Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
February 8, 2019
Costume Jewelry Sale at The Tin Ceiling
Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9, 2019

Costume jewelry is on sale at The Tin Ceiling for 30% off.  Stop in where memories come alive! 
Learn to Skishoe/Snowshoe
Saturday, February 9, 2019 9AM - Noon 
Join the NCTA at Detroit Mountain as we teach people how to snowshoe and skishoe. This event is part of Detroit Lakes' Polar Fest event. 
14th Annual Audrey's Purple Dream Fishing Tournament & Purple Plunge
Saturday, February 9, 2019 10 AM
Our answer to cancer -  Take the Purple Plunge!
Dedicated to the memory of Audrey Faye Pidde, a life long resident of Akeley, Minnesota. 
11th Crow Wing
Leech Lake Frostfest
Saturday, February 9, 2019 11 AM - 4 PM
It's official. The second annual, Leech Lake Frostfest, is happening. Join us Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 11AM to 4PM, on the frozen waters of Minnesota's 3rd largest lake for an afternoon party. 
Old Time Logging Demo
Saturday, February 9, 2019 11 AM - 1 PM 
Discover the history of early horse logging, an industry common to this area in the late 1800s. Watch lumberjacks fell trees with a 2-man cross-cut saw, buck the log into sections, skid the logs, and cross-haul logs onto a horse drawn sled. 
Celebrity Bartender Night at Foxy's Bar & Grill
Saturday, February 9, 2019 6 - 11 PM
Come on out and support the lovely ladies from Sassy & Company as Foxy's February Celebrity Bartenders!! PLUS...Whiskey Trail is back!
1st Annual ACES Summit
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1 - 8 PM
Join the ACEsMN Committee to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences.  The afternoon will be filled with presentations from national, regional, and local experts!  The summit is organized in a  plenary style for everyone's convenience to hear each of the speakers with a panel discussion to end the evening.   
Book Sale
Thursday, Friday 14, 2019 8 AM - 6:30 PM
Romance books - $1.00/bag  Childrens & YA - 10 cents   10 cent books - $1.00 a bag or a box 
Winter is a great time to curl up with a good book! 
Meet & Greet Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Services New CEO
Thursday, February 14, 2019 9 - 11 AM
Join us for a Meet & Greet with new President-CEO Christine Fox.  Coffee and treats from S.W.eets will be served.
Brauhaus Valentine's Day Special
Thursday, February 14, 2019 4-9 PM
Get one appetizer, two entrees, a bottle of wine and two desserts for $59.99.   Call today to make your reservations 218 652-2478.
Valentine's Day Dinner at Clancy's
Thursday, February 14, 2019 4-10 PM
Many dinner selections -Lemon Chicken Pasta,  Jumbo Shrimp,  Prime Rib,  Ribeye Steak.  I ncludes soup & salad bar, potato, vegetable & dinner roll.
Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event
Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:30 - 8 PM
Come out and snowshoe by the light of the moon and kerosene lanterns along the trail. Snowshoe at your own pace along the lantern lit route during this drop-in program. For added fun, bring along your s'mores fixings or hot dogs for cooking at the campfire. 
Northwest Roundtable Network - Donor Databases
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Noon - 1 PM
If you are currently working at a nonprofit in the Northwest region, you are invited to join this free, informal discussion and information sharing group. 
ACTION Park Rapids Lakes Area
Thurday, February 21, 2019 8:30 - Noon
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.  We are working to eliminate redundancy and create collaboration.
Tapestry - Heartland Concert Association
Saturday, February 23, 2019 7-9 PM
The Carole King Songbook, is America's premier musical tribute to Carole King. Suzanne Davis recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970's Carole King concert experience following the music of her classic album, Tapestry.
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!
A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
Live Music Fridays Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
February 15 - The Cropdusters
March 1 - Rick Adams
March 16 - Matt Aakre
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.  Live music by Eric Reitan this weekend.
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!
Women's Group Retreat
Group Rate: $55/night/person - each adult their own bed, spread out in neighboring cabins as needed. WOMENS GROUPS: quilter's, crafter's, scrap booker's, book club, yoga groups, or just hanging' out with friends to bond & relax.
Giving Hearts Day Feb 14
The animals at the Headwaters Animal Shelter are keeping their paws crossed in hopes of your generous donation on Giving Hearts Day, February 14 when donations will be matched up to $4,000.  
Donations matched
Carter's Red Wagon Farm Opens CSA Enrollment
Carter's Red Wagon Farm is pleased to announce open enrollment for our 2019 CSA season. We are a produce-only CSA and grow non-GMO produce, using organic growing methods. We anticipate produce delivery in mid-May with a 20 week season, weather depending.
Three Share Sizes
DNR to begin accepting reservations for Bert's Cabins at Itasca State Park.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has started accepting reservations for Bert's Cabins at Itasca State Park. These 12 cabins, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River, had been privately owned and operated since 1939. In December 2018, the current owners retired and sold the cabins to the DNR.
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Chamber Wins Award at Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference
During the 2019 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel this week, several individuals, organizations and tourism businesses were recognized at the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism Awards for their contributions to the state's $15.3 billion travel industry. 
Happy Pac Deadline is March 11
We're getting started on the 2019 Happy Pac.  The Happy Pac coupon book is a great way to entice customers and increase foot traffic into your business.   They're sent out through other Members (especially lodging facilities), picked up here at the Chamber, mailed out when people request them and used to stuff gift bags through the year).  
Claim your page!
January's Chamber by the Numbers
Visitors to the Tourist Information Center: 1360
New Members: 2
Renewing Members: 36
Discovery Guides mailed out to individuals who requested them via email, website request or phone: 220
Boxes of Discovery Guides sent to other Tourist Info Centers: 75
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Class B Certified Boiler Operator Needed
Operates and maintains boilers and steam/hot water systems that supply heat or power for a potato processing plant.
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. This position will include indoor and outdoor responsibilities.  
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
You may also find opportunities by volunteering, go to Volunteer Heartland Lakes for more information.
February 2019
February 2019
February 8, 2019
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.  

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 .  

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