Free delivery for your favorite family member

Today, taking care of your pets got a tiny bit easier last week.

Duluth's A Place for Fido launched a free delivery service on Friday for those within six-miles of its Fitger’s location.

The canine outfitters will deliver its pet food and supplies on orders over $49, a convenience that pet owners want, the store wrote in a news release.

But don't worry, you can still redeem your Fido Rewards when placing a delivery order.

Submit your sustainable project ideas

We should all live more sustainable lives. But — hopefully — some of us may have ideas about sustainability that reach beyond the individual and to broader communities.

Sound like you? The Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships wants to hear your idea.

Until Feb. 14, the organization is accepting project ideas that supports environmental, social and economic sustainability for public purpose or benefit; engages diver communities and encourage community collaboration, according to its website.

Check out z.umn.edu/RSDPideabrief for more information.

Anna Bailey and her husband, Nathanael. (Facebook photo @annabaileying)
Anna Bailey and her husband, Nathanael. (Facebook photo @annabaileying)

A local model for Duluth Trading

Duluth entrepreneur Anna Bailey is one of the new faces for Duluth Trading Co.’s new line.

Bailey, who runs Duluth’s Makers Movement Collective Studio with her husband, Nathanael, will be modeling its Workday Warrior collection in the company’s spring catalog, Twin Cities Business magazine reports.

Duluth Trading, which started in the city of its namesake, frequently chooses working women — none of whom are models by profession — to wear its clothing.

“Her entrepreneurial spirit, paired with her craft of refurbishing old materials into something new, made her a natural choice to represent Duluth Trading,” the company’s Vice President of Product and Creative Ricker Schlecht told TCB.

Duluth chamber's year ahead

In an email last week, Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce President David Ross shared the organization’s goals for 2020. (Editor's note: News Tribune Executive Editor Rick Lubbers is a member of the commerce board.)

At the forefront is collaboration to address numerous things important to the area, including working to ease the area’s childcare shortage, generate more housing solutions, supporting public funding to support transportation options, creating jobs, advocating at the Capitol to land public support for Duluth-are businesses, and more.

To accomplish all that, Ross wrote in an email to chamber members that it “envisions an engaged, inclusive business community moving forward.”

Kelly Busche covers business and the health care industry for the News Tribune. She’s interested in what your business is looking forward to in the new year. Drop her a line at kbusche@duluthnews.com.