Business After Hours - Lakes Proud at The District

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) (CDT)


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. 


Grand Prize!
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. 

Event Timeline
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.

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.
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.  

The Smokestack BBQ Supply Store is your go-to place for all of your BBQ needs. Whether you are a pro or just getting started. Located in the pop up business section of the Northern Pacific Center and the heart of Crosslake.


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.


Chamber members and non-members are invited to register and attend this free event.
1511 Northern Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
Notch 8 Chowhouse and Drinkery
Loco Espress Coffee House and Boutique
Goody's Gourmet Treats
The Smokestack BBQ Supply Store
All located in The District of the Northern Pacific Center

Northern Pacific Road
Brainerd, MN 56401
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) (CDT)
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Event
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