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Vikings are a part of EP’s history, and will be recognized Oct. 23

The Minnesota Vikings have a long history in Eden Prairie: Of their 56 years in existence as an NFL franchise, 36 of those have been anchored in Eden Prairie, where the team has its offices, practice fields, and other facilities. The Eden Prairie News published an article in 1980 about the impending construction of the […] Read More

Many organizations-in-need knock on your door. Which one should you answer?

If you’re a business executive, the next knock on your door or ring of your phone may be another nonprofit seeking support. What to do? Even the most community-minded company finds it challenging to decide whom to support and whom to politely decline. One way companies can respond is to seek out their local community […] Read More

Have your beer and help others, too

This is how sampling beer can help hundreds of people in Eden Prairie: You buy a ticket to 2017 Prairie Brewfest, which about 600 of you did on Saturday, Sept. 9. You sample craft beer and other beverages from 20 vendors, enjoy live music, and purchase a bratwurst or slice of pizza. In doing so, […] Read More

Giving back: Is it in your company’s DNA?

“If you want to see a city or town succeed, everyone has to pitch in,” says Jeff Williamson, vice president of Star Bank – Eden Prairie. That’s often viewed as a recipe for successful small towns, but it applies just as well to cities and suburbs. Williamson (pictured above) should know. He’s from a small […] Read More

We are a nation and city of immigrants

When dozens of Eden Prairie residents of Chinese descent gathered Sept. 2 to celebrate the founding of the Eden Prairie Chinese Association, they did so at Riley Lake Park, named for the 1800s family that farmed there, starting with Frank Riley. Also an immigrant. Frank was born in Ireland, and many of the residents gathered […] Read More

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Mark Weber, executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.Mark Weber has been the executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation since October 2013. In this role, he enjoys meeting with Eden Prairie residents, and being an active member of the community. If you’d like to connect with Mark, call him at (952) 949-8499 or email him. You can also read Mark’s full biography.

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