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New Leadership, Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities.

Posted on: December 8th, 2010 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

The title for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Regional Policy Meeting recently in Baxter (reflected in this blog title) really says it all. Bill Blazar, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Public Affairs with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, led a lively discussion with about 30 of our business leaders in the Brainerd Lakes read more

Local Area Impact of Home Building in Cass and Crow Wing Counties

Posted on: December 1st, 2010 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

Does new home construction have an economic impact in the Brainerd Lakes Area? The answer is a resounding yes!New home construction leads to new income and jobs as well as additional revenue for local governments. The benefits are both immediate and long-term.The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association recently sponsored a study, “The Local Area Impact of Home read more

Business Roundtable with Chip Cravaack

Posted on: November 29th, 2010 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

To introduce our newly elected Congressman Chip Cravaack, R-Minnesota, to the Brainerd Lakes community, I facilitated a roundtable discussion of business and organization leaders in the Brainerd Lakes Area representing diverse industries, ranging from banking to manufacturing, last Tuesday before his community reception at the Holiday Inn Express. The need for economic stability in the read more

Public comment period extended on Crow Wing County’s proposed Zoning Ordinance

Posted on: November 17th, 2010 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

Crow Wing County officials have extended the comment period on the proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance. The deadline has been moved to Monday, Dec. 20. As a result, no official action by the Planning Commission or the Crow Wing County Board is expected yet this year. The county also has announced two public informational read more