Board of Directors
Advance Thief River is a regional economic development initiative, seeking to grow the economy of Thief River Falls and the surrounding communities.
We Value Entrepreneurs
We work hard to create opportunities for new businesses to start operations here, as well as creating opportunities for existing businesses to grow.
Advance Thief River Board of Directors
The Advance Thief River Board of Directors is comprised of business and community leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to grow the area’s economy and create jobs for area residents. Their collective experience and knowledge guide the organization.
Sanford Medical Center Thief River Falls
Northern State Bank
Certified Public Accountant
Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C.
Ihle Sparby & Haase PA
Strategic HR Manager
Textron Specialized Vehicles
Border State Bank
Senior Director, Finance and Accounting Operations
Pennington County Commissioner
City of Thief River Falls
Alderman at Large
Thief River Falls Public Schools
Thief River Falls Regional Airport
Advance Thief River Staff
Landsverk and Associates, Inc
Michelle Landsverk, President of Landsverk and Associates, Inc., is an economic development consultant and serves as Executive Director for Advance Thief River.
Michelle’s business knowledge and economic development experience have been an asset to several northwest Minnesota communities.
Michelle grew up on a farm 14 miles northeast of Mahnomen and now makes her home near Fosston, MN. She loves small towns, small businesses and rural life. Her passion is to build a thriving economy which provides opportunity for people to live and work in small towns and rural areas.
Work Worth Doing
“Theodore Roosevelt said that ‘Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.’
“I find great satisfaction in ‘work worth doing.’ My work with Advance Thief River is a great example of work worth doing. The Board of Directors is 100 percent committed to this community and its success. I consider it a privilege and honor to work with them and their partners to support area businesses and grow the economy.”
Advance Thief River
PO Box 773
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
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