Best Family Resort near Crosslake!

Brainerd - Crosslake MN Cabin Resort - Edgewild Resort on West Fox Lake - Fifty LakesBrainerd – Crosslake MN lakes area is home to a dwindling number family-run resorts, renting cabins the old fashion way with a smile and a handshake. 

Edgewild Resort on beautiful West Fox Lake is one such resort that carries on the time honored tradition of a quaint, cozy, and friendly family resort in the north woods.

The  O’Briens acquired the resort in April 2013 and are excited to  operate this resort and continue finishing up on updating all the cabins. Edgewild is everything you want in an old fashion, sparkling clean and laid-back week at the cabin.

Brainerd Resort Cabins - Family Style - West Fox Lake

Old Edgewild Resort Site

Edgewild was hewn out of the northwoods over 75 years ago and many of the tall pines stand as a testament to the time honored tradition of family resorts that retain the splendor of the Minnesota northwoods.

BAMsites was asked to provide an inviting website design, as well as SEO services so that the O’Briens’ new venture will be found by their targeted audience. The old design is at lthe left.

Edgewild caters to families seeking relaxation in a traditional “up north” quiet small lake environment. However, for those that want the upbeat action,  Crosslake, Whitefish and Brainerd/Pequot Lakes has everything for the pleasure seeker from jetski rentals to mini-golf!

Check out their special packages and deals to save money AND have a great time!

Williston ND Cleaning & Restoration

Service First Cleaning & Restoration – Williston, N.D.

cleaning-smoke-water-damage-williston-ndThese folks have been serving the greater western North Dakota and eastern Montana region since 1995. Service First uses the latest technologies and equipment to ensure both residential and commercial companies get the service and results they desire.

Whether it’s disaster resolution or regularly scheduled carpet cleaning, Service First leads the way with a fine seasoned staff of professionals who take great pride in their work.

BAMsites was asked to create this, their first website, after creating a number of similar sites in this industry, including:

and others.

The site is designed to quickly acquaint the visitor with offered services with a very prominent telephone number always present when they’re ready to make the call.


Chi Omega – U of M


BAMsites Welcomes Chi Omega Fraternity

Chi Omega is a national fraternity of women that was recently installed for the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus.

Whether it is football, hockey, wrestling, volleyball, or any other sporting event on campus, you can count on a group of Chi Omegas showing up together fully clothed in Gopher gear!

We are proud students of the University of Minnesota and one of our favorite things to do is cheer on our teams! Ski-U-Mah!!

The fraternity is characterized by the following ideals of: 

  • Friendship
  • High Standards of Personnel
  • Sincere Learning
  • Creditable Scholarship
  • Participation in Campus Activities
  • Career Development
  • Community Service

BAMsites was asked to develop a simple website highlighting the various attributes of the fraternity and embellishing the site with lots of photos and slideshows. 

Glendive Astoria Hotel

Glen400The Glendive Astoria Hotel is a brand new lodging facility in Glendive, Montana. There were two key initiatives for this project.

The first one, design, was easy since they wanted it to look exactly like the Dickinson Astoria Hotel & Event Center

mobiles175The second issue was SEO and we needed to position the facility prominently in the Glendive region.

Glendive is known best for rock hunting and paddlefish coming out of the Yellowstone River.

It’s a nice community and one of the main attractions in eastern Montana, as well as a base for exploring other attractions, especially to the south of eastern Montana such as the Little Bighorn Battle field and much more. 


C-I Sports Boosters

The community of Crosby-Ironton has a long tradition of excellent amateur sports with heavy support from the public. C-I Sports Boosters is a group of enthusiastic town folk who raise money to support extra-curricular activities. These monies buy equipment and pay for activity related costs that are not typically covered within the school budget.

They also strive to ensure that all students, regardless of financial background, have the opportunity to pursue and compete in their chosen sport or other competitive activity. 

BAMsites built a site to highlight the mission of C-I Sports Boosters and allow caring supporters to donate online and view the related Facebook page, as well. 


Astoria Hotel – Dickinson ND

Astoria Dickinson Hotel and Event Center

The Astoria Hotels are a chain of moderately priced, but well appointed hotels with a full list of amenities for the business traveler, family, or event planner. 

