Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
May 17, 2019
Heartland Homes Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction
Friday, May 17, 2019 4:30 - 7 PM
Heartland Homes Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction celebrating 41 years of dedicated service to people with developmental disabilities.  Music by County 20. 
Park Rapids Water Ski Team Dry Land Practice
Friday, May 17, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Dry land practice Friday, May 17th at St. Peter's Church parish center, 305 West Fifth Street.
No experience necessary.  
Childrens Department 40% off at The Tin Ceiling
Friday & Saturday May 17-18, 2019 10AM - 3:45 PM 40% Off the Childrens Department at The Tin Ceiling.
Where memories come alive.
Funkiest Store on Main Street
Spotting Spring Birds at Itasca
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 AM - 10 AM
Discover the songs and sights of Minnesota's spring migratory birds! Join birder and instructor Ron Miller MD for a birding walk to discover recently arrived breeding birds as well as species passing through on their northward migration. 
Northern Pines Camp Work Day
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Help a local camp prepare for its summer season!  Volunteers are invited to come gather brush, rake leaves, clean campfire rings, clean cabins, possibly paint (depending on the weather).
9th Annual Community-wide Garage Sale
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 - 4 PM
Akeley's 9th Annual Community-wide Garage Sale will be held May 18, 2019, from 8-4.  Over twenty sale sites will be on the map. 
Minnesota Bike Opener
Saturday, May 18, 2019 11 AM - 1 PM
Join us at the Heartland Park in Park Rapids and celebrate the start of biking season with a ride on the Heartland Trail!  
Sip and Paint with Nate at Evergreen Bay Resort
Saturday, May 18, 2019 11 AM - 8 PM
11 AM Hike on groomed trails, water provided
3:00 - Sip and Paint activity - materials provided, bring your favorite summer drink!
8:00 - Campfire & SMORES! - Smore materials provided
If you register AND stay with us... receive 10% off your stay May 17-19th! 
Celebrity Bartender Night at Foxy's Bar & Grill 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 6 PM - Midnight
Celebrity bartender is back with Charlie's Boat and Marine. Melissa Carmichael, Andrew Carmichael, and Charlie will be your bartenders for the night.
Tips will be going to Headwaters Animal shelter.
Kinship Fish Fry
Friday, May 24, 2019 5-7 PM
Bring a friend and come enjoy a meal of fish, baked potato, flatbread, coleslaw and homemade desserts.  Piano music by Debbie Center for diners enjoyment.  
Neighborhood BBQ Fest
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10 AM - 2 PM
Join us for a cook-out and check out the Traeger grill!   We will demonstrate the wood pellet cooking on the Traeger with delicious free samples. 
Taste the wood fired difference
Historical Society Program
Monday, May 20, 2019 7-8 PM
Program presented by Lefty Anderson "Otto Hendrickson Post 212" 7 pm at the Northwoods Bank meeting room. Handicap accessible. 
Refreshments will be served.
Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Friday, May 24 & 25, 2019 
Dining in the Park: Douglas Lodge, try new menu items or old favorites.
Dining in the Park:  The Mary Gibbs Cafe, the cafe is open for the season.
Park Rapids Farmers' Market Starts
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM
The Park Rapids Farmers' Market...We have everything from Apples to Zucchini, and many handmade items in between.   
Morning Buzz - Northwoods Bank
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
There will be a light breakfast and a short presentation about Northwoods Bank, then we'll go around the room and quickly share any business news. 
Nevis Music Tuesday's Starts
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5-8 PM
Nevis loves music and has a number of performance locations throughout the town. Every Tuesday evening, weather permitting, Nevis will feature a variety of musicians from the area, plus those who can fit it in their Summer touring schedule.  
Itasca's Mysteries in History:  The Itasca Biological Station
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10 - 11 AM
In 1907 the University of Minnesota (U of M) held its first field classes in Itasca State Park. Join us at the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories for a tour of this historic location. 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!
A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
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.
Everybody Dance at the Legion
Every other Sunday, 1-4 PM
June 9 - Julie Lee's White Rose Band
June 30 - Jerry & Joyce's Dance Band
July 14 - TBD
Follow the links provided here to view ALL area Events!
Belle Taine Bungalows
Book now for the month of June
Now is the perfect time to use the bike trail before it gets too hot! We are right off the Heartland Trail less than a mile from downtown Nevis. 
Carter's Red Wagon Farm and Market CSA starts May 20
Carter's Red Wagon Farm's 2019 CSA will be starting next week! (week of May 20) with a refreshing taste of springtime produce (we can't wait either!). We'll also have a delightful herb basket for each of our members.
Meet & Greet with Fred, Wilma and Dino, characters from the Flintstones.
Paul Bunyan Communications invites area kids to meet and take pictures with Fred, Wilma and Dino, characters from The Flintstones, as seen on Boomerang, and Minnesota Timberwolves Mascot Crunch on Wednesday, May 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Paul Bunyan Communications Cooperative Celebration.  
Moondance Festival Line-ups Finalized
The line-ups are finalized for both Moondance Jammin' Country and Moondance Jam.  The early bird discount has passed, but you can still get your tickets and reserve camping online.
FREE Delivery from the Office Shop every Thursday

For a brief time we were using a delivery service for your deliveries...we are announcing that we are back delivering with our employees/our vans  directly to your desktop or dock. 

For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Chamber Launches Job Hunting Newsletter
Due to the influx of hiring this time of year, we are introducing the Monday Rundown on a trial basis.  The Monday Rundown is a list of job openings in the area with a link to more information.  It will be emailed out Monday mornings.
This year's photo contest:  What makes Heartland Lakes home?
100 Years of Summer worked so well this year that we're having another big photo contest.  This year just show and tell us why this is the place you live, work and play. 
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Eldercare Services Coordinator
Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area located in Park Rapids, MN is seeking a part-time Eldercare Services Coordinator. This position works directly with the elders and volunteers in our community. 
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Position will assist and manage the Communications and Marketing programs while ensuring that the brand and the messaging are consistent throughout all communications for the above referenced organization.
You may also find opportunities by volunteering, go to Volunteer Heartland Lakes 
for more information.
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.
May 2019
Anytime Fitness
Cedar Shores Lodge & Resort
Showcase Auto Center
May 2019
May 17, 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.