Lakeville's Messages: Winter Ritter Fest Set for Next Sunday
To help small businesses get started, Lakeville is participating in Open to Business – Dakota County.
Messages is a weekly newsletter published by the city of Lakeville.
Lakeville Patch has it.
Open to Business – Dakota County
Small businesses provide the economic lifeblood in local communities. These small firms generate jobs and income that make an important difference to families and neighborhoods throughout the metropolitan region.
To help small businesses get started, Lakeville is participating in Open to Business – Dakota County. The Open to Business program helps new and early stage businesses access the technical assistance they need to grow and prosper.
This program will provide free one-on-one assistance from expert staff, customized to meet the needs of small business owners and operators.
The program can also provide small business loans for emerging entrepreneurs who face challenges in accessing the commercial banking system. As part of a financing plan, borrowers can receive help in planning, organizing, and managing their businesses.
If you are interested in learning more, plan to attend the FREE program launch and information session:
8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, Upper Lobby, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Register by Feb. 22 by calling 651-675-4465.
A representative from Open to Business will also have regular office hours at Lakeville City Hall on the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning on February 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or to schedule an appointment contact Laurie Crow at 952-484-3107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Ritter Fest, Sunday February 24
Activities to enjoy include:
• Pre-registered dog sled rides (Due to the popularity of the dog sled rides you must pre-register through Parks & Recreation to secure a time slot.
• Snowmobile rides By the SnoTrackers Snowmobile Club
• Naturalist-led activity
• Craft, bonfire, s’mores and hot cocoa!
Whether or not you pre-register for a dog sled ride, the Hastings Huskies will be available for pictures. For more information call Parks & Recreation at 952-985-4600.