Side Lake Fall Festival

Side Lake Fall Festival

Side Lake Fall Festival set for Saturday October 15th! Crisp air and the gorgeous autumn colors have arrived!  Enjoy a family fun event at the Side Lake Community Center on Saturday October 15th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The Fall Festival and Costume Party is free to attend and all are welcome. 

Free hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and drinks will be available while supplies last. Sit by the fire and take in the live music with a cup of hot cider while the kids visit animals from Cook’s Country Connection. 

Event planners Julie Marinucci and Talia Sandys agree, “Side Lake is stunning in the Fall – we invite everyone to share our community and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with excitement for kids of all ages!”

The Side Lake Fall Festival activities also include archery, pumpkin decorating, crafts, games and prizes. The first 100 kids will take home a pumpkin, as well.

Committee Chair Judy Kelly adds, “This is our last of five community events this year. We had tremendous support from the township, community and sponsors and as a result were able to put together events for every season at the lake.”

Visit them at their website to see more as well as updates!

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New Member Martin Motors

We would like to welcome Chisholm Chamber’s New Member, Martin Motors!

Martin Motors is a Used Car Dealership located in Grand Rapids, MN that offers repair and service. With years of industry experience, they have become familiar with certain makes and models and determining which ones tend to be built to last. Although they can help you find anything your heart desires, they specialize in trucks/suv’s, economical/budget cars, and sports/muscle cars.

Martin Motors, Inc. offers a great selection of reliable, used vehicles from many of the leading auto brands. Their knowledgeable sales team can answer your questions as well as provide a vehicle history report to help you buy with confidence. They invite you to stop by the lot today and let them connect you with a great vehicle.

If you’ve been struggling to get financing on your next vehicle, Martin Motors, Inc. will go to work for you. They specialize in financing customers with imperfect or no credit histories and are focused on helping you repair or rebuild your credit while putting you in a reliable, newer model vehicle.

Once again, to Chisholm Chamber’s New Member Martin Motors, Inc., we’re happy to have you here in Chisholm!

Visit their website to see what vehicles they currently have available or to grab a quote!

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Chisholm Candidate Forum

The Chisholm Candidate Forum for School board candidates, Mayoral candidates, and Chisholm Council candidates will be taking place Thursday, October 27th at 6pm. The Forum will be held in the Chisholm Senior Citizens Center at 319 West Lake Street. The Forum will be hosted by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce & Chisholm Community Foundation. All residents are invited to attend the forum and we hope to see everyone there! The vote will be held on November 8th, and now is your best opportunity to gauge the candidates to determine which platform YOU feel serves the Chisholm area best!

 The forum will take a few hours and will cover several topics of great importance to our city and it will be exciting to hear where our candidates stand on each of them, why they do, and to hear their plans moving forward!

The moderator is Steve Potts and the candidates for the Chisholm Candidate Forum are as follows:

 

Schoolboard Candidates:

  • Incumbent Jaclyn Corradi Simon
  • Incumbent Cynthia Rice
  • Incumbent Shelly Lappi
  • Mark Casey

 

City Candidates

Mayoral Candidates:

  • Branden Fiedler
  • Adam Lantz

 

Council Candidates:

  • Dillon Anderson
  • Jedediah Holewa
  • Incumbent April (Larson) Fountain
  • Felicia O’Connell

 

Read a little bit more about the candidates in this article by The Mesabi Tribune.

May the best candidates win!

 

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Holiday Market & Chamber Expo

The Holiday Market & Chamber Expo will be taking place on November 19th from 10AM-4PM all around Chisholm! Tis’ the Season for shopping!

Vendors, crafters, and home businesses are still needed to fill some slots and you can register by contacting us at Chisholm Chamber by emailing Shannon at shannon@chisholmchamber.com. Last years Holiday Market & Chamber Expo had an excellent turn out and, I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know I definitely got a bunch of my Christmas shopping done all in one day. 

Vendors will get the great opportunity to not only put their wares on display with shoppers galore to speak with, but they also will be able to meet other local vendors and learn their strategies, share tips, advice and help spread your product awareness even further!

