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Brainerd Lakes Chamber

For more than 100 years, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce has strengthened the businesses that strengthen our communities. We are Lakes Proud.

Business After Hours Hosted by Brainerd Public Schools Foundation & Brainerd Public Schools


Gather your ‘team’ and join the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) and Brainerd Public Schools (BPS) as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, August 22 at the Brainerd High School! The event will be held in the commons area between the cafeteria, gyms and concessions.

Business After Hours is our most highly attended networking event! Mix with members of our Chamber community and participate in a tour of building highlights: CTE area, aquatic center, classroom areas and the Gichi-ziibi; 4:30, 4:45 and 6:00. Enjoy beverages (pop, coffee and water) and tasty appetizers from the concessions. Learn more about BPSF and BPS from Jessica Gangl (Executive Director of BPSF) and Dr. Heidi Hahn (Superintendent of BPS), during their interview with Matt Kilian, Brainerd Lakes Chamber President, as part of this free social event.

Win Prizes!

Guests are encouraged to stay until the end for a chance to win fabulous prizes provided by the host! Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

  • Warrior themed baskets

Event Timeline

  • 4:30 PM: Networking, tours, appetizers and beverages
  • 5:20 PM: Introductions
  • 5:30 PM: Host interview
  • 5:50 PM: Drawing for door prizes (must be present to win!)

Meet the Hosts

The vision of the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) is for the young people of the Brainerd Lakes area to have the finest educational opportunities possible to enable all individuals to reach their full potential. This includes local opportunities as well as scholarships.

The Brainerd Public Schools (BPS) serves more than 6,700 students per year in Crow Wing, Cass and Morrison counties. These students attend 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school and 3 alternative program sites.


Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network! Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, register at the link below or call (218) 829-2838.

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