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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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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Ubet You Can Turn Your Passion into a Business

Ubetcha Antiques and Uniques | Tower, MN  Charlie and Victoria, owners of Ubetcha Antiques and Uniques in Tower, MN, both worked in law enforcement for most of their lives. On the weekends, the two would put on antique sales in the front lawn of their…

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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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Empowering the Entrepreneurial Leadership

Harvest Nation | Tower, MN By nature, entrepreneurs are an innovative and hard-working group and we work closely with hundreds each year. Then, there are the entrepreneurial leaders who are not only passionate about their business,…

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Stepping into the Driver’s Seat

Dock 5 | Duluth, MN In 2014, Natalija Walbridge decided to follow her dream of working as a full-time artist. Going all in, Natalija started by converting her 900 sq ft home into a studio with…

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