Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
October 5, 2018
Comfort Food Dinner
Friday, October 5, 2018 5 -8 PM
Headwaters Intervention Center's Comfort Food Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser.   Menu:  Meatloaf, Mac N Cheese, Baked Potato, Dinner Rolls, Corn, Coleslaw. 
Paul Bunyan Power Sport Expo
Saturday, October 6, 2018 10 AM - 7 PM
The 1st Paul Bunyan Power Sports Expo at Stompin' Grounds.Drawings on the hour starting at 12:00 
Grand Prize: 2018 Polaris 450 ATV HO.   
Wine 101
Sunday, October 7 1-4 PM
Wine origins, explanations of different wines/regions, how to taste effectively; sample some incredible wines and enjoy delicious apps from Roadhouse.
Nelson Lake Hike
Sunday, October 7, 2018 1-5 PM

Hike for Hope Thorpe Tower to Nelson Lake in Paul Bunyan State Forest.
Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Saturday, October 6, 2018 2-4 PM & 6:30 -8 PM
Aiton Heights Fire Tower Hike 3 miles.  
Also Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Menten and Nye.  
Registration for Park Rapids Figure Skating Club
Sunday, October 7, 2018 5:30 - 7 PM
Registration: 5:30-6   Parent Meeting: 6:30 - 7
Ages- 3 and up
Skating is Wed. and Sunday nights.
Register your Skaters
Jersey Tenors - Heartland Concert Association
Monday, October 8, 2018 7-9 PM
The Jersey Tenors are a rock/opera mash-up sensation that creates an explosive blend of the most popular opera classics alongside such rock 'n roll greats as Queen, Journey, Elton John and Billy Joel.
Ripping Good Yarns
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 1-2:30 PM
HCLL presents Al Batt storyteller extraordinaire.  We'll enjoy tales from Batt's farm-boy childhood and gain insight into the techniques and artistry of storytelling. 
Fall Book Sale
Thursday, October 11, 2018 8 AM - 6:30 PM
Fall book sale at the Park Rapids Area Library.  Come get a pile of books, puzzles and movies for your winter enjoyment.
LWV Local Candidate Forum: Park Rapids Mayor
Thursday, October 11, 2018 6-7 PM
Hear from the candidates themselves.  All questions will be collated and edited so that as many topics as possible will be covered without duplication. 
Heartland Homes 40th Anniversary Fish Fry Dinner
Friday, October 12, 2018 5-7 PM
Serving up a delicious fish dinner consisting of fish, patatoes, corn, coleslaw. fresh bread and variety of deserts. 
Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett
Saturday, October 13, 2018 5:30-8:30 PM
Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett are thrilled to be making their Portage debut! Join them for an evening of original Americana music, and of course, amazing beer! 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!
A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
Shoptoberfest
Month of October
Each participating store will create their own festive fun, think sales, treats and games! Shoppers will be able to pick up a Shoptoberfest Passport to be stamped and entered into drawings for gift certificates. 
Monthly Cribbage Tournament
Sunday, October 7, 12:30 PM - 3 PM
There's something about beer, board games, and a cozy taproom. Join us for our monthly cribbage tournament. 
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.
Fall Festival and Pumpkin Party 2018
Saturdays, Oct 6 - Oct 27
Also October 18-19  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!
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!
Dad's 1/2 Way There Pizza All Day Halloween Delivery
Make your Halloween easier with delivery from Dad's 1/2 Way there pizza!  They even have a pumpkin shaped pizza!
Portage Brewing Releases Blueberry Honey Dreamsicle Milkshake IPA
It's their very first, statewide beer release. This IPA was conceived from the juiciest combination of IPA friendly ingredients. Pounds of blueberries, wildflower honey, El Dorado hops, vanilla beans, and milk sugar went into this recipe - constructing a purple, hazy treat of sweet berries & stone fruit.
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while you're at www.parkrapids.com
September Chamber by the Numbers
Visitor's through the door:  4500
Renewing Members:  25
New Members:  3
Plus lots more stats about how this month went.
Free Cybersecurity for Small Businesses Training
This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business. Topics include:
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Direct Support Professional
Headwaters Adult Day Services, a program of the Hubbard County DAC, is looking for persons to provide care for elderly individuals in a Park Rapids day facility.
Small Engine Technician
The Small Engine Technician will perform repairs and maintenance on a wide variety of equipment powered by 2-stroke & 4-stroke engines, to include basic service and...
Small Engine Tech
Physical Therapist - $10,000 Sign On Bonus
Knute Nelson Home care is looking for a full time Physical Therapist to join our Park Rapids Team. Our therapists work Monday-Friday 8-4:30. 
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
October 2018
October 5, 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.