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Toastmasters to hold open house Saturday

Swinging Bridge Brewing Company co-owners Dustin Dodge (left) and Mike O'Hara will be at the River Falls Public Library Saturday, Dec. 8, for a Toastmasters open house. Dodge will speak about starting Swinging Bridge Brewing Company. Submitted photo

Toastmasters invites the public to its open house 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at the River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.)

The guest speaker will be Dustin Dodge, co-owner with Mike O'Hara of the Swinging Bridge Brewery.

Dodge, an air force veteran and firefighter in the Twin Cities, was always interested in a small business. He will share how Swinging Bridge Brewery got its start, how he found the space and financial support with the tutelage of the UW-River Falls Small Business Development Center, a mentoring organization called SCORE and a regional business fund.

Those interested are invited to come and ask questions about starting a small business.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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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