The Small Business Development Center at Central Lakes College reports five donations to assist the SBDC in its service to the 11-county region. The donations include $250 from Lakewood Bank, Nisswa; $1,000 from Wells Fargo, Minneapolis; $250 from Frandsen Bank and Trust, Lonsdale; $500 from Bremer Bank, Brainerd; and $250 from Riverwood Bank, Baxter. The mission of the Central Lakes College Small Business Development Center is to improve economic growth in Minnesota by providing assistance to small businesses in order to increase the number of new business start-ups, expand existing small businesses, and reduce the number of small business failures. Counties served are Aitkin, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison (northern half), Pine, Todd, and Wadena. Information is available at www.clcmn.edu/smallbusiness or by calling (218) 855-8142.