Events and Meetings

Announce upcoming community events. Please note that an event hosted by a business is considered a commercial event and should be posted under Business Ads. If an item fits under one of the other categories, please do NOT post it as an event - post it in the other category.

Blue Zones Speaker Tony Buettner

Join us to hear renowned speaker Tony Buettner at the ACA on March 23rd at 6:00.  This event is free and there will be free childcare at the YMCA.



DATE: 03/12/2015 01:12pm

Trauma, Transformation, Resilience

A special group for women age 16 or older who have been sexually harmed. This group was created to help provide support for those who are working through trauma issues related to sexual abuse, provide a safe place to talk to other survivors, and help build resiliency to create and maintain strong healthy relationships with others. Facilitated by Anna Sorensen and Violence Prevention Center staff.

When: Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 16th - May 18th (10 weeks)

Where: Violence Prevention Center, 21 W. 2nd St. Grand Marais MN

Cost: Free. Register early

Call or email VPC to register. 387-1262 or

CONTACT: Violence Prevention Center
PHONE: 387-1262
DATE: 03/12/2015 09:05am

ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training Monday, June 1st 2015

Cook County Higher Education will be offering a ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training Monday, June 1st 2015

The full certification course runs from 8 a.m. to roughly 5 p.m. and costs $175, which includes the textbook and exam. The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon the same day and costs $75. Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

Please email or call 218-387-3411 with any questions.

Please register online to secure a seat in the class.

ServSafe Food Manager Certification $175 (Certification includes a textbook-$71.00 value)

ServSafe Food Manager and Renewal Training $75

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 03/09/2015 03:44pm

March Networking Luncheon: Visit Cook County – Promoting Beyond our Borders

March Networking Luncheon

Visit Cook County – Promoting Beyond our Borders

A Cook County Chamber of Commerce and Cook County Higher Education Event

Thursday, March 19th at 11:30-1pm

Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost (Includes Catered Lunch): $10
RSVP: 218-387-3411 or or

Presenters: Cook County Visitor Bureau

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CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 03/09/2015 03:37pm

Social Media Marketing Presentation and Forum March 18

Social Media Marketing Presentation and Forum
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9 am – Noon
Cook County Higher Education, 300 West 3rd St., Grand Marais,

Corral the Power and Increase Your Bottom Line
Molly Solberg, Social Media Expert
10 am – 11:15 am
A dynamic presentation covering strategies, tactics and tools to use social media to boost on-line engagement and increase your social market share. Molly will:
• Review different platforms for social media and the relevance of each to small/mid sized businesses
• Explore various tools to use for social media and how to create relevant content
• Create a social media marketing plan that works for you and your business

Business Owner Forum: Lessons from the Trenches
Brienne Moody, Business Owner, Handmade By Brienne, Grand Marais
Jill Terrell, Business Owner, Threads, Grand Marais
Steve Surbaugh, Business Owner, Cascade Vacation Rentals, LLC – Owner
11:15 am – Noon
A lively discussion panel discussion with three area business owners about the challenges and successes of developing a social media plan, implementing it and keeping it relevant.

Free workshop but space is limited – register early. Register for this workshop by visiting

Enfuse programming and services made possible through local contributions and funding from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation;
administered by the Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, MN and co-sponsored by Cook County Higher Education.

Entrepreneur Fund / 218-623-5747 /

Cook County Higher Education / 218-387-3411 /

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 03/04/2015 04:53pm

Blue Zones Presentation

Don't miss out on this dynamic speaker!

DATE: 03/04/2015 04:45pm