Business After Hours - The Outreach Program, Petals & Beans, The Animal House and Wildflower Chocolate

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) (CDT)


Join The Outreach Program Brainerd Lakes, Petals & Beans, The Animal House and Wildflower Chocolate as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at their locations just south of Nisswa. Guests will enjoy tasty treats from Schaefer's Foods and Wildflower Chocolate. Beer, hard seltzers and water provided by Spirits of Nisswa.

Learn more about these great Nisswa businesses during Matt Kilian's, Chamber President, interview with:

  • Shawn Hansen, The Outreach Program
  • Dyana Bietz, Petals & Beans
  • Carey Rasinski, The Animal House
  • Kate Stumvoll, Wildflower Chocolate

Everyone will have a chance to win $25 gift cards to Petals & Beans, The Animal House, Wildflower Chocolate, Sherwood Forest, Prairie Bay Grill & Catering, Notch 8, Schaefer's Foods, and Goody's Gourmet Treats! Must be present to win. 

The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes

In the early years, the focus was on packing for international food aid to countries such as Haiti, Syria, Sierra Leone, and others.  One meal was packaged; a fortified rice meal.  As time passed by, the leadership of the charity recognized that there is a huge need for food aid in the United States.  More meal options were added; macaroni and cheese, and apple cinnamon oatmeal. 

Today, over 80% of all foods packaged at the Nisswa facility are domestic meals and stay typically within a 100 mile radius of the Brainerd Lakes area.  We are still involved with international meal packaging (about 20%) and ship to countries as needs are addressed.  In 2019, international shipments include:  Haiti, Tanzania, Venezuela, Bahamas. 

In November, 2019; KAH-BLA rebranded and is now a community associate with The Outreach Program.  With this change comes better alignment to our mission of feeding people; allowing us to package 7 different meal varieties; and expand our program within our local communities and reach out to greater Minnesota.  Our primary packaging of meals is focused at our Nisswa facility, but we are also able to package at remote sites. 

Petals & Beans

Handcrafted floral design and coffee bar. Our flowers are always fresh and a unique selection on hand for one-of-a-kind creations for every occasion. More than 30 flavors of coffee and 50 different varieties of loose leaf teas to help perk up anyone's day! 

Wildflower Chocolate

A working confectionery kitchen that focuses on sourcing ingredients from area farms and their own culinary garden, as well as fair trade. Attend one of their in-kitchen workshops to experience creating and tasting fine chocolates. 

The Animal House

Your pets are have been their priority since 2008. Carry top quality foods and treats for your canine, feline, birds, hamster, rabbit, ferret, fish and reptile family members. 

Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, 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.

Chamber members and potential members are invited to register and attend this free event.
24489 Hazelwood Drive
Nisswa, MN 56468 United States
The Outreach Program
24489 Hazelwood Drive
Nisswa, MN 56468

Parking Available at:

Outreach parking lot 
Petals and Beans parking lot 
Along Hazelwood Drive 
Structures Wood Products (across the street)
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) (CDT)
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