Month: March 2019

Thank you to Frandsen Bank & Trust!

Thank you to Frandsen Bank & Trust for the desk – my office is now complete!  It is quite a network, living here on the MNbump –  The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber Director, Mary Hillman, had stopped in the Ortonville EDA office shortly after our move and noted that I really needed a new desk.  I actually had a nice desk setup originally; however, my move downtown provides a great centralized location and easy walk for many of our businesses so I had decided to set-up my two desk sections as one long conference table so that the office would always be ready for a meeting – and I could just use the city’s desk that had been left in the space.  Yes, the desk was not much to look at – but my office was much more practical this way.  The Downtown Revitalization Committee has started to have their monthly meetings here – which keeps me in the loop with what is happening; the City Park Board will start using the conference table for …

GoFasters Expands + 2 New Housing Developments Moving Forward – and more!

I stopped up to see how the GoFaster’s Power Sports and Marine move was going this morning.  Wow!  The work that Dustin Roggenbuck has done on the 38,000+ sq ft. warehouse building along Highway 75 is impressive!   This additional space will allow expansion for not only their showroom and accessory items but also much-needed space for their expanding service shop. They also now have additional space available for winter storage of boats, pontoons and RV’s.  GoFasters is a full range power sports and marine dealership.  They also sell all season specific gear – from outerwear to snowmobilers, to helmets and specialized gear to offroad riders year-round, to paddle boards and life jackets to boaters in the summer.  Their service shop works on everything from boats, pontoons, ATVs, dirt bikes, street bikes, snowmobiles, generators, and side by sides.  With this large amount of additional space, they will be able to create that one stop shop.  GoFaster’s also sells docks and provides an install service for docks and lifts along the lake for those in need of …

Water Tower Design: There are TWO Winners!

Congratulations to David Rausch as the Water Tower Design winner! (design pictured below) David will receive $700.00 for his design and he has asked that the seperate $300.00 portion of the contest that was available for an Ortonville based non-profit of his choice go to the Big Stone Area Emergency Food Shelf. David works here locally at Rausch Granite Monuments  (On a side note if you are not familiar with this local business, you should check out their website and read the History page – a great family business story.  For those that have lived in the area awhile, we associate the family name with strong community support and involvement – with the Food Shelf being one that David remembers as being important to his mother)   When he was called to notify him as the winner, the Board had asked if he would be willing (not necessary) to alter the design to include a golf reference along with the bobber – which he did – but as is with most designs that really catch your …

Facebook – Promoting Your Business or Organization

Our Social Media Lunch tomorrow will be promoting your business with Facebook. Time:  Noon Location:  44 2nd Street NW, Ortonville (Lower Level of the Community Center – or just North of Shady Oak Realty) Tips on topics to post on Facebook Tips on Engaging your Followers & Getting more Followers Where to find the Analytics so that you can evaluate your activity What do the numbers mean: Page Views Post Reach Post Engagements Page Followers Those in Attendance – How do you currently use Facebook? Tips on Facebook activity that you’ve found engaged your followers? If you do not have a Facebook Page and are considering one, this is still a great lunch to attend.  You’ll be able to hear how it used which will help you in formulating your Facebook Marketing plan.  Either I (Vicki) or Janine Teske would be happy to set up an appointment to work with you on an individual basis to help set up your Page. Reminder:  These are informal lunch meetings where everyone brings their own lunch and drink …