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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Elevating Communities Through Architecture

A “community development firm” is how owner, Tim Meyer, describes Meyer Group Architecture. Meyer started his business in the summer of 2009 after transitioning from his previous position due to the 2008 recession. It’s been twelve years…

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Serving Up Resilience at Sulu’s Espresso Café

Sulu’s Espresso Café | Tower, MN   "Are you crazy” were the words sisters, Brenda and Linda, of Sulu’s Espresso Café, heard when they made the announcement in 2006 that they were opening a gourmet coffee shop…

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The small business owner’s resilience to reimagine

Written by Shawn Wellnitz, CEO & President of the Entrepreneur Fund and published by Business North.  At the Entrepreneur Fund, we have the pleasure of working with hundreds of our region’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Throughout the…

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BoomTown Brews Expansion

Boomtown Woodfire Grill and Brewery | Hibbing, Eveleth & Duluth, MN Erik and Jessica Leitz have successfully scaled their business across the northland hear from co-owner Jessica Leitz about her experience working with the Entrepreneur Fund. …

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