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Chamber Launches Blue Ox Business Academy

Posted on: November 18th, 2015 by Donna Ehnert

The goal of Blue Ox Business Academy is to deliver high-quality, affordable, and convenient training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed. Established in 2015, the Academy is a partnership between the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Anderson Brothers Construction. There are currently three different programs in the Academy: Leadership Experience – this nine-month program (10 full read more

Brainerd Lakes resorts featured in RSVP MN events magazine

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Donna Ehnert 2 Comments

The Brainerd Lakes Area is a great Minnesota vacation destination but it’s also a great location for meetings and events. So it was a natural for Central Minnesota to be featured as an event destination in the Summer 2013 publication of RSVP MN magazine. The headline of the story says it all, “The Heart of Minnesota: Just a read more

Nominations sought for Chamber’s Business Excellence Award

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by Donna Ehnert

Who do you think demonstrates Business Excellence in the Brainerd Lakes Area? Let us know. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber is proud to announce, and is seeking nominations for, its Second Annual Business Excellence Award. This award recognizes area member businesses for their entrepreneurial spirit and accomplishments. The Business Excellence Award, sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes read more

Tourism marketing: Money well spent

Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by Donna Ehnert

Did you know that tourism is a nearly $12 billion industry in Minnesota? Tourism spending amounts to about $32 million each day in the state. Every $1 spent on tourism marketing generates $84 in traveler spending. Tourism supports economic vitality in communities across the state, especially in the Brainerd Lakes Area, and has a positive impact read more