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Community Development Advisory Board LOAN PROGRAM CHANGES The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) oversees three finance programs within the City of Thief River Falls: the Commercial Energy Renovation Loan Program, the Storefront Renovation Loan Program, and...read more
Looking for a better way to diversify your portfolio? Buying stocks, bonds, or property aren’t your only options. Many of today’s top investors are turning to a newer investment strategy: Opportunity Zones. A large portion of Thief River Falls, census tracts...read more
New Local Investor Network Jobs, Incorporated and Advance Thief River are pleased to announce the launch of a new tool for supporting business startups, recruiting new business, and nurturing entrepreneurship. Two Rivers Angel Network is a newly formed group of local...read more
Advance Thief River is pleased to announce that Jim Hustad has been chosen by the public as Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Advance Thief River Photo Contest. The contest opened on July 1 and eligible entries were required to be submitted by July 31. The Advance Thief...read more
Advance Thief River is proud to present our 2019 Photo Contest category winners! We are asking the public to help us pick the Grand Prize winning photo from among the six category winners featured on this page. Each category winner receives $50 in Chamber Bucks. The...read more
Opportunity Funds are a new class of private sector investment vehicles authorized to aggregate and deploy private investment into Opportunity Zones. Advance Thief River Director, Michelle Landsverk, is enthusiastic about the program, describing it as a "once in a...read more
Entering the Advance Thief River Photo and Video Contest is simple! Just fill out the form below in its entirety, attach your photo or video file (or a link to it) and hit "submit." The contest opens July 1 and entries may be submitted between July 1 and 31. Please...read more
Advance Thief River is sponsoring a community photo and video contest. Photos and videos submitted through the contest will be used to promote the area, supporting the work and objectives of Advance Thief River. Prizes will be offered for Thief River Falls area photos...read more
Lyle's work ethic and attention to detail are already evident throughout the building. Here he is, standing in front of lumber he has milled at his own lumber mill. The tongue and groove boards feature a rustic finish and will be used to wrap the posts on the main...read more
Helping People Find Information They Want and Need During the recent Thief River Falls Making It Home effort, one of the top five recommendations was to streamline area websites and create a common landing page, making it easier for people to find the information they...read more
What is an Angel Investor? An angel investor is a person who invests in a new or expanding business, providing capital for a startup or expansion. Often times, an angel investor comes with a wealth of business experience and may offer to assist a startup as a mentor,...read more
The last several weeks, more than 100 people in the Thief River Falls area have been working on an effort to recruit new residents. The project, TRF Making It Home, followed the process developed by University...read more
Left to right: Ben Erickson (Owner and President) and Mike Sorteberg (General Manager) stand on either side of a photo of Rick Erickson (former owner). Not pictured: Sally Erickson (Owner, Benefits/Payroll), and Trudy Veselka (Owner and Operations Engineer). Advance...read more
Derek and Stacy Lee, owners of Lee Plumbing and Heating in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, recently nominated for a 2019 Minnesota Family Business Award by Advance Thief River.Advance Thief River is nominating Lee Plumbing and Heating for a 2019 Minnesota Family...read more
The public is invited to attend "TRF Making It Home Action Forum," Monday, April 8, 5:30 pm, at the Ralph Engelstad Imperial Room. TRF Making It Home was facilitated by U of M Extension, using the "Marketing Hometown America" template. Designed as a tool to create...read more
TRF Jobs, Inc.
PO Box 773
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
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