Thank you to all our Partners!

Without the support of our Partners, TEDxStCloud would still be just a dream. We’d like to thank all of the organizations below for their generous contributions.

VISIONARY Level

Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation

Our mission is to spearhead the economic development efforts of the greater St. Cloud region. We do that by identifying and cultivating opportunities that engage community leaders, foster business growth, expand the area’s talent base and enrich the communities within Benton, Stearns and Sherburne counties in central Minnesota. Through collaboration among and between the rich and diverse resources of our region, the greater St. Cloud area is a growing and vibrant community where talented people choose to live, work and engage.

Capital One

Capital One

At Capital One, we dare to dream, disrupt and deliver a better way. Our goal is simple – bring ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to an industry ripe for change. Founder-led, Capital One is on a mission to help people live their best lives and build one of America’s leading information-based technology companies.

Livewire

Livewire

Livewire, a full-service live event production company, offers audio, video, lighting, staging and scenery for corporate events, meetings, concerts, non-profit galas and fundraisers, and theatrical events of any size in Minnesota, North Dakota and around the country. Find out more about Livewire at LivewireNow.com.

PIONEER Level

Edina Realty

Edina Realty

Buyers and sellers like you have made Edina Realty the market leader in Minnesota for the past 17 years. Throughout those years, we’ve learned a lot about what buyers and sellers want and what they don’t. Put our experience to work for you. Insights you can use!

Microbiologics

Microbiologics

Microbiologics is the world’s leading provider of ready-to-use QC microorganisms and innovative molecular controls. Our microbial controls are used for assay development, instrument validation and routine quality control testing in clinical, pharmaceutical, food, water and educational industries. Offering the largest and most diverse line of QC microorganisms, Microbiologics produces over 1000 different strains in a variety of user-friendly formats including qualitative, quantitative, Certified Reference Material, and Parasite Suspensions. Microbiologics has an expansive international distribution network and ships to over 130 countries around the world. Our company is proud to be known for exceptional Customer Service and knowledgeable Technical Support.

INNOVATOR Level

Central Minnesota Community Foundation

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF), in affiliation with CommunityGiving, is a public charity that attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local community. CMCF provides innovative ways for area residents, businesses and organizations to give back to their community and leave a legacy. Since 1985, CMCF has grown to over $89.6 million in assets and awarded over $93.1 million in grants to local non-profits.

Sunset Manufacturing

Sunset Manufacturing

Laser Focused on Quality, Customers & Community
Expert metal craftsmanship and technology blend seamlessly every day at Sunset Manufacturing, which specializes in custom fabrication of stainless and mild steel, aluminum and other metals for a wide variety of customer applications and industries including transportation, construction, and food processing. From laser cutting and forming, to welding, machining and finishing, Sunset provides turnkey production to customers’ exact specifications. Capable of even the most intricate cuts of one-half the thickness of a human hair (+/-.005), Sunset’s experienced engineers and laser cutting capabilities routinely transform aluminum up to ½”, and stainless and mild steel up to ¾” thickness.

Initiative Foundation

The Initiative Foundation

As a regional community foundation, the Initiative Foundation work through local donors and a range of carefully cultivated partnerships to ensure that Central Minnesota is economically prosperous—now, and for future generations. We accomplish this through our donor-supported general endowment, a permanent resource for the 14-county region of Central Minnesota. The Foundation also provides loans to businesses and nonprofits; convenes regional community leaders to champion common causes; cultivates the next generation of emerging leaders; supports and educates hundreds of regional nonprofits; and hosts a variety of Partner Funds with resources to strengthen the region. Visit ifound.org to learn more.

Ledge Wealth

Ledge Wealth Management

At Ledge Wealth, we exist for one reason, to Help Others..

Ledge Wealth helps build, protect and distribute wealth for some of the most successful families in Central Minnesota.

What we do, and the conversations we have with you, involves so much more than money alone. We talk about your life, dreams, and passions. More of a calling, we strive to uncover what you truly value, and then we map out a financial plan to realize those goals. More simply, we care for you, and we invest the time to get to know you on a genuine, personal level.

