Member Resources 

Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp The Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation, BLAEDC is a community-driven, non-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the area's economic base by expanding business, building community and growing jobs in Crow Wing County

Blue Ox Business Academy
Launched in 2015 in partnership with Anderson Brothers Construction, the Academy's goal is to provide high-quality, affordable training right here in the Brainerd Lakes Area.  We believe that the best way to strengthen businesses is from the inside out.  that's way the Chamber offers a full array of leadership and management training programs.

Central Lakes College
Central Lakes College, CLC, is a two-year community and technical college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System with campuses in Brainerd and Staples. The college hosts excellent manufacturing programs including Robotics and Welding/Fabrication.

CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP is a professional services network and the eighth largest accountancy firm in the United States. CLA provides professional services to many of our area manufacturing members.

Close-Converse, Inc.
Close-Converse is a premier commercial real estate company providing service in North Central Minnesota with businesses for sale and lease in the Brainerd MN area.

Enterprise Minnesota
Enterprise Minnesota is an ISO 9001-2015 certified consulting organization that works with small and medium sized manufacturing companies to help them become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably.  Amazing Leadership Training programs.

Weizenegger Engel Insurance is your Brainerd Lakes resource for Federated Insurance and a LAMA associate member. Any business may access their excellent education articles and monthly loss control seminars  If you are unable to attend a live seminar, the recordings are available to view at your convenience, as long as you pre-register in advance.


PENMAC has been dedicated to helping businesses grow and job seekers thrive since 1988, living my the motto of "We Place People First".  It's their way of life - - with emphasis solidly on "People".

OECS: OSHA Compliance & Workshop Safety Consultants
The one-stop, total safety solution provider.  For 30 years, OECS has helped create safe work environments for thousands of employees throughout the Midwest.  An invaluable resource for our manufacturer members.  LAMA members receive a discount on seminar registration fees!

Robert Slagter is a business coach and fractional COO/CFO, working with area manufacturers.  Robert is your source for venturing into Traction.

RiverWood Bank
RiverWood Bank is an employee-owned community bank, serving local customers through personal relationships. We make decisions locally to help our customers.

Sourcewell exists for one purpose: to help communities. A self-sustaining government organization, Sourcewell has over 40 years of dedicated service helping government, education and nonprofit agencies operate more efficiently through a variety of solutions.

Trinity Business Partners
Trinity Business Partners, your Lakes Area Professional Employer Organization, provides exceptional benefits, guidance and support services for their clients while creating partnerships that strengthen and grow businesses.  Employee Benefits, Individual Benefits, Payroll & Bookkeeping, Human Resources and Business Consulting Services.

Widseth Smith Nolting & Assoc.
Widseth is a full-service architecture, engineering environmental and surveying firm with offices in MN and ND.