Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
January 11, 2019
Portage Brewing Company Event
Friday, January 11, 2019 5-9 PM
Friends of Portage Brewing Company in Walker are putting together an event to support and encourage the owners and staff of the establishment that was destroyed by fire  early Sunday morning. 
Ski Race at Detroit Mountain
Saturday, January 12, 2019 All Day Event

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is hosting a ski race all day.  Go cheer on their local racers!
All the Wild Hungers Hometown Launch
Saturday, January 12, 2019 1 -3 PM
Karen Babine will be reading and signing her new book at Beagle and Wolf in Park Rapids on Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 pm--we hope you can join us!
Itasca State Park Programs
Saturday, January 12, 2019 4 - 7:30 PM
Presenter Under the Pines: An Evening with a Storyteller 4-5 PM
Music Under the Pines: Lori Goulet Reich 6 - 7:30 PM
Itasca's Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski event 5-7:30 PM
Celebrity Bartender Night at Foxy's Bar & Grill
Saturday, January 12, 2019 6 PM - 11 PM
Foxy's is excited to have the crew from Ackerman Plumbing & Heating as January's Celebrity Bartenders!!Win a Yeti cooler, just by having a few drinks & Support PR Youth Hockey.  Raccoon Antlers LIVE.
Starring Ackerman Plumbing & Heating
Clancy's John Kimball Benefit
Saturday, January 12, 2019 7-10 PM
Performances by Tate McLane, also Corey Joslyn.
Spaghetti dinner 5-7 PM.
Music & silent auction 7-11 PM. 
Yoga Benefit & Silent Auction for Portage Brewing Company
Sunday, January 13, 2019 5 -8 PM
Doors open at 5:00pm for yoga class and silent auction.   Yoga class 5:30-6:30pm.   Please kindly come at 6:30pm for silent auction if not attending yoga class
Silent auction will close and winners will be announced 7:30-8:00pm
Cash bar from 6-8pm.
Circle Time Under the Pines
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:30 - 11:15AM
Children 2-5 years old, explore and have fun at Itasca as we learn about nature through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery. Bring your winter outdoor clothes (including snowpants and boots) if weather permits, part of the program will be exploring the outdoors.  
Auxiliary Chicken Dinner
Friday, January 18, 2019 4:30 - 7 PM
Food with a purpose at the Park Rapids American Legion.  Dinner features secret recipe chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, cranberries, beverage and a homemade cupcake! 
Menahga Family Fishing Derby
Saturday, January 19, 2019 Noon - 2 PM
It's the annual Family Fishing Derby with lots of prizes to win.
Enter Spirit Lake by the public access. 
USXC - Heartland 200
Saturday - Sunday, January 19-20, 2019 

Race headquarters will be off Highway 34 East, more details to come.  This years event will be in the woods! 
Beagle and Wolf Night/Morning In
Saturday - Sunday, Jan 19-20, 7-9 PM/10 AM - Noon
An annual free event for readers!   Hear recommendations of great books!   Refreshments!
Prizes!   Goodie bags with bookish swag!   Enjoy the company of other readers!
Morning Buzz at Crystal Brook Senior Living
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:45 - 8:30 AM
There will be a light breakfast and a short presentation on Crystal Brook Senior Living, then we'll go around the room and quickly share any business news.  
Discussion on Redistricting:  Why is it important to us now?
Thursday, January 24, 2019 6-8 PM
Join us, w e will watch a video of a panel discussion hosted by the West Metro Alliance of the League of Women Voters last March. Paul Anderson, former Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, and Nick Harper.  
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
January 18 - David Allen
February 1 - The Lollygaggers
February 15 - The Cropdusters
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!
Summer 2019 Hot Deal Special
15% OFF Cabin Rentals PREPAY Discounts for a weekly stay July 6-13, 2019 with 2018 Rates.
10% DISCOUNT SAVINGS 2018 rate schedule for a Weekly Stay July 6-13, 2019 on Cabin Rentals standard deposit with 2018 rate schedule.
BOOK your 2019 Vacation Weekly Stays, Spring, Summer & Fall & receive 2018 rates.
Start your year with ACTION
People are going back to work and their routines, but what about the New Year resolutions we all made on New Year's Eve?  Did you write them down?  Can you actually reach those goals this year?  
American Legion Fishing Derby Tickets for sale!

American Legion Fishing Derby tickets are for sale and they make great stocking stuffers.  For $40 you can win whether you fish or not.  Over $150,000 in prizes!
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
The 2019 Discovery Guides are here!
The 2019 Park Rapids Lakes Area Discovery Guide is here and ready to go.  All of our Members are listed in it and it's jam-packed with travel pictures, relocation info, community events, maps and lots more.   You can get a copy (or 40) by stopping by the Visitor's Information Center.  Member businesses are welcome and encouraged to pick up a box to share with their customers.  
Volunteer for USXC to get in free!
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to assist with the USXC snowmobile race to be held on January 19 - 20.  At this time the race is scheduled to be held on Fish Hook Lake due to limited snow.  
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Sanitation Labor
Individual must know and understand the functions of the cleaning chemicals and tools used for sanitation purposes.  Must have the ability to communicate effectively with supervisory staff regarding plant sanitation and safety procedures. 
Communications/Marketing Specialist
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collecting, formulating, designing, preparing and presenting information to the general public, interest groups, members  and employees through programs and newsletters. 
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
January 2019
Belle Taine Bungalows
January 2019
January 11, 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.