St. Cloud State University College of Science and Engineering

St. Cloud State University College of Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering (COSE) is now the largest college at St. Cloud State University. It offers more than forty undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the St. Cloud and Twin Cities areas. The rigor and relevance of COSE’s programs, as well as our holistic approach to developing student preparedness for successful careers, distinguishes our student experience and unleashes our students’ potential. In COSE, we enrich the socioeconomic prospective of our region and fulfill our commitment to stewardship of place through everything from graduating students with the skills needed for the 21st century to forging innovative community and industrial partnerships.

Granite Equity Partners

Granite Equity

Granite Equity Partners is a mission-driven private investment and holding company. We combine long-term business growth with a dedication to community well-being. For 15 years, our ownership approach has delivered significant benefits for stakeholders and far-reaching impact in Minnesota – and across the globe.
Park Industries

Park Industries

Located in St. Cloud, MN, Park Industries® provides a steadfast dedication to quality, customer service, and innovative technology. Park began providing full-service solutions to the stone industry in 1953, and has grown to become North America’s largest stoneworking equipment manufacturer. All of Park’s American Made equipment is designed for maximum durability, minimal downtime, and high efficiency.

What differentiates Park from other machine manufacturers is that they focus on Precision, Performance, and Peace of Mind.® This unmatched combination is centered around Park’s goal of continuing to increase their customers’ profitability and machine uptime.

Red Zest Design

Red Zest Design

Red Zest Design specializes in creating dynamic high stakes presentations for TEDx speakers, CEOs, and executive directors—people who have one shot to WOW their audience and make a lasting impression.

Founder and creative engine Samantha Nienow has a unique background in graphic design, branding, and public speaking. Her passion to combine great design + engaging content takes audiences on a visual journey and helps her clients stand out from the rest.

Switchboard Advertising

Switchboard Advertising

Switchboard Advertising is a creative agency in Central Minnesota. We cut down the noise to tell focused, clear messages without sacrificing delight.

Gray Plant Mooty

Gray Plant Mooty

Gray Plant Mooty (GPM) is a full-service law firm that has been providing exemplary legal services to clients for 150+ years. Our attorneys serve an impressive roster of regional, national, and international clients with more than 180 lawyers and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota. We pride ourselves in pairing legal expertise with exceptional client service thorough an understanding and appreciation to our clients’ needs. In addition, we strive to make a positive difference in our communities through involvement in a variety of charitable organizations and pro bono activities. Learn more, visit www.gpmlaw.com

GROUNDBREAKER Level

City of St. Cloud

City of St. Cloud

The mission of the City of St. Cloud is to provide high quality public services for our residents in a cost effective, responsive, innovative and professional manner given the changing needs and resources available.

The following Core Values have also been established for the City of St. Cloud:

  • Excellence and quality in the delivery of services
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Respecting residents as owners
  • Open and honest communications
  • Professionalism
  • Visionary leadership and planning
Times Media

Times Media

As an innovative multi-platform media company, we have been working closely with our advertising customers for over 150 years to help them navigate the advertising world and make smart, well-informed strategic decisions that meet their business goals. Our audience-based products and marketing services; such as ReachLocal our digital fulfillment division, help local businesses build relationships and engage with consumers to stay ahead of the curve in responding to the changing media and marketing landscape. Our approach is simple: connect you with your best prospects and customers and build results for your business.

Mariah Elise Photography

Mariah Clarin Photography

Mariah Elise Photography is a fine art photographer out of Princeton, Minnesota. She primarily focuses her efforts on weddings and family portraits but has expanded her services to include all types of events. She is a passionate, full of energy photographer and loves to capture irreplaceable moments for her clients. In her free time, she loves to adventure to new places, ride horses, and spend time with her husband and dog.

DAYTA Marketing

DAYTA Marketing

DAYTA Marketing is a social and digital marketing company redefining client-agency partnerships. Our services provide custom and comprehensive solutions through Brand Awareness, Audience Engagement, Brand Reputation and Workforce Engagement. We specialize in Digital Strategy, Social Media Management, Reputation Management, Social Advertising, Web Design, and Graphic Design.

Tasha Rolfs

Tasha Rolfs

With 19 years of public speaking experience, Tasha coaches business professionals to become more dynamic and engaging speakers. Tasha ensures her clients are successful with effective content and organization before coaching their delivery skills. In addition to being a Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer, Tasha is also a nationally recognized high school speech coach, all of which she draws upon when coaching a client. With the right preparation and passion, she truly believes that anyone can OWN THE ROOM.

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