Gong! It’s time for an open house at Neuger Communications Group

Leah Rich and Penny Hillemann, Neuger Communications GroupI got an email late last week from Leah Rich at Neuger Communications Group, alerting me to an open house tomorrow, Oct 27, from 4-6 pm at their new HQ on Bridge Square in the heart of downtown Northfield.

They moved into the site of the former downtown location of Community Resource Bank a month ago under a lease-to-own arrangement with the First National Bank of Northfield which had foreclosed on the previous owner of the building, Mendota Homes.

 Neuger Communications Group - exterior Neuger Communications Group - exterior Carol O’Neill
So I talked Leah and VP Penny Hillemann into giving me a tour on Monday, an excuse to take some photos of their new space. Office manager Carol O’Neill greeted me at the door.

 Neuger Communications Group - interior Neuger Communications Group - interior Neuger Communications Group - interior
The open space and windows looking out on Bridge Square and Division are stunning. Even cooler is the extent to which local organizations were involved in the renovation. From the press release:

The list of area people and organizations that played a significant role in the renovation include: Bierman’s Home Furnishings and Flooring, Blesener’s Quality Exteriors, City of Northfield, Custom Glass & Mirror, First National Bank of Northfield, Jennifer Wolcott, Keith Pumper Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Koktavy & Daleiden Painting, LLC, Lamperts Yards, Inc., Lars Stromayer, Nerstrand Custom Cabinets, Northfield Construction Company, Northfield Economic Development Authority, Schulz Electric, Inc., ServiceMaster by Ayotte, SMSQ Architects and Southern Minnesota Woodcraft. Northfield Construction Company served as the general contractor and Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates was the principal architect of the renovation.

Dave Neuger, gong master
Founder and CEO Dave Neuger was unavailable while I was there.  He was busy installing another gong, this time under the table in the big conference room. Gong?  Yep. Ask him about the gong.

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