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About the team:

Vicki Ikeogu is the business and consumer reporter for the St. Cloud Times. She has been with Times Media since 2015. A recent mass communications graduate of St. Cloud State University, Ikeogu reports on local business and economic and consumer issues in Central Minnesota. She is also the co-host of The Rookie Professional podcast.

This is her second year as a reporter on the Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey team.

Keep up with Ikeogu and all things business-related in the area by following her on Facebook at facebook.com/sctimesvicki, on Twitter @VickiSCTimes or on Snapchat @vicki_ikeogu.

Alyssa Zaczek is the food, dining and beer reporter for the St. Cloud Times. A graduate of the writing for performance program at Columbia College Chicago, Zaczek reports on the food and drink trends important to Central Minnesota, with a special focus on the people behind the product. She writes a weekly column centered on accessible recipes with a personal twist. Zaczek is also the co-host of the Cloudy Town After Dark entertainment podcast.

This is her first year as a reporter on the Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey team.

Keep up with Alyssa Zaczek and all things food, dining and beer in Central Minnesota by following her on Twitter @SCTimesAlyssa and on Facebook via the official D'lish page: www.facebook.com/sctimesdlish.

Ross Priest has been an multimedia account executive for Times Media since 2014. A graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, Priest began his newspaper career as a sports writer working at five daily newspapers in five states during an 11-year period. He changed careers to advertising sales at The Bakersfield Californian in 2010 and eventually moved to Central Minnesota to be closer to his wife’s family. Married for 11 years to his wife Karen, a St. Cloud State University alumna, Priest has three children: Landon (10), Will (8) and Hadley (4). He is active in the Big Lake community coaching youth baseball and soccer, along with being a board member on the Big Lake Youth Sports Association.

Priest works with small- to medium-sized businesses in Sartell, St. Joseph and Waite Park to help them to optimize print and digital advertising campaigns.

This is his second year on the Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey team.

Seth Johnson is a multimedia account executive for Times Media. He has been with the organization since August 2015. Johnson works with local businesses every day to strategize and develop optimal marketing solutions. He covers the heart of St. Cloud and its downtown area.

This is Johnson’s first year with the Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey team.

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