Chisholm Cash

Chisholm Cash

Want a great way to shop local at a discount? With Chisholm Cash you spend $25 for the price of $35 in cash certificates, and just in time for the holidays too! Get all of your gifts in town for an easy discount and make the holidays a breeze this season. 

 

Useable at any Chisholm business and spend smart, shop local! And if you are unable to use them by the end of the season, no worries, they don’t expire until the end of December of next year! So feel free to hold on to them for some early summer gear once the season rolls back around again. Certificates will also be available for purchase in-person during the Chamber Holiday Expo, so stop by and see us as we are around town and grab some certificates from us as you do some shopping downtown!

 

Purchase $25 and get an additional $10 in certificates FREE! These cash certificates can be used at any participating Chisholm business. Limit (2) $25 certificates per individual. Certificates will be mailed to you to the address you provide or you may pick them up at our Chamber office.  

Purchase Chamber Cash HERE.

Visit our Chamber store and purchase your Chamber Cash while supplies last!

 

 

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday will be on Saturday November 26th 2022 and you will want to catch some of our special deals that are available at participating Chisholm businesses! There will also be a gift certificate exchange at  participating locations, and all you need to do is show up for the possibility of winning one for yourself!

Don’t forget your special Small Business Saturday coupons if you picked them up at the Chamber Expo last weekend! If you shop local more of what you spend stays in the local economy than what would if you shopped at a ‘large’ business. Shopping small is more important than ever; 78% of business owners surveyed say holiday sales will impact their ability to stay in business in 2022. The Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce is a Small Business Champion and will be giving out FREE promotional items to local shoppers! Every time that you buy local, whether it’s a cup of coffee, a T-shirt, or a burger, YOU are making a difference to the community.

Want to learn more about the impact of shopping local? Visit the Small Business Saturday webiste for more info! 

Shop smart this season, shop local

#SmallBizSat

#itsbetterinchisholm

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Sweets, Sip, & Shop

Casey Drug is having their Sweets, Sip, & Shop event this Saturday, November 12th. What a great way to get into the mood of the season, nothing makes winter feel as good as smores and hot cocoa! There’s always plenty of seasonal goodies at Casey Drug too: holiday swag, decor, recipes, and a ton more. And they always have great ideas on how to set up your Christmas decor.

Join us for a delicious hot cocoa bar & make your own S’mores! Enjoy treats while you shop. Surprise sales~ the surprise will be announced on Friday! Updates will be posted on this blog as well, so check back for updates if you need to know!

Sweets, Sip & Shop will be going on from 12PM-3PM so come by and get in on the seasonal vibe, make some crazy smores, and start building your Christmas look with all of the great stuff at Casey Drug!

Visit their event here!

And if you don’t already, follow Casey Drug on their socials; their IG account is phenomenal and they always post their latest items! (And stop in to their downstairs at Do It Yourself Hardware for all of your winter necessities, it’s going to be a cold one this year!)

 

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Holiday Wine & Cordial Tasting

Paul & Suzi Ruper, owners of the Keyboard Liquor Store, will be hosting their 14th Annual Holiday Wine & Cordial Tasting on Friday, December 2, 2022 at Valentini’s Supper Club beginning at 6pm. Numerous wines & spirits will be available for sampling. The cost of admission is $50/person.

Last year’s event hosted approximately 105 people who tasted over 50 different wines & spirits. People were able to purchase their favorites and even receive them in time for the holidays! Valentini’s added their flair with an elegant buffet of hors d’oeuvres. The proceeds were donated to the CCF ($3,125).

Start your holiday season with a great party, merry-making, and getting jolly! Between holiday shopping, the snow that is sure to come in December, and everything else that the season piles on, a night of drinking and fun is something that can keep things festive and fun! And, with some luck and extensive tasting, find the perfect drink to WOW your family and friends on Christmas, Thanksgiving & New Years!

Come out and join the party at the annual Holiday Wine & Cordial Tasting this season and find the perfect drink to bring in the holidays!

To RSVP, call Keyboard Liquor at 218-254-7271 or the Maty Jo at 218-966-3223.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Family Flu Shot Clinic

Say BOO to the Flu at Casey Drug in Chisholm  from 9am – 2pm at the Family Flu Shot Clinic! Why make getting your annual vaccinations a chore when it can be fun? Bring the family out for a day of treats, prizes, and crafts (and, of course, getting your family vaccinated too).

