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Lake County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Career Expo

The Lake County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Career Expo this coming Monday, April 3rd, at Two Harbors High School Gym­nasium, 1640 Hwy. 2, Two Harbors. Janelle Jones, President of the Lake County Cham­ber, stated that this is the first the Chamber has sponsored an Expo like this. There will be over 60 businesses and trade organizations that will have booths where attendees can learn about a wide variety of career oppor­tunities. Those interested in post secondary education and job training can learn about possible options from 10 Colleges that will be represented at the Expo.

Additionally, professionals will be on hand to help with resume writing and mock inter­views. High school clubs will be represented and there will be opportunities for folks to get a free headshot taken by a professional pho­tographer.

The Expo will be a family friendly affair with games and face painting for the kids. Food will also be available.

The Expo will be open for high school stu­dents from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jones stat­ed that she is expecting 650 students who will have the opportunity to learn about career op­portunities in Lake County. The Expo will be open to the general public from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Jones indicated that there is a real need among area employers for workers. With that in mind, businesses will be holding inter­views at the Expo. If you’re looking for em­ployment or a career change, you won’t want to miss this Career Expo.

Participating Businesses include:

Adolfso Peterson, Aflac, AHL Health Group, Arrowhead Transit, Betty’s Pies, Bolton & Menk, Blackwoods Bar & Grill, Bricklayers Union, Carpenters Training Institute, Castle Danger Brewery, the Cities of Silver Bay and Two Harbors, Cleveland Cliffs, Co-op Light & Power, COMO Oil, Crushing Mechanics, Culvers, DAC, DBS, Dryco, Economy Ga­rages USA, Harbor Insurance, Holden Elec­tric, JM Inc., Lake View Golf Course, Lake View Hospital, Larsmont Cottages, Lovin Lake County, Louisiana Pacific, McDon­alds, DBS, Dryco, Economy Garages USA, Harbor Insurance, Holden Electric, JM Inc, Laborers Local 109, Labounty Manufactur­ing, Lake County, Ambulance, Lake County Sheriff’s Dept., Millwrights Local 1348, MN DNR, Monarch Waterview Shores, North Shore Adventure Park, North Shore Pizza & Coffee House, North Shore Area Partners, Painters Union, Park State Bank, Sonju, Split Rock Lighthouse, State Farm, Super One, Superior Education Television, TH Machine Shop/Serco, The Title Team, Two Harbors Federal Credit Union, Two Harbors Police Department, VanHouse Construc­tion, Vanilla Bean, Goldsmith & Associates, Heavy Equipment Operators Union, Electri­cian Union.

Colleges that will be represented at the Expo Include:

Northwoods Technical College, Lake Superi­or College, Minnesota North College, North Dakota State University, Bemidji State Uni­versity, UMD, College of St. Scholastica, Carleton College, and Alexandria Technical & College.

Rick Evans
Rick Evans
My wife, Marsha Kinzer (a proud DEHS Greyhound, class of ‘77) introduced me to the North Shore on vacation in 2012. It became our regular escape when the stress of our careers in education became overwhelming, and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, the nice people, and “salad” containing Jell-o and marshmallows. So you can either blame or thank my loving wife for my being here, because when we needed to choose a retirement hometown, Marsha advocated hard for her beloved Duluth, and here we are, six months later. Yes, this will be my first northern Minnesota winter. Yes, I welcome thoughts and prayers. Government, public policy, and social justice weighed heavily in the curriculums I taught at the high school level over a thirty-eight year career. In addition, we were a laboratory school focused on critical thinking in conjunction with technical and scientific writing. So when I found myself adrift on the great ocean of retirement and spied a raft, I jumped at the chance to take up what I’d left behind…minus the bad teachers’ lounge coffee. My position at the NSJ allows me to combine my passions for government and writing, and it’s helping me to feel less out of touch in new surroundings. When I’m not being “Cubby” (Marsha’s favorite new nickname for this green reporter) I enjoy pointing at eagles and saying, “Look, honey. There’s an eagle.” I’ve had an active side hustle as a professional musician for almost as many years as Charlie Parr. As a guitarist/singer/songwriter, I graced the stages of clubs and festivals around southern Wisconsin, including an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion. Should I even mention A Prairie Home Companion, or am I the only one here old enough to remember what that is? Look! An eagle!
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