Six-part series a result of collaboration between UMN Crookston, NW Small Business Development Center and Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

The University of Minnesota Crookston, in partnership with the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, is kicking off a free six-part webinar series targeted at businesses and communities looking to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The series launches on Wednesday, May 6, with the first session commencing at 12:15 p.m. Subsequent webinars will take place on the next five Wednesdays, May 13, 20, 27, and June 3 and 10.

Join the conversation and discuss with experts the resources available in sustaining a business, identifying financial implications, and considering employees’ well-being. Experts will cover healthy coping skills and self-care strategies that can be practiced to reduce stress and anxiety.

Speakers scheduled to participate in the May 6 session include UMN Crookston Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause, SBDC Business Consultant Christine Anderson, Crookston Chamber & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Terri Heggie, and Shannon Kronlund of Northwestern Mental Health Center.

While this is a free series, pre-registration is recommended as capacity may be limited. To register visit

At the end of each session, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. Each hour-long session will be recorded for those who cannot attend; however, registration is still required.

For more information, contact Christine Anderson at or Michelle Christopherson and