2017 Lakeville Chamber Golf Tournament: APPRO Celebrates 30th

2017 Lakeville Chamber Golf Tournament:

APPRO joined area businesses as a proud sponsor at the 2017 Lakeville Chamber Golf Tournament.  We were blessed with an amazing day of weather (in the middle of quite a few rainy days) – we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Throughout the event, our team was able to visit with many of our neighbors and friends. Our team offered a game to compete for a couple of prize giveaways which were announced at the dinner, which concluded the day’s festivities.

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The event was very well attended and we had an absolute ball playing “Ringo Flamingo” with the folks who “flocked” to hole #7 to play. Thirty (30) flamingos graced the approach to the tee box, just waiting to be adorned with beads in a fun game we dubbed Ringo Flamingo. Golfers played for fun and to try winning one of two prize giveaways offered by our team: a pair of Gopher hockey tickets for a game in the 2017-18 season, or a 4-pack of tickets to a Wild hockey tickets on club level (also for the 2017-18 season). 

We had a variety of our team members attend the event, both as players and as sponsors: Jack Matasosky & Jim Connelly golfed; and, Beth LeClair, Andrea Kaderlik, Kim Elander, Kris Bockelman, Mitch Branscombe, and Joe Conti, helped with the games at the sponsored hole throughout the day. 

The award winners were announced at the dinner which concluded the golf tournament.  Matt Jackson with Shred Right was the winner of the Gopher tickets and Kevin King with KWM won the 4-pack of Wild tickets.

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A sincere thank you to everyone who golfed in the tournament, to our fellow sponsors, to the Lakeville Chamber and golf committee for organizing a great event, to Brackett’s Crossing Country Club for hosting, and to those who played our game and stopped to say hello to our team. We are grateful to be a part of the Lakeville community – 30 years and going strong!!

We look forward to seeing you next year!

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Be sure to check out some of our past community events:

Lakeville Chamber Golf Tournament-2016

Lakeville Manufacturers Reception-2015

Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation Bowling Event 2014


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.

Minnesota 2013 Legislative Impacts

Minnesota 2013 Legislative Impacts

Levies, and taxes, and mandates…oh my! Levies, and taxes, and mandates…oh my! The 2013 Tax Omnibus Bill, passed by the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Dayton includes a variety of taxes which you should be aware of – both for yourself and for your Minnesota business, as you travel down the yellow brick road.

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As a MN real estate salesperson and business owner, I attended last week’s “Legislative Wrap-Up Session” hosted by the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce with the intent of gaining insight into the recent legislation passed in our state and at the federal level. The first half of the presentation’s panel of speakers included: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, Rep. Pat Garofolo, Rep. Will Morgan, and Sen. Dave Thompson. From this event, I took away the following key points you should know:

  • State of MN Tax Changes Passed includes warehousing and storage services, a new 4th income tax tier, and a rental car tax increase to name just a few.
  • Additional changes for businesses from the Federal Tax Conformity Bill (HF6) were passed and signed and can be found in the following link: 2013 Legislative Summary – Holberg (as shared by Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, June 13, 2013)
  • Additional updates relating to municipal revenue & taxation, transportation, housing, and general legislation was summarized in the following link: LAKEVILLE LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY (by the City of Lakeville, June 13, 2013)

As you venture out in search of the great Oz, be aware of the recent changes and keep your eyes open for upcoming discussions (e.g. minimum wage increase). Be sure to stay in touch with our local representatives to voice your concerns on the issues impacting your business.

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