Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
October 04, 2019
RUNNIN' for FATHER Project
Join  us at noon at Heartland Park as we  celebrate  Luke Preussler and Justin Domogalla on their run! There is still time to make your pledge as 2 runners make their way from Walker to Park Rapids. 
2nd Annual Paul Bunyan Power Sports Expo
Saturday, October 5, 2019- 10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Come one... Come all... welcome the fall!!!! Join us for a day full of test drives, 
shopping , and drawings!!! Our 2nd Annual Power Sports Expo is coming fast!!! 
Grouse-a-Thon at Foxy's Bar & Grill
Saturday, October 05, 2019
Get  registered  TODAY...before tickets are gone -
ONLY 60 TICKETS SOLD!!
CASH PRIZES ...gun raffles...Cooler Raffle...door prizes....Happy Hour....FUN!
Registration & More!

Team Blixt Benefit for Charlie Blixt
Saturday, October 5, 2019-4:00 PM-9:00 PM
Free-will donation Spaghetti Dinner, 50/50 Raffle at Clancy's on Island Lake for Charlie Blixt who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was 3 months old. 
Friends of Itasca State Park Peak Fall Colors & Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 5, 2019-1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Join the Friends of Itasca State Park during the peak of fall colors for an event-filled 
afternoon!  
Pumpkin Parties at Carter's Red Wagon Farm
Saturday, Sept. 28th - Saturday Oct. 26.
We will be open MEA Thursday and Friday which is Oct. 17 & 18 2019.
10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Are you ready for our Pumpkin Parties? Come check out our Lewis & Clark corn maze, take an inter-active wagon ride around the farm, and participate in scenes from Lewis & Clark's journey west!
Shoptoberfest
October 1-31, 2019
Twenty-two Park Rapids Downtown member businesses will participate in Shoptoberfest through October 31.
  Each participating store will  create  their own October festive fun from sale items to treats and games. 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!
A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
One Knight Stand at Clancy's
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30
Friday is here! Kirk Brock starts singing at 6:30, come have dinner and enjoy some great music!  
Foxy's Friday Night Meat Raffle
Starts at 7 PM
Come win a GREAT selection from Main Street Meats! Your number is drawn, you choose the package of meat.  
Park Rapids Farmers' Market
Saturdays until October, 12th  9 AM - 1 PM 
The Park Rapids Farmers' Market...We have everything from Apples to Zucchini, and many handmade items in between.   
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 
Everybody Dance at the American Legion!
Nite Owls 
Follow the links provided here to view ALL area Events!
Ackerman Plumbing & Heating
Gas Furnace Installation Sale on qualifying models. This offer can be combined with local utility rebates. Offer expires 10/31/2019
The Power of Pink
Your Pink purchases help the cause!
Now through December 31, 2019, when you purchase these special pink products, donations will be made to help breast cancer charities
2020 Discovery Guide Opportunity
Showcasing your business through display advertising in the Discovery Guide reaches thousands of potential customers that already have an interest in our area.  Since the Discovery Guide is an  advertising medium exclusively available to Chamber members, you gain a foothold over your competition in the mind of prospective  consumers through familiarity built prior to their actual arrival in the Park Rapids Lakes Area. All Ad material and payment is due by October 18, 2019.
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Park Rapids Area Community Fund Invites Grant Applications
The Park Rapids Area Community Fund will consider grant applications up to $15,000. Grants will be considered
from any nonprofit organization or public agency whose project addresses one of the following topics: education and youth,
community character, recreation and cultural opportunities,  health care , expanding leadership, drug and alcohol awareness.
CHI St. Joseph's Coming Events October
Coming Events/Calendar Items
Park Rapids, MN (October 2019)
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
DSP/Job Coach Instructor
Join a progressive organization that has been caring for people for over 40 years! The Hubbard County DAC is searching for a caring, compassionate person who wants to make a difference in the lives of disabled persons. In this position, you will work alongside clients at our DAC Main facility and in community jobs. You will train, coach and care for clients with developmental disabilities.
Short Order Cook
The Stompin' Grounds is looking for 2 part time short  order  cooks.  Must be available weekends and some weekdays.  We will train you just need to show up and be willing to work in our family friendly business. 
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.
September 2019
Cynthia Jones
Select Communications  
Friday, October 04, 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 but now that it's summer and there's so much going on, we can only fit so many things on the list.  
 
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 Candy Christensen  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.