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Updated COVID Closures and Restrictions - November 2020

Posted on November 20, 2020 at 06:32 AM. Written by Entrepreneur Fund

COVID Closures and Restrictions

From Friday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m. to Friday, December 18 at 11:59 p.m. the following restrictions will be in place:

  • Social gatherings limited to immediate household. 
  • Restaurants and bars are dialed back to delivery and takeout only.  
  • Gyms and fitness studios are closed to the public, if virtual classes are possible, they are permitted. 
  • All indoor events and entertainment venues, event spaces, and similar establishments are also closed. This includes movie theatres, bowling alleys, museums, performance halls, etc. 
  • All outdoor events and entertainment are closed. This includes race tracks, paintball, go-karts, mini-golf, etc. (unless they offer a “drive-thru” experience). 
  • Indoor facilities at all recreation sites are closed.  
  • Organized adult and youth sports are paused, including practices. 

The following settings will remain at the current level of guidance, with no changes: 

  • Retail shops will remain open, with social distancing required. 
  • Salons, barbershops, and personal services remain at existing restrictions. 
  • Childcare and youth programs whose primary goal is childcare remain open. 
  • Schools continue to operate under the Safe Learning Plan, which moves between distance, in-person, and hybrid models depending on the severity of the virus at the local level. 
  • Places of worship – with appropriate social distancing, masking, and other mitigation measures – remain at the same capacity. 
  • Outdoor recreation with members of your household is allowed. In certain activities i.e. skiing, you may go indoors to rent skis, but you will not be able to eat, drink or lounge indoors.

You can read the full Executive Order 20-99 posted here. You may also review the updated business guidance and FAQ’s. If you have any questions, please call our office and we will try to get answers quickly. Our team can help you navigate your options and help support you through this time. 

You can reach us by calling our main phone line (218) 623-5747 or reaching out directly to our staff.

Meet the Speakers and Panelists for the Third and Final SOAR Conference Session: Health

Posted on October 27, 2020 at 01:02 PM. Written by Entrepreneur Fund



It shouldn’t take a global pandemic to get the world to prioritize healthy habits in every aspect of our lives, but here we are. We’re washing our hands more than ever before. We’re wearing masks to protect ourselves and others from airborne contagions. We’re keeping our distance from others. It’s amazing what we’ve been able to do this year. You should be proud.

All those things don’t begin to touch our individual mental and emotional wellness. Achieving wellness and balance looks a little different for everyone. Our guest speakers will share actionable steps and advice to boost wellness and invest in yourself.

Join us for the final SOAR Conference session to explore what health can look like for busy women business owners.

To learn more about the Soar Conference, click here.

SOAR Conference Day 2: Mompreneurship - Balancing Business and Family | Meet the Speakers and Panelists

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 10:54 AM. Written by Entrepreneur Fund



Owning a business takes on a life of its own, but that doesn’t mean your own life comes to a grinding halt. It may feel like business trumps everything at times, but you truly can manage it all AND leave energy to spare for your own mental health. It’s important that you do.

Many other women have battled the same challenges in finding balance. There’s no magic formula for success here, but rather an ever-evolving continuum of prioritization, organization and focus.

Learning from others is the best way to build a life that works for you and your family. Join us in our second day of the virtual SOAR Conference to explore the topic of family with other impressive women business owners who’ve been there.

To learn more about the Soar Conference, click here.

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