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Chamber of Commerce

Each of the following chambers is an amazing organization that assists not only locals, but tourists from all over the world. The chambers assist thousands of tourists every year on lodging, things to do and places to see in the area. On a community level, the chambers organize business functions that brings together the Chamber Members from each area.

Minnesota Teen Challenge

Minnesota Teen Challenge is a long-term residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation program. There are 3 facilities for men and the newest facility for women recovering from alcohol and/or other drug addiction or dependency. Their goal is to have a major impact on people and change the course of their lives so that they may become positive and productive members of society.

Sertoma

Sertoma’s primary service project is assisting the more than 50 million people with hearing health issues. Sertoma also sponsors community projects to promote freedom and democracy, to assist youth and to benefit a variety of other local community needs, as identified by the individual clubs. Every year Sertoma clubs raise more than $20 million for local community service projects. Through these projects, as well as grants and scholarships, Sertoma clubs return those funds to their respective communities - and they have lots of fun doing it while building life-long friendships.

Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

Jaycees

The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) gives young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections. The U.S. Junior Chamber is a non-profit corporation/organization as described under IRS code 501

BLADC

The Brainerd Lakes Area Development Corporation (BLADC) is a community-driven nonprofit organization designed to help new and expanding businesses find the resources they need to succeed in the Brainerd Lakes Area. BLADC staff work side-by-side with business owners and entrepreneurs to locate financial support by identifying specialized programs and determining eligibility for local, regional, state and federal programs.

Cass County Economic Development Corporation

Cass County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a community non-profit corporation providing confidential assistance to businesses wanting to locate or expand in Cass County. Let the Cass County EDC assist you in exploring the profitable opportunities available in Cass County, MN.

Kinship Partners

Kinship Partners is a nonprofit youth mentoring organization serving families in Crow Wing and southern Cass counties of Minnesota by providing positive role models to youth in our communities. Kinship Partners match children, between the ages of 5-14, with a caring volunteer adult partner (mentor) who has common interests. These partnerships are encouraged to spend time together each week.

Initiative Foundation

The Initiative Foundation exists for one purpose, to improve the quality of life in central Minnesota. The core of their work is the belief that local people possess the talent, passion and ability to achieve a brighter future. Their programs and investments strive to give every person an opportunity to contribute to a shared vision and plan of action that strengthens community character and relationships.

Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center

Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center has been helping women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancies for 14 years.  Our mission is to equip women and men in making life affirming decisions which will provide a positive outcome for both mother and baby.