The city of Blooming Prairie is buzzing with great news and I am here to share it with you!

In a recent press release, Blooming Prairie’s Chamber of Commerce shares that they have a new executive director!

Let's welcome Karen as the new Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director! Karen has been a dedicated member since 2018, as well as a board member since 2019. Karen is the proud owner of Confections by Karen, where she bakes cakes, cookies, and other delicious items. She also founded a much-needed nonprofit called the Blooming Prairie Backpack Program, feeding students since 2017. Karen has also been a valuable substitute teacher in three districts since 2018. As you can see, Karen brings many important qualities to the Chamber.

Credit to BPCC
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In addition to the chamber’s news, Blooming Prairie also shares about the winners of the 2022 citizen of the year recipients!

Congratulations Ken & Judy Esplan, our 2022 Citizen of Year Recipients! The Banquet to celebrate and honor them will be Thursday, January 26,  at the Pizza Cellar. There will be a Social Hour at 5 pm, then a Dinner at 6pm & the 2022 Annual Meeting. At 7 pm there will be a Guest Speaker: Becky Noble, and Award Presentation: Karen Peterson. Tickets must be purchased by January 17, 2023!

If you are looking to get tickets you can email their office bpcofc@gmail.com to request a link to purchase. Tickets are $35.

You can also view a whole article here that shares how Ken & Judy Esplan have become such an inspiration to Blooming Prairie!

So give a big congratulations to Ken & Judy Esplan and Karen Peterson!

In the press release Blooming Prairie’s Chamber of Commerce also notes a big thank you to all 125 members for making 2022 a great year!

Additionally, the general chamber meeting will be on January 18, 5:30 pm at the City Center 138 Hwy Ave S, Blooming Prairie, MN!

All information is credited to Blooming Prairie’s Chamber of Commerce. You can contact them at (507) 583-4472.

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