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Monday, October 15, 2018
Get ready for Nov 24 with the Shop Small® Studio — an online resource with complimentary, customizable marketing materials that make it easy to promote your business. In about 2 minutes, owners can create custom materials for their business, such as: ·    Posters: to welcome shoppers and let them know where they can Shop Small. ·   Website badges: to show online support for the Shop Small more
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Citizens with a strong interest in the state’s native prairies, forests and wetlands and the wildlife in them are invited to apply by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 for a key advisory board. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking people to fill four vacancies on the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Natural Heritage. Appointees will be responsible for advising the DNR on issues related more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Minnesota communities, schools and their partners are invited to apply for funding on local projects that enhance transportation goals, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. For the 2018-19 application cycle, MnDOT is conducting a joint solicitation for the Transportation Alternatives and Safe Routes to School State Infrastructure programs. Applicants submit a single letter more
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Monday, October 01, 2018
Visitors to the Visitor’s Center in August:  4500 Renewing Members: 25 New Members: 3 Discovery Guides Requested & Mailed Out: 76 Boxes of Guides sent out this month: 16 Boxes sent to:  Albert Lea TIC, Red Wing CVB, Mall of America & Minneapolis Airport We printed 50,000 Discover Guides each year.  The only way to get in is to be a Chamber Member. Job Posting Views: 1632 Job Postings is a more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
Monday, October 01, 2018
Cybersecurity for Small Businesses This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing information in a small business. Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing information through best cybersecurity practices; Identifying types of information that should be secured; Identifying the types of cyber threats; Defining risk management; and more
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Cheers to 121 Years of Fashion! Our great grandfather opened our first store 121 years ago.   We have changed a lot over the years.  We no longer carry wedding dresses, fishing rods, box fans, glassware, etc.; we do continue to sell great fashion. Our commitment to serving you and being a part of your community has not changed since 1897.  To mark this milestone we have an Anniversary Sale like more
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Distinction Awards were handed out on Tuesday at our Annual Chamber Meeting.  Thank you to Companeros for hosting the event, everything was perfect.  Thank you to everyone who made the time to join us, we had fun and hope you did too! Shining Star Award Winner:  Danielle Norby Lien Tourism Award:  Park Rapids Convention & Visitor's Bureau, accepted by Amanda Strohman Ambassador of the Year: more
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
40-60 Ft. Christmas Tree Wanted  for Main Street, Park Rapids CHI St. Joseph’s Health along with the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber and the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association needs your help in seeking the donation of the 2018 Heartland Lakes Area Christmas Tree! Please contact Betsy Meyer at 218.616.3197 or Butch Delahunt at 218.732.4111 with referrals.About CHI St. Joseph’s Health CHI more
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Friday, September 21, 2018
You'll find some fun in store at Shoptoberfest!  Each participating store will create their own October festive fun from sale items to treats and games. Shoppers will be able to pick up a Shoptoberfest Passport to be stamped and entered into drawings for gift certificates.  Completed Passports will be drawn for five $100 gift certificates and placed in a second chance drawing. The second chance more
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