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Assisting Itasca Area Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic: IEDC's Tamara Lowney

During the COVID-19 pandemic KAXE/KBXE is taking it's role as a community resource seriously.  We've added an hour to our morning programming and are spotlighting local stories and assistance available.

Tamara Lowney is the president of Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and they are now offering assistance to small businesses - including a daily conference call for anyone interested. 

From their website:

Latest Updates on Business and Itasca County Regarding COVID-19 IEDC is here to serve the businesses and individuals in this community by providing clear, concise information to help them thrive or sustain. In the current climate, information is coming from all sides, and while it is well intended, often can leave one confused about what is available to them.

Our commitment at IEDC is to always provide the most up to date, accurate information available. IEDC Economic Disaster Resources Meeting Agendas

We called together daily meetings to provide a platform for precise communication of the economic climate for our businesses. We will now be continuing our meetings at 1:00 pm daily. The first hour will be our meeting and then we will keep the call up and running with the possibility of the Governor's updates at 2:00 pm daily!


A meeting agenda will be posted by 12:00 PM daily. Some information will be repetitive as the participants may change daily.

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.