Games will help your kids learn about germs and make sure to stop by their photo booth as well! Flu vaccines are always available of course and Casey Drug provides both high strength and regular dosage flu vaccine shots. Casey Drug takes walk-ins during all open hours, so even if you can’t make it to the Family Flu Shot Clinic you can still get your flu shot!

Casey Drug also carries lots of fun gifts, clothes, and decor that you might love as an addition to your home or wardrobe, make sure to take a peek at their wares while you’re out with the family to see what they like too!

If you would like to know more about Casey Drug, the services that they provide, or to even follow them on their socials (their Instagram account is actually pretty impressive) visit them on their website

 

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Bridge of Peace Memorial

The Chisholm Community Foundation has planned a Bridge of Peace Memorial in honor of the late Senator David J. Tomassoni for his 30 years of service in the Minnesota legislature and the many ecnomic initiatives he directly and indirectly championed.. A memorial arch and recreational plaza will be built on the Bridge of Peace located on the Longyear Lake causeway , the memorial will also honor Iron Range veterans of all military conflicts, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The project is is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2023. As the fiscal intermediary for the project contributions should be made out to the Chisholm Community Foundation (CCF). Contributions are tax deductible and donors will be provided with a tax receipt from the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation. The CCF, an affiliate of the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation, is a permanent, philanthropic endowment for the enduring benefit of our community. It secures, manages and allocates investors’ gifts for charitable purposes in the Chisholm area, working to improve the quality of life for local residents.

To make a donation for the Bridge of Peace Memorial for Senator David J. Tomassoni send a check directly to CCF or visit them on their website!

 

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Big Buck Contest

The United Way of Northeast Minnesota’s (UWNEMN) Big Buck Contest is available for early sign up! 

Hunters of all ages who hunt, live, and/or work in UWNEMN’s service area are invited to register for this contest prior to their season start (Youth Deer Season starts Oct. 20th, and Deer Rifle Season starts Nov. 5th) to be entered to win for the biggest buck in their category or most unusual rack. All hunters will also be entered to win a lifetime Minnesota Hunting license – even if they don’t get a buck! So sign up for the Big Buck Contest today!

To sign up, visit their page!

All contest proceeds will support the local Imagination Library program which delivers free books monthly to children on the Iron Range, in Koochiching County, and in Lake of the Woods County

Rules and Regulations:

  • This contest and all rules are subject to the laws and hunting regulations of the state of Minnesota. All contestants must be legally permitted to take deer according to Minnesota Hunting Regulations.
  • All contestants must live, work, or hunt in United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s service territory. (North St. Louis County, West Itasca County, all of Koochiching County, & all of Lake of the Woods County)
  • Youth contest will begin October 20 2022, and end November 27, 2022. Deer taken by youth during the Youth Hunting Season (10/20-10/23) or rifle season (11/5-11/27) are eligible so long as youth participant is registered prior to the season start.
  • Adult contest will begin November 5, 2022, and end November 27, 2022. 
  • All contestants be entered to win a lifetime Minnesota hunting license. (A winner will be selected at random in the Adult division, and another winner will be selected at random in the Youth division.)  No purchase necessary.
  • Prizes will be awarded for largest buck in the following categories: Male Hunters 18+ ($250 L&M Gift Card), Female Hunters 18+ ($250 L&M Gift Card),  and Youth Hunters 10-17 ($100 L&M Gift Card). A winner will also be selected for Most Unusual Rack ($100 L&M Gift Card). 
  • More random prize drawings to be announced. 
  • Winners for categories will be determined by the number of points and inside spread of racks. Any point must measure at least one (1) inch to be considered a point. A panel of judges representing various interests will review photos. Panel decisions are final.
  • To qualify to win a category, contestants must submit a photo of their buck (with rack and points clearly visible) with hunter and deer in photo – along with a photo of the license tag clearly showing the date, hunting zone, location, etc.*
  • No out-of-state deer allowed.
  • Only deer harvested during the 2022 rifle season are eligible for prizes.
  • To enter, register with paper or online (link coming soon!) by 11:59 pm November 4, 2022.
  • Photos must be submitted by 11:59 pm November 27, 2022.
  • One contest entry permitted per individual.
  • Winners will be announced on November 30, 2022.

