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Lake Country Cares: Area Chambers, Healthcare providers partner to strengthen communities

Area Chambers of Commerce and Healthcare Providers came together on Monday to unveil a community initiative that will build trust and promote safety among residents, visitors, and local businesses. Lake Country Cares has the goal of helping to ensure consistent, best practices that will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as businesses continue to reopen.

Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Killian knows of the disappointment from businesses wishing to reopen but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Killian opening

Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle (hoo-el) notes the partnership of local businesses and healthcare will achieve the goal of economic recovery during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Houle partnership

Lakewood Health System CEO Tim Rice spoke on the area’s preparedness in the event of further spread of COVID-19 or the potential peak.

Rice healthcare

Brielle Bredsten, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, says Lake Country Cares is a jumping off point for the small businesses in the area.

Bredsten voice

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hamber President Amanda McGregor says the viable resources from this partnership would greatly benefit residents and for visitors.

McGregor resources

Learn more about the Lake Country Cares COVID-19 safety campaign at www.lakecountrycares.com and follow them on their Facebook page. The entire press conference can be heard here: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

Learn more about the business webinar on the Brainerd Lakes Chamber website.