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Businesses to celebrate accomplishments at Chamber annual dinner

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber, together with major sponsor Grand View Lodge, will celebrate its member accomplishments and recognize the second annual Business Excellence Award recipient at its annual dinner Oct. 7 at Breezy Point Resort.

The Business Excellence Award, sponsored by the chamber and presented by DE Media, will again recognize an area business for its entrepreneurial spirit and business achievements.

Also as part of the annual dinner program, Kim Ellingson, Bremer Bank, the outgoing chamber board of directors chair, will share reflections on the past year and welcome incoming chair, Mike Dillon, Lexington Manufacturing, who will share his goals for the year ahead.

Businesses have an opportunity to highlight their business as a Showcase Table sponsor. Benefits include the ability to set and decorate a table for 10 and provide the dinner guests with gifts, especially those promoting or branding your business. Cost is $110, which includes two complimentary dinner tickets, a $70 value. Additional Showcase Table sponsorships are available at $20 each and do not include the dinner tickets.

The annual dinner social begins at 5 p.m. with buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and recognition program at 7:30 p.m. This year’s buffet dinner menu includes chicken breast with Mornay sauce, herb-crusted walleye, Yankee pot roast, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable du jour, spinach salad, mozzarella and grape tomato salad, DG rotini salad, fresh fruit and assorted desserts.

Individual dinner tickets are $35 each for chamber members.

Learn more and register online at or contact Matt Perrine at 218-822-7107 or

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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