Director's Digest: American Rescue Plan Act
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Special Business Briefing - March 19th

Join Lt. Governor Brent Sanford, GNDC, North Dakota Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration (SBA), ND Department of Health, and North Dakota Job Service on March 19 at 10:00 am (CDT) for a review of the business and individual impacts of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This legislation is a $1.9 Trillion economic stimulus package to support the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession.
Topics covered by this Special Business Briefing will be extended unemployment benefits, SBA small business relief and North Dakota-specific benefits and resources for businesses. To receive call-in information, attendees must register as a non-member. A confirmation email with call specifics will be sent to the email provided in the registration prior to the call. Please provide your questions relating to the call during registration. These will be provided ahead of time to the Department of Commerce so that presenters can address your questions to the extent possible, given the dynamic environment. Questions not addressed during the conference call will be answered in follow-up communication.
This call will be recorded so it can be accessed at a later time. Recordings of the previous Business Briefs can be found at GNDC's information hub.

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Lunch & Learn: Grant Writing Series

Sign up for the next Lunch & Learn on March 23rd, 2021!
Grant Writing 101 Series: Grant Readiness

In this Lunch & Learn, participants will engage in discussion that will support their readiness to apply for local, state, and federal grants. Participants will receive instruction on the nuances surrounding grant funding, including distinctions between federal, state, and foundation opportunities and applicant eligibility. Participants will also receive instruction on the elements that make a project fundable, as well as how to engage strategic partners, outline a comprehensive budget, and understand the impact on the community. And finally, the skills required to find and evaluate whether a grant opportunity is a fit for the project proposed will be covered.

1. Grants: What are they? Who gives them?
2. Project Development: We’ve identified a need - now what?
3. Grant seeking: Locating Potential Sources of Funding

If you would like to participate, please RSVP by 4pm on Monday, March 22nd by calling 701-567-2531 or emailing
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Helping Hettinger Day 2021 is May 2nd, and will be here before we know it. What an awesome time to volunteer, give back to the community, and make Hettinger a place we love to live!

Project ideas and committee members needed! Submit ideas and volunteer applications to





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Now through April 16th, join as a member of The Rural Collective and be entered to win a drawing on us!

Drawing includes five chances to win a free event rental or day pass (for yourself or share with friends!) along with a TRC goodie bag!

Details, membership structure, and other information on what The Rural Collective has to offer can be found below, at, or call the office at 701-567-2531.

All new members who have signed up in 2021 are eligible to win. Drawing will be held Monday, April 19th, 2021.




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We Proudly Present...

We're thrilled to announce that as of January 1st, The Rural Collective is open for business! Committed to inspiring growth, celebrating community, & revitalizing rural, The Rural Collective was created to support rural movers & shakers as they discover & create opportunities for personal enrichment, entrepreneurship, & regional connectedness. Head on over to our webpage to learn more about memberships and the space. The space features:

State of the Art Technology:

High Definition Color Printer, Scanner, & Copier with Up to 11"x17" Printing Capabilities

High-Speed Wireless Internet Generously Donated by Midco

High Definition Audio/Visual Conferencing Technology

70" Touch Screen Smart Board with Built in Computer

Convenient Amenities:

Kitchenette with Sink, Fridge, & Microwave

Accessible Parking & Amenities

All Hours Key Card Access

Video Surveillance System

Modular Furniture 

Complimentary Refreshments & Basic Office Supplies
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Microgrants Open

ACDC has four business microgrant programs are available to all new and existing businesses in Adams County. Applications are submitted on a rolling deadline. Business programs including a One-time Business Improvement Microgrant ($3,000, one-to-one cash match), Interest Subsidy Microgrant ($3,000 paid to lender), Loan Collateral Microgrant ($3,000 CD at local financial institution), and Rent Subsidy Microgrant ($3,000 paid to landlord). Please see the attached brochure for more information on these grants or contact Jasmin at or 701.567.2531.




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Join the Chamber!

The Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce spent 2020 advocating for a strong local economy & community through creating events & programs that promote tourism, marketing & communication, workforce & job development, and leadership & education. New to 2020 was our commitment to helping our businesses and community navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. As we step into 2021, we are celebrating the successes of 2020, including: over $86,000 in grant funds brought into the community; 40 in-person and virtual professional development, tourism, and morale-boosting events hosted; over $23,000 in Chamber Gift Certificates sold and more than $21,000 redeemed at local businesses; and the opening of The Rural Collective.

We look forward to another record-breaking year with you in 2021! Here are the event dates for the year:
Ag Appreciation Week – January 11th-15th
Annual Meeting: Attend to Learn More – February 8th
Chamber Awards – February 28th
Helping Hettinger Day – May 2nd
4th of July Celebration – July 2nd-4th
Rodeo & Volleyball Tournament – August 5th-7th
Crops Tour – July 13th
Pitchfork Fondue – September 12th
Wake Up Santa Parade and Fireworks – November 26th 
Crops Day - December
Christmas Promotion – throughout December
Lunch & Learns – 4th Tuesday of Every Month
Adulting 101 – Stay Tuned for Dates

2021 board members include: Kat Weinert (President), Ted Uecker (Vice President), Directors: Cassidy Blade, James Lindquist, Ginger Dragoo, Jacki Christman, Jessalyn Bachler, Josh Raab, LeAnn Fitch and Student Representative Katrina Poss. Board meetings are held monthly, and you are always welcome to attend!  Please contact the office or reach out to a board member for exact meeting dates and times.
Renew or Become A Member




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2020 Annual Report




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Jasmin Fosheim
Executive Director

McKenzie Sigvaldsen
Community Promotions Office Coordinator

Hettinger Chamber of Commerce
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Adams County Development Corporation
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Call: 701-567-2531
Stop In: 120 S. Main St., Hettinger, ND