Celebrating Region 5
Discovering the Hidden Gems
“We’ve lived here for three years now and I’m excited to stay in this area and see what else is in store!” — Megan Rehbein, BLAEDC Staff Member
My husband and I moved to Baxter when he was offered a job at Nor-son. We are both originally from south of Willmar, MN, and we knew where Brainerd was, but hadn’t been here – so we decided to give it a chance!
I did not have a job lined up until we were here, but saw the opening at BLAEDC and decided to apply. Through my job at BLAEDC, I have been exposed to all the different communities, events, businesses and attractions that this area has to offer. I have felt very welcomed to the business community and have had many opportunities to learn more about the community and local businesses.
Chamber networking events have shown me some of the “hidden gems” in our area, and I am currently involved with Lakes Ignite, a young professionals group who wants to engage in the Brainerd Lakes community and ignite meaningful connections through shared experiences and opportunities. This group has connected me with professional adults that are closer to my age and have similar interests. It’s nice to have a balance of both professional connections as well as younger, social connections. We’ve lived here for 3 years now and I’m excited to stay in this area and see what else is in store!
—Megan Rehbein, Office Administrator
Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation
Brainerd, MN 56401