Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
January 4, 2019
Extended Year End Clearance
Ends Saturday, January 5, 2019
The Tin Ceiling has extended their Year End Storewide Clearance.  Stop in for 50% off (some exclusions apply) on funky, retro and vintage finds!
Yoga + Journaling + Sankalpa Setting Workshop
Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A very special two hour workshop for YOU! As an extra special treat, this extended session is only $15: includes the two hour session + a craft beer (n/a options available). 
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
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.  
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! 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!
A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
Alternating Thursdays
There's always something going on Thursday nights at Portage Brewing.  Trivia and Beergo will alternate.
Live Music Fridays Detroit Mountain Recreation Area

January 4 - Blind Joe
January 18 - David Allen
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!
1st Annual ACES Summit Early Bird Discount
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.   Evening meal included. 
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
December's Chamber by the Numbers
Visitors to the Tourist Information Center: 1500
New Members: 3
Renewing Members: 62
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
Class B Certified Boiler Operator
Operates and maintains boilers and steam/hot water systems that supply heat or power for a potato processing plant.
Museum Director
30 hours a week, May thru September.  
$1500 - $1700 a month.  The Hubbard County Museum Director Administrator performs the day to day business of managing the museum.
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
Late December - January 2019
January 4, 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.