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Ninth annual Dassel-Cokato Business Expo Saturday
FEB. 14, 2011
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Cokato Lions Club will also be serving up a free pancake breakfast

By Kristen Miller
News Editor

COKATO, DASSEL, MN – Cokato and Dassel Chambers of Commerce are again teaming up for the ninth annual Dassel-Cokato Business Expo set for Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

More than 30 booths are expected again this year representing businesses from the area.

“The annual business expo is an excellent way for local businesses and community members to get to know one another,” said Dori Kimball, expo committee chair.

It’s also another way for businesses to get their name and the services they provide out there in an effort to boost the economy, Kimball added.

An added incentive for those who venture out to the Dassel-Cokato High School Saturday morning, is the free pancake breakfast served by the Cokato Lions Club from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cokato Lion Jim Frickstad said the club was pleased with the turnout, with an estimated 275 free pancake breakfasts served in 2010.

There will also be a chance to win a number of door prizes including gift certificates for various local businesses.

For those businesses not already signed up, there is still time to register for a booth, at $75 for members, $90 for non-members. Call Kimball at (320) 286-2118.

Other chamber-sponsored events

The Cokato Chamber of Commerce meets the first Tuesday of the month at noon at Cokato City Hall.

The Cokato Chamber sponsors events throughout the year including Movie in the Park, Santa Day, Hospitality Day, and the city-wide garage sale.

For more information, visit www.cokato.mn.us and click on the Chamber tab.

The Dassel Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on the second Tuesday of the month at Jimmy’s Pizza.

The Dassel Chamber of Commerce also sponsors a host of events throughout the year including Dairy Berry Day, Movie in the Park, Farmers’ Market, visits with Santa at the Dassel Fire Hall, and visits with the Easter Bunny at Meeker Memorial Clinic.

For more information, visit www.dassel.com.

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