Community Spotlight: Brainerd Lakes Area Ready To Open 3rd Brewery

First there was Jack Pine Brewery, then Gull Dam Brewery opened; soon the Brainerd Lakes Area will be welcoming a third brewery in Downtown Nisswa, Big Ax Brewing Company. The name pays homage to the North Country feel and the people who first settled here. Co-owner Chris French...

Brainerd Lakes Area Businesses Making Big Splash In International Market Place

The Brainerd Lakes Area is known for being a small-town home to Minnesota’s best vacation destination. However not all companies service just the Brainerd Lakes community and their tourist. There are some that have clients around the world. Both Lonesome Cottage and Stonehouse...

Brainerd Lakes Chamber Ambassadors Reconnecting BLA’s Businesses

Have you seen these blue coats around the Brainerd Lakes Area? They’re the Brainerd Lakes Chamber Ambassadors. They are currently on a new mission in the Brainerd Lakes Area called Grow Minnesota Visits to reenergize the connections between local Brainerd Lakes Area businesses....

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Showsoff New Physicain Clinic

The Cuyuna Regional Medical Center showed off their new $13 million dollar surgery center last night during their open house. The new 33,000 square-foot addition will increase the medical center’s capability with the addition of seven operation rooms, thirteen recovery beds and...

31st Mille Lacs State of the Band

That was the Mille Lac Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin today during the 31st annual State of the Band address. Chief Benjamin says her band had a very strong 2014 expanding the tribe’s financial and educational impacts beyond the borders of Minnesota. Among those impacts...

Ugly Sweater Day in Nisswa

The ugly sweaters have come to town. Nisswa on Saturday hosted a day filled with ugly sweater themed activities. They started the day with Nissswa’s first ugly sweater shopping day. Nisswa’s Chamber office gave free Chambers bucks to anyone wearing an ugly sweater and double if...

Falling Gas Prices Could Start to Impact Car Sales

$2.39 a gallon is the price for gas in Brainerd today. Gas has now dropped about $0.90 per gallon in the last three month. And oil experts don’t expect gas prices to go up anytime soon. However, despite the more than a dollar drop in the price of gas since the summer, car...

Minnesota’s Unemployment Hits 8 Year Low

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is it’s lowest in 8 years. It’s a sign that the economy is back and Brainerd Lakes Area businesses say they’re having problems finding workers to fill their job openings. With jobs increasing some companies especially resorts don’t just look locally...

Shopping Locally Keeps Brainerd Lakes Area Businesses Unique

Shopping locally isn’t just something to do only on Shop Local Saturday. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce says it’s something that should be done all year long. The U.S. Bureau of Labor says $68 out of every $100 spent at a local Mom and Pop store stays in the community,...

19th Annual Brainerd Lakes Chamber Holiday Business Extravaganza

Reconnecting with holiday cheer. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber hosted their 19th Annual Business Holiday Extravaganza Thursday evening. The event allowed local and Twin Cities businesses to promote themselves, as well as getting a visit from a businessman from the North Pole....

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