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Meet the TREK Team

Meet the TREK Team

The TREK team has been  working behind the scenes over the last few months, leading to the launch of  “Two Rivers Entrepreneur Kinnection,” a platform for local entrepreneurs to learn from and support one another.

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TREK Launch October 6

TREK Launch October 6

The launch of Two Rivers Entrepreneur Kinnection (TREK) is October 6. TREK is a monthly gathering of entrepreneurs, mentors, advisors, and others, to educate, engage, and “kinnect” area entrepreneurs.

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CARES Act Loan Funds Available

CARES Act Loan Funds Available

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $23 Million in CARES Act Funding to Capitalize Revolving Loan Funds to Help Small Businesses Across Minnesota Respond to Coronavirus July 28, 2020 ​U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic...

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Money Smart Training Starts September 17

Money Smart Training Starts September 17

Advance Thief River will be offering Money Smart training beginning September 17. This curriculum is designed for new or existing small business owners, and provides a practical introduction to many of the most important aspects of managing a business. Training will...

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Retail Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit everyone hard, and retailers are no exception. This video features great information for retailers, during this unprecedented time, with strategies for you to consider as you start to think about reopening and...

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CARES Act

CARES Act – What Employers Need to Know Author: Harmony Kolling, Brady Martz The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) is now in place and provides some major relief for employers. Below is a summary of portions of the...

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Boom Town

Marc Hanson, owner of Hanson Construction, purchased the Elks building a little over a year ago. He got interested in the project because of the original usage of the building, as well as its solid structure and location. "I was excited...

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Tonnabells Opens in Downtown Thief River Falls

Tonnabells opened for business in February, 2020 on Third Street in beautiful downtown Thief River Falls. This bright and cheerful shop features the work of several local, regional and Minnesota artists and craftsmen and women. Currently,...

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“Our Hearts Will Always Lead Us Home”

Advance Thief River has released a new promotional video, "Our Hearts Will Always Lead Us Home." The video highlights the features that make the area such a great place to live and raise a family. The idea of creating a...

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Regional Indicators Dashboard

Regional Indicators Dashboard

Advance Thief River has just published a "Regional Indicators Dashboard." The dashboard clearly shows how Thief River Falls stacks up. It provides a set of metrics that compares the community to other Minnesota cities on vital community, economic, and social...

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Area Students Tour Northern Woodwork Inc.

Area Students Tour Northern Woodwork Inc.

Lincoln Olson explains advanced manufacturing processes to teacher Matt Sundberg and a captive audience of Marshall County Central high school students at the Fourth Annual Manufacturing Day in Thief River Falls October 15. On October 15, I had the opportunity to tour...

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Manufacturing Day at Lincoln High School

Manufacturing Day at Lincoln High School

Northland Community and Technical College students show high school students the ropes, providing them with instruction and the opportunity to get hands-on experience with real welding at the Fourth Annual Manufacturing Day at Lincoln High School.A total of 225...

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Finance Programs Revamped

Finance Programs Revamped

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...

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Thief River Falls Opportunity Zones

Thief River Falls Opportunity Zones

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...

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Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

Advance Thief River
PO Box 773

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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