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Giving back in the Brainerd Lakes Area.


We encourage our employees to support their neighbors and friends through volunteerism, fundraising and involvement. At First Impression Print & Design, we set an example by supporting several worthwhile civic and community causes.

We are members of many chambers of commerce including Nisswa, Little Falls, Longville, Pierz and many more. First Impression Print & Design is involved with Brainerd area networking groups and Biz-to-Biz networking.

First Impression Print & Design financially and through volunteerism supports Northern Lakes Arthritis Foundation and HART (Heartland Animal Rescue Team) walks.

To support the arts we donate to Stage North Theatre Company.

As avid outdoor enthusiasts, we believe in sustainable business practices and support the environment via donations to Northland ArboretumLeech Lake Water Shed Foundation and many local lake associations. And for the sportsmen/women, our donations support the Lakeshore Conservation ClubDucks UnlimitedMinnesota Deer Hunters Association and the P&P Winter invitational.

Our kids and our employees’ children are (or have been) involved in community sporting events. We support to our local sports teams financially and with in-kind printing and marketing. These groups include St. Mathias Devils BaseballFort Ripley Rebel’s BaseballBrainerd Warriors Trap & Skeet Team, Brainerd Wrestling, Brainerd Blast Soccer and Warrior Football.

Our family has served in the military, in the past and currently, but that’s not why we discount costs to our military and veterans. It’s about doing what’s right. We also support area VFWs and American Legions. One example is our annual ice fishing contest.


Held annually in February, the P&P Winter Invitational is an ice fishing contest that supports local Charities like St. Mathis Parks and Rec. We have raised more than $6000 for park improvements. We also give to local food shelves and a Chris Cringle fund. The event is hosted by Patrick and Peggy MacLeish, their entire family and some awesome friends.

Around 450 people gather on the hard waters of Crow Wing Lake to compete for the biggest Northern. While prizes and raffle are great, the real goal is to make an impact in the community.

It’s all in the name of good fun and improving the quality of the community.

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