Part of becoming a Blandin Broadband Community (BBC), is the opportunity to show off what you’ve been doing related to broadband in your community. It was great to hear from folks from Laurentian communities, inclduing Quad Cities of Eveleth, Gilbert, Mountain Iron, and Virginia, Minnesota, as well as surrounding business communities on the Iron Range
It was great to hear how broadband and e-makreting trianing had helped to prepare businesses to recalibrate during the COVID-19 pandemic. One local business used her brand new website to sell 600 tshirts online to support businesses in her area. She made $6000 for everyone and learned how to perfect selling online. Also they were able to promote local businesses with a shop local app, which has been getting nice attention.