Coffee connoisseurs will have another option in Aberdeen next month.
Mick Thares, owner of the Aberdeen Dunn Brothers Coffee franchise and three others in Minnesota, said he plans to open in mid-November.
Although Aberdeen is no stranger to specialty coffees, Thares said he was convinced Dunn Brothers would bring something unique to the city. Dunn Brothers Coffee will be at 2020 Eighth Ave. NE in Suite 1.
Thares, originally from Aberdeen, said he discovered Dunn Brothers coffee when he moved to Minneapolis nine years ago.
“Once I tried, I was hooked,” he said.
By roasting its coffee in-house in small 5- to 6-pound batches, Thares said, Dunn Brothers can control the roast and flavor for customers. And, he said, this unique cafe is combined with a selection of fresh prepared meals for customers.
E Glass Industries selected for a national pitch
E Glass Industries in Aberdeen has been selected to participate in a national pitch event on November 10 hosted by the Center on Rural Innovation.
Launched by Alexander Ellett in 2019 with a public launch in 2020, E Glass Industries designs and manufactures composite automotive body panels. The winner of the pitch event receives $10,000 and the opportunity to share their startup with a national audience, according to a press release from Aberdeen Development Corp.
Currently operating in the Aberdeen Industrial Park, Ellett said he started the business in a farm building in Redfield, with parts manufacturing outsourced to another company. But as demand for his product grew, he ended up setting up a parts manufacturing location in Aberdeen, a move he originally planned for 2023.
Looking back, the 25-year-old entrepreneur said he was amazed at how the pieces fell into place to make his business work. From the initial search for a company to manufacture the parts, to finding investors and securing a spot in the industrial park, it all worked out.
It will not be the first time that he will present his company. Ellett said he entered the South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision contest earlier this year and finished third.
He said the benefits of his product are that it’s designed to replace the originally manufactured parts, it’s easy to install, and the composite material won’t rust, corrode, or dent. . Additionally, he said, E Glass is developing a process to quickly produce tools within a week. This means it can take a three-dimensional image of an existing part that needs to be replaced, reverse engineer it, create a mold for the part, and create one from composite materials.
A Missouri native, Ellett said her mother had a farm in Redfield. His original plan, he says, was to farm. The idea for this company was born from his love for the automobile and the fact that most of the spare parts for vehicles come from China. He now works with his brother Aaron Bounds, who moved from Pennsylvania and is starting to hire production workers.
Ellett said he took his knowledge of composite materials and started working on a formula for this process.
“I want to be a global leader in the automotive industry,” he said, noting that the product is not only useful, but provides a solution to a decades-old problem.
“I’m really excited to see what next year will bring,” he said.
Being selected for the final pitch event after pitching in the Giant Vision competition is pretty exciting, Ellett said.
WEB Water’s annual meeting is December 2
WEB Water’s annual meeting will be held December 2 at the Dakota Event Center, 720 S. Lamont St., Aberdeen. The meeting is open to all members. Three director positions are up for election, and petitions for these positions must be filed by 3 p.m. on November 9.
Nomination petitions and instructions can be obtained from the WEB Water Office at 38456 WUS Highway 12 in Aberdeen, by phone at 605-229-4749 or by email at [email protected]
Vacancies are for a Block Director in District 9 and Rural Directors in Districts 2 and 5. District 9 includes cities and block members in Marshall, Day, Clark, Beadle, Spink, and Hand counties . District 2 includes Edmunds, Faulk and Hyde counties. District 5 includes Spink, Beadle, and Hand counties. The WEB Water Board meets on the third Thursday of each month.
Thrivent Financial is planning a charitable legacy workshop
Thrivent Financial is hosting a free educational event to help attendees prepare to leave a charitable legacy. The hour-long event will take place Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Aberdeen Area Senior Center, 1303 Seventh Ave. SE
Financial representatives Matt Scott and Don R. Miller will answer common questions surrounding inheritance planning, including:
- Spontaneous, intentional and strategic/planned giving.
- Examples of people who have established bequest strategies.
- Foundations for charitable donations.
News and Notes:
- Ric Dias, a history professor at Northern State University, has released his second book, “Kaiser Steel of Fonata: Together We Build.” The book, published July 4 by The History Press, examines how industrialist Henry J. Kaiser used new working relationships around World War II to break into and then succeed in the highly competitive steel industry.
- Avera Careflight was recognized as Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services, a trade association that represents and advocates on behalf of air medical teams to support their ability to provide quality, safe medical care and medical transportation. and efficient.
- Tommy’s Car Wash at 515 S. Second St. in Aberdeen turns into a “tunnel of terror” for customers from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The promotion starts today and will run until Monday. Get ready to spot ghosts and ghouls as your car is cleaned. The cost is $20.
- Taylor Anderson moved Northeast Chiropractic’s office from 416 S. Dakota St. to 508 S. Boyd St.