Chamber makes it easy to network

chamber-news-notes-col-headThe Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce recently published its 2014 Membership Directory. This directory serves as an easy reference for the community to do business locally as well as promoting member-to-member business opportunities. If you would like a free copy, stop by the Chamber office in the historic Cass Gilbert Depot.

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The historic Cass Gilbert Depot is a resource for the community and is available for rent to the public. The Depot has been host to not only business meetings, but social events such as birthday parties, groom’s dinners, baby and bridal showers and even weddings. The room seats 40 comfortably and up to 70 for social settings. Rental fees apply. Contact the Chamber at (320) 632-5155 for open dates.

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Never been inside of the Cass Gilbert Depot? A new opportunity is planned to remedy that. History Happy Hours will be hosted around the community in our historic sites starting April 24 at the Lindbergh Historic Site; July 17, at the Minnesota Military Museum; Oct. 30 at Linden Hill Historic Event Center and Jan. 8, 2015, at the Cass Gilbert Depot. The programs will include two drink tickets, hor d’oeuvres and an educational component pertinent to the venue. The cost is $20 per person. Watch for details in the media as the first event draws near.

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Annual meeting and community celebration. Mark your calendar for the Chamber’s 125th annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Falls Ballroom. The event will start with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. The Small and Large Businesses of the Year will be awarded along with the Volunteer of the Year award. Award recipients will be honored with a personal plaque and inclusion on the permanent plaque in the Chamber offices. Tickets are $30 per person. Contact the Chamber to RSVP by Feb. 20.

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The 42nd annual Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair and Market Place Fair will be sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 – 7 — always the first weekend after Labor Day. Interested artisans and commercial buy-sell vendors can contact Stacy at the Chamber for registration materials. Booth spaces are $220 including the application fee and city of Little Falls Itinerant Merchant License.

The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is chartered by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to serve all of Morrison County. For more information on joining the Chamber of Commerce, contact me at (320) 632-5155.

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