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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Written by Vicki Oakes, MNbump Connector Ortonville EDA & Big Stone Area Growth Note:  Whether local, state or federal assistance programs, you can call Big Stone Area Growth & Ortonville EDA for help/questions on forms, where to start, etc.  please call 320-839-6155 Program & Application 

New Historic Photos have been Donated!

New Historic Photos have been Donated!

Thank you to Gaylene Eisenach for donating pictures and a memorial cup that was in her great-grandfather had among his possessions (really cool!)  I’ve scanned a few of the photos to share – and then I will be contacting Larry at the Big Stone County 

Social Media Lunch – How to Create Video & Post by Using Phone Apps only

Social Media Lunch – How to Create Video & Post by Using Phone Apps only

We are back to our monthly Social Media Lunch – discussing online tools to promote your business.  A few of our regulars were unable to attend – so I recorded the Zoom discussion.  Normally these are held in the Ortonville EDA office; however, due to 

County CARES Funding – Business Assistance

County CARES Funding – Business Assistance

A portion of the funds (see below) can be used to structure grant programs for businesses that are experiencing hardship because of COVID-19 closures.  To help us present the need and request a portion of this funding for business grants, please complete this short survey. 

Listening Hearts.  A Forum on Racial Reconciliation and Being Black in Big Stone County Minnesota

Listening Hearts. A Forum on Racial Reconciliation and Being Black in Big Stone County Minnesota

Thank you to New Life Church in Ortonville for inviting MNbump to be a part of Listening Hearts.  This was an hour of listening.   Please hear their hearts, their most personal thoughts.

Business Resource Webinar – You’re Invited!

Business Resource Webinar – You’re Invited!

MNbump will be interviewing Vince Robinson of Big Stone Area Growth – Wednesday, June 10th at 5:30 via Zoom Webinar Your invite is below.  In a webinar format, the link below will provide you access to hear/view the interview live; however, you will not have 

Our Family Day Trips – Local over Memorial Day Weekend!

Our Family Day Trips – Local over Memorial Day Weekend!

Enjoying the outdoors and staying close to home as requested due to COVID-19.  This is what #LoveWhereYouLive looks like… I ended the weekend with quite a checklist of places yet to walk & fish (all just waiting for another weekend!).  We could have covered more 

Clinton Minnesota Celebrates      Memorial Day 2020 Virtually

Clinton Minnesota Celebrates Memorial Day 2020 Virtually

The City of Clinton, Minnesota has a long tradition of celebrating and honoring our military veterans who have passed away, not only those making the ultimate sacrifice dying for our county, but all of those who have served our country and have died. Because of 

Survey

Survey

MNbump has just completed its fifth year online.  We reached out with a survey last year – and we are again asking for your input.  We would appreciate andy and all input – what you like about the website & Facebook page –  if there 

Video How to Series:  Find a Business on Our Website

Video How to Series: Find a Business on Our Website

Especially in this time of COVID-19 and the hard times for our local businesses, it is especially important to check local first when you are in need of something.  Many of our local business can order in – fast – items that they might not 

Return to Work, 4/23 Governor Release

Return to Work, 4/23 Governor Release

Governor Tim Walz Emergency Executive Order 20-40  LINK:  EO-20-40-Final A framework for safely returning to work Today, Governor Tim Walz reviewed a framework for evaluating when it is safe to reopen a variety of workplace, social, and educational environments in Minnesota. That framework takes into