From Geoff's Desk

From Geoff's Desk is a blog dedicated to everyday financial and community-related topics.

small business ownersIs Your Small Business Ready for the Next Generation?

Posted December 18, 2023

As a small business owner, I understand the number of hours that go into thinking, planning, and worrying about your business. It doesn’t matter if you own a bakery, a farm, an architectural firm, or sell clothing—you’ve undoubtedly poured 110% of yourself into making every single day worthwhile. Read more

holiday giving


Tips for Giving Back During the Holiday Season

Posted November 13, 2023

My family and I moved to Owatonna in 2019, and since we arrived, we have enjoyed being a
part of a community that gives back. There is an undeniable sense of generosity around us that makes me proud to be a part of the Owatonna business community.  Read more