And as for shoppers you will have the opportunity to see first hand a TON of local products that are not only unique but come from others in the community (which means you know EXACTLY who to reach out to if you want to purchase more)!

For more updates take a peek at our FB page for updates as they come in!

Shoppers save the date & Vendors sign up while spots are still available!

But WAIT there’s more! Win one of 5 $100 Chamber Cash Prizes for shopping! You get stamps for every Expo location visited and if you collect them all you have a chance at winning!

 

Participating Locations:

  • MN Discovery Center
  • Casey Drug
  • Cherry Greenhouse
  • Jim’s Sports Club Bar, & Grill
  • Healthy Vibes
  • Tom & Jerry’s Bar
  • Keyboard Liquor
  • Mary’s Lake Street Floral
  • Rupp Furniture & Carpet
  • Valentini’s Supper Club

**Minnesota Discovery Center complimentary admissions with a $5 cash donation benefiting MDC’s Educational Programming or a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Chisholm Food Shelf!

 

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Okaidja Afroso at VEMA

Make some time on October 4th from 4-5PM to join in the workshop by Okaidja Afroso at VEMA in Chisholm! Okaidja Afroso follows his family’s tradition of storytelling by creating genre-defying music that calls back to his upbringing in a village on the western coast of Ghana. His music speaks to a spectrum of experiences deeply connected to the traditions of the African diaspora. He is devoted to bringing together diverse modes of expression in pursuit of global harmony through his signature performances that blend percussion and dance. The unique artistic vision of this talented artist has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. If you would like to learn more about Okaidja Afroso or would like to see more of his music, visit him on his website!

This is event is made possible by The Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia, MN. Make sure to stop in for this public workshop by Okaidja Afroso at VEMA, it will be a great and unique experience and it will be right here in Chisholm!

Check out one of his featured videos for a little taste of what his public workshop will entail!

 

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October Buddy Backpack

October Buddy Backpack packing sessions will be on Tuesday, October 4th & Thursday October 20th. The Buddy Backpack program is designed to help children in the area who are in need or at risk of going hungry.

UWNEMN hopes to provide a safe and fun Buddy Backpacks experience for everyone, and we appreciate your cooperation in the following for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • We are looking for up to 50 people per packing session. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before the session.
  • Upon arrival to the UWNEMN building, volunteers will drive through the gate and park in the parking lot. Volunteers will enter through DOOR #4
  • Volunteers will be asked complete a volunteer release form, unless completed online before arriving. This form will be completed once per school year, as in the past.  They will also receive their name tag with table number and job duty.
  • Volunteers are asked to not touch any items on their tables before the staff kicks off the session.  This means there will be no opening of boxes, stock piling additional items, or starting to pack any bags.
  • Job duties will be pre-assigned. If you have any concerns, please contact michelle@unitedwaynemn.org.  
  • Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes or boots.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness on the day of your packing session, please contact us to reschedule.

Thank you for volunteering to pack this critical food for local children and your understanding of the guidelines put in place. UWNEMN will continue to do our very best to keep our volunteers, staff, and local children safe!

Volunteers for Buddy Backpacks must be 12 or older.

Join the October Buddy Backpack session(s) and make a difference in the community!

To apply or to read more on the program visit United Way of Northeast Minnesota on their website!

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United Way Lunch Buddies Mentor

Applications are currently being taken to become a United Way Lunch Buddies Mentor! The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s Lunch Buddies Mentoring Program currently serves grade school students at Cherry School, Keewatin Elementary, Merritt Elementary, Northeast Range School, and Vaughn-Steffensrud Elementary who would benefit from additional support, encouragement and a positive & caring adult mentor. 

