Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
October 26, 2018
Deer Hunter Sight-In Days
Fri - Sat, October 26-27, Fri Nov 2 9AM - 4:30 PM
The sight-in service is free to Members and their children ages 12 to 16 years of age with a firearms safety certificate.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Eye and ear protection is required.
Fall Festival and Pumpkin Party 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Mazes, one wagon ride ticket, one crow-shooting ticket, Nerf Wars, giant pumpkin boards, play barn-silo-tree house, games and more!
Iron Horse Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27, 2018 8 PM
Food and drink specials all day and night! Including our famous smoked Prime Rib!  DJ Ntertainment will be rockin the house til 1.   Prizes for best couple and best individual!
Plan your costume now!
Halloween Party - Costume + Chili Contest
Saturday, October 27, 2018 6-9 PM
Bring your own pumpkin! It's time to get jacked up for Halloween (pun, yah). Please join us for a night of costume, chili, and craft beer fun. 
Halloween Party at Clancy's
Saturday, October 27, 2018 9 PM
Halloween Costume Contest starts at 9 pm & ends at midnight. 1st Place -$125
2nd Place - $75  3rd Place -$50
Must be present to win.
Job Fair at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Saturday, October 27 10 AM - 1 PM
Monday, October 28 4:30 - 7 PM
We are still in search of key people to fill our Winter Staff positions. LIFT OPERATORS, TUBING ATTENDANTS and More!
Instant Interviews
Ren Holland Presents Early Hotels of MInnesota
Monday, October 29, 2018 7-8 PM
A slide presentation showing some of the popular early Minnesota hotels and the stories associated with them.  This is an opportunity to learn more about early hotels.
Mad at Midnight Beer Release
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Noon - 9 PM
We'd like to re-introduce you to Mad at Midnight. This imperial wheat porter was our very first can release last year, and has been redesigned in almost every way. 
Treats for Tots
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4-7 PM

Treats for Tots is safe Halloween fun for your family!  Ages 12 and under can trick or treat inside.  
Trick or Treat Downtown Park Rapids
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4-6 PM, 6PM 
Trick or Treat Downtown and then bring the kids trick or treating at Heritage Living Center. You may come into the front doors of the building. 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 5 PM - 10 PM
Blackberry Curry (Bat) Wings -  A mouthwatering food special tailored to this spooky holiday from our very own BBC Kitchen!  Costume Prizes - all night.
Dress up + Win beer!
ACTION Park Rapids Lakes Area
Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:30 - 11:30 AM
The overall goal of ACTION Park Rapids Lakes Area is to help the greater community create their future through strategic, collective, and sustained civic effort. 
Todd Oliver - Heartland Concert Association
Friday, November 2, 2018 7-9 PM
"The Funniest Night" with Todd Oliver and Friends Todd Oliver- comedian, ventriloquist, musician - brings his friends, Irving - Todd's talking dog, and Pops, Miss Lilly, & Joey to the stage to perform.
Ladies Shopping Day
Saturday, November 3, 2018 10 AM - 2 PM
Bring some friends and join us for a Ladies' Day Out!  Shop with more than 20 vendors and crafters!  Ice Creek Restaurant will be open with lunch and drink specials!
Election Day
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 
Minnesota routinely boasts the highest voter turnout in the nation.  Polls in  most  places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. 
Living at Home's BBQ Rib Dinner
Friday, November 9, 2018 4:30 - 7 PM
Living at Home will once again be hosting our BBQ rib dinner fundraiser on November 9 at the American Legion in Park Rapids. 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!
A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
Kinship Wreath Sale Fundraiser
Oct 26 - Nov 19, 2018 recursive internet debugged Kinship will receive 1/3 of all proceeds recieved through purchase of fresh cut and assembled wreaths and garlands.   
Month of October
Each participating store will create their own festive fun, think sales, treats and games! Pick up a Shoptoberfest Passport to be stamped and entered into drawings for gift certificates. 
Alternating Thursdays
There's always something going on Thursday nights at Portage Brewing.  Trivia and Beergo will alternate.
Foxy's Friday Night Meat Raffle
Starts at 7 PM
Come win great a GREAT selection from Main Street Meats!  Your number is drawn, you choose the package of meat.
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!
Crystal Brook Grand Opening November 28
Knute Nelson is proud to announce it's Grand Opening, November 28th at 1 PM! 
Over 35,000 Attend 2018 GigaZone Gaming Championship
Over 3,500 attended the 3rd annual GigaZone Gaming Championship on Saturday, October 20 at the Sanford Center George W. Neilson Convention Center. 
Dad's 1/2 Way There Pizza Offering All Day Halloween Delivery
Dad's 1/2 Way There Pizza is busting out a Halloween Special!  All day delivery, plus you can get a pumpkin shaped pepperoni pizza for $7.50.
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Please note:  Your membership must be current to be included in the Discovery Guide. 
Call Teresa with any questions at 732-4111.
The new Discovery Guide in on track to be out in January!
Heartland Lakes Brand Assets Available
Towns and businesses within Heartland Lakes are encouraged to download and utilize the brand assets.  Parties interested in using the brand assets must adhere to the brand guidelines outlined in the downloaded file that you will receive. 
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Tire Technician & Store Clerk - Wolf Lake
Position available at our Wolf Lake location! Looking for a hard working individual to work with tires and operate the point of sale. Please call 218-538-6660 and ask for Jim, or email resume's to jimt@lakesareacoop.com
CNA's & PCA's
Diamond Willow of Park Rapids, is always accepting applications for CNA's and PCA's for day, evenings and nights.   These positions are responsible for providing personal care, delegated nursing and medical care designed to maintain the residents' physical and emotional well-being.
Maintenance & Repair Position
Maintenance & Repair Position If you have a passion for tinkering on things and making things look nice... Dogs Paw needs you! We are looking to add a repair and maintenance team member for Dogs Paw. 
for a current list  of JOB OPENINGS in the area!
Chamber Members can list job openings for free on   Call to ask how (218) 732-4111
October 2018
Big Pines RV Park
Bolton Bay RV Resort
Headwaters Agency Inc.
Kelly's Cottage Garden
Professional Office Services, Inc.
October 2018
October 26, 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.