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National Entrepreneurship Week Returns! Feb 15th - 21st, 2021

2020 has seen some of the rockiest seas our captains of innovation have seen in many years. While times have been tough, our small business owners have proven tougher and shown a resilience that would make our predecessors proud. They have adapted in nearly impossible circumstances to serve their customers in a safe and responsible manner. Our community has rallied, as they seek tirelessly to support those who have done so much for us.


As with all things, our celebration will be different from last year, but our drive and determination to celebrate our entrepeneurs remains. There are calmer seas ahead, and lets recognize those who will get us there. 

-  fill out the nomination button for the 2021 Entrepreneuer of the Year

- see the sponsorship page to help sponsor National Entrepreneurship Week

Click here to revisit last year's celebration

  • National Entrepreneurship Week Schedule: At 11am each day, the videos will play on Owatonna Live, the Owatonna Live and OABDC Facebook pages, and local public access channels:

    • View the events here:
      • Monday - Tim Penny & SMIF

      • Tuesday – Wendell Engelstad & SCORE

      • Wednesday – Bill Owens & Owatonna Area Business Development Center & Marketing Competition winners.

        • 1st Place ($300) - Audrey Simon & Hillary Haarstad - Hat Chic

        • 2nd Place ($200) – Cael Dowling – Straight River Sports

        • 3rd Place ($100) – Sydney Hall  - Central Park Coffee

      • Thursday - Chad Lange & Hall of Fame

      • Friday – Panel discussion w/ Mark Walbran, Jean McGregor, Pete Connor and Tom Brick & reveal of Top 5 finalists for EOY

        • Scott Limberg and Limberg Productions

        • Foremost Brewing

        • Dan Kubista & Wagners Lunch

        • Scott and Jolayne Mohs

        • Scott Hagland & Straight River Coffee


Owatonna Area Business
Development Center


Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing one, you'll find what you need at the Owatonna Area Business Development Center.

Well Appointed Manufacturing Area

Modern Office Suites

On-site Business Guidance 

Conference Room

Break Room - Reception/Waiting Area

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