Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
February 9, 2018
Celebrity Bartender Night at Foxy's Bar & Grill
February 10th, 2018 at 6 pm
Featuring Talaine Collins & Sam O'Hern from TruStar Federal Credit Union mixing up your favorite cocktails/drinks for charity! 
Audrey's Purple Dream Fishing Tournament & Purple Plunge
February 10th, 2018
It's time for the 13th Annual Fishing Tournament and Purple Plunge.   All proceeds will be disbursed to local area residents that are battling cancer so they can "live out a dream".
Leech Lake Frostfest
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Welcome to the first annual, Leech Lake Frostfest. Join us on the frozen waters of Minnesota's 3rd largest lake for an afternoon party of craft beer, snow golf, live music, a homebrew competition, local foods, and more.
Old Time Ice Harvest
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Discover the good old days of harvesting lake ice. Dress warmly as you come out on Lake
Itasca to see ice harvesters' use tools of the ice cutting trade. Watch them create an opening in the ice with a single...
Cupid Skate
Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Bring your sweetheart to the rink and skate.
This is a free event with door prizes and glow sticks for the kids!
Draw Your Discount for Valentine's
February 12-14 2018

Draw your discount from a basket. 

Take up to 50% off your purchase, Lucky Valentine! 
Bringing It Home:  Immigration in Our Area
Thursday, February 15, 6pm
The League of Women Voters Park Rapids Area invites you to a panel discussion.  Hear a personal story from Martha Castanon, Immigration Law Center, Fargo, and engage with local people sharing their perspectives.
Lunch & Learn Osteoporosis
Friday, February 16, 2018
Essentia Health - Park Rapids Clinic presents a Lunch & Learn - Osteoporosis by Om Prakash Sharma, MD.
Seminar is free, lunch provided.  
Will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church
Thai Spiced Spring IPA Infusion Beer Release
Friday, February 16, 2018

Stop by the Taproom to enjoy a pint and fill your growler with Spring IPA infused with coconut, Kaffir lime leaves, Thai chili peppers and ginger. 

Taste of Brauhaus
Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Try a little bit of all that the Brauhaus has to offer. 
Your experience will start with appetizers, then move into the main course with sides and then into desert.
Tasty!
Yoga + Craft Beer
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Start your Saturday with Yoga + Craft Beer! Brought to you by  Northern Namaste Yoga  and  Portage Brewing Company .   This is always a joyful, energizing, and relaxing event. 
Little Minnesota in WWII
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Little Minnesota in World War II: The Stories Behind 140 Fallen Heroes from Minnesota's Littlest Towns.
Authors Jill and Deane Johnson relay special narratives of wartime courage.
Community Dinner
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Nevis Civic & Commerce Association will be hosting the community dinner this month.  Dinner is FREE to all community members and will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church.  Dinner starts at 5 pm. 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!

A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.

Cribbage Fridays at Portage Brewing Co.
Friday Nights 6 pm - 8:30 pm
There's something about beer, board games, and a cozy taproom, after a long week at work. Join us for some cribbage play, fresh craft beer, and take your chance at prize money.  
Foxy's Bar & Grill - Meat Raffle and Karaoke/DJ Friday
Friday Nights 7 pm
It's been such an overwhelming good time, we just keep going!  $1/ticket, 30 tickets/board, MANY boards.  Come in and w in!
All Day Hoppy Hour & Beer +Board Games
Sundays starting at 11 am

All Day Hoppy Hour & Beer + Board Games
Every Sunday enjoy $1 off pints and $2 off growler fills all day! Plus choose from our library of board games to play.
Soaring Eagle Ski Trails Open House
Sundays in February 1-4 pm
Volunteers will be hosting open houses every Sunday in January & February! (weather and conditions permitting)   Bring your family and friends to Soaring Eagle for an afternoon of skiing...
Ski Itasca
Follow the links provided here to view ALL area Events!
Nevis Civic & Commerce Association Needs Volunteers for Community Meal

The Nevis C & C is looking for volunteers to assist with the Community Dinner on February 22nd at Bethany Lutheran Church.  
71 Bottles of Beer & Liquor Announces Winter Hours & New Promotions

71 Bottles of Beer & Liquor has new hours and discounts for the winter.
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 8 pm...
Park Rapids School Announces Community Movie Screenings
Park Rapids School, along with other community groups are presenting a series of documentaries to help Park Rapids become a trauma informed community.  ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) are potentially traumatic events that can...
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Happy Pacs are Back
Get your spot in the 2018 Happy Pac.  We're printing 12,000 this year.  Happy Pac's are distributed through lodging, the information center, member businesses and groups throughout the year.
LAST CALL for your Valentine's Promotions

Chamber members!  Email erin@parkrapids.com a short description of your Valentine's Day sales, events and packages to be included in a special blog post by noon Friday.
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
February Charter Special

Book your private charter trips by March 1st to get this hot deal!

Resort Owners 3D Tour Group Discount
As a resort owner and a chamber member you are qualified for huge savings to promote your business, set yourself apart and make your space come to life. Team up with 2 or more resort owners to book virtual tours for your property and save at least 30%!
Check out ALL of the HOT DEALS
when you visit us @ www.parkrapids.com
Full Time Position
Bruhn Optical
FT position, optician experience,  computer and customer service , preferred but not necessary we are willing to train. pay based on experience. please apply in person with resume at Bruhn optical. 
for a current list  of JOB OPENINGS in the area!
Post your job openings on   Call to ask how (218) 732-4111
February 2018
February 2, 2018
Dear Valued Member,
 
RE: Process to follow to post on Every Friday News

At the Chamber, we strive to facilitate a robust and informative website where information can be found easily. Member's Business Directory  Listing, Events, News, Hot Deals, Job Postings, etc. are all a part of  parkrapids.com.   

Every Friday News (EFN) links to what is active on our website. We do our best to link to upcoming events at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Because there is limited space available on the newsletter each week, it is important to follow the instructions here when submitting to be added to EFN.
 
The first step:  Make sure that your submission - to be - is already listed on  parkrapids.com .  This can be done through the Member Portal by either completing a Hot Deal, Job Posting, News Release or Event.
 
Once you've entered your information through the Member Portal please submit a request for placement to Erin Cox at erin@parkrapids.com  . Keep in mind that space is limited in Every Friday News and not everything can squeeze in every week.
 
Email your  request for submission to Erin Cox no later than
10 a.m.  on  WEDNESDAY s!

Schedule a  Solo eBlast for your Hot Deal, Job Posting, News Release or Event are available for only $75.  (one per week, by appointment only)

If you do not know how to log in to your Member Portal - please contact, Member & Guest Service Agent, Teresa Leshovsky .  If you do not know how to complete a Hot Deal, Job Posting, News Release or Event - please click on the link provided  here .

MIC - Member How-To Training Materials |  Call (218) 732-4111 for assistance.