Creative companies in one building opens in Isanti

Two businesses housed in the same building recently opened its doors located just behind the United States Postal Service in Isanti, at 22 Broadway St. SW. The businesses are co-owned by Jackson and Samantha McDowell. Samantha Rose Creative Co. is focused on helping small businesses grow their brand, general ideation and more. The second business is the Black Hat Press, which Samantha said she acquired from her grandmother’s publishing house after she wasn’t able to run it anymore due to Alzheimer’s. Samantha also uses her studio to take pictures of all sorts for families and others. Jackson likewise has plenty of space in the back of the studio to do some carpentry work he enjoys. For more information visit

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 21 sponsored by North 65 Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left, Ryan Saltis, an Isanti community development specialist; the McDowells cutting the ribbon; Executive Director of the North 65 Chamber of Commerce Melissa Bettendorf; and Sheila Sellman, community development director for the city of Isanti. Photo by Sarv Mithaqiyan

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