Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
March 9, 2018
Community Education Class & Luncheon
Friday, March 9, 2018
Community Education Class and Luncheon Presentation on Crystal Brook Senior Living by Knute Nelson at noon.  
Learn about what will be offered to our community this Fall and have lunch with us! 
Espresso + Robust Porter Release
Friday, March 9, 2018 Noon - 11 pm
The Espresso + Robust Porter return to the taps at Bemidji Brewing! Stop by for a pint and to fill your growlers and howlers of this tasty beer. As always, the Espresso Porter features locally roasted beans from  Wollman Coffee Roasters!
The Final Meltdown
Saturday, March 10, 2018 11 am - 1 pm
The Final Meltdown!  Open skate party at the Ted O'Johnson Arena.  This is the last skating of the season.  Help us wear down the ice.
Celebrity Bartender Night at Foxy's Bar & Grill
Saturday, March 10, 2018 6 PM
Featuring the "Whitetail Tavern Crew" of Amie Hoverson, Nikki Torkelson and Sharon Weaver getting back together!  They will be mixing up your favorite cocktails/drinks for charity.  
Hymns & Brews
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Noon
Even if you don't sing or drink beer, Hymns & Brews brings people together in a great way. Join us at noon at Portage Brewing Company. Old Hymns, New Standards, and Camp Songs will begin at 12:30 PM and will conclude around 1:30 PM.
Minnesota's Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days
Monday, March 12, 2018
Historical re-enactor, Arn Kind, is back and this time he is presenting, "Minnesota's Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days". Learn all about "The Great Experiment," Prohibition, and how it changed the lives of many people in Minnesota. 
Traveling Art Pub at Clancy's Restaurant & Bar
Monday, March 12, 2018 6 - 8:30 pm 
Eat. Drink. Create and Socialize with TAP at Clancy's Restaurant & Bar! Enjoy this 2.5 guided art instruction with your fellow TAPPIES to create your own 16x20 acrylic framed canvas of TAP original inspiration "Find Your Roots"
Election Integrity
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1 -3 pm
A citizen's most powerful tool in civic engagement is the right to vote. It is important to learn how to protect that right.  LWV PRA and Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning will present a joint program on Election Integrity with Steve Simon, Minnesota's Secretary of State. 
Heartland Concert Association Presents "Windsync"
Thursday, March 15, 2018 7 - 9 pm
WindSync is a hot young ensemble quickly broadening the appeal of the woodwind quintet by mixing familiar classical music, some familiar lighter tunes and their interesting stage presentation.
St. Urho Days
Friday & Saturday, March 16-17, 2018
Two days of fun for the whole family.  
Many events throughout the weekend.  
Opening ceremonies at the Menahga gym at 6:30.
Laverne & Lucy starts at 7.
2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Party
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Foxy's Corned Beef/Cabbage and Corned Beef Rueben (prepared by Patty Moorhouse) and the tastiest Irish Mule's you can find anywhere!
Food starts at 11 am
Live Irish Celtic Music 5 - 8 pm
Lederhosen Meets the Kilt
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Come on out for some traditional German entrees with an Irish twist to celebrate St. Patty's Day! 

St. Paddy's Day Party
Saturday, March 17, 2018 6 -9 pm
Join us for a night of Irish fusion fun. Jeff Menten & Paul Nye will be performing the best of Irish folk, dance, classical, rock, punk, and polka tunes. Jeff and Paul will debut their original Irish Punk Polka jig.
Scandinavian Crime Thrillers
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1 - 2:30 pm
Jim Kaplan, Professor Emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will use video clips and novel excerpts to examine the worldwide popularity of such characters as Lisbeth Salander, Kurt Wallander, and Harry Hole. 
American Legion Fish Fry 
Friday, March 23, 2018 5-7 pm

The All Veterans Memorial is hosting a fish fry at the American Legion in Park Rapids. Come on out and bring the family!  
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!

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

Cribbage Fridays
There's something about beer, board games, and a cozy taproom after a long week at work.  Join us for some cribbage, fresh craft beer and take your chance at prize money.
Cut the Deck!
Foxy's Bar & Grill - Meat Raffle Friday!
Fridays starting at 7 PM
It was such a blazing success last week, we're doing it again!!  $1/ticket, 30 tickets/board, MANY boards!!  
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.
Follow the links provided here to view ALL area Events!
Dorset Chick'N Coop Announces New Promotions & Winter Hours
Dorset Chick'N Coop has two new weekend lunch promotions.  
Saturday Price Rollback & Sunday Giveback Promotions.
Carter's Red Wagon CSA Details

Carter's Red Wagon Farm will be starting their CSA season Memorial Weekend, weather permitting. As in previous years, they anticipate a 20 week season, from late May through mid October (weather permitting). 
Companeros 2018 Season Opening Date Set

Companeros is excited to see you again!  Start off the summer with Companeros May 3rd.

For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Week Long Spring Open House!
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Spring Open House April 16th through 20th.  If you own a Resort, Lodge, Hotel, Motel, RV Park, B&B, or Campground we would especially like to...
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Fun Ta Boot June Special
Take $150.00 off a full week stay in the month of June 2018. Enjoy swimming fishing hiking and many outdoor activities. Mention this add when making a reservation.
Check out ALL of the HOT DEALS
when you visit us @ www.parkrapids.com
Dental Assistant
Pine Park Family Dentistry is looking for motivated dental assistant.  For more information contact Pine Park Family Dentistry at (218) 732-4466 or email...
Full & Part Time Sales Associates
We are seeking outgoing associates to welcome and assist customers; stock shelves; perform inventory control; use of the computers to cashier, place orders and keep records; help keep the store tidy; and have fun!  Most importantly is to have superb customer service skills.
for a current list  of JOB OPENINGS in the area!
Post your job openings on   Call to ask how (218) 732-4111
10% Off for Chamber Members
Mary Kay Cosmetics - Sue Tomte
Enjoy a personal Beauty Experience with luxurious facial treatments, state of the art products and mineral powder color makeup!    
March 2018
March 9, 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.