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Lake Latitude boutique opened April 8, 2022, on Nisswa Avenue in downtown Nisswa.
All employees have been retained with plans for more products.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and Brainerd lakes area businesses dependent upon tourism could use all the help they can get after the coronavirus pandemic upended life as usual. So what are local retailers doing, what are they looking forward to, as summer starts?
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Buckanaga Social Club is hosting a fashion show at Duluth Coffee Co.'s Roastery on July 21, and was accepted for their second showing at Rise New York Fashion Week in September.

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The grants will focus on small businesses that face barriers to accessing capital and other resources and which suffered setbacks during the pandemic.
“Is it essential? No, but is it highly in demand and something that people will continue to spend money on regardless of whatever else is going on," Living Art owner Chris Owen said.
The SkyPak could be used for many applications, from search and rescue to flying a worker up to change light bulbs or perform other maintenance on tall structures.
Opening a second facility is east Brainerd will double employees
SCORE, Small Business Development Center, Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp., the Initiative Foundation and other nonprofits have talented mentors to help business owners with their startups and to keep them going.
Dawn Stienka took over as the new owner of Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd at the beginning of the year.

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Rumbly Hall will be open through mid-April and then a new retail endeavor will move in leasing space for Olson's Corner Keepsakes.
An ownership change occurred at the start of 2022 with Biff and Katie Ulm taking over from Biff's parents, Mark and Kay Ulm, who bought the downtown Nisswa store in 1989.
Sazama Family Chiropractic & Wellness makes acquisition

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