Small Business.  Big Impact.

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. Your business is rooted in our community – and if we want our community to thrive, we need everyone to play their part. As a small business owner, you are a part of peoples’ everyday lives. You can take action to make our community better for everyone – your customers, employees, and your own family.

United 365 Small Business Circle

Our small business partners play a significant role in helping us address the needs of our community. By joining forces with the local businesses at the heart of our community, we work together to create long-lasting positive change.


Benefits available to United 365 Small Business Circle members include:

Brand exposure and recognition:

• United 365 Small Business Circle member decal
• Recognition on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram
• Listing and link on United Way of 1000 Lakes’ website
• Listing in the annual report and other relevant publications
• Recognition at Campaign Celebration & Best of Awards networking event
• Reserved table (seating for six) at Campaign Celebration networking event*
• Featured in Small Business Member spotlight series*

Opportunities for additional networking, social, and philanthropic activities:
• Volunteer Opportunities: Individual or team volunteer projects
• Invitations to United 365 Small Business Circle exclusive events, for example, Lunch and Learn Speaker Series and Business Socials

Those with combined gifts over $730 will be recognized at the 365+ Membership Level*.

For just $1 a day ($365/year), you can create long-lasting change and impact the education, health, and financial stability of our community. Amortizing gifts over 12 months make it easy and affordable for small businesses to take the lead in creating positive change in our community.

Small businesses giving $730 or more a year ($2/day) will be recognized at the 365+ level, and receive additional membership benefits and recognition.

If you are a business owner interested in partnering with United Way to better the Itasca area, call 218-999-7570 or email to learn more about Small Business Circle membership. To learn about more opportunities for businesses large and small to play a role in improving our community, visit For Companies.

Membership Materials
Information Packet
Registration Form

Frozen Fairways Golf Classic

Hosted by Small Business 365 Circle, Frozen Fairways is an annual ice golf tournament drawing four-person teams in costume to play the 18-hole golf course on Forest Lake. It's not a serious game of golf.