Regional Economic Indicators Forum: Business Confidence Survey

Please help the College of St. Scholastica complete their spring 2022 Business Confidence Survey for Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin!

The survey only takes 5 minutes, is anonymous, and results will be distributed both at the Regional Economic Indicators Forum at the DECC on April 5, 2022 and will be available for free online at the REIF information page below.

Survey Link:

About REIF:

Mediacom Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

I have some more great news to share from Mediacom! 

We are participating in the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which is a new program designed to help more Americans lower the monthly cost of home internet service. 

With more people than ever before working and studying from home due to the COVID pandemic, access to high-speed
broadband is a necessity for most families,” said Ed Pardini, Mediacom’s senior vice president of field operations. “By
participating in ACP and launching C2C+, we hope to provide more opportunities for low-income households to get and
stay connected to the internet.”

In addition to this, Mediacom has launched a new internet service called Connect2Compet-Plus (C2C+) with a $30 per month price including modem and unlimited data for qualifying households.  The new C2C+ tier delivers internet download speeds of up to 50 Mbps and is one of many speed options available to customers who participate in the ACP.

The ACP benefit is available to both new and existing Mediacom customers who qualify. Households interested in participating in the ACP must confirm eligibility through the Affordable Connectivity Website.

Eligible participants should call 855-330-6918 (toll free)

or visit

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Precious Paws Disc Golf Tournament Sponsorships & Donations

Precious Paws is one of the only no-kill shelters on the Iron Range and they could truly use our help.

2022 marks our 7th annual benefit disc golf tournament to raise the much needed funds and supplies for Precious Paws. So far every year we have been lucky enough to at least reach if not raise beyond the goal we have set.

The way our benefit works is that ½ of each player’s entry fees will go directly to Precious Paws and the the other ½ will go to payouts in each divisions purse. On top of this we will also hold a raffle in which all proceeds go to Precious Paws along with any and all other cash donations and supplies.

But in order to get players out there to reach our goal we are in need of outside help in the form of hole sponsorships as well as prize & raffle donations.  Sponsorship prices are as follows.

Full sign $100

1/2 sign $50

1/4 sign $25

To sponsor or donate send payment directly to Heather Oberley @

Take a look at the The Disc Golf Event HERE



North St. Louis County Habitat For Humanity: Winter Dinner and Silent Auction

Thursday, March 31 join us at Mountain Iron Community Center ~ 8586 Enterprise Dr South for a Silent Auction and Winter Dinner to help benefit Habitat for Humanity and all that they do to benefit the community!


Social hour at 5:00PM, Dinner served at 6:00PM


All guests must RSVP by March 17th

You may RSVP at the Habitat office: 5558 Enterprise Dr. NE, Virginia, MN

By phone: 866-749-8910


Tickets are $40/individual

This event will sell out! Tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance!


Chisholm Public Schools Meeting

Please come join Chisholm Public Schools for a meal and dialogue about our educational, operational, and building needs. Come and give your feedback as your voice is valuable and we want your input!



February 23rd


Discussion begins promptly at 6PM



Valentini’s Supper Club

31 W Lake Street, Chisholm 55719


Students are welcome!

Childcare is provided!


Please RSVP

All community members are invited and encouraged to attend. To ensure that there will be enough food please RSVP your attendance to:

Lisa Aldrich

(218)254-5726 x2900

Polar Bear Pedal Fat Tire Ride

The best way to beat the cold is to get your blood pumping!

Join us at Minnesota Discovery Center at the Redhead MTB Park Trailhead Saturday, February 26th for a Fat Tire Bike Ride you won’t want to miss!

10AM-12PM Packet Pick Up at The Minnesota Discovery Center.

12PM Ride begins at Trailhead

3PM Wrap up @ Tom & Jerry’s Bar-Downtown Chisholm

Registration Available Soon!

Live Music and Prizes! 


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!

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!