Chisago Lakes Chamber

Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer & Taylors Falls

September 2019 Newsletter

A Message From the Chamber Director

Welcome to the fall! This time of year is always so full of “New.” New school year, new season, new beginnings. As I’ve been talking to friends and colleagues in the community, I keep hearing about excitement for the fall. Whether it’s in anticipation of sweater weather, changing leaves, the State Fair, football season, or getting back to the routine of school, it seems that we are ready for what’s next.

Here at the chamber is no exception. As I navigate my first year as your Executive Director, there’s “new” around every corner. We had a tremendous summer filled with exciting events, new connections, and eyes towards our future. The Triathlon was a great success. It brought hundreds of people into our community and I think we were effective at keeping them here for awhile afterwards to enjoy even more of our community. We wrapped up the golf tournament a week ago and had a record- breaking year with that event also. I’ve heard lots of positive feedback and I don’t think it hurt that I ordered up the most beautiful weather August had to offer. We partnered with some local businesses to re-instate the welcome program and were excited to make our first round of deliveries.

As we celebrate our summer accomplishments, we spare no time in preparing for what’s upcoming. There have already been multiple meetings for the 2020 Home & Business Expo, and the Winter Blast. We have so many ideas and possibilities in front of us that are all collaborative and intended on building a bigger, better event for you. The Chisago Lakes business community is an honor to be a part of and it’s my intent to offer each of you as many opportunities to shine as possible.

Last month I added a brief article about some of the board specific things we’ve been working on. We are fine tuning our mission, vision, and core values and are incorporating them everywhere. When I took over as your Executive Director in January, I quickly realized that the sky is the limit here. What I find to be helpful is to run all ideas, initiatives, and suggestions through the filter of our mission, vision, and core values. It’s with that method that we have secured some exciting new technology (stay tuned), are evaluating our existing events, and hope to implement more business and networking focused opportunities for all of you.

As I begin my 9th month as your Director, I’m feeling very welcomed in my role. So many of you have made this transition easy and fun. I’ve loved having the opportunities to work alongside so many of you and I look forward to what the next few months will bring. I’ve spent the last 9 months embracing the “new.” Thanks for making it so wonderful!

Chamber News & Events!

  • Chamber Board Meeting - Thursday, September 5th 9:00am
  • Chamber Luncheon - Thursday, September 12th 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Chisago Lakes Library, 11754 302nd Street, Chisago City
  • Chisago Lakes Events - 2019 Calendar

September Chamber Luncheon

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 11:30am-1:30pm

11754 302nd Street

Chisago City, MN

Speaker: Noel Doiron

Topic: 'Meeting & Exceeding Customer Expectations'

Caterer: Lil' Duffy's Smokehouse

RSVP by Monday, September 9th 5:00pm

*All RSVP's: $10/Chamber Member, $15/Non-Member

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Welcome New Member

Looking to get Involved in Your Chamber?

Are you interested in taking a more active role in the chamber? We are actively seeking committee members for the following initiatives:

  • Fall Decorating
  • Awards Gala
  • Winter Blast
  • Home & Business Expo
  • Social Media team

If you’d like to help out by partnering with us, please reach out. I’ve found that through committee involvement, friendships, collaboration, and investment is heightened to an invaluable level. Just think, there are wonderful people in our business community who are waiting to connect with you. Join a committee and meet them!!

Chisago Lakes Welcomes You!

We had the pleasure of delivering a Welcome bag to some of our communities’ newest residents in late August. Thank you to all of those who donated items for us to include and present on your behalf. We were met with great surprise and excitement by the homeowners that we were able to meet. We plan to continue with this project on a quarterly basis so if you’d like your business items included, please drop them off at the chamber, we’d be honored to deliver them for you.

Chamber Golf Tournament Thank You!

Thank you to all the wonderful participants in our 11th annual Chamber Golf Tournament. We had a beautiful day for golfing and would like to congratulate the following teams for taking first place in their divisions.

