Business After Hours hosted by Camp Ripley

Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce


Gather your crew and join us as we support our troops during Business After Hours on Tuesday, April 23! This special Business After Hours is hosted by Camp Ripley – a 53,000-acre military and civilian training facility operated by the Minnesota National Guard. We invite you to expand your network and mix with other Chamber members by attending this free business networking event. Guests will enjoy a variety of delicious appetizers (meat & cheese tray, little smokeys, BBQ meatballs and fruit catered by Coborn’s), and beverages (cash bar, water and coffee catered by the Viking Club). Learn more about Camp Ripley from COL Troy Fink, Garrison Commander, during his presentation and interview with Matt Kilian, Brainerd Lakes Chamber President.

Come Early to Tour the Minnesota Military Museum

Guests are welcome to visit the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley from 3:30-4:30PM (free of charge).

Location: Camp Ripley 15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN 56345

  1. Enter through the Main Gate.
  2.  All guests will need to present their driver’s license and state that you’re attending Business After Hours at the check point.
  3. Drive straight, go through the 4-way stop.
  • Museum Tours: The Minnesota Military Museum is located on the right (several tanks near the road).
  • Business After Hours: Viking Club is located in the Hangar Conference Center (turn left after the Minnesota Military Museum). Use the north entrance and side parking.

Make a Donation to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

The mission of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is to establish and sustain a comprehensive community and corporate support network that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, and resources to meet the needs of Minnesota’s military, veterans, service members, and families in all military branches. We encourage you to make a donation to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon when you register to attend Business After Hours.

Host Prizes

Guests are encouraged to stay until the end for a chance to win fabulous prizes provided by the host and attendees!

  • Copper Tumbler
  • Black Tumbler

Event Timeline

  • 3:30 PM: Tour the Minnesota Military Museum
  • 4:30 PM: Networking, appetizers, and beverages
  • 5:20 PM: Introductions
  • 5:30 PM: Host interview
  • 5:50 PM: Drawing for door prizes (must be present to win!)

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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