A History of Hard Work, Hustle, and Raw Focus

Bluestem Media LLC knows what it means to build a business from the ground up. Beginning in 2000 as a part-time side gig, we have since grown into a full-time team of specialists. We have been proud to serve businesses in the Fargo, ND & Moorhead, MN area.

Our vision has always been to build websites and relationships with small businesses. We recognize the raw tenacity and focus it takes to run a business.  The experience of your small business is our experience. We have walked in the same shoes.

Our heart and soul is local, small business. Whether you are in Minnesota, North Dakota, or anywhere in the world, we are passionate about working with you and your business.

Bluestem Roots

Wide Open Prairies. Hard Work. Real People.

Native bluestem prairie grasses once spread across the Red River region in the era of the first settlers in the mid 1800s. These settlers braved the harsh winters and worked hard through the years to make a living - and to stay alive. These men and women are the inspiration for both our name and work ethic at Bluestem Media.

Bluestem Media LLC was born in a rural home surrounded by hundreds of acres of native prairie grasses - including big bluestem and little bluestem. You could say we are inspired by the tenacity and care of the farmers & ranchers, the craftiness and strength of the blacksmiths, the marketing of the shopkeepers, the grit of the railroad workers, and resilience of the many families who would have walked the paths winding through these bluestem grasses.

Our work reflects the character of these folks. We work hard, form relationships that matter, and use our craft to help others to be successful.

Bluestem Media is inspired by the past to create a vision of the future.

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Belief in Real People & Business Relationships

The Team Ethic.

Bluestem Media rejects the "outside firm" feel. We care about you and your business and will work hard to help you grow and succeed. We are real people who want to be part of your team. Doing business with Bluestem Media is a working relationship, not a transaction.

Your project is not just another website,

but an opportunity to form a positive and ongoing working relationship with a fellow small business.

"When we are contacted from many other companies offering the same services we always have the same answer, 'we are 100% satisfied with our current provider and wouldn’t change a thing'."

Mike Boe, General Manager
Adventure RV, West Fargo, ND

Adventure RV in West Fargo

"It often feels like he’s just an extension of our team since he’s always coming up with ideas on how to make our web presence better and is genuinely interested in seeing our company be successful."

Tawna Hermanson, Financial Advisor
Financial Strategies Group, Fargo, ND

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"Eric's customer service has been great, he's patient and yet keeps us focused on reaching the end. He has been very responsive to 'changes on the go' and adapts well."

John Vines, Operations Manager
Salem EFC, Fargo, ND

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Eric Wiinanen

Eric Wiinanen

Web Designer, Owner & Founder

Vision + Grit

My name is Eric Wiinanen, I’m the owner and founder of Bluestem Media, LLC.

I have seen a lot of small businesses struggle with their website. Some don’t have a website. I believe the frustration and confusion of having a website should be a thing of the past.

This is why I created Bluestem Media: to create functional, beautiful, frustration-free websites for small business and to partner with you every step of the way.

For 18 years, I’ve been passionate about helping small businesses succeed online. My background in web design, videography, and photography have allowed me to work with some of the greatest small business owners in the Midwest. People who care about getting the job done right, and being a contributor to the community.

My work is focused on helping your business create a better website, clarify your message, and make more money. My team and I will partner with you to create a website that fulfills your vision.

Ready to get on-board? Give us a call.

Isaac Wiinanen

Isaac Wiinanen

Content Strategist

Execute + Persuade

Hi, my name is Isaac Wiinanen, I’m a Content Strategist at Bluestem Media. I’m often asked “what is a content strategist?”

Simply put, my job is to make the words on your website clear and compelling.

I have a passion and drive for making things better. If you’re reading this far down the “about” page, you probably do too. I have the privilege of working with clients to better capture their values and goals as a business and put it into writing.

The core of what I do is built on the belief that your website should be excellent. I have experience working with clients in multiple industries, and I have seen what content strategies work, and those that don’t. By leveraging SEO, analytics, persuasive copy, and content design, we can work together to make your website outstanding.

I’m excited to work with you!


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