  • Men’s: D-Lighted Designs
  • Women’s: Eichten’s Cheese
  • Mixed: Empire Insurance

We had an incredible number of generous sponsors this year. This is one of the chambers largest events throughout the year and we could never do it without the support from these businesses. Thank you so very much to each of you for your donations and belief in the chamber:


HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORS:

Brink's Market, Frankie's, The Drive In, Whitaker Buick


CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORS:

Elevate Builders, Empire Insurance, Grand Casino Hinkley, Hazelden Betty Ford, Foundation, Lake State Carpet Cleaning, Lindgren Tax & Accounting, MidwestOne Bank, Shaleen Team/Edina Realty, Victory Lane Quick Oil Change

BIRDIE SPONSORS: Bloom Lake Barn, Muske Company Foundation, Northwoods Roasterie, Plastic Products


PAR SPONSORS: Aerotek, All Auto Glass, Al’s Center Saloon, AMEC, Melanie Berneck Agency-American Family Insurance, Arko Exteriors, Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights, Edward Jones – Jim Green, Eichten’s Cheese, Embrace Orthodontics, Farmers Insurance, Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom Chiropractic Center, Lindstrom Family Dentistry, Nick Junker Real Estate, Pizza Pub, Premier Lighting, Chisago Lakes Rotary, Security State Bank of Marine, Michael O'Malley-State Farm Insurance, US Bank, Wagner Chiropractic, Xcel Energy


PRIZE SPONSORS:

Aerotek, Al’s Center Saloon, Brinks Market, Captain Shawn’s Charters, Chisago County Press, Chisago Lakes Golf Course, Chisago Warehouse Liquors, Comfort Inn & Suites, Copy Pro, D-Lighted Designs, D’s Bakery, Eichten’s Cheese, Embrace Orthodontics, Empire Insurance, Edward Jones-Jim Green, Farmers Insurance-Tom Kieffer, Floral Creations by Tanika, Grand Casino Hinkley, Gustaf’s Up North Gallery, Home Spun Treasures, Lake State Carpet Cleaning,

Matt Warner-Harmon Auto Glass, Midco, Nabpco Auto Parts, Nick Junker Real Estate, Nick Wimperis, The Northern Tavern & Grill, Northern Wholesale Supply, Northwoods Roasterie, Peterson Companies, Picket Fence Gals, Pizza Pub, Soderlund’s Wood Mill, St. Paul Saints, Sven’s Comfort Shoes, The Oven Mitt, Thrifty White, Wild Mountain, Wilson Marketing-Steve Carr, With Woodcrafts, Wood Pallet Treasures, Xcel Energy


HOSPITALITY SPONSORS:

Bell Mortgage, Eichten's Cheese Michael O'Malley-State Farm Insurance, Melanie Berneck Agency-American Family Insurance


Each year the golf committee chooses an organization as beneficiary for a portion of the event proceeds. It was our honor this year to award $1,000 to the Chisago Lakes Area Friends Make a Difference Mentoring Program. This program is a collaborative program that partners local youth with invested community members. Mentors serve as friends, confidants, and interested adults to some of our community youth in need of some additional positive influence.


We’d also like to thank the Chamber Golf Committee. This group of people put in many hours of time to ensure the success of the event. Thank you to Liza Francois (Melanie Berneck Agency-American Family), Laura Haseltine (Elevate Builders & Victory Lane Quick Oil Change), Craig Stockel (New York Life), Jim Green (Edward Jones), Jeff Bouchee (Lake State Carpet Cleaning), and Tom Kieffer (Farmers Insurance).


A special thank you to the Chisago Lakes Golf Course for hosting our tournament and Bachman's Photography for taking team photos.

