Resources for Businesses

Resources for Businesses

We invited the Entrepreneur Fund, Northland Foundation, Northspan Group and UMD Center for Economic Development to speak with us recently regarding resources in the community for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  Click Below to see their slide shows.


Northland Foundation



Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities for businesses to not only promote their own business, but to celebrate with area businesses as they succeed in our area.  Our business conference room is available for rent and we can provide additional training for your team.  Whether you are planning for the future, or celebrating today, contact the Hermantown Area Chamber.

Northforce – NORTHFORCE is a collaborative initiative of APEX (Area Partnership for Economic Expansion), The Northspan Group, IRRRB (Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board), the City of Duluth, Minnesota and the City of Superior, Wisconsin. The NORTHFORCE region includes counties in both Minnesota (Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis) and Wisconsin (Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas).

UMD Center for Economic Development – The Mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development is: Helping Entrepreneurs and Businesses Grow and Succeed. The vision: The University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development strengthens the viability of the region as a recognized leader in small business and entrepreneurial development.

NorthSpan Group – Northspan specializes in creative thinking, enterprising strategies, and effective approaches to help businesses, communities, regions, and organizations achieve their development goals and prosper in a global economy.

APEX – APEX is the private-sector led business development engine for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. APEX investor-members represent some of the most influential companies in the region, with a collaborative approach to promoting sustainable economic growth. Their mission is to leverage prive sector resources to drive investment throughout the region.

Social Media Breakfast Twin Ports – Social Media Breakfast is made up of large and medium corporations, small and micro businesses, students, universities and entrepreneurs who meet every month to share, network and learn together. A digital marketing topic and local expert is featured each month with the mission to improve the visibility and sales of businesses.