Local Business Spotlight

Visitors come to Minnesota’s Arrowhead region to enjoy the natural beauty and recreation opportunities, but they also come to experience the services provided by our local business community. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and provide countless opportunities for growth in our community.  

While some businesses are passed down from generation to generation, some are started by former visitors turned residents and entrepreneurs and no two stories are alike. What makes our community so vibrant is the convergence of the different backgrounds and experiences of our business community.

In 2023, Visit Cook County and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce began working with 90.7 WTIP North Shore Community Radio to share the stories of local entrepreneurs through the monthly “Local Business Spotlight” series. This series was created to highlight the community’s economic strength and innovation of both new businesses as well as existing businesses. 

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  • 116 W. Hwy. 61
  • (218) 387-2524

The Visit Cook County Information Center offers a wide selection of maps, guides, and information about Cook County, MN. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. Convenient location. Public restroom available.

  • 116 W. Hwy 61
  • (218) 387-2788

The mission of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce is to be the representative voice of county for-profit and non-profit businesses in working to improve the county economy and to address pressing county socioeconomic issues.

  • 1712 W Hwy 61
  • (218) 387-1070

WTIP North Shore Community Radio is the first community radio station broadcasting on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Visitors and residents spread out over 1,500 square miles of woods and waters come together through WTIP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides an…

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