Adult Softball-Fall CoRec
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Nisswa Women’s Club Meeting
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 The Nisswa Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 20 at Cragun’s Legacy in Brainerd.  This is the annual meeting and election of officers.  2019 membership dues will be collected.  Social time will begin at 11:30 A.M. followed by lunch served at noon.  Cost is $17.

The program will be “Scandinavian Heritage: What it Means to Us” presented by Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth, Minnesota Scandinavian Folk Musicians.

For more information, or to make a luncheon reservation, please call Arlene Brodeur at 218-963-6063.  For additional club information, please visit our website at and like us on Facebook.

When: Sep 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM to Sep 20, 2018 12:00:00 AMin Brainerd, Minnesota
Cost: $17
Morrie's Festival of Speed - Fall 2018
Sat, 29 Sep 2018 07:00:00 +0000
Geritol Frolics Presents The Final Curtain
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0000 After a fifteen year run at Central Lakes College and a fifteen year run on the stage of Franklin Arts Center, the end of the 2018 season will bring down the FINAL CURTAIN on the production of the Geritol Frolics.

The show will be presented in the 480-seat auditorium of Franklin Arts Center at 1001 Kingwood in Brainerd, MN and will run approximately two hours including a 15-minute intermission. Refreshments are available but not allowed in the theater.

Performance dates and times for the 2018 show are: October 4 and 13 at 7:00 PM, and October 5-7 & 11, 12, 14 at 1:30 PM.

Tickets are $15.00 for general seating and $17.00 for premium which is the entire center section. (see the seating chart) There is an additional $3.00 per ticket processing fee for box office ticket purchases.

Box Office ticket sales will begin on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 AM (Monday being Labor Day) and can be purchased at our Franklin Arts Center Box Office or by calling 218-825-4993. Regular box office hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Tickets can be purchased online at

All seats are reserved, all sales are final and tickets can be picked up, mailed or held for will-call

When: Oct 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM to Oct 4, 2018 12:00:00 AMin Brainerd, Minnesota
Business After Hours - Brainerd Dispatch
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Blue Ox Success Series: Competitive Differentiation- How to Tell a Story That Sells
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Success Series: October 11, 2018 
Competitive Differentiation: How to Tell a Story That Sells

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Owners, Managers and Department Managers
  • Business Executives
  • Marketing and Sales Professionals
  • Non Profit Organizations

About This Session:

When your prospects struggle to tell the difference between you and your competitors, your survival comes down to your company's story. What you say and how you say it has to be unique, believable and powerful enough to inspire your prospective customers to make a change - and choose you over your competition.

In this practical, hands-on session, Kevin McArdle, President and Principal Consultant of McArdle Business Advisors, will walk you through an interactive look at nine messaging tools that will help you develop a unique story for your company. This story will enable you to differentiate yourself from your competitors, hold firm on your margins and grow your business by closing more deals.

During the presentation, you'll discover how to:

  • Find Your Story: Uncover your unique point of view - and understand exactly how your solution creates distinct value for your customers.
  • Build Your Story: Turn those discoveries into a narrative that clearly demonstrates why your prospects should buy from you, instead of your competition.
  • Make Your Story Come Alive: Go beyond features and benefits to leverage the business impact of your solution and convert more high-margin business.

You'll leave the presentation with concrete action steps to immediately grow your business by:

  • Getting your customers' attention through strong messaging that sets you apart in ways that matter.
  • Creating more opportunities to close more deals by producing materials that inspire action, not just interest.
  • Holding firm on your price - and your margins - by showing your customers the bottom-line benefits that you bring to each and every deal.
  • Solidifying a strong competitive advantage in your marketplace and turning stalled deals into winning accounts.

 About The Speaker:

Kevin McArdle is a veteran entrepreneur with more than 30 years of domestic and international business experience. Over his career, he's specialized in drawing growth-oriented people into collaborative environments to create transformative change and financial success. As the founder of three successful companies, Kevin has first-hand knowledge of what works in the business world - and what doesn't. Success in today's competitive business environment, he believes, lies in creating momentum. Kevin works primarily with mid-size organizations to help them align the individual components of their businesses, focus their energy in a single direction and move forward boldly.


 About the Blue Ox Business Academy and Success Series:

With support from Anderson Brothers Construction, the Blue Ox Business Academy delivers local, affordable and high quality training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed. By investing in yourself or your employees, you achieve the highest possible returns in enhanced skills, confidence and job satisfaction. Blue Ox trainers are professional presenters with engaging personalities and real world experience. Participants make great peer connections and leave with tools an dideas to immediately put into action.  

When: Oct 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM to Oct 11, 2018 12:00:00 AMin Brainerd, Minnesota
Monster Bash Haunted Trail 2018
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Monster Bash Haunted Trail 2018
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Mark your calendars for the 2018 Haunted Trail!
This will be an outdoor event with:
More scare sections- both high and low scare
Special Effects

When: Oct 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM to Oct 20, 2018 12:00:00 AMin Brainerd, Minnesota
Cost: $10/person
Cherish All Children: My Neighbor is Not For Sale
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0000
Pond Hockey - Polar Bears
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 When: Jan 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM to Feb 24, 2019 12:00:00 AMin Brainerd, Minnesota