Open to Business Staff Directory

3137 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 789-7337 voice
(612) 822-1489 fax                                                                                                                 

Laurie CrowBusiness Advisor: Dakota County (, 952-484-3107)

Laurie has owned two small businesses and was recognized with two awards from the National Association of Women Business Owners including Young Woman Business Owner of the Year and Woman on the Way. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in marketing.

Kathleen DuCheneBusiness Advisor: Anoka County (, 763-438-7315)

Kathleen has owned two small businesses in Anoka and has a diverse background in all aspects of business operation ranging from large corporations to micro businesses.   Kathleen has experience in the retail, restaurant and cleaning service industries.  She holds bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iowa State University.

Lee HallDirector of Finance/Business Advisor:  Carver County and North St. Paul (, 612-843-3263)

Lee has held a variety of positions as an owner, consultant and employee with a number of small to medium sized businesses.  His work has focused primarily on the capitalization, financial management, and long term planning, for small, owner-operated businesses.

Kris MaritzBusiness Advisor: Minneapolis  (, 612-843-3262)

Kris has 20 plus years of experience providing technical assistance and owning and managing a small business and commercial properties. She provides development services and specializes in the area of real estate acquisition and food related operations.

Cindy Ohlenkamp, Business Advisor: Minneapolis (, 612-843-3272)


Christin BoeckerBusiness Advisor: Scott County (, 612-843-3278)

Christin has owned a retail business and bookkeeping company in Chanhassan.  She is a QuickBooks Certified Pro and has experience in the financial needs of several industries including service, retail, hospitality, health and wellness, real estate, and construction. Christin holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics and computer science from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Rob Smolund, Program Manager/Business Advisor:  Suburban Hennepin County, (, 612-843-3260)

Rob has been working with entrepreneurs for over 25 years providing intensive, one-on-one business counseling services. His background includes management of small businesses in a number of industries and coordinating Boston’s largest on-street vending program from 1986-1995.

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Staff Directory

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