Is your business or community using bloggers to promote your product, service or event?

The most successful promotion a business, community or event can create is a powerful word of mouth campaign. For us at Russell’s Adventures we will not work with just anyone. It must match with the core of our family’s values. If a companies products or services are not high quality, stand up to …

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What could I have done better?

Last year I finished the Ultimate Journey and I had made a promise to myself, I would no longer be afraid to try. Trying before meant I could fail. I could belly flop and there was no way on this earth I wanted to do that. I had been laughed …

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Dr. Michele Borba is coming to Albert Lea High School!

Dr. Michele Borba Child Expert • Educational Psychologist • Best-Selling Author • Speaker Many of you know Mark and I have brought the Southern Minnesota Social Media Breakfast to Albert Lea. We are passionate to give businesses and organizations tools to implement to help them thrive and grow. While we …

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Birthday Supper at Canal Park Brewing Company in Duluth, MN

Mark’s birthday was passed over at our house in March. We were plagued with sicknesses and did not have energy to celebrate. He said, “that’s ok, we’ll celebrate in Duluth”. Celebrate we did! He had one place in mind, Canal Park Brewing Company! I am pleased to tell you, we …

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MACHE Homeschool Conference 2016

I went into the homeschool conference thinking, what will I learn this year? After all this was our sixth year attending the conference. I wondered if there was really anything new I would learn. We walked into the conference Friday morning unsure of which direction we should take our homeschooling. We …

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Getting involved in our community.

We officially committed to living in Albert Lea last year. With this decision made we jumped in with both feet to get involved. Here are six ways we have found to be a blessing to our community. 1. Shine Fest Shinefest was started by a group of businessmen who formed a group …

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MACHE homeschool conference a must in our homeschool journey!

The summer our daughter turned five we made the official decision to homeschool. While we were excited about our new adventure, we were also terrified. We were now responsible for the next eighteen years of our children’s education. Their ability to read, figure math problems, socialize in the world, and all …

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Do Dog Parks, CellFie Tours, and Community Bikes matter?

This last fall Albert Lea hosted a community brainstorming session called the Idea Splash. Anyone in the community could come and help brainstorm assets around our community that make us great. Mark and I truly enjoyed meeting other business owners and community leaders. We discussed everything from physical assets, such …

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Home town Christmas

* I received a free Holiday Trolley Ride to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own! The Christmas season is one of the things I looked forward to as a little girl growing up in Albert Lea. I knew Lou Rich would have their traditional …

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