Community & Business Series Flyer

Starting on May 6 at 12:15 p.m., the University of Minnesota Crookston, in partnership with the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, will kick off a free six part webinar series.The webinars will take place on May 6, 13, 20, 27, and June 3 and 10. The series will focus on what our community and businesses can do to prepare for recovery.

Join the conversation and discuss with experts the resources available in sustaining a business, identifying financial implications, and considering employee's wellbeing. Experts will cover healthy coping skills and self-care strategies that can be practiced to reduce stress and anxiety.

The May 6 session will feature speakers including Mary Holz-Clause, Chancellor at UMN Crookston, Crhistine Anderson, Business Consultant SBDC, Terri Heggie, Executive Director at Crookston Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau, and Shannon Kronlund, Mental Health Professional at Northwestern Mental Health. 

While this is a free series, pre-registration is recommended as seating may be limited. To register visit

Each session will conclude with a Q&A where participants will have the chance to ask questions. Each hour-long session will be recorded for those who cannot attend, however registration is still required. 

For more information, contact Christine Anderson at or Michelle Christopherson and

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston cultivates curiosity by engaging students in hands-on learning connecting theory to practice. As the experienced leader in delivering education online, the Crookston campus offers a distinctive learning environment providing personal attention and mentorship to develop leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Visit Crookston at 

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota. Learn more at

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