Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
March 8, 2019
Select Furniture Sale
Until March 31, 2019 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
It's that time of year to get ready for new inventory so we have select furniture pieces for sale in the store. This sale includes bed frames, desks, dressers, occasional tables, bookcases, and more!  
Time is on Your Side Sale
Friday, March 8 - Monday, March 11 10 - 4:45 PM

Time is on your side, get 30% off at The Tin Ceiling!
The Final Meltdown!
Sunday, March 10, 2019 11 - 1 PM
Open skate party March 9th 3 pm to 5 pm at the Ted O Johnson Arena.  This is the last skating of the season.  Help us wear down the ice.  Concessions will be open, limited skates are available to use, prizes and FUN!  
Lysander Piano Trio - Heartland Concert Association
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 
The Lysander Piano Trio - Itamar Zorman, violin, Liza Stepanova, piano and Michael Katz, cello - was formed at The Juilliard School in 2009 and was selected that year to represent Juilliard in a special concert in Mexico City.  
St. Urho Celebration
Friday, March 15 - Saturday, March 16, 2019  

Festivities start Friday at 6:30 with Laula Aika a Finnish Folk Band and roll on from there.  
Circle Time Under the Pines
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Children 2-5 years old, come 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. 
Minnesota State Band Concert
Friday, March 22, 2019 7 - 8:30 PM
The Minnesota State Band will give a concert at the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium. The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is sponsoring the event which will include a program for band students during the school day.
American Legion Fish Fry
Fridays, March 8 - April 19, 2019 5-7:30

American Legion weekly fish fry.  Proceeds go to various clubs inside the Legion.   Karaoke afterward.
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

March 16 - Matt Aakre

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!
Winter Special
Winter special - $125 first night/ $75 additional nights.   Gather your friends or plan a romantic escape.  Curl up by the fire in your room or enjoy our 5 miles of wooded trails.  Complimentary snowshoes available.  
Haas Printing adds a full line of promotional products.
Haas Printing is pleased to announce that they now offer a full line of promotional products. Promotional items provide an opportunity to make new connections at trade shows, show appreciation to established customers, and offer a tangible way for people to remember your company.
Keychains, magnets and more!
Grants aim to get more people hunting and fishing.
Groups that help people become hunters or anglers - or keep on hunting or fishing - can apply for grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  "Minnesota's hunting and fishing tradition is still strong but we're seeking to address a steady decline in the percentage of people who hunt or fish," said Jeff Ledermann, DNR education and skills supervisor.
KPMI-AM "The Legends" Added to Paul Bunyan Television Service

KPMI-AM "The Legends" can be found on PBTV channel 951 or PBTV Fusion channel 1051.
Apply Now:  Bush Prize for Community Innovation
The  Bush Prize for Community Innovation  celebrates organizations with a track record of successful community problem solving. Applications for prestigious prize are now open through 4/11! 
For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Lunch & Learn's Scheduled
It's almost time for Lunch & Learn.  Here are the classes on the docket for this year.  Lunch & Learn classes are open to Chamber members and Guests.  Members get in for $25 and Guests can join us for $30, of course lunch is included.  Click the links below for more information on the separate classes and to RSVP. 
Your Brand, Workforce Retention & Cybersecurity
February's Chamber by the Numbers
Visitors to the Tourist Information Center: 333
Renewing Members: 19
Job Posting Views: 632
Hot Deal Views:  169
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
General and Skilled Laborers
$16.50- $18.36 to start. Make a difference, grow your future and have fun.  Overtime potential, multiple pay increases in the first year, plus benefits - all at a progressive company that cares about its employees. 
Watercraft Inspectors
We are seeking Part-Time Seasonal Watercraft Inspectors to work on Public Access sites in Hubbard County. The Watercraft Inspector serves to INFORM and EDUCATE the public to the threats of harmful aquatic invasive species to our area lakes.
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
You may also find opportunities by volunteering, go to Volunteer Heartland Lakes for more information.
March 2019
March 2019
March 8, 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.