What are the roles of service animals? How can they be identified? What can business owners ask a handler? Get answers to these questions and more at the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s Noontime Knowledge luncheon on Monday, June 17 from 12-1 pm at Broadway Ballroom.

Guest speaker Laura Gentry, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed), is a Canine Care Coordinator and Service Dog Instructor with Helping Paws. She is an Army veteran with 9+ years of experience instructing group classes at PetSmart. Helping Paws is a volunteer based non-profit. Their mission is to further people’s independence and quality of life through the use of Assistance Dogs. The organization serves people with physical disabilities and veterans and first responders with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Noontime Knowledge is generously sponsored by Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union. The informative luncheons are held the third Monday of each month. Cost is $10 (includes lunch). No RSVP required – pay at the door. For more information, call the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 320-763-3161 or email info@alexandriamn.org.


  • Occurred Monday, June 17th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm