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2022 EDA Business Expo a Success!

The rain couldn't keep away the crowd. The 2022 Ramsey EDA Business Expo saw potentially the largest attendance ever. An estimated 650-750 attended the event on Saturday, April 30th to learn more about Ramsey and surrounding businesses. Additional photos and a list of particpating vendors can be found on the Business Expo page. Thank you to all who attended!

Earth Day Group pic2Dedicated Networks, Inc. Recognized as Outstanding Business

May 2022
Dedicated Networks was recognized at the May 10, 2022 City Council meeting as Outstanding Business for their contributions to the City of Ramsey. Over the years they have participated in a myriad of programs that benefit Ramsey residents. In addition to being a Happy Days sponsor, Dedicated Networks sponsored an Earth Day event in April to remove significant amounts of litter and debris along streets and stormwater ponds within the business park near Unity Street. Volunteers planted 7 boulevard trees in the business park, including a $600 large Oak tree donated by Dedicated Networks.

Dedicated Networks Inc has been a prominent family business headquartered in Ramsey since 2012, and employs more than 140 area residents. Dedicated Networks is also one of the 2022 Business of the Year nominees. Thank you to Dedicated Networks and their employees!

Unemployment Insurance and Frontline Worker Bill Passed by Minnesota Legislature Signed into Law 

May 2, 2022
On Friday, Governor Walz signed the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Frontline Worker bill into law. Replenishing the UI Trust Fund at $2.73 billion will ensure UI benefits are available to workers in the future and that businesses across the state are held harmless from the effects of the pandemic. About 130,000 businesses will receive UI tax relief with the passing of this bill – with the total amount of relief provided to businesses coming totaling around $200 million for the first quarter of 2022. Read more or view FAQ's here.

Welcome New EDA Members

April 2022
Scott Wiyninger and Shanna Stewart were recently sworn in as the newest members of Ramsey's Economic Development Authority. Scott will hold a 6 year term and Shanna's is a 4 year term. Scott moved to Ramsey in 2021 and is married with four children. Shanna has lived in Ramsey for awhile and is married with two children. Both are looking forward to being part of the EDA.

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March 2022
Gigi's Salon and Spa has officially relocated to their new 9700 sq ft building at 7850 Sunwood Dr NW, across from Coborn's gas station. Gigi's new location will include expanded services. You can view their QCTV segment describing the new location here or take a look inside. Congratulations, Gigi's!

Scott Cords Day - February 10, 2022

The City of Ramsey announced at the February 8th City Council meeting that February 10th, 2022 would be proclaimed Scott Cords Day. Scott Cords passed away on January 27th unexpectedly. He was a Ramsey resident, very active in his community and most recently was the Chairman of Ramsey's Economic Development Authority. He volunteered for TLC Toys and was part of a featured WCCO News segment in December, found here. Watch the February 8, 2022 City Council meeting reading of the proclamation here.

2022 EDA Business Network Breakfast a Success!

January 2022
The Ramsey EDA Business Networking Breakfast was back, in-person, taking place on January 25, 2022 with business owners, community leaders and government officials attending. View event details and photos or download the Ramsey Gateway presentation here.

Sammy Perrella's Pizza is coming to Ramsey! 

January 2022
Sammy's Pizza is now open at 13939 St Francis Blvd NW Ste 100 in Ramsey as a take-out pizza and sandwich shop. Read full article in ABC Newspapers. Watch their Facebook page for store opening details.

Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates 10 Years

January 2022
Northern Stars Center for the Performing Arts, located at 5300 Alpine Dr NW, Ste 200 in Ramsey, is celebrating 10 years! Read full article...

Business Spotlight: The Artery Glass Arts StudioArtery Studio

Read about one of Ramsey's newest businesses in the January/February 2022 edition of Ramsey Resident here.

