NADRA Minnesota Chapter formation meeting today
NADRA Chapter formation happening in Minnesota today! If you are in the Twin Cities area and interested in getting involved on the ground level, please contact us today! The Minnesota Chapter Formation Meeting will take place tonight at 5 p.m. at Stork Twin City Testing Corporation located at 662 Cromwell Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. To RSVP, contact Edward Peterson at 651-659-7429 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
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