The Babinski Foundation Grand Opening


The Babinski Foundation will have its grand opening Aug 12th, starting at 12:00PM and ending at 7:00PM. We will have a kid fair which will include bounce house, water wars, face painting. dunk tank, and a few other games for the kids to play. The public are welcome to bring their friendly pets, we will also have dog games for your favorite canine to have fun. Public animals will not be allowed to enter the building. There will also be live music and complementary food and beverage.
Complimentary Food and Beverage Menu:
Walleye Sandwich
Pulled Pork w/ Slaw
Gourmet Hot Dogs
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Mac n' Cheese
Coffee, Pop, Water and Lemonade
Beer & Wine

Brainerd Everything Expo This Friday and Saturday

© 2017 Brainerd Lakes Chamber Minnesota

© 2017 Brainerd Lakes Chamber Minnesota



The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio are partnering once again to bring you one of the region's largest trade shows with everything you want, all in one place. On Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, the doors to Brainerd's Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 150 local business exhibitors. This exciting 2-day event, formerly known as the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace and Hubbard Radio's Outdoor Show, welcomes over 3,000 visitors each year. 

The entry fee is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Along with learning more about area businesses, all visitors get the chance to have their Lakes Proud card punched by the exhibitors and entered for prizes. See you there!

Friday March 24  |  10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Senior Day at the Everything Expo:

  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Contest
  • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. FREE Shuttle Service for Seniors. Park and pick up from Rafferty's Pizza at the Westgate Mall. - Provided by Executive Express

Saturday March 25  |  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Family Day at the Everything Expo:

  • 11 a.m. - -2 p.m. Meet, Greet and Photographs with Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. LIVE MUSIC with Rockin' Hill
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog Coloring Contest
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog Pictogram Puzzle Contest
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Contest


Join the Lakes Proud movement by participating in this fun contest, held exclusively at the Everything Expo! Here's how it will work...

  1. Pick up an official stamp card at the Expo front desk or Chamber booth.
  2. Roam the Expo to find the Lakes Proud businesses listed on the stamp card.
  3. Drop off your fully-stamped card in the front foyer and be entered to win fabulous prizes!

Hey Kids.... MEET, GREET & PHOTOS WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG SATURDAY 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.! Sponsored by Lakeland Public Television


© 2017 Brainerd Lakes Chamber Minnesota

Happy Tails 3-7-17


Top Right - Leland | Top Left - Maggie | Bottom Right - Jasper | Bottom Left - Leroy


We just wanted to share with you all some of the animals that we placed in happy homes, all of these animals had specific quirks to them that would have made it hard to place them but their new families all took them in and gave them a chance, this is exactly what Donald Babinski set out to do with the Foundation and I hope we are making him proud with our progress. Thank you everyone for getting the word out, but we are far from over and would love your continued support of getting the word out.

Did you miss out on a particular animal your were hoping to adopt then follow us on our twitter to get immediate updates on the status of our animals at @TheBabFound.

Open for surrenders and adoptions by appointment.

We are currently taking in owner surrenders and stray animals you can contact us at (218) 568-7387 to schedule an appointment or you can use our online schedule to select a time you would like to come in at our home page and click on Schedule Appointment. To see our current animals click on available cats or dogs under Our Animals tab. If you are interested in adoption one of our animals call us at (218) 568-7387 and schedule a time with our staff to come see the animal in person.