Quality Jobs: Small businesses leading the way

In 2021, we kicked off work on our new strategic plan, “Shaping a Collective Future: Plans for 2021 through 2023” where we outlined a goal of developing a quality job initiative geared at partnering with small businesses to create and…

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Fighting for You and Your Business

Mark's Lawn Care | Hibbing, MN https://vimeo.com/595484980 Mark Lockett owns Mark's Lawn Care, a full service, affordable lawn care service that serves over 200 clients across Minnesota's Iron Range, but it didn't start that way. Mark…

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Accelerating Growth by Meeting a Local Community Need

Baby’s on Broadway | Little Falls, MN  Little Falls, a small rural town in Central Minnesota located along the Mississippi River may not seem the like most obvious place for “Minnesota’s one-stop baby shop”, but that’s…

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Navigating Relief for Artists & Venues

Spiritwood Music of the Boundary Waters | Ely, MN  Artists and venues have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Pat and Donna Surface co-own and operate Spiritwood Music of the Boundary Waters, a music production,…

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Investing in Talent and Technology

Syvantis | Baxter, MN  Syvantis was founded in 2000 by Janelle Riley as a local managed services provider out of Baxter, Minnesota. Since then, the company has grown into a leading provider of integrated, industry-specific cloud…

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Local Partner Spotlights

National Bank of Commerce:   NBC is a strong supporter of small business in the region and long-time partner of the Entrepreneur Fund. Recently they generously made a gift of $250,000 in loan capital to our ENVEST…

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