Business Buzz for the week of Sept. 15

Valley Natural Foods breaks ground
Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz led the Sept. 8 groundbreaking ceremony for Valley Natural Foods’ new expanded grocery and retail operation in Burnsville. The new building adds 8,000 square feet to its grocery operations and 3,000 square feet to its retail space. From left, Dan Kealy, City Council member; Eric Newman, Economic Development Commission member; Jennifer Harmening, Burnsville Chamber president; Roz Peterson, state representative; Kautz; Susan McGaughey, Valley Natural Foods general manager; Dan Gustafson, City Council member; Michael Wilkus, Wilkus Architects; Kevin Green, Loeffler Construction & Consulting; Jim Bystrzycki, Loeffler Construction & Consulting; Duane Sather, Anchor Bank; Mark Mosiniak, Valley Natural Foods Board vice president. Photo submitted.

Walmart launches new service
Apple Valley Walmart celebrated the opening of its Online Grocery Pickup with a ribbon cutting attended by Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and Chamber of Commerce President Ed Kearney. The free service launched Tuesday, Sept. 12. Photo submitted.


Check-R-Board Days
Fluegel’s Farm, Garden & Pet, 14700 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, is holding its 2017 Purina Check-R-Board Days, in conjunction with its 90th anniversary celebration 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at 14700 S. Robert Trail.

Customers will have the opportunity to enter in the national 2017 Purina Check-R-Board Days Sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes.

This Old Horse will be on-site, along with its mini-horse kissing booth.

More information is at

Bank supports 360 Communities
Anchor Bank’s South Market branches (Apple Valley, Burnsville, Lakeville) will support 360 Communities during Minnesota Bankers Association Community Impact Week, Sept. 18-22.

During Community Impact Week, the South Market branches will be collecting personal care items, non-perishable food and monetary donations for 360 Communities, which provides hope and support to about 18,000 individuals each year. To make a donation, visit one of the South Market branches. A wish list of items is located at the South Market branch teller lines, or on

The Apple Valley branch is at 14665 Galaxie Ave. The Burnsville branch is at 550 Burnsville Parkway. The Lakeville branch is at 9202 202nd St. W.

Eagan bank supports The Open Door
Anchor Bank’s Eagan branch will support The Open Door during Minnesota Bankers Association Community Impact Week, Sept. 18-22.

During Community Impact Week, the branch will be collecting non-perishable food donations for The Open Door, which assists thousands of local individuals each month to get access to nutritious food options.

To make a donation, stop by the branch, located at 1360 Duckwood Drive. For more information, visit

Carew joins Adams Radio
Radio veteran Colleen Carew has been hired by Lakeville-based Adams Radio Group as program director and midday personality of WGBG “Big Classic Rock” in Salisbury-Ocean City, Maryland.

Carew comes to Adams from 100.7 “The Bay” in Baltimore where she has spent the past 13 years doing middays on the classic rock station. Prior to The Bay, she spent several years at 98 Rock in Baltimore. Carew started her radio on the Eastern Shore and was part of the team that launched WZBH “The Beach.”

Carew replaces Laura Lee, who has been interim program director since the departure of Johnny Maze in August.