Dakota Micro, Inc.

Charissa Rubey of Dakota Micro

CAYUGA, ND — Dakota Micro, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business started by Charissa Rubey and her husband, Dave Rubey. The company develops and manufactures ruggedized camera systems and surveillance equipment for agricultural, public works and military applications. They export their products worldwide from their manufacturing facility on the family farm near Cayuga, North Dakota.

Charissa is no stranger to SBA programs. She has accessed many SBA resources - SCORE Mentors, an SBA loan, the Women's Business Center, and the U.S. Export Assistance Center - to start, grow, and expand the business.

“As business owners, we have the additional responsibility of not only ourselves, but hundreds of other livelihoods, and most efforts to find clarity in the current environment sometimes feels fruitless and isolating,” said Charissa. “But I'm happy to report that our business is still moving along, steady as she goes, supported by some rather unexpected but greatly appreciated resources.”

One of those resources is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which Dakota Micro was able to access through their local bank. “Lincoln State Bank was AMAZING,” says Charissa. “They helped us navigate the program with efficiency, grace and understanding. We are grateful for all of the resources that are helping North Dakota manufacturers stay running and keep our folks in the workforce.”

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