Good Morning Long Prairie - Bringing People Together
10 Aug 2022
News, Client Feature Article
This article originally appeared on and was written for the City of Long Prairie by Golden Shovel Agency.
The primary goal of the Long Prairie Area’s Chamber of Commerce is to promote businesses and nonprofits in the community while nurturing the livability and connectedness of the Long Prairie Area. Instead of asking, “What do you want your chamber to do?” members prefer to know, “What kind of a community do we want to be?” By learning from one another, the Chamber can help connect community members to businesses, and nonprofits while ensuring economic viability for years to come.
An effort in this direction is the Good Morning Networking Breakfast series. Held every fourth Thursday, Good Morning Breakfast offers businesses and nonprofits the opportunity for networking and building new connections. This event, which begins at 7.30 am sharp, is co-hosted by the Chamber and a business or nonprofit in the area. The session begins with 30 minutes of networking between attendees, followed by a short presentation by the host and a local non-profit group. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and share notes about their business, nonprofit and community events.
Mark Blees, the Public Relations Chairman, of Long Prairie’s Lions Club has attended most GMB meetings. He says, “The interactions that take place here are really good. Everybody is given a chance to talk about their business, nonprofit and contributions to the community. As members of the Lions Club, it gives us a chance to educate people and inform them of the various activities and projects that we are hosting. It gives us a chance to network and collaborate with various Chamber members. It helps us to know each other better, on a more personal level.”
A. John Peters, of A. John Peters Computer Services in Long Prairie feels that the GMB meetings helped his computer business to garner more publicity, and this helped his trade take off. He says, “I handle computer repair, software installations and repair, rent out multi-media conference rooms, create online training content, and hold computer training sessions, especially for senior citizens. A large part of my work is in training people to use computers. These meetings give me a chance to let people of the community know what we are doing, and the word-of-mouth publicity that results from each meeting is very good for my business.”
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