Fifth session of six-part UMN Crookston, SBDC pandemic recovery series set for June 3

Times Report

The University of Minnesota Crookston’s fifth installment of a six-part series designed to help businesses and communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic will take place on Wednesday, June 3 beginning at noon. 

The June 3 session focuses on avoiding discounts and will feature Kelly Richardson. Richardson is the founder of Venone Public Relations, a media placement, marketing, and consulting agency working with companies to successfully launch their products and services, as well as shaping executives in the media. Richardson will provide tips for not discounting prices when sales decrease. Furthermore, Richardson will explain how to build a loyal client/customer base. 

Join the conversation and discuss with experts the resources available in sustaining a business and reopening during COVID-19.

The sixth and final session of the series will follow on Wednesday, June 10, also beginning at noon. 

The series is a collaboration between UMN Crookston, the Northwest Small Business Development Center in Crookston, and Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

While this is a free series, pre-registration is recommended; to register visit

Each session concludes with a Q & A where participants will have the chance to ask questions. Each hour-long session will be recorded.

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