City of Ogilvie

Congratulations to the City of Ogilvie, a recipient of a grant from USDA Rural Development for upgrades to their wastewater treatment system, as well as a grant and loan for improvements to their drinking water system!

Business Intellectual Property

Does your business have intellectual property? If so, you’re going to want to read this.

Fall Colors

Time to see the fall colors before they’re gone! Get outdoors and enjoy all that East Central MN has to offer this weekend. For the latest on “leaf peeping” conditions in the area, please see the MN DNR’s fall color […]

Tips to avoid employee burnout

Less people and the same or more work – personal & employee burnout is a bigger threat that ever. Here are some tips to mitigate the risk:

SOAR Conference

Register now for the 3rd Annual SOAR Conference, a virtual women’s business conference for small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders. In its third year, the SOAR Conference will remain a fully online experience where women will come together to […]

Entrepreneur Fund Loan Program

The Entrepreneur Fund has financing and assistance available to businesses in Pine, Kanabec & Mille Lacs Counties. Call Mike Lattery at (218) 623-5734 to get things started, or find out more online at

Business Tips

Thinking of starting a business? Here are eight tips on starting one from scratch.

Small Business Development Center

The MN Small Business Development Center can help free of charge with business plans, securing business financing and more. In Chisago County call Nancy at 651-674-5664.

Business Tips

Cybercriminals are coming for your business. Here are five easy ways to keep them out.