The public is invited to visit engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson Thursday evening after the office has closed.
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce has been hosting â€śbusiness after hoursâ€ť events for the past couple of years as an effort to get the community involved with local businesses.
â€śItâ€™s an opportunity for a business to open their doors to the whole community in kind of a relaxed setting,â€ť Kay Vinje, office manager at the Chamber, said. â€śItâ€™s a chance to show off what services you have, what products youâ€™re selling, what promotions you have, and what you can do for the community.â€ť
Deb Leitner, administrative assistant at KLJ, said, Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. theyâ€™ll have a meet and greet, so the public can see what the engineering firm does. She also encourages students who have an interest in engineering or those who â€śare just thinking about engineering or want to know what exactly it is to be an engineer or surveyorâ€ť to attend the open house. The office is located at 1010 Fourth Ave. SW in Valley City.
â€śWe have a little PowerPoint presetnation of the history of KLJ,â€ť
Leitner said, along with â€śdifferent little banners thorughout the office explaining who we are, what we do, and how we best serve Barnes County and the City of Valley City.â€ť
Leitner said the event is an opportunity to bring people in; â€śhowever, we do have a new logo so weâ€™re going to be displaying that.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s going to be kind of a fun thing. I hope the community comes; we have a lot to offer,â€ť Leitner said. â€śI always tell people that KLJ is one of Godâ€™s best kept business secrets.â€ť
Vinje said the events, held monthly at various businesses in town, is a great opportunity for people to network in the community.
â€śItâ€™s great to support these businesses, but while youâ€™re there, youâ€™re also meeting community and business leaders,â€ť she said.
Business after hours events are held usually on Thursdays by any Chamber member that wants to show off their business.
â€śIf thereâ€™s something new going on or a change in product lines or whatever people want to talk about, itâ€™s really great to invite the whole community in,â€ť Vinje said.
At every event, the Chamber holds a drawing for $25 in Chamber bucks. Additionally, this time, KLJ is doing their own drawing and giving away an iPad mini.