Business Resources

Inventors & Entrepreneurs Wanted!

Entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs and existing businesses will soon have a place to meet monthly to get expert advice, learn about business assistance resources and make new network connections at the regional Inventors & Entrepreneurs (I&E) Club.

The inaugural I&E Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at East Central Energy, 412 Main Avenue North in Braham. Doors open for networking at 5:30 PM.

The I&E Club is being organized jointly by East Central Energy, GPS::45::93 – a regional public / private economic development focused nonprofit, and the East Central Regional Development Commission to help with business creation and expansion in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs & Pine Counties in East Central MN.

Each club meeting will consist of a presentation by a subject matter expert on topics relevant to entrepreneurs such as obtaining business financing, patents, or marketing and sales. The topic will change every month. Meetings will also include a presentation from a local business owner / manager on their personal experience operating their business, and a brief presentation on a business assistance program.  A key component of the I&E Club will be the time for networking and making connections.

The I&E Club will have a standing meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The meetings will be held at East Central Energy, 412 Main Avenue North in Braham. Doors open for networking at 5:30 PM, and the event runs from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The I&E Club events will be free and open to the public.

For more information or to sign up for email updates on the I&E Club, please see the Inventors & Entrepreneurs website: and like them on Facebook.  

Flyer with agenda for Tuesday, March 26th I&E Club Meeting, Braham.