Community Concierge Program

Welcome to Bemidji, Minnesota!

It’s difficult moving to a brand new community. We will make sure that getting in touch with the local Community Connectors isn’t.

The Community Concierge program is comprehensive and personalized with a goal to engage and welcome newcomers to the Bemidji area, as well as showcase all of the assets the greater Bemidji area has to offer.

This program is intended to enhance the quality of life for the newcomers in our area, while also providing a platform for our Community Connectors to advocate that our community is an attractive place to live, work and play!

WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE- LET’S CONNECT!

Welcome to Bemidji, capital of Minnesota’s beautiful north woods. You can see for yourself why our unlimited opportunity and outstanding quality of life are no longer a well-kept secret.

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Concierge program, we’d love to share how you can become more connected as a newcomer to the Bemidji community!

Contact Erin Echternach at eechternach@greaterbemidji.com for more information

If you would like to be paired with a Community Connector and take that next step to creating a connection with an individual or family within the community, please CLICK HERE to complete the Welcome Survey.

You can take some time to explore Bemidji on your own- CLICK HERE to check out highlights of our economy, education, health care, technology, entertainment, arts, shopping, outdoors and more!

*Note: All personal information submitted is confidential and for internal purposes only until you are connected with one of our volunteer Community Connectors through the program. When connected, your name and contact information that aligns with your preferred method of communication will be shared with your Connector match with the Community Concierge acting as a liaison.

LET’S CONNECT YOUR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE COMMUNITY!

The focus of the Community Concierge program is assisting Bemidji area employers with the recruitment and retention of skilled, professional staff. Services are designed to introduce and connect the entire family to the community.

This resource is open for any Bemidji area business to use as they grow and attract skilled workers from out of the area.

While working with the HR department or managers at participating businesses, it will be important to establish a timeline of when to initiate contact with the Community Concierge for your employee prospects and/or new hires and their families. Ideally, when you (the employer) have recently hired (OR are in the final stages of recruiting) a new member of your professional staff, you would refer that employee to the Community Concierge program.

If you are interested in learning more about the Community Concierge program, we’d love to share how you can help your new professional staff and their families become more acclimated to the Bemidji community!

Contact eechternach@greaterbemidji.com for more information on how to participate.

We are continually recruiting Community Connectors! CLICK HERE to learn more.

You can take some time to educate yourself on all aspects of Bemidji, as well- CLICK HERE to check out highlights of our economy, education, health care, technology, entertainment, arts, shopping, outdoors and more!

ADVOCATING FOR OUR COMMUNITY STARTS WITH OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTORS!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Community Connector!

Creating an extensive network of Connectors within the community to provide a welcoming environment to new residents of the Bemidji area is a key aspect of the Community Concierge program. A formal process (with the Concierge as the liaison) has been designed to introduce individuals and their family members to the community through the pairing of the newcomers with a Connector so interest and participation expectations can be aligned.

If you (or anyone you know) are interested in being a part of our network of Connectors, you can take that next step in supporting an individual or family getting acclimated to the area by CLICKING HERE to complete the Connector Survey.

You can take some time to educate yourself on all aspects of Bemidji, as well- CLICK HERE to check out highlights of our economy, education, health care, technology, entertainment, arts, shopping, outdoors and more!

*Note: All personal information submitted is confidential and for internal purposes only until you are connected with an individual or their family through the program. If connected with an individual or family, your name and contact information that aligns with your preferred method of communication will be shared with the Community Concierge acting as a liaison.