Mentor Role

  • Serve as a positive role model and guide
  • Focus on building a positive relationship with the young person
  • Supporting the young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
  • Participate in school-based activities together
  • Help identify and encourage mentee strengths

Time Commitment

  • Make a school-year-long commitment (October-May)
    • One lunch break/week
  • Must be able to attend the majority of meetings. In the event that you are unable to attend a meeting you may notify UWNEMN to pair your mentor with a temporary replacement.
  • Communicate monthly with the program specialist
  • Attend an initial 1.5 hour training session
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events and program recognition events

Participation Requirements

  • Is interested in being a positive role model for a young person
  • 18+ years of age
  • Have transportation to the school where you are mentoring
  • Complete the screening procedure
  • Agree to attend mentor trainings as required
  • Pass the criminal background check
  • Be willing to disclose and/or discuss any mental, chemical, or physical health condition which may impact your role as a mentor
  • Access to internet with an email account 

Become a United Way Lunch Buddies Mentor and be a positive influence on the youth of our community! If you would like to know more about UWNEMN, the program and other programs that they run visit their website. And if this is something you are interested in you may apply now! Applications are due on October 10th.

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Precious Paws WoofTrax

Precious Paws WoofTrax is a great new way to help Precious Paws raise money. How does it work? You download the WoofTrax app onto your phone, select Precious Paws as your shelter of choice, and then take your pet for a walk (which you should already be doing anyways)! The app will take count of how much you walk and the more mileage for Precious Paws the more donations Precious Paws receives in donations!

It’s an easy and simple way to help the animals in our local community, and it would mean a ton in getting what the shelter needs! And if you have more questions on what Precious Paws does or how else you might be able to help you should definitely take a look at their website! They are always looking for more help and for loving families that want to adopt a furry new friend into their family, which by the way, is the best way of all that you are able to help. And always feel free to contact them for inquiries or to visit their very wonderful sheltered animals who would love some affection!

The app is available in your smartphone app store and is easy to set up. Take a look at the WoofTrax FAQ for any questions you may have!

 

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Precious Paws Volunteers Needed

Precious Paws volunteers needed to assist in taking care of their sheltered animals! You can pick one day a week, or more, to stop in and make a difference for animals in need. Precious Paws does a lot to make sure that their animals are loved and cared for so that they can go to loving homes and you can be part of their team. Who doesn’t love the idea of spending time with animals? Be the reason that someone’s future pet is taken care of and shown affection. 

There are plenty of other ways to help as well if you are crunched for time and their website offers quite a bit of information on what you can do, or follow them on their socials for up to date info! 

Morning help is needed with:

  • Cleaning kennels
  • Laundry, sweeping, and dishes
  • Feeding animals

Precious Paws provides:

  • Training
  • A volunteer to work with you
  • New friendships that last forever!
  • A chance to be a caring face for animals that need some love

If you would like to know more about Precious Paws, what they do, and more ways that you can help visit their website! Precious Paws volunteers needed and you could be just the help that they’re looking for!

For a personal volunteer tour or more info call (218) 254-3300. 

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White Bridge Stables Now Hiring

White Bridge Stables Now Hiring for the position of Horse Care Assistant! If you are a horse fan this is most likely the job for you! Work closely with horses under the supervision of professionals and start your equine career today. Submit your application to Indeed if you’re interested or contact White Bridge Stables and inquire.

White Bridge Stables is a full service equine barn serving NE Minnesota. We offer boarding, lessons, training, and sale horses.

White Bridge Stables Now Hiring talented individual to assist in our daily barn/horse chores. This position needs a dedicated, professional, animal loving individual to feed, turn out/in, blanket, clean stalls, and provide hay and water for 10-15 horses.

Shifts run from 2-7:30pm or 4-7:30 and occasionally 7am-10am

Horses don’t know what weekends or holidays are so we all work 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure their health and safety. We do try to rotate staff for weekend and holiday duties. Expect 1-2 weekends per month.

There are endless advancement opportunities for the right person.

Horse experience and knowledge is ideal but we are able to train a person with the right qualities.

Compensation is based upon experience.

Applicants must be at minimum 16 years old with their own reliable transportation.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $11.00 – $12.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

If you would like to know more about White Bridge Stables visit them at their website!

 

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