Brainerd History Week

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Brainerd History Week

Brainerd will be celebrating history week June 16 - 22.  I am so excited that Northern Pacific Center is hosting Tuesday, June 17 as Railroad Day.  The day will start with tours and a gathering honoring Brainerd pioneers' descendants as well as a classic car show held where the old roundhouse used to sit.  During the afternoon we will open up the newly renovated East end of the Blacksmith Shop where The NP Event Space is now located.  It will be open to the public from 3 pm to 5 pm for viewings of local history displays as well as for those who want to take a peek at the space itself.  The highlight of our evening will be a Gala complete with a sit down dinner by Prairie Bay, live music from Sonic Love Child, silent auctions featuring a few pieces of railroad history and more!  All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Crow Wing County Historical Society.  We can't wait to share our newly renovated space with the Brainerd Lakes and all of greater Minnesota!

The evening will be filled with great entertainment and other fun additions including a photo booth, sounding of the old "dinner bell" whistle and more!  Come in your favorite formal attire or style your outfit to the theme of Railroad Gold.  We can't wait to share an evening full of history while socializing and reminiscing about the railroad and what part it played in the history of Brainerd.

Click here to buy your tickets!

Click here if you would like to purchase a table for your company (please put 8 in qty box)!

Click here if you are interested in having a history or local display booth (no charge)!

Click here if you have a question and would like to contact us!

Click here if you are interested in being a sponsor or would like to have your business featured during the evening!

Here is one of the amazing pieces that will be on display during the evening.  It is an original map of the entire railroad campus drawn in 1921!  Click the image to view larger.


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The 2014 Olde Depot JUNKtion!

Image by Aimee Jobe

Image by Aimee Jobe

The 2nd annual Olde Depot JUNKtion will be here in just over two weeks on Memorial Weekend.  We are so excited to have this amazing event at Northern Pacific Center.  Take a look below to read a little about the founders businesses and make sure to join us May 24 & 25 to experience Minnesota's most uniquely set junking experience! 

Founders from left to right Brad and Amy Johnson [Second Hand Rose], PJ Overvold [The Red Umbrella] and Wayne and Pam Massie [Massie Creek]

Founders from left to right Brad and Amy Johnson [Second Hand Rose], PJ Overvold [The Red Umbrella] and Wayne and Pam Massie [Massie Creek]

About the event via the official website:

The Northern Pacific Event Center Campus will soon be filled with Antique Vendors from across the Nation. They will be making a stop with a huge selection of treasured vintage finds at the natural stone depot built in the early 1900’s. Everything you could dream of finding will be displayed for this incredible weekend event! Whether your style is rustic, shabby, farmhouse, chic, industrial or you are just looking for junk gems…You won’t want to miss this TRAIN!

Brad and Amy Johnson [Second Hand Rose]

Brad and Amy Johnson [Second Hand Rose]

Brad and Amy Johnson own Second Hand Rose in Buffalo, Minnesota. 

SECOND HAND ROSE is the original occasional sale!

We offer an incredible variety of reused, repurposed, handmade, built with salvage one of a kind home furnishings, artworks, doodads, thingamajigs, home decor, yard and garden decor, seasonal items and anything you can imagine that you never knew you needed!

Visit their facebook page here!


PJ Overvold [The Red Umbrella]

PJ Overvold [The Red Umbrella]

PJ Overvold owns The Red Umbrella located in Brainerd, Minnesota.

The Red Umbrella is a consignment boutique featuring funky furniture, and unique home decor, and event planning for all occasions including weddings, baby showers, corporate events and much more.

PJ is also one of our preferred vendors here at The NP Event Space for wedding and event planning and decor!


Pam and Wayne Massie [Massie Creek]

Pam and Wayne Massie [Massie Creek]

Pam and Wayne Massie own Massie Creek in Nisswa, Minnesota. 

Massie Creek is a complete interior design company and a unique retail store offering creative design services and the home furnishings to bring the designs to life.

Visit their website here!

Image by Aimee Jobe at The NP Event Space

Image by Aimee Jobe at The NP Event Space

Also, I (Aimee) will have a booth at The Olde Depot JUNKtion with all information regarding rentals at The NP Event Space.  Come and say hello, grab one of our gorgeous new business cards and take a look at everything we have going on!  So many exciting things to come...  (:

 

Visit the official website here:  http://www.theoldedepotjunktion.com/

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About The NP Event Space : Our Branding Experience

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About The NP Event Space : Our Branding Experience

When it came time to brand our new space, we knew Nikki with Akula Kreative was the one to do it.  I actually had sent her an inquiry and my heart dropped when she was currently booked...but then her next line revealed she would so graciously squeeze us in!!  I couldn't have been more happy that day!

The reason Nikki is so booked is basically because she is a creative genius.  This is the second time I have used her services (read about the first time here) and I have been SO, SO HAPPY both times.  She is the only brander, designer, graphic extraordinaire person who I have ever worked with where I have been 100% happy with the end result.

I gave her some images of the buildings and some thoughts and ideas and with a few minor changes we ended up with a logo, pattern, and total brand feel that couldn't be more perfect!  From the industrial feeling logo with a touch of femininity to the anvil based pattern, all of the design elements put me over the moon!

Here is our final brand sheet:

 

And how good does this little package make you feel?  This sweet wrapping and ribbon included our files on USB inside a little aluminum box.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  Some serious care and superior excellent service are both abundant in her work.

brand by akula kreative.jpg

If you are looking for amazing brand work, please do not hesitate to check out her work!

web:  http://akulakreative.com/       email:  hello@akulakreative.com

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