We are proud and honored to announce that Norhart has been chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club. The American Small Business Championship awarded this title to 102 small businesses for their dedication to the success of their businesses. Each state winner will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event in Reno, NV, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year. Each Champion is also eligible for one of three $15,000 grand prizes.
Together we raised $3,418 to help homeless people. This winter, we asked all of our residents, employees, and supporters to consider giving to Stepping Stone Emergency Housing. Stepping Stone is the only single adult homeless shelter in the 5-county suburban metro. They help people out of homelessness by not only giving them a temporary place to stay. They go deeper by teaching them the skills necessary to live a successful life. The Forest Lake Times took note of the efforts and wrote this
One of our dreams is to make our apartments smarter so that your life is easier. This is a dream we have been working hard on behind the scenes. Although we aren’t ready to make an official announcement yet, Finance & Commerce wrote an article about our work. Imagine controlling your apartment from anywhere. Imagine it learning when you are not home to save on energy costs. Imagine using your voice to dim the lights or to be gradually woken up by your lights in the morning. Imagine unlocking
Our residents and other supporters are the reason we are in business. We couldn’t do it with out you. So, for this holiday season we are doing something special for you. We are giving every resident (one per apartment) a $20 gift card to a local restaurant. We have selected two local restaurants. There is nothing you need to do other than let us know which restaurant you want. On top of that we are giving away an additional $100 to a couple lucky winners who subscribe to our newsletter. Rou
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is having fun with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A digital highway sign in Forest Lake reads, “THE DARK SIDE AWAITS IF YOU DRIVE DRUNK”. This is a nice change of pace from the reminders of how long our commute will be. It’s also a great reminder to be safe and don’t drive drunk this holiday season. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be in theaters this Thursday night! We are super excited about the release. The premiere was this past weeken
This season we are working together to help end homelessness in our community. Homelessness is a larger problem than people realize in our community. It's less visible than what you see in the city but it causes just as much hardship for those suffering. Check out the video below. Ken wasn't given the best in life. He eventually found himself wandering on the street at night, cold, alone and shouting to himself. Despite everything going against him, Ken has made a remarkable come back with
The human story is one of striving to make life better. This process can clearly be seen in the evolution of housing over the past few millennia. Prehistoric humans lived in caves and built tents made of mammoth skins. For thousands of years these early humans lived heroic but challenging lives. With some modest advancements, we learned to use mud, stone, brick, and wood to construct better homes. For thousands of years we built even more impressive structures like Stonehenge, the Pyramids, an