TED Talks

How Generational Stereotypes Hold Us Back at Work

by Leah Georges (Click Here)


TED Talks are “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Inspiration can come from all kinds of places and whether you’re looking for ideas about growth and profitability, leading in a multiple generational workplace, or looking to inspire those around you to work in the same direction, I’m confident that TED Talks are a wonderful tool. Every month we’ll share with you a favorite “Business Building” talk that we hope will inspire and fuel you. Enjoy!

Fall Decorating

Fall Decorations

The Chisago Lakes Chamber is coordinating fall decorating again this year for businesses in Chisago Lakes. The cost for decorations is $40/chamber members & $50/non-chamber members (delivery, setup & pickup) and each bundle includes a hay bale, pumpkins, a mum and other fall decor. Delivery is on October 3rd-4th and pick up is on November 12th-13th. Contact the Chamber at 651-257-1177 if your business would like fall decorations. Registration & payment required by September 21st. PRE-REGISTER HERE

*If you have a truck or a few extra hours to help with set up or pick up, we would love to have you on our team! This is a fun day to connect with local businesses.

Trick or Treat on Main Street

Friday, Oct. 25th, 4-6pm

Chisago Lakes Area

Welcome trick-or-treaters into your business between the hours of 4-6pm offering the treat of your choice. Register to receive a window sign to designate your business as a participant and be included on the promotions for this Annual Trick or Treat Event. We promote this in the local paper and to the schools. Please RSVP to let us know if you want to participate in this FREE event.

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Picket Fence Gals

Picket Fence Gals Sale

September 4th-8th

Wednesday 3:00-7:00pm

Thursday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm

A large Victorian 2-story house filled with affordable, ever-changing items. Find antiques & vintage items, painted furniture, garden items, home & cabin decor, re-purposed items, textiles and so much more! Downtown Lindstrom. PicketFenceGals.net 651-334-1444

Pleasant Valley Orchard

FALL APPLE ORCHARD SEASON

Opens September 5th Open Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Pleasant Valley Orchard offers all the tastes and colors of fall! Fresh, tree-ripened apples, caramel apples, pumpkins and more! We offer a low-key family atmosphere, with many activities including food, music and family fun. More events at Activities Page

Anniversary Weekend - September 13th &14th

  • Hayrides: $1 per person all weekend.
  • September 14th:
    • Vendor Fair: 10:00am-4:00pm We have a large variety of vendors joining us for the day! Lots of practical, unique and fun items.
    • Kid’s Activity, 10:00am to 12:00pm
    • Music at the Orchard 1:00-4:00 pm featuring Swanny Rose
    • Brat Feed and Music 5:00-7:00 pm
  • September 15th: Hymn Sing 5:00-7:00 pm

Choose Your Activity for a Weekend Adventure!

  • Pleasant Valley Food Trailer We're super excited to have our own food trailer where you'll find us making and serving donuts and brats on the weekends 10:00am-4:00pm.
  • Hayrides - A perfect trip to the orchard must include a hayride! Weekends beginning September 14th, running through the end of October 11:00am-5:00pm.
  • Pick-Your-Own Apples - Pick your own apples on select varieties on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the fall. Price is $2.60 per pound. We provide containers. Picking is on select varieties as the ripening schedule allows.

PleasantValleyOrchard.com

17325 Pleasant Valley Rd, Shafer 651-257-9159

The Little Bit Shop

FALL SALE

September 6th, 7th & 8th

We need to make room for cooler weather items. All clothing is 40% off, with any $10 purchase. 324 Summit Ave, Center City 651-257-4290 TheLittleBitShop.com

Chisago Lakes Library

  • Storytime in the Park September 7th, 21st, 28th 10:30-11:00am

Come practice early literacy skills, read, talk, sing, write and play for our storytime in the park series. Join us in September at Shafer Meadows Park from 10:30-11am as Library staff and volunteers lead us in storytime. Best suited for ages 0-5, but siblings welcome. No registration needed. In the case of bad weather, storytime in the park will be canceled.

