Weekly PRLA Chamber of Commerce  & Tourism 
Member News and Calendar of Events Updates!
July 6, 2018
PRCA Pro Rodeo/EXTREME Bulls and Broncs
July 4-7, 2018

PRCA Pro Rodeo & XTREME Bulls and Broncs 40th Anniversary this year! 
Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8 Click link for times
Saturday Events:  Historic Sawmill/Pioneer Village Tour, Junior Naturalist: Fish Habitats, CCC Walk and Talk: The Great Depression
Sunday Events:  Outdoor Kids- Animal Tracks, Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Julie and Bill Kaiser.
FireFly Brew Fest
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3-7 PM
Live music, games, brews and food!  Come sample the many unique flavors from local and regional brewers.  Multiple on-site food vendors.Include admission to the AFTER PARTY with classic rock band CrossWater!!
Menahga Midsummer Celebration 2018
Friday July 6 - Sunday July 8, 2018 
Menahga's Midsummer Celebration is sponsored by the Menahga Civic & Commerce Association and is a weekend-long event. Come join us in July for games, parade, fireworks and other fun! 
Brews & Bluegrass
Saturday, July 7, 2018 Noon - 9 PM
There are few things better than bluegrass music and ice cold craft beer. Join us, this 4th of July weekend (post Saturday) for a day of tunes, beers, food, and more. All ages welcome, and free for all to attend. 
Music on the Mountain:  Big & Rich w/Cowboy Troy
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6 - 11 PM
Wow, this is going to be one heck of a show folks!  Local favorite  Matt Aakre opens the show.  Word is he may have some special guests with him as well. 
Nevis Pig Races
Sunday, July 8, 2018 1:05 PM & 3:05 PM
Fun for the whole family! Music, games, beer garden and more.  Buttons can be purchased at T &  M and other Nevis businesses.
Dorset Boardwalk Crazy Days
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10 AM - 5 PM
It's a day for deals and fabulous fines. Bargain hunters take note...this is one day you won't want to miss!  See you on the Boardwalks in Dorset! 
Jasper's Theater Opening Night
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3 PM - 5 PM
Celebrating 14 years of fun family entertainment.
Make reservations today!   Groups and busses call Lynette (218) 255-1333 to reserve your spot today. 
Hubbard County Fair
Wednesday, July 11 - Sunday, July 15, 2018
Lots of fun for everyone! Tell all your friends, neighbors, relatives!  If you don't know what it is, come check it out! Free to enter the Fair and look at all the projects and animals!
Lazy Days of Summer Book Sale
Thursday- Friday, July 12-13, 2018 
Thurs:  Children, Youth & Romance - 10 cents  $1/box   Friday All books half price  - 10 cent books $1/box 
Water Ski Show
Sunday, July 15, 2018 4-6 PM
Water Ski Show at Halvorson Beach - Lake Belle Taine   Free Live Music at 4 pm Ski Show 5 pm - 6 pm
Bring a lawn chair or beach blanket and sit back and enjoy the show!
27th Annual Moondance Jam
Wednesday, July 18 - Saturday, July 21, 2018
The Campin' & Jammin' Event of Summer is held near Walker Minnesota. Over 60 Bands on 4 Stages and 4 Days of the best Rock n' Roll music, including the Pre Jam on Wednesday night! 
Park Theatre - Weekly movie show times!
A quaint theater with a classic neon marquee presents mainstream movies with standard concessions.
Saturday Matinee:  Jurassic World & Incredibles 2 1-3 PM $6
Family Bingo!  With Mantrap Conservation Club
Tuesdays at 7 PM
Family Bingo! Proceeds to Conservation, Education and Scholarship.
Nevis Music Tuesdays
Tuesdays 5 PM - 8 PM
Enjoy live music in Nevis every Tuesday evening during the summer. Musicians will play at multiple locations in Nevis.  Interested musicians can contact Brian at (218) 652-3091 to play.
Foxy's Why Not Wednesdays & Meat Raffle Fridays
Why Not Wednesdays is back!   LIVE Outdoor music at Foxy's 6-9 PM. 

Noon Hour Concerts
Thursdays, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
July 12th:   Nikolai, Katya, and Emily Kivi/ string trio. St. Johns Lutheran Church 
Second Street Stage
Thursdays, 5 - 8 PM
Enbridge will sponsor The Plott Hounds, another favorite band from 2017.
FireFly Event Barn & Taproom Events

Wednesdays - Local Charity Night 
Fridays - Live Music Fridays  
Sunday - SUN Brunch/Mimosa & Bloody Mary Bar
Second Chance Flea
Friday - Sunday 9 - 5
Also open on the 4th of July!
Flea market. Open memorial weekend through labor day weekend.
Park Rapids Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 9 AM - 1 PM
We have everything from Apples to Zucchini, and many handmade items in between.  
July 18 - Catch the market at CHI Hospital 10 AM - 2 PM
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!
Fox Sports North and Minnesota Wild Announce Match-Ups
FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the National Hockey League's Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Hockey and the Bemidji Organizing Committee, announced the date and schedule for the 13th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota (HDM) presented by Wells Fargo this morning in front of the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statue in Bemidji.
Certified Nursing Assistant Training Being Offered
A great way to start your nursing career!
Starting July 2018, Test out to follow.
Apply online by July 18th

For all News Releases visit "CHAMBER NEWS" 
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
June's Chamber by the Numbers
A few comments in our Guest Book:
-Great coupon books
-Good information
Renewing Members: 19
MN Job Skills Partnership Grant Proposal Deadline
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) Board is soliciting applications for grant funding for new and incumbent worker training programs.  MJSP will accept applications for the Partnership and Pathways Programs.
School Bus Replacement Grants Available from MPCA
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is now accepting applications for replacing old diesel school buses (model years 1992-2009). This grant opportunity is part of Minnesota's Diesel Replacement Program, funded by the Volkswagen Settlement.
For all News Releases visit " CHAMBER NEWS"
while you're at www.parkrapids.com
Perks are our way of saying, ''Thank You'' and ''Come Again''.  Perks are points earned that can be redeemed by staying with us twice or more during the same season.  
Check out ALL of the HOT DEALS
when you visit us @ www.parkrapids.com
Full + Part-Time Kitchen Staff
Bemidji Brewing is hiring motivated individuals for full and part time kitchen staff. Evenings and weekends a must. 
Email Your Resume
Foreman, Laborers & Roofers
Description: Foreman are responsible for management of the crew; providing clear guidance and direction. A thorough knowledge of construction practices and plan reading skills are used to be able to work efficiently and effectively.
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
June 2018
Von Froehlich Havs Design, LLC.
June 2018
July 6, 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.