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Business Resources

Cliffs Notes for Business Relief

Cliffs Notes for Business Relief As we’re sure you know, there is a boatload of information regarding the many state and federal programs designed to …

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Webinar: Business Relief at the Local Level

Webinar: Business Relief at the Local Level A Complimentary Webinar for Chamber Members Presented by the Blue Ox Business Academy Monday, April 6, 2020 | …

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The Blue Ox Business Academy invites Chamber members to join Peer 360

The Blue Ox Business Academy invites Chamber members to join Peer 360 Chamber members, it’s time to reconnect, recharge & respond. As a member-only benefit, …

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7 tips on how to communicate with your employees during times of uncertainty

7 tips on how to communicate with your employees during times of uncertainty Be authentic and transparent: What your employees need most in times of …

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Business closures: the latest info

Business closures: the latest info The Brainerd Lakes Chamber has been monitoring the business closure situation. Here is what we know: RecapToday, Governor Walz directed Minnesotans …

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Stay at Home Order: What types of businesses will remain open?

Stay at Home Order: What types of businesses will remain open? On March 25th, Governor Tim Walz called on Minnesotans to remain at home (Stay …

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Some calm among the storm: Q&A on COVID-19’s impact on your employees and your business

Some calm among the storm: Q&A on COVID-19’s impact on your employees and your business Virtual Blue Ox Success SeriesTuesday, March 31, 2020 | 11:30 …

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Tech tips that make work-from-home easier

Tech tips that make work-from-home easier Here are some resources that you and your employees can use to stay connected and productive while working from …

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March Sales Tax Payment Deadline Extended

March Sales Tax Payment Deadline Extended The Minnesota Department of Revenue is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses. During this …

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Federal tax filing pushed back to July 15, Minnesota will follow suit

Federal tax filing pushed back to July 15, Minnesota will follow suit UPDATE ON EARLIER POST: The IRS will delay both income tax payments AND …

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DEED Commissioner Steve Grove: 3 ways you can help (and be helped)

DEED Commissioner Steve Grove: 3 ways you can help (and be helped) Hi friends, It’s been an unprecedented week for the Minnesota economy. Thank you …

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Minnesota Businesses Now Eligible for Emergency SBA Loans

Minnesota Businesses Now Eligible for Emergency SBA Loans From BLAEDC: Minnesota has now joined several other states with a federal disaster area designation, so local …

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Facebook Announces Small Business Grants Program

Facebook Announces Small Business Grants Program Facebook announced that they are offering $100 million in grants and advertising credits through a new program. Their website …

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Tax Payment Deadline Extended 90 Days

Tax Payment Deadline Extended 90 Days The IRS has postponed the April 15 tax payment deadline, providing an additional 90 days to pay 2019 income …

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Minnesota Next in Line for SBA Disaster Loans?

Minnesota Next in Line for SBA Disaster Loans? You may recall President Trump announcing this at a press conference earlier this week. On a conference …

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Minnesota Eases Rules for Unemployment Insurance

Minnesota Eases Rules for Unemployment Insurance If you’re a business owner who must make the difficult decision of laying off employees, it eases some pain …

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Healthcare Centers and Clinics

Healthcare Centers and Clinics Essentia – St Joseph’s Medical Center and Clinics In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)—and in the name of patient, staff, and community …

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