  • Duke Otherwise Music & Stories Saturday, September 14th 10:30-11:30am

Using his clever songs and unique showmanship, Duke Otherwise effortlessly engages and inspires children (and adults) of all ages. His original songs will make you laugh, clap, dance and interact. This is a ticketed event. Stop by the Chisago Lakes Area Library starting on September 3rd to pick up your tickets! All ages welcome.

  • Downton Abbey Tea Party Tuesday, September 24th 6:30-8:00pm

Have your butler brush off your best suit because Downton Abbey is coming to the Chisago Lakes Area Library! In honor of the new movie, we're going to celebrate all things Downton. We'll have tea, a game based on the series and general fun. For ages 14 and up. Registration is required.

Chisago Lakes Library 11754 302nd St, Chisago City 651-257-2817

Center Lakes Association

Fall Meeting of Center Lakes Association

Saturday, September 7th 9:30am

Hazelden Betty Ford CORK Center, Room 117

Following the business meeting will be a presentation from Julia Bohnen and Mike O’Connell. This promises to be very informative and will showcase all the hard work that is being done in the Chisago Lakes area to improve water quality. Coffee and rolls will be available. All current CLA members and non-members are encouraged to attend. CenterLakes.org

Hay Days

Haydays 2019

September 7th & 8th 7:00am-5:00pm

387 Oriole Ave, North Branch SnoBarons.com

Often imitated but never duplicated, the Sno Baron’s grass drags are sure to thrill and excite. The race attracts the best grass drag racers in classes ranging from Stock all the way through to Top Fuel/Outlaw. Racers from the USA, Canada and even Europe descend to compete for the largest grass drags purse in the world. Races are run both days, all day. Don’t miss out on the Kitty Kat races featuring the next generation of grass drag racers.

Gammelgarden Museum

Gammelgarden Museum

20880 Olinda Trail, Scandia

GammelGardenMuseum.org 651-433-5053

  • Annie's Swedish Coffee Party - Saturday, September 7th 10:00am

Annie, Gammelgården’s oldest resident, is the inspiration behind our traditional Swedish 3-course Coffee Party. A perfect way to celebrate birthdays, Red Hat outings, a family get together, or a special treat for yourself and a friend! Afterwards, visit the Butik gift shop to find wonderful Scandinavian gifts. $15/person Reservations required by Wednesday, September 4th at 651-433-5053.

  • Running of the Meatballs - Saturday, September 7th

A unique and hilarious downhill race of thousands of “meatballs” (brown painted golf balls). It is not only fun to watch but an important fundraiser for the museum’s ongoing historic building renovation projects. Tickets are $5 each or 5/$20 and can be purchased in the gift shop or from a roaming ticket seller before the race that starts shortly before the Taco Daze parade. The meatballs are released and roll wildly down Oak Hill Road into the chute. Prizes are awarded to the first 10 balls down the hill. Click here for the official rules.

  • Girls & Dolls Tea Parties - Saturday, September 14th 10:00am & 1:00pm

Girls ages 6-96 are invited to a fancy tea party with your doll! There will be stories, games, dances, crafts, music centered around historical information of the mid 1800’s. Special Christmas teas will include the legend and celebration of Lucia. It will be a fun afternoon for girls of all ages! $20/person, Reservations required at 651-433-5053.

  • Swedish Language Classes - September 16th-November 18th (10 weeks)

We are pleased to have Signe Fluegel-Svensson, such a versatile and knowledgeable teacher come to the Gammelgården! Born in Blekinge, Sweden, she has studied at the University of Vaxjo in Smaland and taught elementary school in Blekinge. Signe came to the United States and met Paul Fluegel while studying at Luther and they later married. She has continued her education by obtaining a bachelor degree from Mankato University and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas.

  • 5-6pm Beginners Class
  • 6-7pm Intermediate Class
  • 7-8pm Advanced Class
  • $80 for fall session September 16 – November 18, 2019 (10 weeks) materials included.

