June, 2006

Volume 4, Issue 6


Red Lake Integrated Services Project Staff Earn Certificates
Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) awarded five employees of Red Lake Integrated Service Project (ISP) with certificates in Family Resource Advocacy during a celebration session held on Thursday, May 18. As part of a continuing education series, employees attended eight sessions of training designed to build their individual and team capacity to better serve their clients. View photos of the celebration and read the full article on line.

'Business Development in Your Community - How Does It Happen?’
The SBDC is sponsoring regional community luncheon meetings on 'Business Development in Your Community - How Does It Happen'.  The meetings will be held in various communities throughout the region from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning June 13 in Mahnomen.  Check the schedule for a meeting near you.  Lunch will be served, at no charge, but anyone interested in attending must RSVP to Shari Augustine at 218-755-4255 or SAugustine@bemidjistate.edu at least two days before the event.

The meeting will cover several key areas of developing small businesses, such as how to start and maintain a small business, as well as identifying the Small Business Development Center staff and its main objectives in helping you with your business.  This event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation and by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute.  Resources of these two agencies will also be highlighted during this event.

Woody Biomass Harvesting, Utilization and Markets

Join Lance Sorensen, utilization and marketing forester with the Department of Natural Resources, Southern Region, Lake City as he discusses current usage of biomass and supply levels and also present information from a recent survey of logging residue. Sorensen will devote a portion of his presentation to reviewing DNR policies and harvest guidelines.  The information is general and appropriate for both forest mangers and interested members of the general public.   

The presentation will be at 3pm on Monday, June 19 at the Center for Research and Innovation.  More information about this presentation and future events is available online.

Coaching and Counseling for a High-Performance Team
The Regional Employer Support Network (RESN) is hosting a session on coaching and counseling on Thursday, July 6 from 9am-11am at the Center for Research and Innovation.  Lee Daily, trainer for the Shooting Star Casino will share information on how to coach and counsel team members to achieve the best possible results.  The Regional Employer Support Network was recently formed after employers in the region expressed the need for a network of professionals involved in human resources development and management. It meets the first Thursday of each month at the Center for Research and Innovation.  The sessions are open to anyone interested in learning more about the featured topic.  More information about RESN and the full schedule are online.
“The Top Ten Things You Should about Pandemic Flu"
The Minnesota Department of Health websites tells us, “Staying informed is one of the first things you can do to prepare for pandemic.”  Join Ralph Morris, MD, MPH, Supervisor, Local Preparedness Unit, Office of Public Health Practice Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday, July 19 from 11:30am-1pm to help you stay informed. 

A $20 fee will be charged to cover the price of materials and lunch. Advance registration is encouraged in order to guarantee lunch and materials by calling the CRI at 218-755-4900; toll free, 1-888-738-3224.

The Center for Research and Innovation will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

The Center for Research and Innovation along with the NW Minnesota Regional Small Business Development Center provide a full range of business and career services. The Minnesota Small Business Development Center program is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Minnesota Department of Employee and Economic Development, and sponsoring centers. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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