Riversbend Bar & Grill Expansion

November 2021
Congratulations to Riversbend Bar & Grill, located at 14077 St Francis Blvd NW, on their recent dining room expansion to accommodate a large group dining area and golf simulator. Book online at www.golfriversbend.com

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Ribbon Cuttings Held for New Ramsey Businesses

November 2021
Anoka Area Chamber held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Big Adventures Academy, a child care facility that recently opened in West Armstrong retail center and Jernell Realty, a realtor in the Rum River retail center. Congratulations!

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Delta ModTech - Twin Cities Business Magazine's "2021 Family Business of the Year"

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October 2021 
Delta ModTech, who relocated to Ramsey in 2020, is one of five Minnesota companies selected as "2021 Family Business of the Year" by Twin Cities Business Magazine. Read full article in the October issue of Twin Cities Business Magazine here. Their story starts on page 48. Congratulations Delta ModTech!

Welcome New Ramsey Businesses in 2021!

Big Adventures Academy - 8019 146th Ave NW Ste 105
Bunker Gaming - 14041 St Francis Blvd NW
Electric Systems Solutions - 6021 167th Avenue NW
Fetched Up - 6111 Highway 10 NW, Ste 300
Jernell Realty - 5904 167th Ave NW
Morningstar's Cleaning Service- Ramsey
Ramsey Tobacco Outlet LLC - 6415 Highway 10 NW Ste 108
Sharp Studios - 14000 Sunfish Lake Blvd NW Ste D
Suite Living Senior Care of Ramsey - 7007 139th Lane NW
Summer Lakes Beverage - 6139 Highway 10 NW
Sunwood Nutrition - 7962 Sunwood Dr NW Ste 400
Superior Builders, Inc - 6361 Sunfish Lk Ct NW Ste 400
The Artery Studio & Glass Arts - 6957 Highway 10 NW Ste 101
Thiel Coldwell Banker Heritage Realty
Vision 11 Dance - 14007 St Francis Blvd NW
Worry Free Mobility - 6250 Bunker Lake Blvd Ste 113

Ramsey Industrial Development Site Sells for $4 millionOppidan

September 21, 2021
Ramsey Industrial Owner LLC, an entity related to the Rockpoint Group real estate firm in Dallas, has paid $4 million for the site of a future $42.7 million industrial development in Ramsey. Rockpoint is working with Excelsior-based Oppidan, which plans to develop three speculative industrial buildings at the site. The buildings will offer more than 405,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, according to city documents. Read full article.

November 27, 2021 Declared Small Business Saturday in Ramsey

October 26, 2021 Small-Business-Saturday
Ramsey Mayor, Mark Kuzma, has declared Saturday, November 27, 2021 as Small Business Saturday in the City of Ramsey. According to the United States Small Business Administration, there are 31.7 million small businesses in the United States, they represent 99.7% of firms with paid employees, and they are responsible for 65.1% of net new jobs created from 2000 to 2019. Read full proclamation here.

Construction Continues on Delta ModTech Expansion

July 1, 2020
While it may seem like the pandemic has interrupted almost all aspects of daily life, it hasn’t affected Delta ModTech’s expansion project in Ramsey, Minnesota. Construction is moving right along on the 230,000-square-foot offce/manufacturing facility and the company looks forward to moving into the new space shortly after its planned completion in August. Read more.

Delta ModTech Breaks Ground Oct 8 2019Delta ModTech Breaks Ground in Ramsey

October 20, 2019
A well-anticipated manufacturer is adding jobs and helping grow the city of Ramsey. Delta ModTech broke ground Oct. 8 as the first business to move into Ramsey's Bunker Lake Business Park. Read more.

Delta ModTech to Break Ground on $16M Facility

September 24, 2019
Web product converter Delta ModTech will break ground Oct. 8 on a 210,000-square-foot production and engineering building on a portion of 43 acres of industrial land. The company paid $3.51 million for the property inside the 125-acre Bunker Lake Industrial Park, according to a certificate of real estate value made public late last week. Read full article.

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