Chisago Lakes Chamber

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

August 2020 Newsletter

Chamber News & Events!

  • Chamber Board Meeting - Thursday, August 6th 3:30-5:00pm
  • Chamber Luncheon - TBD
  • Friday Fika - Friday, August 14th 8:30am at the Chamber Office
  • Newsletter Deadline: 25th of every month
  • Newsflash Deadline: Every Monday

Chamber Golf Tournament

Chamber Golf Tournament - Thursday, August 20th

The Golf Tournament is on! This year we are limited to 24 teams and registration is nearly full. We have room for one more team, so if you have players, get your registration in as soon as possible. We will have a waiting list once we are full, we can let you know if any teams are unable to take part. We do have sponsorship opportunities available, which is an excellent way to get your business name out there! Please see Registration Form for tournament details.

We are also looking for promotional items for swag bags, If you have anything you want to include please drop off at the chamber by Friday, August 14th.

Country Bed & Breakfast

Country Bed & Breakfast is opening on August 1st

Due to the COVID-19 virus, there will be NEW safe COVID-19 standards from the State of MN in place. Sally Barott, proprietor, will be your "Ghost Host" for guests that need a SAFE place to stay. So, you know she'll be on the premises, but you won't see her...much. Guests will use the separate porch entry and go directly up the stairway to their room(s). Reservations in advance required, social distancing and masks will be mandatory. A bountiful country breakfast will be served on the patio or porch (weather permitting). If poor weather, guest(s) can opt to have a "breakfast basket" and eat in their room(s). This "new norm" plan will only reserve one client at a time, or one family at a time. No same day reservations. There is plenty of space to relax in the fresh country air, and so much to do in the Chisago Lakes/St. Croix River Valley areas. It's going to be different, but it will be safe for guest(s) and the proprietor. Celebrating the 38th year in continuous business. or or 651-257-4773 to reserve. 17038 320th St, Shafer, MN 55074 (651) 257-4773

Gustaf's Up North Gallery

Gustaf's Up North Gallery July Calendar of Events

13025 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom


  • Nathan Hager Exhibit - through August 15th

Join us for this exhibit featuring the beautiful oil paintings of Nathan Hager! Hager has been painting for 15 years and we are fortunate to have many of his pieces on display in our gallery.

  • Framing Remnant Sale - August 15th-31st

Get 20% OFF our remnant moulding! Set up a framing consultation with us so we can show you what's in stock!
  • Back To School Care Packages

This month, order a back to school gift for your student! Tell us your budget and some details about your student and we'll create the perfect gift.

Got a college student? Upgrade to a quarterly $30 subscription box for your student and we'll mail them a care package twice a semester!
  • New Online Inventory
Check out the new inventory on our website! We are adding new products every week - shop from the comfort of your couch!
  • Private Shopping for those that Need It
During the month of August, we will be offering private shopping appointments for those who are immunocompromised or unable to wear a mask. Private shopping and framing consultations can be booked on Sundays from 12:00-4:00pm.

Franconia Sculpture Park


29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer


Franconia Sculpture Park's grounds are now open from 8am to 8pm, daily. A chain has been installed at the parking lot entrance and it will be locked during our closed hours. Please make sure to plan your visit accordingly!

Franconia Sculpture Park is committed to remaining open as an oasis for our visitors during this difficult time. In an effort to maintain social distancing guidelines we’re asking our patrons to wear masks and pre-register for all 2020 events. Thank you for your cooperation! Register Here

> Franconia Dinner & Discussion with Rachel Frank - Tuesday, August 4th 6:00pm <

Franconia's longstanding "Dinner & Discussion" lecture series invites the community to engage with visiting artists in a fun and informal setting. Artists give a one-hour presentation, followed by dinner and a community dialogue about the work. Suggested donation of $10.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Rachel Frank received her BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from The University of Pennsylvania. Her performance pieces have been shown here, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Select Fair, and The Bushwick Starr in New York City, The Marran Theater at Lesley University, and at The Watermill Center in collaboration with Robert Wilson. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include MOCA Tucson (AZ), the SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NYC), Thomas Hunter Projects at Hunter College (NYC), Standard Space (Sharon, CT), and Geary Contemporary (NYC). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Picket Fence Gals

Picket Fence Gals Sale August 5th-9th

Wednesday 3:00-7:00pm

Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

We are fully open with new hours! We are excited to have our customers back! Please know that the health and safety of our customers is our #1 concern, therefore we have the following guidelines.

> One entrance-one exit

> Indoor and outdoor registers each day, weather permitting

> Must wear a mask in buildings, and masks are strongly suggested in the yard

> Social distancing

> Hand washing machine available at exit. Hand sanitizer at all checkouts

13075 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom


13000 Sylvan Ave, Lindstrom 651-257-9380


Our August Special...Digital Grad Special

$200 for 2 outfits, 20 digital images, 20 proofs.

Call today for your appointment!

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St. Bridget of Sweden Church

Fall Fundraiser

We will miss having our regular Block Party but know you’ll help make this year’s Fall Fundraiser a great success! Thank you so much!

Donation ideas for the Silent Auction: A product or service for your business, a special gift basket you coordinate or create, a week at a resort or timeshare, accessories or jewelry, entertainment and sporting event tickets, gift certificates for salons, restaurants, lessons, kitchen home gadgets, grill/smoker, toys, bicycles, roller blades, instruments, hosting a meal for a 2-12 people, other big and small ideas—use your imagination!

If you’d rather not sell raffle tickets or participate in the Virtual Silent Auction, donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!

13060 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom 651-257-2474

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Chisago Lake Lutheran Church


Wednesday, August 26th 7:00-9:00pm

The local Relay for Life event is not being held this year, but we still want to honor those who have walked the cancer journey.

Luminaries will be lit along the front sidewalk of the church. The public is invited to drive by or take an evening walk. Reflect and remember. There will also be special music. Please practice safe social distance. Masks are strongly encouraged.

To purchase a luminary in honor/memory of someone please contact the church office at 651- 257-6300 or Luminaries can also be purchased that evening. 1 Summit Ave, Center City Facebook Event

Chisago Age Well Coalition

Ongoing Free Program for Caregivers and Their Loved Ones

Offered by Lakes and Pines CAC

During Covid-19 many more people are caring for their elderly spouse or parents in their home who might otherwise take advantage of respite care services or congregate living facilities. These caregivers (and their family members) need a break and this program is designed to provide some help online. Please share this flyer with your employees, friends and neighbors. They need to call the 800 number to register and receive the link for the online events. Event Flyer

Heartland Express

The team at Heartland Express understands that during these uncertain times, finding safe and reliable transportation can sometimes be difficult. We strive to be a good community partner and want to make sure that everyone is able to utilize our services for their transportation needs.

As a result, we are happy to announce that we will not be charging for ANY rides for the remainder of 2020. Whether you're going to work, school, shopping, a medical appointment, or just to visit family and friends, Heartland Express will give you a free ride through December 31, 2020! Call 651-213-5790

Rotary Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 15th - Noon Shotgun Start

Chisago Lakes Golf Course

Register your Golf Team and pay before August 11th, 2020 for a chance at a $100 cash drawing! For more information contact:

GOLF: Cost: $125.00/Person - $500.00/Foursome

Cost includes: Golf with cart, lunch, special hole events and heavy appetizers/awards ceremony.


Cost includes: Company sign prominently posted at a Golf Hole Tee Box, special mention during the awards and pre-event, event, and post-event Advertising.


Rotary will include donated items in Team Swag Bags or Event Raffle Prizes. We will contact you to arrange for pick-up of item(s).

Golf Brochure Registration/Sponsorship Form