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Top RFMU customers get taste of breakfast, local economy

Representatives of the River Falls Municipal Utility’s top customers gathered for a customer appreciation event Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the River Falls Golf Course. Called the River Falls Economic Barometer Breakfast, it featured a meal and nine locals who spoke on the subject of the area’s economy. (River Falls Journal photos by Gretta Stark)1 / 2
Blake Fry, assistant to the chancellor of UW-River Falls, explains a building plan for the Falcon Center. The new sports facility is planned to use some existing sports facilities and replace some of the more outdated facilities. Fry points to the parking lot portion of the facility, which would be the first phase of construction, planned to begin next year. 2 / 2

More than 100 representatives from the River Falls Municipal Utility’s top customers gathered at the River Falls Golf Course Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, for a meal and a peek at the state of the economy in River Falls.

Utility Director Kevin Westhuis said the event, titled the first annual River Falls Economic Barometer Breakfast, went very well.

The event was a customer appreciation event for about 75 of RFMU’s top customers — from large companies like NCCM and Best Maid Cookie Factory to downtown businesses like Bo’s ‘N Mine and local churches.

Westhuis said he planned the event as a way to give back to RFMU’s top customers.

For the full story, please see the Oct. 3 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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