At Bywater Business Solutions, we help our clients deliver their message more effectively by developing and implementing a solution that is unique to them, using our three-step process: Evaluate, Innovate, Execute. Our diverse clients have included non-profits, startups, large government entities, and Fortune 500 companies. We meet our clients exactly where they’re at, whether they’re at the beginning of the process and looking for ideas, or have a budget, product, and plan already mapped out. That partnership continues every step of the way, so that we can be sure that we are providing you with the exact tools you need to grow your business. We have a talented graphic designer on staff to design your project and make sure artwork is set up correctly to produce a high-quality final product. We look forward to partnering for success with you. 

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Business Services:

Production of Print Material, Promotional Items, and Apparel
Bywater has an extensive network of production partners, enabling us to provide commercial printing, promotional items, and apparel at competitive prices when and where you need it, anywhere in the US and Canada.

Graphic Design is done in-house or through our team of contract professionals for larger projects.  Whether you need a completely new brand or a stand-alone marketing piece for your organization, we can help.

Cross-Media Marketing programs combine communicating with customers and prospects, using multiple forms of media to present the same integrated message for your brand across a single campaign.

Financial Analysis is key to understanding the success of your organization or marketing campaign.  Measuring return on investment allows us to help you strategize and allocate capital more efficiently. 



Prior to founding Bywater, Chris held management positions in finance, sales and operations in companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500. Chris worked at Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, Newcourt Capital, an investment bank in New York, ADC Telecommunications, Fortune 500 technology company and medical device startup EPIEN Medical in Minneapolis. He has built an understanding of international business by working on over $6 Billion of transactions in more than 15 countries and managing a team on 4 continents.

Chris has an MBA in Finance from Schulich School of Business in Toronto, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.



Chris serves as Chair of the Business Resources Collaborative, on the Board of Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Midway Chamber of Commerce and Minneapolis Workforce Improvement Board.
He lives in Eden Prairie, MN with his 2 sons and enjoys coaching their hockey team. 


Matt Frank
Graphic Designer

Matt has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Michigan University, a program ranked among the top 15% in the country. His focus is graphic design with extensive experience in Adobe Creative Suite.

Matt has worked at Bywater since 2010. He helps create marketing strategies, brand management, social media strategy, and advertisements. He also creates all of the designs used in our projects, does brand redesigns, creates logos, and helps implement creative strategies for clients.



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