lines in their industry, they have found it necessary to create new opportunities in their industry). -Jennifer Smith, Innovative Office Solutions, Burnsville
  • Assess your interests and talents and then go put them to use. Get involved – If you see something needs to be done, go do it! -Karen Wentworth, HOBO Inc., Lakeville

The event was organized by ECM Publishers and the Dakota County Tribune and Sun Thisweek who did a great job, as well as the many event sponsors who helped to make the morning a great event!

If you would like to learn more about Roz Peterson from our team, you may visit her campaign website, or view her commercial property listings page HERE.

Again, from all of us at APPRO and CERRON – Congratulations Roz and All of the 2014 Exceptional Businesswomen Award Recipients!

Kris with Bag from Lillian's CERRON’s Kris Bockelman with handbag awarded by Lillian’s of Lakeville

Roz-Jack-Bruce-Exc-Biz-Wmn-Awd-2014 L to R: Jack Matasosky, Roz Peterson, & Bruce Rydeen

Panel of Women at Award Breakfast 02252014 Award Recipient Panel Assembled

Lakeville Women - Exc Biz Wmn Awards--2014 Lakeville Award Recipients