Dickinson Hotels ND - AstoriaBAMsites was asked to expand on the layout of the the initial site at  We took the logo and color scheme and embellished the site to make it more engaging with a very visible booking widget and attractive home page slideshow. 

In addition, we also developed and implemented an SEO solution to aid in drawing free traffic to both the website and the mobile website.

The key to any hotel site is to have an easy to navigate booking widget integrated within the website. 

We also added appropriate social network and rating icons along the footer, such as Trip Advisor and YELP, for quick access to see what others are saying about Astoria Dickinson. 

New Firewood Online Store

Selling Firewood Throughout the U.S.!

OldSite200Paul’s Fireplace Wood in Little Falls, MN sells more fireplace wood, cooking wood, and decorative wood than anyone else. has been managed by BAMsites for at least six years and our SEO and web design have made them the number one place on the internet for buying various types of firewood. 

This family business sells: wanted to upscale their online store, so we used one of the e-commerce  store systems to automate and add efficiencies to their operation. 

The result is a sister site (temporarily):

We will keep the original, seen above left alive for at least six months to take advantage of the current high traffic levels.

Eventually, we will make this new online store the anchor 


Waste Oil Heaters & Furnaces – Parts

Used Oil Heater Replacement Parts and Burners

RudHome350Used oil and other similar fuels can be used as an excellent source of fuel for heating furnaces , boilers, and other machines. Of all the projects we’ve done at BAMsites, this one was one of the most unique.

It was unique because the core business is selling used oil furnace parts to waste oil heaters manufactured many years ago. Most of these old beasts still work, if replacement parts are available for repair and service. 

Talk about an off beat way to make money!

Rick and Ryan Rudbeck of Crosslake, MN know more about these waste oil heaters and furnaces than anyone in the country. They spend their days on the phone answering questions and sending folks replacement parts as well as new burner systems that are manufactured right here in the north country. 

In addition, they also sell paint thinner recycling bags and other recycling accessories for dealing with hazardous materials.

The Rudbecks needed their old site revitalized and positioned to bring them to the top of the search rankings for waste oil heater parts and associated terms.

Great Garages Priced Right

Economy Garages of Deerwood, MN offers a full line of lumber built garages in a variety of configurations to fit one’s needs.

BAMsites was commissioned to give the old site a new look. In addition, it was paramount that search terms were laced into the fabric of the site to attract potential customers from all over the West and Northern regions of Minnesota.

Economy Garages is located in the geographical epicenter of Minnesota and services customers in the regions represented by:

  • St. Cloud
  • Brainerd
  • Wadena
  • Staples
  • Park Rapids
  • Bemidji
  • Aitkin
  • Hutchinson
  • Willmar
  • Fergus Falls



Economy Garages offers multiple crews of seasoned and professional craftsman who get the job done quickly and expertly. They also provide other services to save headaches relating to: 


New Site

Home Food Safety Training

Home Food Safety Training at Home or on the Go!

Home Food Safety Training

How can you ensure you serve safe food? Each year an estimated 76 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated or improperly prepared food.

Northern Sun Consulting, food safety experts and consultants, is now offering a simple step by step guide to ensuring the food you prepare at home is safe for your family and guests.

Robert Carper, principal of Northern Sun says, “It’s about time somebody brought a comprehensive food safety program for the general public, that is easy to use and measurable over time.”

This course covers the primary issues that may compromise home food preparation and how to avoid problems with proper food handling and preparation.

The techniques covered are the very same as those used in restaurants for food handlers. These are the best USDA approved practices for handling food.

In this course you will learn:Home Food Safety Website

  •     Nature of the foods in your kitchen.
  •     Foods warranting particular attention.
  •     What are the Specific Safety Concerns?
  •     How to Ensure You Serve Safe Food?
  •     Best USDA approved practices for handling food.
  •     Best tools for measuring food safety parameters.
  •     How to handle and clean various foods.
  •     How to teach others to prepare safe foods.

If you are the one responsible for home food safety, or if you desire to teach others the critical guidelines and techniques for preparing safe foods, this course is for you!

BAMsites Welcomes