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Ken Heiser named recipient of EDC Directors Award

Ken Heiser is the recipient of the EDC's Directors Awardhas

Retired Hudson banker Ken Heiser has been named the inaugural recipient of St. Croix Economic Development Corporation's Directors Award. The award was created by the EDC's board of directors and is intended to honor an individual or organization that has championed economic development through innovative actions, making St. Croix County a better place to live, work, play and learn.

Heiser was instrumental in forming St. Croix Economic Development Corporation in the early 1990s. He formed a committee that included people from around the county and county supervisors. After the EDC was formed, he served on the board of directors and was the first board president. He was also active in many civic organizations, including the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Hudson Hospital board. Heiser was the president of First National Bank of Hudson and remained there in various capacities following its sale to Associated Bank.

More information about Heiser and the Directors Award will be shared at the EDC's Business of the Year banquet. Unfortunately Heiser is not available to attend the banquet so the Directors Award will be presented to him at a later date.

Registration information for the Feb. 25 Business of the Year banquet is available on the EDC's website at