Promote. Engage. Collaborate.

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is the region’s largest membership-driven organization representing the interests of over 300 businesses and individuals.

News for Community

Thursday, October 19, 2017
WSB & Associates and the Hubbard County Parks and Recreation Department invite you to participate in shaping the future of recreation in Hubbard County.  Open Houses will be held Tuesday, October 24th in Lake George at the Senior Center from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and on Thursday, October 26th at the Century School Cafetorium from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  We hope to gain insights from permanent and seasonal ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Article and photograph courtesy of the Park Rapids Enterprise, Business section - Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. "The Minnesota Association of Realtors announced at their state convention, held Oct. 5 in Minneapolis, that T. J. Simon, broker/owner of Wolff & Simon Real Estate of Park Rapids, was awarded the highest award given to a realtor — the Ed Anderson Award — for his volunteer ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Crystal Brook Senior Living by Knute Nelson would like to congratulate Stacy Johnson in her new role as the Housing Advisor.  For the past 3 years, Johnson has been working as the Community Liaison for Knute Nelson Home Care. She has been a resident of Park Rapids for 22 years with a background in Marketing and Human Resources.  Stacy is now taking reservations for Crystal Brook, due to open ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Health/Wellness
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Minnesota Resort & Campground Association is delighted to announce that this year's inductees into the Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame are Bob and Harriet Williams from Fun Ta Boot Resort in Park Rapids. Bob and Harriet purchased Fun Ta Boot Resort in 1985 when it was only a small fishing resort with six units. Over the years they have continued to expand and improve upon the property, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, October 09, 2017
Take a Walk on the Wild Side!  A Wild Rice Festival to be held October 21st, 2017  The Nemeth Art Center will host another; "Take a Walk on the Wild Side"- Wild Rice Festival in downtown Park Rapids October 21st, 2017.   This year’s celebration will be held outdoors on 3rd street, just east of highway 71 next to Depot Park.  Admission is free and the event will run from 10 am to 8 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Event, Arts/Culture, General News Article, Community
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Article and photograph courtesy of the Park Rapids Enterprise, Business section -By Submitted on Sep 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.;"With the recent hurricanes in Florida, the Caribbean, the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast and Mexico and the wildfires in the northwestern U.S. and western Canada, the incredible need for relief funds grows exponentially each day. One of the organizations stepping into this vast ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Human Interest
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Article courtesy of the Park Rapids Enterprise, Business section - By Enterprise Staff on Oct 4, 2017 at 2:06 p.m.; "Some changes to staff were announced by Jody Hanson, Forum Communications Lakes Group Publisher last week. Karen Holtan has been named Operations Coordinator for the Park Rapids Enterprise. Responsibilities for this position include fostering core values of Forum Communications ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Article and photograph courtesy of the Park Rapids Enterprise, Business section - By nvik on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.;"Park Rapids & Walker Eye Clinic in Park Rapids broke ground last week on the home of what will soon be their new facility. Co-owners Dr. Murry Westberg and Dr. Jen Keller knew for a long time that they needed a bigger space and had talked about it casually numerous ...read more
Categories: Community, Health/Wellness, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Article and photographs courtesy of the Park Rapids Enterprise, Business section - By Submitted on Sep 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.;   "Citizens National Bank Vice President Loan Officer Jason Funk presents a $2,500 check to Nevis City Parks Commissioner Sue Gray. They are joined by Charly Henry, a credit analyst, and Tara Wolff, general counsel for Citizens National Bank. The donation to the Nevis ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Coming Events/Calendar ItemsPark Rapids, MN (October, 2017)    D1 Kids Club Support GroupA support group for young people with type 1 diabetes and their families to better manage this chronic condition. Join us for learning activities, games, and fun. Call Tia at 218.255.3684 for dates and times.    Free Occupational Therapy ScreeningsCHI St. Joseph’s Health offers FREE occupational therapy ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Health/Wellness
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Over $10,000 in cash and prizes won over the 2 days through various tournaments and door prizes (Bemidji, MN) (October 1, 2017) – The 2nd annual GigaZone Gaming Championship, was held Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 at the Sanford Center George W. Neilson Convention Center. The event featured free gaming on various console and arcade games, numerous tournaments, virtual reality, ...read more
Categories: Community, Event, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, October 02, 2017
   We are excited to announce that we’re partnering with Herberger’s for their Community Days fundraising event. As you may know, Community Days is one of the biggest sale events of the year at Herberger’s, taking place Wednesday, November 8 through Saturday, November 11.   In the spirit of celebrating the communities they do business in, The Bon-Ton Stores has invited us to ...read more
Categories: Community, Health/Wellness
Thursday, September 28, 2017
On Friday, September 8, 2017, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission issued the Certificate of Need and Route Permit Notice for the Line 3 Replacement Project. This begins the final public participation phase of permitting considerations before an anticipated decision on the project in April 2018.  The time to show support for the project is now. This is the public's last chance to weigh in on ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Friday, September 22, 2017
During the 2016-17 school year, Arvig donated more than $100,000 to schools in its service area, made possible through the Arvig School Partnership Program. This brings the total donation amount—since the inception of the program—to more than $660,000.  “Giving back is a huge part of our mission, especially when it involves helping our rural schools,” said Staci Malikowski, Chief Financial ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Chamber Partners: