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Business Briefs for March 24

Sanford welcomes new clinician

BEMIDJI – Sanford Bemidji announces the hire of Elizabeth “Betsy” Yartz, certified physician assistant (PA-C).

Yartz will be working at the Sanford Bemidji Walk-In Clinic.

 She specializes in family medicine and urgent care and is able to provide medical care under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician.

Yartz is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing as a Registered Nurse from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.

She lives in Bemidji with her husband, Trevor Yartz, (PA-C).

For details, call 333-4700.

Century 21 wins sales award

BEMIDJI – Century 21 Dickinson Realtors have recently won the Century 21 System’s Gold Medallion Award for sales production.

The national award recognizes Century 21 System offices that achieve or surpass $1,146,000 in sales production or 254 closed transaction sides within a calendar year.

Century 21 Dickinson Realtors was honored with a trophy during a regional awards ceremony.

Century 21 Dickinson is a full-service brokerage located at 1085 Paul Bunyan Drive NW.

Business planning assistance offered

BEMIDJI – Small Business Development Center assistance is available in Cass County, as the Economic Development Corporation recently started to contract with a second SBDC counselor.

The EDC has been a satellite SBDC since 2004 under a contract with the North Central SBDC at Central Lakes College.

New businesses are sometimes required to provide 25 percent of the start-up costs with owner cash and this can be a huge barrier to start up.  

There are many public loans available through cities, regions and foundations to help owners meet that requirement.

All of them require a business plan and financial analysis to qualify which the EDC can help.  

Contact the Cass County EDC at 218-947-7522.