GRAND FORKS, ND (December 15, 2020): The 701 Coworking space by Evolve Grand Forks received a generous donation of $10,000 from Bremer Bank to upgrade the coworking conference room. 


The $10,000 donation afforded a new conference table, accent walls, multimedia equipment, and interior art for The 701 Coworking space. These investments offer a professional work space for entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, and the community to host meetings, trainings, and other group-based activities. The conference room is a highly utilized space with 385 hours of bookings in the past eleven months. To provide more value to the space, The 701 Coworking space has partnered with the Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli and Bully Brew Coffee to offer a catering option for businesses and groups looking to include a food and coffee option. 


“The newly named, Bremer Conference Room, is a wonderful resource at The 701. We are deeply appreciative of Bremer Bank providing the generous donation to make our space a fun and functional place. Their support ensures that the community has access to a great spot for increasing productivity and fostering networks,” states Maggie Smith, Executive Director. 

“Bremer is proud to support Evolve Grand Forks in its mission to further a culture of entrepreneurship in the Greater Grand Forks community. Bremer’s purpose is to cultivate thriving communities, and we know that the strength of our local economies depends on a culture of support for local startups and businesses that Evolve Grand Forks is working hard to foster in our communities,” said Bremer President and CEO Jeanne Crain.


About Evolve Grand Forks & The 701: Established in 2017 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Evolve and The 701 Coworking space set out to offer entrepreneur programs and affordable office space for start-ups and budding businesses in the region. The 701 Coworking space is home to many of the areas business owners and offers a convenient location to work remotely or as a team. Evolve Grand Forks currently offers many programs to assist entrepreneurs to successfully launch their business, some of which include: Main Street Grand Forks; Dakno; 1 Million Cups Grand Forks; and DroneBiz. Evolve Grand Forks is an integral piece of the Grand Forks Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.


Our Mission: Supporting a Culture of Entrepreneurship in the Greater Grand Forks Community.


About Bremer Bank: Bremer Bank has roots in the places where we live and work that go back to 1943, and a history of making a real-world difference in the lives of our customers that begins with our founder. Otto Bremer believed that if banks helped businesses in good times and bad, communities would thrive. Today, we’re proud to work with the people who grow our food, build our economy, and serve our neighbors. We offer banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, trust and insurance in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. We’re here to help you solve your toughest problems, seize your biggest opportunities, and achieve success on your terms, now and in the future.