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  • brenda nolby
    Jam Hops Owner, Brenda Nolby, is Minnesota’s Small Business Person of the Year
    Brenda Nolby, owner of Ham Lake-based Jam Hops Gymnastics Factory, was chosen as the 2018 Minnesota SBA Small Business Person of the Year. The Small Business Person of the Year is selected (by the Small Business Administration) based on sales growth, increase in the number of employees,...
  • holtz family
    Business Profile: Holtz Landscaping, Irrigation & Garden Center
    Holtz Landscaping has been part of the local business community since 1982. Founders Tim and Gladys Holtz have expanded it over the years, and continue to run the day-to-day operations, together with several of their family members. They’re dedicated to helping beautify our community one home or...
  • Home based business: a thing of the past; a thing of the future
    Home based business: a thing of the past; a thing of the future
    By Mel Aanerud Former Assistant District Director of the United States Small Business Administration Home based business: a thing of the past; a thing of the future Home based work is the fastest growing segment of our economy, with an annual growth rate of 10% a year. ...
  • Free Money: It Doesn't Exist
    Free Money: It Doesn’t Exist
    By Mel Aanerud Former Assistant District Director of the United States Small Business Administration There are people who do late night television paid programming and others that do seminars telling the American public that there is free government money to help small business.  Some will even go...
  • New Chamber Website
    New Chamber Website
    After months of behind the scenes work, the new Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce website rolled out this week. Check it out at www.hamlakecc.org. You will find improved content, a list of upcoming events right on the home page, an enhanced member directory and more photos...
Blog July 17, 2017