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Bucks for Backpacks Raffle

Tickets are now on sale for the Bucks for Backpacks Raffle! It is a $20,000 cash raffle, and one out of every ten playing will win a cash prize. Tickets are $100 each and supplies are limited!

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Place – $8,000
  • 2nd Place – $4,000
  • 3rd Place – $2,000
  • 2 Winners – $500
  • 15 Winners – $200
  • 20 Winners – $100

Call or text (218) 295-2424 or email elizabeth@unitedwaynemn.org to get your Bucks for Backpacks Raffle ticket(s)! This event helps support United Way of Northeast Minnesota’s Buddy Backpacks program and all ticket proceeds purchase food for local children at risk of hunger through their Buddy Backpacks program. Once you get your tickets, plan to join us at 6pm December 1st at the Sawmill Saloon Restaurant to find out if you’re a winner! Enjoy the free appetizers and side raffles while you’re there!

UWNEMN’s Buddy Backpacks program provides food-insecure children from across our service territory with nutritious, nonperishable meal kits on weekends. More than 35,000 weekend meal kits will be distributed to 1,000 children this school year thanks to your support!

If you would like to learn more about United Way of Northeast Minnesota, their programs or more about the Buddy Backpacks program visit them at their website!

 

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Chisholm Bond Referendum Presentation

Stop in to Valentini’s Super Club on October 24th at 6PM for the ISD 695 Chisholm Bond Referendum Presentation concerning costs and consolidation! Presented by the Referendum “Yes” Committee.

The ISD 695 Chisholm Bond Referendum Presentation will answer questions you may have such as: 

  • What is included in the $32 million referendum?
  • How does this affect tax payers?
  • What would be the financial impacts of consolidation?

The presentation will be by Michael Hoheisel who joined Baird in 2014 and has over 40 years of public finance expertise. He understands serving as your financial partner requires not only a complete and detailed understanding of your goals and priorities but the expertise and resources to tailor financing solutions that are both comprehensive and long term.

His primary focus over the last decade is providing financial services to school districts in the upper Midwest, specifically in Minnesota and South Dakota. In addition, he has assisted clients across the nation with their particular financing needs. Hoheisel is affiliated with the Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials and the Minnesota Rural Education Association. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management and Finance from St. John’s University.

 

There will also be two other meetings taking place on Thursday, October 20th at The Balkan Community Center at 6PM & Tuesday, November 1st at Tom & Jerry’s Bar at 6PM. These presentations will be held by Superintendent Adrian Norman and are also opportune times to further learn more about what the Referendum is, what consolidation would mean for Chisholm, and why the issue is important for all Chisholm residents.

Please come out and be prepared to make an informed vote in November. We will also try to film meetings in order to provide the information to those who won’t be able to attend, but if you are able these will be important meetings to listen in on as well as have your questions answered.

 

Visit the Bluestreak Pride page for more info!

 

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Halloween Trunk or Treat

 

 

Dress up your little ghouls and join KIDS PLUS on Sunday October 30th 2022 for the annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event being held in the fenced in lot at Chisholm High School. Games, Prizes, and Candy Galore! 1pm-3pm.

This event made possible with help from 30 West, United Way of NE MN, Chisholm PD, Voice in Prevention, Chisholm Fire Department, Chisholm Kiwanis, Chisholm Ambulance, & Chisholm School Groups.

We hope to see everyone out and dressed up in some awesome costumes for Halloween Trunk or Treat, a fun & safe community event for candy GALORE and so much more! On October 30th Chisholm Highschool will be the spookiest spot on The Range and you absolutely won’t want to miss out! And feel free to show off your costumes as well, because Halloween is NOT just for kids (we adults fell in love with the holiday first!) 

 

With any questions feel free to reach out to KIDS PLUS and start getting your costumes ready for a community celebration of all things spooky, scary, fun, and uniquely festive! (And make sure to make extra room for candy! There’s nothing sweeter than Halloween!) 

To RSVP use the link HERE to visit the FB page!

 

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