FIELD TRIP! For this week’s morning Rotary meeting, we’ll be touring the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center in the Sterling Ponds Industrial Park. Director Sheri Marnell will provide an overview of the center’s mission and facilities. For those who need GPS to tell you how to get to the Center or to tell you how long it will take to get there by 7 a.m., the street address is 1091 Sutherland Ave in River Falls. Please note that the SCV BIC is following CDC guidelines; since we will be inside and unable to social distance, masks will be required. (We will have some in case you get halfway there and realize that you forgot one.)
Sheri Marnell, PhD, was appointed to the position of director of SCV BIC earlier this year.  She holds PhD and MBA degrees in business management and has worked for Target Corporation and in higher education for UW-Stout. 
The Business Innovation Center is a partnership among the College of Business and Economics at UW-RF, the City of River Falls, Chippewa Valley Technical College, and the River Falls Economic Development Corporation.  The Center opened in early 2018 after years of planning (Read more detail on the history.