New Superior office to better serve Douglas County businesses

June 30, 2022

Since 2020, the Entrepreneur Fund has directly served over 100 small businesses and provided over $5 million in small business loans to Wisconsin business owners. The new office in Superior will allow Douglas County entrepreneurs more accessibility to our team and services.

The Entrepreneur Fund recently expanded by adding an office in the new Superior Entrepreneurship Center located in the former Post Office building at 1401 Tower Avenue in Superior, Wisconsin.  

“We have seen the demand for accessible small business financing in northern Wisconsin grow significantly over the past few years. While we have always served Douglas County businesses, expanding to add an office in Superior will increase accessibility to our team, services, and financing that boost entrepreneurial development,” said Shawn Wellnitz, President & CEO of the Entrepreneur Fund.     

The expansion is a result of a collaborative partnership between the Entrepreneur Fund, Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior and the Development Association. Over the past 18 months the group has worked together to plan, cultivate, and launch the new Superior Entrepreneurship Center that will serve as a hub for entrepreneurship development in Superior and Douglas County. 

“Strong working partnerships are key to achieving our mission to grow small businesses, build thriving communities, and create a diverse regional economy,” said Wellnitz. “The Superior Entrepreneurship Center exemplifies what can come from effective collaboration on regional growth strategies.”  

The new location will enable local entrepreneurs to find small business support all under one roof and serve as a catalyst for entrepreneurship development that will continue to make the region thrive.  

“The Entrepreneur Fund partners with entrepreneurs at a variety of stages in their small business journey and we help them get to the next phase. To do that effectively we work closely with our economic development and bank partners in Douglas County,” said Wellnitz. “The ability to now co-locate with some of those partners only strengthens the network here to support Wisconsin small business growth.” 

Meet our team and tour the Superior Entrepreneurship Center

We invite the public and media partners to join us on Thursday, July 7 from 2-4 p.m. to visit with our team and tour the future Superior Entrepreneurship Center. The Center is located in the former Post Office building at 1401 Tower Avenue in Superior, Wisconsin. Light refreshments will be provided by Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse. The event is hosted by Entrepreneur Fund and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior.