Whether you’re an individual or a business, there are a bunch of ways to become involved and support Lakes PROUD. Your first step? Read below and then click one of the three pledge buttons.

All it takes is changing a single monthly purchase to support a business you believe in. Here’s the simple math:

70,000 adults enjoy life in Cass and Crow Wing Counties.  
If all of us changed just one $50 monthly buying decision to support a local business, it would add up to $42 million to our regional economy every year!

3,000 businesses serve communities in Cass and Crow Wing Counties.   
If all of them changed just one $500 monthly buying decision to support their local business friends, it would add up to $18 million to our regional economy each year!

That adds up to $60 million that could potentially stay in the lakes region.

Our vision is for everyone – consumers and businesses alike – to consciously choose goods and services that will strengthen our regional economy. With your support, we can make some waves!

What’s the Catch? 
If you’re an individual, there’s no catch. No fees. No hoops. Simply click the button below and we’ll make it known that you’re a Lakes PROUD participant!

If you’re a business, there’s only one catch and it’s simple. In order to receive the free media kit and all of the marketing benefits that come with being a Lakes PROUD participant, you need to be a member of any one of our Chambers. Not sure if you’re a member or want more info? Contact us. We’d be happy to help!

What happens after I pledge?!

Your name will be listed on the Who’s Proud page of this website (along with a link to your website if you’re business).

You’ll receive an email that has a link to our FREE media kit. The kit includes the Lakes PROUD logo, web banner ads, social media graphics, brochures, window clings, posters, and more. (We know marketing dollars can be hard to come by, so we want to make it as easy and economical as possible!)

If you want to be involved on a higher level, contact your Chamber for ongoing efforts!