All posts by Jenni Roney

Fairfield Inn & Suites Northfield Job Fair on June 20

On Wednesday, June 20th the Fairfield Inn by Marriott and the Archer House River Inn will be holding a joint job fair in the Archer House lower level conference room from 8am-11am and 3pm-6pm. Job applications for both properties may be picked up in advance at the Archer House River Inn or by emailing kenpankow@reboundhospitality.com or generalmanager@archerhouse.com. Both hotels will be hiring for guest service, housekeeping and night audit positions. The Fairfield will also be taking applications for guest service and housekeeping managers and supervisors as well as a bar manager and bartenders.

Rebound Hospitality has hired Ken Pankow as General Manager of the new Fairfield Inn & Suites Northfield. Ken spent the last six years as general manager of the Super 8 Hotel in Bemidji, MN. The hotel is scheduled to open in early September of this year. The Fairfield by Marriott will feature 80 guest rooms and suites, a full-service bar including a 1200sqft deck overlooking the Cannon River, a pool, fitness room, market and a board room. For more information visit www.marriott.com/mspnf

Save the Date – First Friday Art Night June 1

First Friday Art Nights are a popular celebration in many communities–from Phoenix to Boston to Kansas City. We’re bringing this monthly art experience to Downtown Northfield, beginning June 1, 2018! The fun will continue throughout the year on the first Friday of each month from 5-9pm. As you walk through our historic downtown, you’ll encounter art of all kinds–everything from live bluegrass music in Hogan Brothers to visual art exhibits at the Historical Society to dance performances in the NDA studio and poetry readings at Imminent Brewing. Mark your calendars now for this FREE event! Check out the tentative lineup here.

Are you an artist who would like to participate? Register here. Coming from out of town? Stay overnight and enjoy the Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday morning! Do you love the arts and want to help make this event possible with a tax-deductible sponsorship? Email jenni@nddc.org or donate online using the Give MN icon on the right sidebar.

Minority Business Development Conference

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) will be hosting a Minority Business Development Conference this spring. This FREE conference is geared toward minority business owners in southern Minnesota. Topics include legal advice, marketing trends, franchising tips, and tax information. Lunch is included. Attendees may choose the location most convenient for them to attend: April 18 in Austin or May 9 in Mankato.

Find more information at smifoundation.org/prosperity. Contact Chad Poitra at 507.214.7011 or chadp@smifoundation.org with questions about the conference or the Prosperity Initiative.

About the Prosperity Initiative

The Prosperity Initiative was designed as a Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation pilot project to provide education and business resources to minority business owners and educate resource partners of the barriers and opportunities these individuals encounter. Prosperity Initiative clients receive support from professional business coaches, technical assistance, and other services to help turn business dreams into reality.

About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in the 20 counties of south central and southeastern Minnesota. The Foundation has provided more than $106 million in grants, loans and programming within the region during the past 31 years. SMIF’s key interests include early childhood, community and economic development. To learn more about our work and mission, visit www.smifoundation.org.