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March 16, 2013
City of Farmington will host bank summit next week
Farmington Economic Development Authority member Jeri Jolley was amazed last year when she heard about the funding programs available to potential business owners. That's saying a lot, because Jolley is a retired bank manager. But that's also the driving force behind the Farmington...
March 16, 2013 - 7:00am
March 12, 2013
Dakota Electric ballots go out soon
Dakota Electric Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 4, at St. Michael's Catholic Church social hall at 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington (next to Dakota Electric's office). The meeting begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served before...
March 12, 2013 - 7:38am
March 1, 2013
Barbecue up next on Farmington's restaurant menu
Brian Wheeler's next step toward creating the barbecue business of his dreams is going to bring him to Farmington. Wheeler, who opened Baldy's...
March 1, 2013 - 1:23pm
February 28, 2013
Economic development: Farmington works to keep businesses in town
Since word of mouth is often one of the best advertising tools, the city of Farmington wants to make sure current business owners have lots of good things to say. The Farmington Economic Development Authority spent much of 2012, and now all of 2013, working on a plan to bring new...
February 28, 2013 - 11:48am
February 24, 2013
Farmington man is in business for the birds
For most people, a freezer full of dead birds means there will be plenty of duck for dinner. For Eric Katzenmeyer, it means practice. Since...
February 24, 2013 - 7:31am
February 21, 2013
Economic development: Block grants may draw business
While the Farmington Economic Development Authority has been working its way through a new Business Subsidy Policy, a few funding options already exist to bring business to town. The Dakota County Community Development Agency has a few funding programs set up to help businesses in...
February 21, 2013 - 10:08am
Economic development: City of Farmington will consider subsidies
The old saying "put your money where your mouth is" might be part of the key to bringing new businesses to Farmington. City officials have talked for years about the need to bring new commercial and industrial businesses to town, but no real plan exists to financially entice those...
February 21, 2013 - 10:07am
February 14, 2013
Open to Business offers resources to bring new business to Farmington
Laurie Crow knows the excitement and the apprehension of opening a new business on her own. She's a two-time business owner herself, and she's got plenty of insight to share through her new role with Open to Business. Open to Business is a program new to most of Dakota County - it's...
February 14, 2013 - 1:17pm
Economic development: City of Farmington makes plans to draw in business
Bringing new business into the community is often easier said than done, but a renewed commitment by the city of Farmington may make that process a little easier. Later this month, the Farmington Economic Development Authority is expected to review a new Business Attraction Plan...
February 14, 2013 - 10:59am
February 8, 2013
Akin Hills Pet Hospital will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend
When Lori Ecklund came to work at Akin Hills Pet Hospital, there wasn't a lot of work to do. That was 25 years ago. The clinic was brand new...
February 8, 2013 - 9:38am
February 7, 2013
Economic development: Farmington's groundwork started in 2012
The city of Farmington is kicking off a new economic development plan this month, one that hopefully will bring new commercial and industrial business to the community. But a lot of the groundwork for the plan was laid in 2012, thanks to the work of Farmington city planner Lee Smick,...
February 7, 2013 - 1:06pm
Business growth in Farmington a priority in 2013
Economic development is a phrase everyone says, everyone hears and everyone wants. But there's been little consensus in Farmington about how...
February 7, 2013 - 1:03pm
February 4, 2013
Lillians moves from monthly to weekly operating hours
Lillians is making some changes to its hours of operation. Just in time for spring, Lillians will now be open every weekend. The store, which sells purses, clothing and accessories, is currently open just one weekend per month. Lillians offers women the latest looks in boutique...
February 4, 2013 - 7:34am
January 25, 2013
Farmington woman has gone from gumshoe to fashion guru
For six years, Monica Lyon's job required her to learn the worst about people. She was a private investigator, running surveillance on cheating...
January 25, 2013 - 10:11am
January 24, 2013
Farmington Community Expo returns to FHS this weekend
The more things change, the more they stay the same. And sometimes, that's just fine. While preparing for this year's Community Expo, organizer Barbara Pierce came across an old advertisement from the first one, held in 1998. When she really started to think about what was offered...
January 24, 2013 - 7:01am