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The Wolf House – Spotlight Video

Business Spotlight segment from the Big Stone Area Growth (BSAG) Annual Meeting which was held on May 5, 2014.

Peggy Newman provided an overview of The Wolf House (lodging located downtown Graceville). BSAG assisted with the project through funding that was obtained through a USDA Rural Development Grant which established a revolving loan fund for projects in Big Stone County.

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BeckyRedBarn.com – Spotlight Video

Becky Stattelman provided a little insight into her blog http://www.beckyredbarn.com at BSAG’s annual meeting on May 5th.

Her blog highlights rural Minnesota Living and has been receiving regular readers from all over! (which provides great advertising for Big Stone County!) She also sells beautiful handmade cards, tote bags & more with her photos.

If you are a business or organization that would like to discuss starting a website or blog, call Big Stone Area Growth’s offfice at 320-839-6155!

Kaercher Publications – Spotlight Video

Business Spotlight segment from the Big Stone Area Growth (BSAG) Annual Meeting which was held on May 5, 2014.

Phil and Sue Kaercher-Blake provided an overview of their business and the assistance provided by BSAG with funds obtained through a USDA Rural Development Grant which established a revolving loan fund for projects in Big Stone County.

Blair Johnson CPA – Spotlight Video

Business Spotlight segment from the Big Stone Area Growth (BSAG) Annual Meeting which was held on May 5, 2014.

Blair Johnson provided an overview of his business and the assistance provided by BSAG with funds obtained through a USDA Rural Development Grant which established a revolving loan fund for projects in Big Stone County.

 

Tourism Assessment Report

May 13, 2014 
Ryan Pesch, University of Minnesota Morris Extension, presented the final report for the Clinton-Beardsley-Graceville Tourism Assessment which was completed in February of 2014 at the annual BSAG Meeting held on May 5th.

Below are the report documents provided – video of the presentation will be posted shortly.

CGB-executivesummary – PDF Summary provided at the BSAG Annual Meeting

CGB-Final – PDF Final Report

Video from the BSAG Annual Meeting –
Report Presentation from Ryan Pesch

 

 

Tourism Assessment Begins

June 13, 2013….
BSAG’s application has been selected!

The University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and the University of Minnesota Tourism Center were seeking five communities to participate in special tourism assessment project over the next 18 months.

This project will help small communities (Under 1,500 pop) across Minnesota discover Continue reading