Business After Hours - Lakes Proud at The District - POSTPONED

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Name: Business After Hours - Lakes Proud at The District - POSTPONED
Date: November 24, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Join Notch 8 Chow House and Drinkery, Loco Espress Coffee House and Boutique and Goody's Gourmet Treats all located in The District of the historical Northern Pacific Center as they host our Lakes Proud themed Business After Hours on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Guests will enjoy visiting each business during the social hour while nibbling on savory appetizers and tasty treats accompanied with aromatic coffee and local craft beer.  All guests will have a chance to win 2- gift baskets filled with specialty items from all three hosts (must be present to win)! Registration for this event is limited to 150 due to COVID indoor guidelines. 

Event Timeline:
4:30 - 5:15PM        Stroll through the host businesses to enjoy appetizers, partake in beverages and socialize
5:20PM                    Walk over to The Exchange across the parking lot for the program
5:25PM                    Welcome and introductions
5:30PM                    Lakes Proud program
5:50PM                    Drawing for prizes

The host businesses will remain open after the program to allow more time for networking and purchasing items.

Social distancing and state guidelines will be followed. Ample hand sanitizer will be readily available.  Snacks and beverages will be available in individual servings with no utensils being shared. For the Business After Hours announcements and program, a microphone will be used so attendees can remain socially distant by six feet over a large area.  Door prizes will be arranged on a table, so when drawn, winners can take their prize without coming into personal contact.  All areas will be clearly marked and social distancing expectations will be communicated and reinforced at check-in, on signage, and during the program. 

Names for our Host Grand Prize will be drawn from a tumbler filled with all of our current Chamber Members. If a representative of the business name drawn is present then he/she will be the recipient! If not, the prize will be drawn for at the next Business After Hours!

This week's prizes (over $1000 in value!):
Host Grand Prizes donated by-
  • Lake Country Crafts & Cones- $100 Gift Card
  • Grand View Lodge- $100 Gift Card
  • Roundhouse Brewery- $100 Gift Card
  • Brainerd Jaycees- 2 Tickets to the 2020 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
  • LINDAR Corporation- Maluna Cooler ($265 value!).
  • The Woods Restaurant- Four tickets to drive in movie and dinner for 4, and two cooking class for 2 and a $50 gift certificate to b.merri.
  • Pine Peaks Wedding & Event Center- Coffee Basket (Rae Dunn Coffee Set: 2 ceramic mugs, 2 travel cups, cookie jar and French press).
  • Select Therapy- 3 month membership to Takedown Gym ($144 value)!
  • The Office Shop- Ergonomic Chair ($300 value)!
  • Brainerd International Raceway- Pair of 2 tickets with VIP Starting Line Tower Seating to the Nationals Drag Races at BIR!

Join businesses and individuals from across the Brainerd Lakes Area as we stand together LAKES PROUD! Show your support of our local businesses by shopping, buying and supporting local businesses. Share the Lakes Proud joy and Shop Small Business Saturday on November 28! 
We are Stronger Together!

The newest adventure for 3 Cheers Hospitality is Notch 8 Chow House and Drinkery located in the Northern Pacific Center. Notch 8 features MN beers and wines from some of the best our state has to offer, as well as creative and unique comfort food favorites that are sure to please. 

Loco Espress Coffee House and Boutique is a quaint, unique, family owned coffee shop and boutique located in the historic Clock Tower of the Northern Pacific Center. Upon entering Loco Espress, you'll experience rustic railroad charm, relaxing music, original artwork by Mary Tuomi and wafts of coffee and other delicious aromas. It's an experience you don't want to miss!


Goody's Gourmet Treats is also located in the historical Northern Pacific train district. You'll instantly fee like a kid again as you take in this fun-filled, family atmosphere packed with gourmet treats and gifts every age will love.  


Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees are encouraged to introduce themselves to each other, 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, click on the Register Online button above or call (218) 829-2838.

If you're not able to attend, join us on Facebook for a live video interview with the host at 5:30 p.m. 

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Event Sponsors:

Champion Business Sponsor

Advocate Sponsor

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Exclusive Business Sponsor

Notch 8 Chowhouse and Drinkery
Loco Espress Coffee House and Boutique
Goody's Gourmet Treats
All located in The District of the Northern Pacific Center

Northern Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Contact Information:
Sue Galligan 218-822-7119
Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
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