For more information or to register, contact Signe at 651-429-1012 or email pfluegel@att.net

Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

Enjoy a cruise on the St. Croix River. Choose from a variety of specialty cruises. Full cash bar, soft drinks and lemonade available for purchase. 651-465-6365

  • Dinner & Leaf Cruise - September 7th, 14th, 21st, 27th & 28th 6:30-9:30pm

Dining aboard one of our authentic paddlewheel riverboats is a delightful way to spend a fall evening with friends and family. Enjoy a delicious meal, live entertainment and the beauty of the St. Croix River. Reservations and prepayment are required.

  • Elvis Cruise - Friday, September 13th 7:00-9:00pm
Live musical performance, excursion, and hors-d'oeuvres with a full cash bar. featuring Steve Marcio. Reservations and prepayment are required. Please call (651) 465-6315.
Quick link - choose an item below to make a purchase or reservation.

Register for Youth Programs:

Chisago Age Well Coalition

Dine & Discover

Free Food, Education and Conversation

Hosted by the CHISAGO AGE WELL COALITION

Wednesday, September 11th

'Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts' Rob Collins, Esq, Attorney at Law, Forest Lake & Greg Paine, CRPC with Edward Jones, Chisago City will join forces to offer pointers on estate planning and answer your questions. This free program does not involve sales of any kind. Registration requested by September 4th. Choose one of three times and locations.

  • 9:00-10:30am Chisago County Community Center 38790 6th Ave, North Branch (Brunch Served)
  • 12:00-1:30pm Chisago Lakes Area Library 11754 302nd St, Chisago City (Lunch served)
  • 3:30-5:00pm Giese Memorial Library 26855 Forest Blvd, Wyoming (Box Lunch served)

Franconia Sculpture Park

FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK

29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer 651-257-6668

  • Artist Talks - Thurday, September 12th & 26th 8:00pm

The evenings will include a slide show of current resident artists’ work and a freewheeling discussion about art of three dimensions. The talks begin at 8pm. To those interested, dinner will also be served prior to the talk at 7pm. Reservations are required if you plan to join us for the community dinner. We request $10 to enjoy the delicious home cooked meal. RSVP at 651-257-6668 or by emailing info@franconia.org. Presenting on September 12 are: Open Studio Fellow Manami Ishimura, AK and Artist Intern Haley Sanborn, MD. Presenting on September 26 are MN Artist Interns: Sophia Munic, and Jamie Weinfurter.

What better way to celebrate an exhibition full of new ambitious sculptures made by truly dedicated artists!?! Throw everyone a creative & fun-filled arts festival! In true Franconia fashion, there will be live music, family art-making activities, guided tours of new work, delicious food & beverages, and more. Free event. Parking $5/vehicle

* This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund and the arts and cultural heritage fund. Thank you! #ArtsLegacy #ecrac

Festival Theatre

  • 'The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood' Starts September 13th

Our second Youth/Family Series show, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, opens in just over two weeks! We're combining the talents of 19 local youth actors (Ages 8-18) with the professional talents of our adult artists to put up this goofy, hilarious retelling of the classic tale! Tickets

Shafer Days September 13th &14th!

Celebrate Fall at Shafer Days ~ A weekend full of family fun!


  • Friday, September 13th


Family Bingo, Live Music, Food Specials, Mechanical Bull


  • Saturday, September 14th


Car Show, Bike Show, Vendors on Redwing Ave, Chainsaw Racers, Fire Dept activities including extrication demonstration, Shafer Bank Robbery Reenactment, Parade, Clog Hunt and more!

