The Memo: Searching for nonprofits, two insightful events and a goodbye

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Nonprofit search

Maurices is looking for area nonprofits who need women's clothing.

The Duluth-based company has excess sample items. Typically, they can dispose of the thousands of items through donations and internal staff perks, like its biannual sample sale.

However, these distribution tactics were disrupted by the pandemic. As a result, Maurices now has an excess of sample items and needs to find additional nonprofits for item donation, according to a news release.

"We have several organizations that provide a great pipeline to connect this product to those who need it most in Duluth and the surrounding area. We also know there are additional organizations in our greater Northland community that could benefit," George Goldfarb, Maurices President and CEO, said in the release.

If you're a member of a Northland nonprofit that could use the clothing, head to .


Insider insight

Here's an opportunity to get insider access to a local higher educational entity: St. Scholastica President Barbara McDonald is speaking at an upcoming Let's Do Lunch, Duluth virtual event.

During the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce event, McDonald will dive into the college's place in the higher education landscape. This includes information about the college's goals and its plans to strengthen students and fortify the community, according to an email from the chamber.

It's an event that aligns with her goal of cementing the college's role in helping the Northland face challenges, like workforce development.

The event is on Tuesday from noon to 12:45 p.m. You can register on the chamber's website .

Another event

If you can't get enough of virtual events, here's another one for that same day.

The National Bank of Commerce is holding a forum on Tuesday from 8-9 a.m. about the economies of Minnesota and Duluth amid the pandemic.

Ron Wirtz, who is the regional outreach director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will be speaking on the topic. Wirtz tracks business conditions throughout Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Dakotas and Montana, as well as tracks employment and wages.

More information and registration is available at .


Last thing

This is my final column for the News Tribune. I've immensely enjoyed covering Duluth's vibrant business community, even through more difficult recent months.

I hope you found its information helpful and, maybe, it even helped you feel more connected to the business community.

The News Tribune will continue running The Memo, with Jimmy Lovrien taking over as author. Send him your news tips, stories or just say "hi" at .

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