Show off your Lakes Proud spirit at Business After Hours! This special event is hosted in celebration of Lakes Proud and in partnership with Notch 8 Chow House and Drinkery, Loco Espress Coffee House and Boutique, Goody's Gourmet Treats, and The Smokestack BBQ Supply Store, all of which are located in The District of the historical Northern Pacific Center.
Guests will visit each of our four host businesses during the social hour. While touring each business, enjoy savory appetizers and tasty treats accompanied with aromatic coffee and local craft beer.
Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes. As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended (click on the button or call 218-829-2838). If you are unable to attend, join us live on Facebook for our program at 5:30 PM.
The four hosts will provide a large prize wagon filled with specialty items from each of their businesses, including beer for a year at Notch 8, giant popcorn from Goody's, apparel from Loco Espress, gift cards and MORE! The total prize package is valued at over $400! Make sure you attend to be entered to win! Must be present to win.
All COVID safety guidelines will be followed at this event, with registration limited to 250 attendees to ensure social distancing. Attendees will be required to wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be readily available. Snacks and beverages will be served in individual packages.
4:30 - 5:30PM: Check in at the 'Ticket Booth' located outside to receive your train ticket. Tickets will be color coordinated with the host business that you will start at. Enjoy tasty treats, learn about the business, and network at each stop. The train bell will ring every 15 minutes to signal moving to the next stop (business). Make sure to have your train ticket punched at each stop!
5:30 PM: Walk over to The Exchange across the parking lot for the program. Drop your completed train ticket (4 punches plus your name) in the tumbler for a chance to win the prizes.
5:35 PM: Welcome and introductions.
5:40 PM: Learn more about each business.
5:55 PM: Drawing for prizes.
6:00 PM: Host businesses will remain open to allow for shopping and additional networking.
The host businesses will remain open after the program to allow more time for networking and purchasing items.
As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.