Allemansratt Wilderness Park

Reforesting Allemansratt Park

Saturday, September 14th 9:00am-1:00pm

Allemansratt Park 31316 Olinda Trail N, Lindstrom


Volunteers needed to plant trees and work to restore Allemansratt Wilderness Park, home to high quality oak forest, wetlands, lake shore, diverse wildlife, unique glacial geology and several miles of trails. Light breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration required at greatrivergreening.org/vol-events/, volunteer@greatrivergreening.org or 651-272-3993. Poster

Gustafs on Main Eatery

Tea at Gustaf's on Main Eatery

Sunday, September 15th 3:30-5:00pm


Come enjoy a delightful afternoon in the historic Gustaf Anderson home sipping teas and partaking in a light lunch with your friends. Price includes choices of teas, soup, finger sandwiches, and sweet delicacies. Reservations and payment required by September 7th. $20 per person. Space is limited. Open to 12 years old and above. Contact us at 651-263-0737 to secure your personal table. 13045 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom GustafsEatery.com

Almelund Apple Festival

Almelund Apple Festival

Sunday, September 15th 11:00am-4:00pm

Making History Fun, this event is geared toward educating children about life in the past—in a way so they don’t even know they’re being educated! It’s a day of family fun for children of all ages. Bring your family and friends!

Apple desserts, entertainment, ride in a Model T, displays in three log cabins and 1880 log granary, antique quilts, demonstrators, old time movies in log barn cinema, museum displays depicting local history, crafts for kids, arts and crafts, vegetable stands, buy apples to bring home, and much more.

Located between North Branch and Taylors Falls on State Highway 95 at the intersection of Co. Rd. 12 & Hwy. 95 Follow the signs! Event Poster

Chisago City Farmers Market

Chisago City Farmers Market

Fridays through September 2:00-6:00pm

Moberg Park, 10656 Railroad Ave, Chisago City

Our market offers a variety of fresh products from local growers, producers, and artisans. CCFM also hosts many activities throughout the season such as PoP Club for Kids, Blood Drives, Story Time, and live music.

Chisago Lakes Community Ed

  • Apple Orchard Field Trip - Friday, September 20th 10:00am

What could be more fun than to go for an old-fashioned hayride through an apple orchard? Parents and children are invited to meet at Pleasant Valley Apple Orchard to hear about apples and apple trees, go for a hayride, and enjoy a crunchy apple treat!

More Information & To Register

  • Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tour & Luncheon - Tuesday, October 1st 12:30pm

Enjoy an 80 minute riverboat tour and luncheon with our Forever Young Club. Information/Registration

  • How To love: Healthy Relationships - Wednesday, October 2nd 5:30-7:00pm

The goal of this workshop is to help high school students and young adults gain the knowledge they need to have safe and healthy relationships. High school students are at a vulnerable time in their lives, trying to fit in and wanting someone to care about them. As high school students begin dating, it is important that they understand the emotional complexities. This workshop is based on the OneLove program (The Escalation Workshop) that emphasizes how to recognize healthy versus unhealthy relationships and how to discuss relationship issues. Information/Registration

Winehaven Winery

Yoga at Winehaven - Saturday, September 21st 11:00-11:45am


Want to spend your morning looking over sun drenched grapes? Join us for yoga and wine at the beautiful Winehaven vineyard. Stay for lunch and sit on the patio. All humans and levels welcome. Bring a mat and a smile. Instructor Annie Hayes is a yoga teacher, meditation guide and wellness coach with certifications from the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, MN, and Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Her passions extend beyond yoga to encompass a whole body, whole mind approach to wellness. This passion drove her to create Annie Hayes Wellness, a holistic approach to making wellness affordable and accessible to all. Cost: $15 - includes a 45 minute yoga session and a glass of wine of your choice. Sign-up online here!

Winehaven.com 10020 Deer Garden Lane, Chisago City 651-257-1017

Lindstrom Farmers Market

Lindstrom Farmers Market

Wednesdays 3:00-6:00pm & Saturdays 8:00am-12:00pm

St. Bridget Catholic Church Parking Lot


The Lindstrom Farmers Market is in full summer swing with loads of locally grown vegetables and berries, including sweet corn, peas, beans, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage and cut flowers. Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers will also be available soon.


