New minority business coordinator Ray Hall hopes to broaden opportunities in Columbia News

New minority business coordinator Ray Hall hopes to broaden opportunities in Columbia  News

Ray Hall is more than two weeks into his new role as the minority business coordinator for the city’s economic development department, and he’s already looking for ways to elevate minority businesses in Columbia. “A lot of businesses lack financial education,” Hall said. “I want to put minorities in the right rooms and circles to … Read more

Med City residents upset over the upcoming demolition of a historic building | News

Med City residents upset over the upcoming demolition of a historic building |  News

ROCHESTER, Minn.-The Rochester City Council voted 4 to 3 at its meeting on Monday to allow a developer to demolish a historic Med City building in order to make space for their Citywalk Apartments project. The former boarding house was built by Mayor Martin Heffron in 1917 and is located at 219 Sixth Ave. SW. … Read more

Rochester Public Schools partners with Think Bank to provide budgeting and finance techniques News

Rochester Public Schools partners with Think Bank to provide budgeting and finance techniques  News

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Wednesday 350 students from Century, John Marshall, and Mayo High Schools participated in Think Bank’s ‘Finance Camp’ to help them better understand budgeting and planning for the future. Students had the opportunity to simulate a monthly budgeting experience. They started by choosing a career then going from booth to booth making monthly … Read more

Business owners get advice on tech, health Local News

Business owners get advice on tech, health  Local News

Three women gave useful advice to a room full of entrepreneurs Tuesday. Lovelee Brooks, Divine Bunch and Sakinah Bunch spoke at the Radcliff Small Business Alliance’s monthly meeting, providing tips from search engine optimization to managing mental health. Brooks owns Lovelee Occasion & Etc., a virtual solutions business. She said virtual assistants, which are remote … Read more

Carroll Valley pinches pennies, pays off building early | Local News

Carroll Valley pinches pennies, pays off building early |  Local News

Carroll Valley Borough Council last week approved making the final payment on the municipal building. “Sound budgeting and careful spending” has been the battle cry of Borough Manager David Hazlett, ensuring a fast loan repayment. Paying off the building 20 years early will save taxpayers an anticipated $ 1 million dollars in interest payments over … Read more

61-unit, 4-story Pappas apartment building gets second green light from DeKalb commission – Shaw Local

61-unit, 4-story Pappas apartment building gets second green light from DeKalb commission – Shaw Local

DeKALB – A new 61-unit, four-story apartment complex proposal by DeKalb-based developer Pappas Development is one step closer to gaining full city approval. On Monday, the DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to recommend that the DeKalb City Council approve the plans put forward for what Pappas called Arista Residences, 1383 Barber Greene Road. … Read more

San Diego owes residents 840,000

San Diego owes residents 840,000

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The city of San Diego announced Monday more than $ 840,000 can be returned to nearly 1,070 residents and business owners who have paid for city services or have done business with the city during the last three years. The individual refund amounts range from 1 to $ 77,500. According to … Read more