Business After Hours - WonderTrek Children's Museum & Franklin Arts Center

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) (CDT)


Gather your 'team' and join WonderTrek Children's Museum and the Franklin Arts Center as they host Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 4:30 - 6:00PM in the Franklin Arts Center. Business After Hours is our most highly attended networking event! Guests will enjoy mixing with other Chamber members, delicious appetizers ('School Lunch' consisting of sandwiches, chips, meatballs, vegetables, fruit, sherbert, cookies and bars), beverages (wine, dessert wine, beer, water and coffee), prizes and learning more about WonderTrek Children's Museum and the Franklin Arts Center from, Maria Prozinski (director) and Jean Kramer-Johnson (owner), during their interview with Jacob Blaeser, Blaze Air, and Isaiah Moengen, Woods to Water Real Estate, as part of this free social event.

Guests are encouraged to stay until the end for a chance to win fabulous prizes provided by the host and attendees!

Guests are encouraged to do self-guided tours of the Franklin Arts Center and visit these businesses:

  • A Needle Pulling Thread
  • Elesa Boutique
  • Legacy Choral of Greater Minnesota*
  • Franklin Arts Center*
  • Scott Schardin
  • WonderTrek Children's Museum
  • Honey Badger
  • Tracy Miller Fine Art*
  • Carrie Benson Photography*
  • Peace and Pottery
  • Rothvanni
  • Holly Ulm Studio
  • Virtual Reality
  • Accessibility Design
  • All About You
  • Box Fort
  • Dona Goodrich
  • Patrick Lymch
  • The Crow's Club
  • Lakes Area Yoga
  • MN Makerspace
  • Cuyuna Rock and Mineral Society
  • Cory Design
  • Stage North Theatre*

Event Schedule
4:30-5:15 PM: 
Network, appetizers and beverages (several businesses in the Franklin Arts Center will be open and serving food/beverages)
5:15-5:30 PM: Live music provided by Legacy Chorale and introductions (in the auditorium)
5:30-5:50 PM: Host interview (in the auditorium)
5:50-6:00 PM: Drawings for door prizes (must be present to win)
6:00-6:30PM: Businesses will continue to be open

Everyone is invited to learn more about the Chamber and gain exposure for their business by attending this free networking event. Business After Hours attendees pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring your business cards and get ready to network! Attendees are also encouraged to bring door prizes.

As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is requested. To make your registration, click on button below or at the above right or call (218) 829-2838.

If you're unable to attend, join us on Facebook for a live video interview with the host at 5:30PM:

Meet the Hosts

WonderTrek Children's Museum and its partners envision a more vibrant and connected region because all children enjoy the supportive relationships, expanding opportunities, and well-being they need to thrive. WonderTrek Children's Museum provides dynamic, material-rich environments, exhibits and programs that engage children in the joy of play the wonder of learning.

The Franklin Arts Center is a mixed-use facility with 25 live/work apartments for artists and their families. The commercial wing of the facility is a lively community of artists, artisans, studios, arts organizations and arts-friendly businesses. 

Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood Street, Ste 114B
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
Event Contact
Sue Galligan
(218) 822-7119
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) (CDT)
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