non-partisan voice of business

Government Affairs

Voice of Business

From City Hall to Capitol Hill, we’re proud to serve as your non-partisan voice of business in the Brainerd Lakes Area. While you’re running your business, we’re at the table advocating for less burdensome taxes and regulations, connecting with elected leaders, and championing community projects. These activities are led by our Government Affairs Committee with support from the Business Champion sponsors below.

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Government Affairs Photo in Washington DC with large group on building steps

Minnesota Chamber Federation

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber is part of the Minnesota Chamber Federation, a statewide coalition of more than 50 chambers that advance a common set of legislative priorities each year. During election years, we turn our attention to helping local voters make educated choices at the polls.

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Government Affairs Events & Activities

Minnesota Chamber Session Priorities Event (January/February)

Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast (March/April)

Washington, DC Fly-In (June)

Business Voting Guide (semi-annual)

Candidate forums & debates (September/October)

Legislative meetings and listening sessions

Business feedback on area transportation projects

Educational workshops and webinars

Welcoming dignitaries to the Brainerd Lakes Area

Business Voting Guide

Compare candidate views on business issues, organized by race and presented by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber.

Government Affairs Committee

Business Champion Sponsors

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Contact Matt Kilian

For more info or to request help with an issue, contact Chamber President Matt Kilian.

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