Kathy Morse

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ISNetworld: APPRO Receives a Grade of “A”!

ISNetworld Contractor Grading System used by International Food Manufacturer to Grade APPRO Development, Inc.’s Construction Safety Program and Insurance Compliance

ISNetworld “brings together Hiring Clients and contractors, creating safer work environments and lasting partnerships” according to the ISNetworld website page. “APPRO became a member of ISNetworld, after an international food manufacturing client requested we use ISNetworld to provide them with access to our safety and insurance information. As a result, we are very proud to have earned a grade of ‘A’,” according to Kathy Morse, Vice President for APPRO Development.

ISNetworld: APPRO Receives a Grade of “A”!

ISNetworld Contractor Grading System used by International Food Manufacturer to Grade APPRO Development, Inc.’s Construction Safety Program and Insurance Compliance

ISNetworld “brings together Hiring Clients and contractors, creating safer work environments and lasting partnerships” according to the ISNetworld website page. “APPRO became a member of ISNetworld, after an international food manufacturing client requested we use ISNetworld to provide them with access to our safety and insurance information. As a result, we are very proud to have earned a grade of ‘A’,” according to Kathy Morse, Vice President for APPRO Development.

Manufacturing Construction Updates

Manufacturing Construction Updates: A Current Perspective on U.S. Manufacturing & Industrial Facilities

“Manufacturing is coming back to the U.S., both in terms of jobs and demand for industrial facilities,” according to Robert Carr, in his recent article, “Manufacturing Sector Benefits from Hi-Tech Efficiency” in the National Real Estate Investor (NREI). This is an insightful article for both the manufacturing industry and for our organizations – APPRO Development, Inc. and CERRON Commercial Properties, LLC, as a commercial building services providers to the manufacturing industry. Some of Carr’s key points are:

Why It Pays to Be Likeable in MN

Why It Pays to Be Likeable in MN

After having adopted more social media into the marketing of our South Metro, MN, design build and commercial real estate businesses at both APPRO and CERRON, we understand more, the importance of "Why it Pays to be Likeable." So, when we came across this article written by Dave Kerpen on the NFIB website, we knew we needed to share it with our blog readers. "In a world of 'Likes,' it pays for a business to be likeable - friendly, approachable, understood - not just in the traditional sense but also in social media."

Proposed New Industrial Facility in Mankato, MN

APPRO Development, Inc. is fortunate to be working with Imperial Plastics on a project proposing to eventually bring more than 100 new jobs to Mankato, Minnesota.

APPRO Development, a commercial design and construction company in Minnesota, is celebrating our 25th Anniversary

APPRO Development has been active in land development, design, and construction services since 1987. For the past 25 years, we have helped businesses with their remodel, renovation, building addition, and new construction projects.

Should you refinance?

By Kathy Morse

I recently received an e-mail from SPEDCO with the following information. The 20-year SBA effective rate is 4.711% for the month of February, continuing the low rate trend we’ve been witnessing for the past fifteen months. (Please be aware this rate applies to those loans that were approved after October 1, 2011. Loans approved before that date have an even lower rate of interest because they do not carry one of the new servicing fees instituted recently by the government.) The 10-year rate is even sweeter: approximately 3.818% %!

Please note the approximate interest rate for 504 loans using debt refinance provisions are 4.914% for 20-year loans and 4.341% for 10 year loans as the SBA charges a higher rate of interest for loans in this category.

Top year-end tips for cutting your tax bill

By Kathy Morse

Small businesses can use several strategies to lower their 2011 tax bill such as by giving out bonuses and purchasing new equipment, Barbara Weltman writes. Donating to charity and stocking up on supplies can also help you to pay less in taxes, she writes. To read the entire article, click on this link http://www.cnbc.com/id/45582816 to see the 10 last minute tax deductions for small businesses.

Top Ten Reasons to Work with a Buyer’s Agent

By Kathy Morse

1. The buyers commissions are paid by the seller

Groundbreaking Ceremony – New Building Construction in Farmington for Immanuel Dental

   
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