Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
May 11, 2018
Mother's Day Sale
Thursday - Sunday May 10 - 13, 2018
It's the MOTHER'S DAY SALE at Hafner's Greenhouse! This Thursday-Sunday, May 10th-13th. Stop in and treat the special moms in your life to beautiful flowers, grown locally at Hafner's Greenhouse!  
Menahga Festival of Sales
Friday, May 11-12, 2018 
Sale maps available at Shell Sport & Bait.
For more info please call Dorothy by May 8th at : (218) 564-4754 
Itasca Sports Opens for the Season with Fishing Opener Specials!
Friday, May 11, 2018 10 AM - 6 PM
Itasca Sports is family owned and operated since 1989.
Join them for the Fishing Opener Saturday May 12!  Fishing Opener rentals may stay on the lake after closing w/prior agreement.  
Kinship Fish Fry
Friday, May 11, 2018 5 PM - 7 PM
You are invited to our upcoming fish fry at the American Legion in Park Rapids. Please share with your friends and family! All proceeds go to support youth mentoring. 
Grand Re-Opening
Friday, May 11, 2018 4 PM 
It's going to be an EXCELLENT season! 
JOIN US for our season opener:  Live music!
Delicious apps & dinner!   New craft beer line-up!  Delightful handcrafted cocktails!
Osage Wolf Lake Area Estate Moving Auction
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10 AM - 6 PM

Heavy Equipment: Ford "555" Extend-A-Hoe, Backhoe-Loader, 3cyl diesel eng, 24" backhoe bucket, 7' front end loader bucket, Cab, lots more...
Superstars of STEM
Saturday, May 12, 2018  Noon - 4 PM
Calling all math and science lovers! Creative engineering, and coding activities, a rock star panel of women in STEM, and fabulous door prizes (including Waterproof Sports Camera/Camcorder.
Mother's Day Brunch at Brauhaus
Sunday, May 13, 2018 10 AM - 2 PM

Bring your Mom, Grandma, Sisters, & Aunts our for Mother's Day brunch. 

Mother's Day Buffet
Sunday, May 13, 2018 11 AM - 2 PM

Come & Celebrate Mom at Clancy's Restaurant & Bar
Call 218 732-5270 to make reservations

Outdoor Walk About
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 5 PM- 6 PM
No charge.  Join us at the Nursery for a walk about!  We will do a walk through and open conversation about common landscape plants, spring pruning, and answer questions you have about your own garden needs.
All Veterans Memorial Fundraiser Dinner
Friday, May 18, 2018 5 PM - 7 PM

All Veterans Memorial Fundraiser Dinner at the Park Rapids American Legion.   Karaoke starts at 7:30. All Veterans Memorial
Minnesota Bike Opener 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018 9 AM - 11 AM
At the Heartland Park in Park Rapids.  We're being joined by other Chamber businesses to bring you bike safety info, tire changing demos and LOTS of giveaways.
Celebrity Bartender Night at Foxy's Bar & Grill
Saturday, May 19, 2018 6 PM - 11 PM
Celebrity Bartender has quickly become the DO NOT MISS event in the area! Foxy's is proud to partner with Ed Spiess, Neil Liftin and Tim Wheeler from Wonewok Conference Center.
Morning Buzz
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
Morning Buzz  is a monthly casual fast-paced business networking event where you or your employees can share in a light continental breakfast, short presentation & business announcements. 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!

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

Trivia Thursdays
Thursdays starting at 6.
You game? Try your luck at our weekly rotation of trivia, each Thursday from 6-8PM. Compete for prizes, or chill for some background learning over a fresh pint of beer.
Wear Your Smarty Pants
Foxy's Friday Night Meat Raffle
Every Friday at Foxy's Fun starts 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!
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods Extends Hours

New hours:  M-F 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 2
Lickin' Good also has a self-serve dog wash.

The FATHER Project's Citizen Fathers Receives Individuals of the Year Award
CHI St. Joseph's Health Community Health FATHER Project's Citizen Fathers recently received The Individuals of the Year award from the Minnesota Fathers and Families Network for their devotion and hard work in helping create a healthier... 
Park Rapids School Plans 7th Annual Golf Benefit
The 7th Annual Grandpa Andy Memorial Panther Club Gold Benefit will be held June 15, 2018 at the Headwaters Gold Club.  Tournament will be a five person team scramble with a shotgun start.
Water Sports Rental Adds New Option for Lake Fun
Water Sports Rental is adding a new option for kids this summer, the Corcl!  A  Corcl  is a round, durable boat for kids ages 8 to 15.  Kids can paddle, play games, share one with a friend or just hang out...
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Chamber Launches 100 Years of Summer

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism turns 100 this year and we're celebrating all summer long.   
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Spring Fishing Special

Come to Knotty Pines Resort to enjoy beautiful Boulder Lake in the spring time for great spring fishing!  Help us welcome back the loons as they return to our lake!  

Check out ALL of the HOT DEALS
when you visit us @ www.parkrapids.com
Nights & Weekends
71 Bottles of Beer & Liquor is looking to hire a couple of fun, energetic people. You must be self motivated and enjoy working with people. We love our customers and always want to give them the best service we can. 
Now Hiring Lodge Staff

Bear Paw Resort on Two Inlets Lake 
Available any day of the week
Apply in person, contact Tracey, 218-732-9594
for a current list  of JOB OPENINGS in the area!
Post your job openings on   Call to ask how (218) 732-4111
April 2018
Cole Papers, Inc.
May 2018
May 11, 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 .

Chamber Master Questions?  Check out  MIC - Member How-To Training Materials |  Call (218) 732-4111 for assistance.