Small business

New grant program to offer immigrant businesses some COVID relief in Kandiyohi County

May 15, 2020

New grant program to offer immigrant businesses some COVID relief in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, along with other local and regional partners, continues to look for new ways to help businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. “We are using the resources we have to try to address some of the emergency funding,” said Aaron Backman, EDC executive director. A new grant program, this one geared toward new immigrant businesses in Kandiyohi County, was approved by the EDC Joint Operations Board

EDC wants to be there for business community during pandemic

April 13, 2020

EDC wants to be there for business community during pandemic
WILLMAR — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down a vast majority of the economy at all levels, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission saw business retention as one of its top goals. That has taken on an even greater significance with so many business owners finding themselves in uncharted territory. “Business retention and business assistance has to be our top priority; trying to do whatever we can do for our local businesses,” said EDC Joint

Lone Tree Board & Paddle – Spicer, MN

May 29, 2018

Lone Tree Board & Paddle – Spicer, MN
With colors of the blue and sandy beige, the sea like look and feel inside the soon-to-be-open, Lone Tree Board & Paddle will be providing new opportunities for things to do on the Spicer area lakes this summer.  Ben and Holly Danielson, owners, have rented paddle board and kayaks for over a year out of their home. Now with a storefront and additional items for sale, this new retail center will be ready for expanded business to residents and summer visitors to the area.  They can be found

Lettuce Abound Farms harvest first aeroponics crop

May 4, 2018

Lettuce Abound Farms harvest first aeroponics crop
NEW LONDON — With plates heaped high with at least five varieties of lettuce picked that morning at an aeroponics farm a couple miles away, restaurant owners and volunteers working to bring a food cooperative to New London were clearly enjoying their salads. They were also talking with the farm’s owners about getting the fresh greens on the menu and on the shelves.   “Absolutely,” said Leah Michaelis, owner of Lake Affect Coffee in New London, when asked if she would consider