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. 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 […]

GPS:45:93 Hosts Fall Summit 2018

Who is GPS:45:93? Not only is GPS 45:93 your point of opportunity, our regional economic development partnership extends to cities across five counties and each one is dedicated to capitalizing on the strengths that come from being an alliance and working together. We act as a conduit for businesses to access resources; help prospective businesses […]

July Chamber Meeting Re-Scheduled

Due to the July 4th holiday last week, the Board of Directors chose to reschedule this month’s Chamber Meeting.  The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, July 10th at Noon.  The agenda for the meeting will include a recap of the annual Freedom Fest event, the “Big Idea” project recently announced by the Greater […]

New DEED Pilot Program Offers Interest-Free Loans for Startups

~Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs accepting loan applications through July 16~ ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting loan applications through a new program designed to help early-stage businesses that are developing high-tech products or services in Minnesota. The Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs (MILE), is a pilot program that will […]