Tourism Business Resource Summit, Monday, April 17, 2017

Pine County Township, Sandstone Web Designer, Partners in East Central MN:

You are cordially invited to a Regional Tourism Business Resource Summit on Monday, April 17th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Wahkon City Hall (151 2nd Street E. – Wahkon, MN).

The goal of this event is to connect Tourism, Hospitality & Retail Businesses along with would-be entrepreneurs to services and resources to help them start, strengthen or grow their business.  This event will include presentations on regional tourism related demographics and statistics, assistance with business plans, marketing, financing & business loan and grant funds. We will also have presentations on resources and opportunities from Explore Minnesota Tourism and Hospitality Minnesota, as well as from industry professionals who will share their real-world successes.

This event is free to attend, but RSVPs are appreciated. To RSVP please call 320-679-4065 #29 or email Jordan.zeller@ecrdc.org

Please pass the attached invitational flyer along to anyone you think may be interested in attending. Any assistance you can provide in helping spread the word of this event (forwarding this email, posting on Facebook, Twitter and websites, etc.) would be greatly appreciated!



Jordan Zeller |  Economic Development Planner

East Central Regional Development Commission

100 Park Street South, Mora, MN 55051

Direct: 320-679-4065 #29

Cell: 320-212-0455



Pine County Outreach Meetings

I received the email below from David J. Minke, Pine County Administrator today.

The county board is interested in meeting with representatives of the townships in the county and asked me to reach out to the township officers association to determine your interest in meeting and potentially set up a meeting. The commissioners are contemplating an informal Committee of the Whole format.

Can you reach out to your township colleagues and let me know if you think there would be interest in such a meeting and any idea for topics.

The county board conducts several meetings around the county. Below is the current schedule of locations and topics. We will likely add to the schedule over the summer as the commissioners identify topics they would like to discuss. We also reserve time at the beginning of each meeting for informal conversation with citizens and city or township officials who may attend. Feel free to share the schedule with anyone who might be interested.

Thank you, David

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Location: Pokegama Town Hall
Pine City
Topic: Roads & Road Tour
Finance, bonding, sales tax wheelage tax

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Location: Duquette Community Hall
Topic: Comprehensive plan update
Oberstar trail update (DNR Darin Newman)
General Andrews State Forest Nursey Update (DNR)

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Location: Aazhoomog Community Center
Lake Lena
Topic: Law Enforcement Update
2017 Budget strategy

David J. Minke
Pine County Administrator
635 Northridge Dr. NW
Pine City, MN 55063