Brenda Baumann
(218) 386-4148

WARROAD, Minn. – March 20, 2017 – As part of the Discovery and Development Hub’s initiative to build upon community strengths and cultivate collaboration among area businesses, a first-of-its-kind Entrepreneur Exchange is being hosted on Thursday, March 30 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Discovery and Development Hub. The event is open to area small businesses and entrepreneurs, and is free to attend. Beverages will be provided and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

The featured business for the first Entrepreneur Exchange is Northern Toboggan Co, which handcrafts some of the world’s finest wooden toboggans and sleds right here in northern Minnesota. Northern Toboggan Co recently transferred business ownership to the next generation, and they will share experiences and lessons learned after nearly one year as business owners.

The Entrepreneur Exchange is modeled after similar endeavors, such as the 1 Million Cups initiative in Fargo, ND, and Entrepreneurs Meet-up gatherings in Bemidji, Minn., where entrepreneurs, mentors and community members gather to educate, engage and connect. In Warroad, Entrepreneur Exchange events will focus on a single business while catering to the uniqueness of the community. The format will include an introduction on the featured business, followed by the business sharing their journey and lessons learned along the way. Exchanges will conclude with an audience question and answer session. The Discovery and Development Hub strives to serve as a connection point for sharing these stories.  The resulting exchange of information will spark ideas and open dialog among local businesses to strengthen the small business and entrepreneurial sectors within the Warroad-area.

The Discovery and Development Hub, located at the Lake Street Center in downtown Warroad, is a coworking space designed to foster collaboration and innovation for community, business and economic development opportunities. At its core, it is a place for people with a passion for our community to incubate ideas, network with area businesses, and find ways to enrich the vitality of Warroad. Now that the Discovery and Development Hub is open, community members can expect more initiatives like the Entrepreneur Exchange that create opportunities for area businesses and the community to collaborate and learn from each other.

For more information about Northern Toboggan Co, visit, or view their recent feature on Minnesota Bound at For more information about the Discovery and Development Hub, please call 218-386-4818 or visit


About the Discovery and Development Hub
The Discovery and Development Hub, located at the Lake Street Center in Warroad, MN, is a coworking space designed to collaborate, ideate, and innovate for community, business and economic development opportunities that will enrich the vitality of the community for its citizens and visitors of today and tomorrow. Visit to learn more.