Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
June 8, 2018
Aquatic Invasive Species Research Update
Friday, June 8, 2018 9:15 AM - 3 PM
Aquatic Invasive Species Research update followed by a Legislative Listening Forum.  An overview of MAISRC, Zebra Mussel research, U of MN Detectors & Trackers program, Starry Stonewort, impacts of Zebra Mussels and Spiny Water Flea on Mille Lacs Lake
Relay for Life Hubbard County
Friday, June 8, 2018 4:30 PM - 10 PM
The 24th Annual Relay for Life Hubbard County is an event that celebrates HOPE for cancer survivors! We begin at 4:30 PM on Friday, June 8, with a community picnic, indoors at the Park Rapids High School.
Live Music with Paul Nye & Jeff Menten
Saturday, June 9, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Jeff & Paul are back at Portage Brewing for a good time of Celtic, Gypsy Jazz, Punk Polka, hit Norwegian folk song classics, a few great Hymns from some hymnbook, plus we'll play "Stairway to Heaven" (maybe).
Hello Nevis!  Midbros at Iron Horse Bar & Grill
Saturday, June 9, 2018 8 PM - Close

Come on out to Iron Horse Bar & Grill in Nevis. There will be live music outdoors. Hello Nevis~ with Midbros. Great appetizers and beverages!
Dog's Paw 10th Anniversary Picnic
Sunday, June 10, 2018 11 AM - 2 PM

Dogs Paw would like to thank our wonderful clients
for your support these past 10 years!  
Nevis Sites & Bites
Sunday, June 10, 2018 Noon - 6 PM
Come see what the Nevis community has to offer in great food, art and musical talent.   Stop by the Nevis Chamber building and Food Shelf Booth to purchase your Sites 'n Bites Passport for $3 or 3 food shelf 
2nd Street Stage Kickoff
Thursday, June 14, 2018 5 - 8 PM
TEAM Industries sponsors Rich Mattson and the Northstars, a favorite from the 2017 line up.  You can also catch a screening of the Branding Documentary.
7th Annual Grandpa Andy Memorial Panther Club Golf Benefit
Friday, June 15, 2018 11 AM

The tournament will be a five person team scramble with a shotgun start at 1:30 PM.  Registration is open.
Living at Home's Famous BBQ Rib Dinner
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:30 PM - 7 PM
Living at Home will once again be hosting our semi-annual rib dinner fundraiser at the American Legion in Park Rapids. BBQ pork ribs, baked potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, buns and dessert.  $10 for adults, $5 for children under 9. 
MVCC Friday Night Family Fun Night
Friday, June 15, 2018 Starts at 7 PM
Mantrap Valley Conservation Club Family Fun Night!  The topic is invasive species.  Make your own Zebra Mussel trap and enjoy the sundae bar.
Park Rapids Fire Department Open House
Saturday, June 16, 2018 11 AM - 3 PM

This is a family oriented event will appeal to all ages with demonstrations, games and food. Bring the kids out to see the fire trucks.  
Free Volunteer Fair
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

A free volunteer fair is being held to showcase volunteer opportunities in the Park Rapids Area.  Go and get involved!
Grand Re-Opening at Heritage Living Center
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2 - 4 PM
Since 1955, Heritage Living Center has served you and your families.
Our new, state of the art building is complete and we are so excited to celebrate this accomplishment. 
An Afternoon with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3 PM - 5 PM
League of Women Voters Park Rapids Area and Beagle & Wolf Books are excited to present "An afternoon with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf".  Mr. Yusuf will discuss his personal immigrant story from Somalia to America and...
Moondance Jammin' Country
Thursday - Saturday, June 21 - 23, 2018
Jammin' Country featuring Cole Swindell, Luke Combs, Gary Allan, Brett Young, Cam, Michael Ray, Joe Diffie, Adam Craig & American Young.
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!

A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
Nevis Music Tuesdays
Tuesdays 5 PM - 8 PM
Enjoy live music in Nevis every Tuesday evening during the summer. Musicians will play at multiple locations in Nevis.  Interested musicians can contact Brian at (218) 652-3091 to play.
Noon Hour Concerts
Thursdays 12:15 - 12:45 PM 

Emma and Jacob Taggart, sister and brother piano duo. Hubbard Methodist Church in Hubbard
Second Chance Flea
Friday - Sunday 9 - 5

Flea market. Open memorial weekend through labor day weekend.
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!!  
Park Rapids Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 9 AM - 1 PM
The Park Rapids Farmers' Market...We have everything from Apples to Zucchini, and many handmade items in between.  
SUN Brunch/Mimosa & Bloody Mary Bar
Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM
Short, classy brunch menu.  Bloody Mary bar and Mimosa bars available.  Or order an Ultimate Bloody Mary for $14
Sunday Funday
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!
Park Rapids Walker Eye Clinic Holds Open House

The Park Rapids Walker Eye Clinic held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate their brand new building!  Stop in to their new address for all your eye care needs.
Ribbon Cutting at the New Halvorson Beach Playground set for June 24.
Join the Nevis C & C at the beach on the same evening as the Water Ski show.  The Nevis Lions will be serving cake and handing out balloons.  The Mayor will be speaking also.
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
100 Years of Summer is Off and Running.
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade will be 5 pm on Wednesday, July 4th.  The Chamber is working diligently to promote the entire day's Festivities including the Firecracker Foot Race, the John Michael Lerma Pie Baking Contest & Auction, the 4th of July Parade, the Community Band Concert and the Fireworks Show.
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
30% Off Computer Repair Services
Arvig's Tech Team will get your computer running like new.  We offer virus cleanup, hard drive cleanup, data backup, formatting, memory upgrades, and custom-built computers. Keep your computer in tip-top shape with our A+ PC Certified Technicians!
Check out ALL of the HOT DEALS
when you visit us @ www.parkrapids.com
Looking for experience bookkeeper that is great at multi tasking, answering phones, filing, payroll, and Quickbooks is a must, accounting/billing,great customer service. Please send your resume & cover letter to: Eric Munson...
Full-Time Optician/Sales
Kueber Eye Care (formally Bruhn Optical) is now hiring for a full-time Optician/Sales position. Optical and sales experience preferred. Candidate must have knowledge working with computers, and office equipment.  
for a current list  of JOB OPENINGS in the area!
Chamber Members can job openings for free on   Call to ask how (218) 732-4111
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June 8, 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.