NEW tourism event: Lakes Area Summer Kickoff!


There’s an excitement in the air as we welcome spring and a new tourism season! Now is the perfect time to come together with other local businesses and get ready for the influx of summer travel.

Hosted in partnership with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, Crosslake Chamber, Pequot Lakes Chamber, Nisswa Chamber, and Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, we’re excited to announce the Lakes Area Summer Kickoff tourism event at Grand View Lodge! We have a fun and informational event planned for you!

If you own or manage a lodging property, restaurant, attraction, or plan events, this event is a must-attend for statewide tourism information and networking.

Statewide leaders from Explore Minnesota and Hospitality Minnesota are our special guests to give you updates on statewide tourism efforts.

Lauren Bennett McGinty Explore Minnesota Director Headshot Round

Explore Minnesota

Lauren Bennett McGinty, the new director for Explore Minnesota, will share insights on tourism across Minnesota, the vision of Minnesota tourism, and preview of upcoming summer marketing campaigns.

Liz Rammer Hospitality Minnesota Director Headshot Round

Hospitality Minnesota

Liz Rammer from Hospitality Minnesota will also preview the tourism outlook, give an update on legislation that affects lodging and restaurants, and discuss workforce and other important government issues.

Network with your peers

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Leading the Lakes 2024

Leading the Lakes 2024 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Wednesday, May 22, 2024 11:30AM-12:30PM Legacy Pavilion at Cragun’s Resort 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd, MN

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