Free Training Opportunity, June 20th

Human Resource professionals, managers and small business owners are invited to attend this complimentary training session on Thursday, June 20th at the CareerForce Center in Cambridge. Engage to Retain will share information about employee retention through onboarding and development of your employees. RSVP to Central Minnesota Jobs & Training staff, Rebecca Perrotti at 612.247.9319.

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Wanted!

Entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs and existing businesses will soon have a place to meet monthly to get expert advice, learn about business assistance resources and make new network connections at the regional Inventors & Entrepreneurs (I&E) Club. The inaugural I&E Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at East […]

Grow Minnesota Partnership ~ 2018 Year End Report

Contributed by: Kathi Schaff, Grow Minnesota Partnership Businesses across Minnesota continue to benefit from the personalized assistance of Grow Minnesota!, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce program coordinated with close to 80 local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations. The statewide program is dedicated to retaining, assisting and growing Minnesota companies. The 2018 yearend update highlights initiatives that […]

Pine City Chamber makes business retention a priority

The Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pine City Economic Development Authority have joined the Grow Minnesota!® Partnership, a distinctive, private-sector led economic development program administered by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. “We welcome the participation of the local chamber and look forward to a solid and continuing partnership,” said Kathi Schaff, Minnesota […]

Retail 101 Workshop for Businesses hosted by CMJTS

Retail 101: Are you a new retailer who’s just starting out? Do you already have a well-established retail business, but are looking for ways to identify your target market, build your customer base and improve your margins? Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc., in conjunction with the Walmart Giving Foundation and Chicago Cook Workforce […]

PTCC Continuing Education Offers Contractor’s Seminar

Pine Technical & Community College will host a Contractor’s Seminar for Continuing Education Training credits on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 7:30am – 4:30pm in the Pine Innovation Center. This interactive seminar is divided into three sessions. Part I will take an in-depth view of residential code requirements and best practices for stairways, landings, guards, handrails, etc. […]

DEED Launches Tool to Measure, Report Broadband Access

ST PAUL – The Minnesota Office of Broadband Development, located within the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), today launched a new tool that will allow Minnesotans to test, map and report various broadband internet speeds across the state. CheckSpeedMinnesota.com is a benchmarking tool designed to gather information about the high-speed internet consumer experience […]

Small Business Resources with SCORE

What is SCORE? SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. There are a number of FREE […]