Home made baked goods, jams and jellies, honey and maple syrup will satisfy your sweet tooth. The market offers a good selection of goat milk soap, doTERRA essential oils, and holistic products.

CAPTAIN SHAWN’S CHARTERS AND RENTALS

Captain Shawn’s Charters and Rentals

Fishing * Pontoon * Kayaks * Sailboat

12565 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom (Meredee’s Bistro Docks)

CaptainShawnChartersAndRental.com 651-769-3343


Explore the scenic surroundings of our awesome chain of lakes! Rent a pontoon, kayak or fishing boat “w/motor” and see what wonders Chisago Chain of Lakes has to offer. There are portaging adventures via the newly formed Chisago Lakes Water Trail. Chisago Lakes offers camping, mini portages and awesome local shops and restaurants along the way. Pack a lunch and have a picnic at one of the new day camps, stop at a local restaurant on the water or order a pizza and have it delivered to our boat!

Panola Valley Gardens

Luncheons & Afternoon Tea in the Garden

2019 schedule

For a special occasion or just an afternoon with some friends, join us for lunch or afternoon tea. Our gardens welcome you and your guests to a unique outdoor dining experience. All luncheons, afternoon teas, and other events are served under our pavilion. Our elegantly set tables create a beautiful setting for meticulously prepared salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit platters and desserts.

  • Luncheons $23 with seating at 11:45, 12:00 & 12:15 Luncheon includes: Fresh fruit, Appetizer, Salad of the Day, Bread, Dessert and Beverage.
  • Afternoon Tea $24 with seating at 1:45, 2:00 & 2:15 Tea includes: Fresh fruit, Assortment of Tea Sandwiches and Savories, Scones, Sweets, Tea and Infused Water.

More information at PanolaValleyGardens.com. Reservations: call Mary Ann 651-257-6072. Panola Valley Gardens 26026 Olinda Trail, Lindstrom

Volunteer Opportunities - Are you looking for places to volunteer in our community?

Here are a few...

  • Chisago Lakes Beyond the Yellow Ribbon 651-243-1621
  • Ecumen Hospice 651-714-0200
  • Farmaste Animal Sanctuary 651-409-1309
  • Let's Go Fishing 651-402-5960
  • Parmly on the Lake 651-257-7953 (Ron Gerl)

2020 Home & Business Expo

2020 Home & Business Expo

Saturday, February 29th 10:00am-4:00pm & Sunday, March 1st 11:00am- 3:00pm

It's not too early to start thinking about promoting your business at the 2020 Home & Business Expo. We will be in the Chisago Lakes Wildcat Community Center! Expo Information & Registration

Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation

Grant Application

Grants have been awarded annually since 2010, to support projects that have broad community impact. 2019 grant applications will be accepted on or before September 30th, 2019. Grant(s) to be awarded in October. Grant funds must be used in a reasonable time frame. A written report of the funds used should be submitted

Please complete a Grant Application form available online aw www.clac-foundation.com

Bachman's Photography

Digital Graduation Special

September-October

This is a great savings on your graduation pictures. Call us at 651-257-9380 to set up your appointment.

  • 2 Outfits
  • 20 Digital Images with copyright release
  • 20 Proofs
  • $200.00
  • August – October
  • Additional outfits $100 each

Bachman’s Photography

13000 Sylvan Ave, Lindstrom

BachmansPhotography.com 651-257-9380

Advertising Investors

Thank you to the following businesses for entrusting the chamber to advertise on your behalf.

Wild Mountain Waterpark Fundraiser for Chisago Lakes Chamber

Members get a discount on tickets, and the chamber receives $5 from every ticket purchased throughout the season. All of the ordering will take place online, using THIS LINK . When you click the BLUE BOOK NOW button, you will be taken to a calendar to choose the date, and then you will have to select CL CHAMBER from the options.