Iron Range Tourism Bureau: CTA Class

Are you in the service or the tourism business? Do you just love the Iron Range and would like to help it shine even brighter? The Iron Range Tourism Bureau needs you! Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) with just one class. Earn your CTA certification and learn how to create a more memorable visitor experience. Participants will gain an improved knowledge of area history, events, and attractions, learn how to network with peers and mentors, explore customer service scenarios through group activities, and have access to special offers and events throughout the year.



Wednesday, Feb 9, 11a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hampton Inn, Hibbing  (Lunch provided)


To Register:

Contact Beth: 218-749-8161 or

Training is $25 per person.

UP TO SIX FREE REGISTRATIONS courtesy of Hampton Inn

Fairview Range Project Bluelight

Fairview Range presents Project Bluelight, a celebration and show of support for all of our front line workers who continue to do everything possible to keep our community safe through a pandemic.

We encourage everyone to light up the exterior of your business blue or place a blue lightbulb in your porch light from January 24th-January 31 to show your support!

Take a picture and post it as well with the hashtag #thankyouwithblue so that frontline workers everywhere can see that they are appreciated!

Now Hiring for Summer Recreation Directors!

The City of Chisholm desires to hire two temporary, Summer Recreation Directors for the Chisholm Summer Recreation Program a rate of $14.00 to $16.00 per hour depending on qualifications, to serve as Summer Recreation Director for a period of time effective on or after date of hire and may continue through the accumulative period of 60 shifts, in accordance with City Policies. The Summer Recreation Directors are responsible for the development of a six-week youth program implementing and coordinating activities, supervising staff and participants of the program.

The position is non-supervisory and non-exempt from the F.L.S.A. 29 U.S.C. Also, this position is under the P.E.L.R.A. Law and does not include benefits. All work shall not exceed 60 work shifts in accordance with City Policies.

All applicants must be 18 years of age and must have the ability to pass a background check and drug/alcohol testing. Applications and a complete job description are available on the website

Completed resumes, cover letters and applications can be submitted by email to, faxed (218)-254-7955 or mailed to City Hall no later than Wednesday, February 11, 2022.

Applications due by February 11th!

Precious Paws: Paw Jammin’ Online Auction

Shop from home in your pajamas!
Paw Jammin’ is an online auction to help raise much needed funds for the windows at the Precious Paws Animal Shelter.
Thanks to generous local donors, Paw Jammin’ will offer an amazing assortment of awesome items!
Whether you bid on these unique items for yourself or for others, your purchases will help our shelter get new windows.
Bidding takes place
February 14 @ 9:00 am – February 24 @ 6:00 pm
All from the comfort of your home/your pajamas!
Check out the great items and bid!

Chamber Annual Meeting

Wednesday January 12th at 12PM, Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill. We are inviting all Chamber members to attend to discuss the Chamber’s events, contributions, as well as any questions members may have. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lunch is on your own.

Side Lake Event Sponsorship Opportunity

We are excited to announce that multiple Side Lake committees have joined together to combine efforts! Through this new united effort, we are requesting one annual donation from businesses which will benefit all five Side Lake events under the auspices of French Township. What that means for you is just one annual request for a financial contribution to support these fabulous events for kids, adults, and families! These events bring thousands of people to the Side Lake area each year.


We have five events planned for 2022:

  • February 12, 2022 – ❄Winter Festival at Side Lake
  • July 3, 2022 – 🏃‍♂️Firecracker 5K🏃‍♀️
  • July 4, 2022 – Side Lake 4th of July Parade  🎆
  • August 18, 2022 – Celebrate Side Lake
  • September/October 2022 – Fall Festival at Side Lake


Your contribution will have an immense impact in creating successful outcomes for all five events!


For this year’s Side Lake events, we have three levels of sponsorship for your consideration:

  1. Platinum Sponsor: $500 – Logo on event materials; Signage at each of five events; Recognition by speakers at events; Recognition on Side Lake website; Inclusion in event related press materials; Social Media promotions.
  2. Gold Sponsor: $250 – Signage at each of five events, Inclusion in event related press materials; Social Media promotions.
  3. Silver Sponsor: $100 – Inclusion in event related press materials; Social media promotions.
  4. Friend Sponsor: Under $100 – Appreciation for your support and a letter of acknowledgment.


You may donate any amount, larger or smaller, for specific events of your choice as well!


Please make your check out to Town of French and mail by February 1, 2022 to:

Lisa Samsa, Town of French Treasurer

P.O. Box 28

Side Lake, MN 55781


We also want to invite your business to get involved, however that may be! Be it sponsoring a winter sleigh ride; decorating a parade float; volunteering at the events or having a table to educate our community about your business. We want to support you, as well!

Please contact us for any questions or comments at or visit for more information! Together we can provide fun and family-friendly events for Side Lake!