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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 their meetings; and, the Ortonville EDA has a monthly Social Media Lunch for area businesses  – all of which work great in this space.  My ugly desk did not seem to hinder any of these meetings!  🙂

But… back to Mary!  She had stopped at Frandsen Bank & Trust in Clinton one day and in talking with them found out that they would have a couple of desks for sale since they were remodeling the bank.  Of course, she immediately called me to encourage me to buy one!  (for those of you that know Mary – she is persistently encouraging) – so I contacted Bill Thyne – who was awesome!  He said that they had the flexibility to donate the desk to a “worthy cause” and he was sure that the Ortonville EDA met that requirement.

So late Friday afternoon I grabbed my favorite “helper” – my husband, Dan, and we drove to Clinton to pick it up – Bill Thyne himself helped Dan load the desk.  Bill also gave us a quick tour to see the changes that they are making at the bank – I’m anxious to stop back up and see the finished remodel!  Once we returned to Ortonville and had barely stepped out of the vehicle – there was Sue Lockwood asking if we’d like some help unloading the desk.  Greg was there too in just a few minutes time.  They had been working on their building across the street (Ortonville Mercantile & Gallery (O-M-G)) and saw us pull up.

THAT is what it is like to live here, on the MNbump!

I stopped in this afternoon to put my office back together so that I would be ready to kick off the work week Monday morning – and as I write this, I’m enjoying my new desk – much larger L-shaped desk with matching file cabinet — and yes, it is much better looking than the desk I was using!

#LoveWhereYouLive  #MNbump

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